Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. As permitted by the U.S. Constitution, the District is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and is therefore not a part of any U.S. state.The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the preexisting settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria.
Posts about Washington D.C.
  • For Banks, It’s All About the Money – Whistleblower Post

    … of the Comptroller of the Currency. In announcing the penalty, CFPB Director Richard Cordray said, “Wells Fargo employees secretly opened unauthorized accounts to hit sales targets and receive bonuses. Because of the severity of these violations, Wells Fargo is paying the largest penalty the CFPB has ever imposed. Today’s action should serve notice to the entire…

    Due Diligence- 27 readers -
  • What Is the Three Strikes Law?

    … kinds of laws have a long history. Repeat offender laws go back over a hundred years but the first modern Three Strikes Law was passed in Washington D.C. in 1993. California followed suit a year later by passing a similar law in 1994. Three Strikes Laws apply to felony offenses in most cases. For example, a person who has three separate convictions…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 43 readers -
  • Whistleblower Collects $6 Million – A Christmas Story

    … Blake Percival’s $6 Million Whistleblower Award is a True Christmas Story One year ago on Christmas Eve at approximately 3:00 pm, I received a call from my banker. $50 million dollars had been wired into my account. Most of that was for my whistleblower client but because of the impending holiday, the large amount of money involved and security…

    Due Diligence- 37 readers -
  • National Whistleblower Day – Finally!

    … The US Senate Passed a Resolution Designating July 30 as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day The House of Representatives is in recess. The Senate is finishing up debate on a cyber security bill and everyone is racing to leave Washington D.C. for the August recess. But some long overdue recognition was finally forthcoming today…

    Due Diligence- 34 readers -
  • Sloppy Lawyering Leads To Legal Malpractice Claim

    … the cracks. When the “genius” is a lawyer and a deadline is missed, dire consequences can occur. That slip is then called legal malpractice. Earlier this month, one Washington D.C. lawyer told a federal judge that he missed a critical court filing deadline because of Alvin the cat (dead cat), an unhappy friend, painkillers, gastrointestinal disturbances…

    Legal Malpractice - Chris Trebatoski- 35 readers -