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Feb 15, 2017 | Technical Noncompliance with HIPAA Can Lead to Big Penalties
As discussed in prior client alerts, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), the agency charged with HIPAA enforcement, has increased HIPAA compliance initiatives in recent months and is poised to continue its enforcement activities throughout 2017. If rec...
Alert | Intellectual Property Alert
Feb 15, 2017 | UPDATE: US Patent & Trademark Office Issues New Trademark Use Rule (Delayed until March 21, 2017)
ALERT UPDATE: The US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) planned to implement an auditing program on February 17, 2017, which would introduce new requirements for declarations of use filed pursuant to Sections 8 or 71 of the Trademark Act. Now, the USP...
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Feb 14, 2017 | Reminder: Cigar Warning Statements and Warning Plans
The Deeming Regulations enacted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on May 10, 2016, expanded the agency’s tobacco regulatory authority to cigars and certain other tobacco products. Among the regulatory provisions made applicable to cigars, wer...
Alert | Immigration Law Alert
Feb 10, 2017 | UPDATE: Trump's Immigration Executive Order, Refused by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Late yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reinstate President Donald Trump’s immigration Executive Order (Order) which suspended the entry of aliens from seven countries into the United States for 90 days. This ruling focused only...
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Feb 9, 2017 | US Patent & Trademark Office Issues New Trademark Use Rule
On January 19, 2017 the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a notice in the Federal Register introducing new requirements for declarations of use in commerce filed pursuant to Sections 8 and 71 of the Trademark Act. A decla...
Alert | Immigration Law Alert
Feb 8, 2017 | Trump's Immigration Executive Order - Are We Back to Where We Started?
If you are confused about what is happening with President Donald Trump’s immigration Executive Order (Order), then you are not alone. PAST – What exactly is the Order? Trump signed the Order on January 27, 2017, temporarily banning travel from...
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Feb 8, 2017 | The Immigration Ban's Potential Effect on Physicians
Recent actions taken by the President of the United States to "ban" entry to the U.S. of individuals from certain countries have affected, and may continue to effect, physicians and medical practices across the country.  According to the Association...
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Feb 7, 2017 | Cleveland lawyer named to University of Akron board
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has appointed Lewis Adkins Jr. to the board of trustees of the University of Akron. Adkins is an attorney and graduate of Akron's School of Law. He is a partner and practice group manager in public law, regulatory and finance...
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Feb 3, 2017 | FDA Issues Proposed Tobacco Product Standard for N-Nitrosonornicotine (NNN) in Finished Smokeless Tobacco Products
On January 23, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a proposed tobacco product standard that would establish a limit of N-nitrosonornicotine (NNN) in finished smokeless tobacco products not to exceed 1.0 microgram per gram of tobacco (...
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Feb 2, 2017 | New Ohio Decision Clarifies Role of Judge and Jury in Eminent Domain Cases
As a general rule, injuries that are shared in common with the general public are not compensable under Ohio eminent domain law. Ohio’s 4th District Court of Appeals recently ruled that the question of whether an injury is shared in common with the g...
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Feb 1, 2017 | Stream & Wetland Permitting - A Moving Target
On January 6, 2017, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) announced its revised and renewed Nationwide Permits (“NWPs”) necessary for work in streams, wetlands and other waters of the United States under Section 404 of the Clean Water A...
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Feb 1, 2017 | Severed Mineral Owners to Face Legal Hurdles
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Jan 30, 2017 | Governor Kasich Releases $144 Billion State Budget Proposal - What You Need to Know
Today, Governor Kasich released the executive version of the state’s two-year operating budget (Fiscal Years 2018-2019), which includes proposed spending of over $144 billion during the biennium. Similar to his previous three (3) budgets, the Governo...
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Jan 25, 2017 | What are the Rules of HIPAA During an Emergency?
Every practice has had to deal with difficult patients from time to time.  However, some patients turn out to be more than any practice or physician are prepared to handle. I recently worked with a long time client in handling a situation with a c...
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Jan 16, 2017 | Buyers should be wary of "copyleft" software
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Jan 16, 2017 | New Federal Law Provides Additional Protection for Trade Secrets
For the first time in U.S. history, a new law was recently added providing federal protection for businesses’ trade secrets. The Defend Trade Secrets Act, 18 U.S. Code Section 1831 et. al. (DTSA) became law as an amendment to the Economic Espionage A...
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Jan 12, 2017 | New Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification
After much anticipation, on November 14, 2016, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. USCIS announced that effective January 22, 2017, employers mus...
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Jan 12, 2017 | Roetzel & Andress begins 2017 with new leadership
Akron-based Roetzel & Andress rang in 2017 with a new chairman and two new board members. On Jan. 1 Roetzel & Andress President Robert Blackham took the reins from Chairman Jeffrey Casto. “I plan to continue the progress and growth of the firm...
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Jan 11, 2017 | A Helpful Provision in the 21st Century Cures Act
As many physician practices may recall, it used to be fairly common to reimburse employees for premium expenses for individual health insurance plans or to pay for those premiums directly. This changed with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care...
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Jan 11, 2017 | Health Reform Outlook for 2017: A Year of Major Uncertainty
Fulfilling their promises, Congressional Republicans moved to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the first day of the new Congress when Senate Budget Committee Chair Michael Enzi (R-WY) introduced “reconciliation instructions.” These instruction...