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Alert | Homebuilders and Construction Industry Alert
May 18, 2015 | Amount of Damages for Loss of Use in Construction Cases Does Not Need to be Established with Absolute Certainty
By Tom Wert, Board Certified Specialist – Construction Law Recently, a Florida appellate court weighed in on the kind of evidence necessary to prove loss of use damages on a construction project as a result of delays caused by an architect’s defec...
Alert | Corporate Compliance Alert
May 15, 2015 | Identity Theft through Breach of Third-Party Vendor Systems on the Rise
Many companies outsource portions of their business activity to outside vendors, including tasks such as payroll, mail-order or online purchasing, credit card processing, and a multitude of other functions. However, third-party vendors are an increas...
Alert | HIPAA Alert
May 12, 2015 | The Word is Out: HIPAA Audits are set to Recommence Soon
The Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is now gearing up for the second round of HIPAA compliance audits this year. Covered healthcare entities and their business associates (BAs) are advised that the audits are expected to focus...
Alert | Drug & Pharmacy Alert
May 11, 2015 | Compounded Drugs Marketed to TRICARE Beneficiaries Undergoing Close Examination by Federal Investigators
Ongoing investigations by both the Department of Defense (DOD) and a major U.S. media organization allege that suspicious marketing and prescribing activities have led to astronomical increases in TRICARE costs for compounded medications. According t...
Alert | Drone Alert
May 6, 2015 | FAA Launches Commercial Drone "Pathfinder" Program
In our February 16, 2015 client alert titled “FAA Proposes New Rules on Commercial Drones,” we noted that the Federal Aviation Administration (the “FAA”) had proposed rules requiring, among other things, that all commercial drones must fly within t...
May 6, 2015 | Physicians Must Be Wary of Conflict of Interest
Alert | Transportation Alert
May 4, 2015 | TransVantage Bankruptcy Leads to Multiple Lawsuits against Motor Carriers
A Bankruptcy Trustee in New Jersey has filed lawsuits against numerous motor carriers to recover payments that were made by TransVantage Group or related entities for delivery and other transportation services provided over a 10-year period. The l...
Apr 28, 2015 | Building a House of Bricks: How to Build the Strongest Cyber Security Program
A brick house in today’s business environment is a strong and robust cybersecurity program. From direct deposits and online shopping to phishing and identify theft, the benefits and risks from increasing reliance on electronics and technology add ano...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Apr 22, 2015 | Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Issues Proposed Regulations on Wellness Programs and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Corporate wellness programs, which typically use financial or other incentives to encourage workers to participate in wellness programs, have surged in popularity over the last several years, spurred on by companies seeking ways to lower healthcare c...
Alert | Business Services Alert
Apr 21, 2015 | Department of Labor Proposed Fiduciary Rule Revises and Updates the Regulation of Investment Advice to Plans and IRAs
By David C. Strosnider On April 14, 2015, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“Notice”) that, if adopted, would have a significant impact on persons who provide “investment advice” to an employee benefit plan (“...
Apr 15, 2015 | OIG Settlements Prove Physician Fraud Continues
Alert | Drug & Pharmacy Alert
Apr 10, 2015 | Aetna Fined $1 Million for Misleading Pharmacy Benefit Customers
Late last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Notice of Imposition of Civil Money Penalty to Aetna to the tune of $1 million for erroneously identifying nearly 7,000 non-network retail pharmacies as “retail in-network” f...
Alert | Banking & Financial Institutions Alert
Apr 8, 2015 | FDIC Promotes a Risk-Based Approach for Banks
The FDIC recently provided guidance that encouraged financial institutions to take a risk-based approach in assessing individual customer relationships rather than declining to provide banking services to entire categories of customers, without regar...
Apr 6, 2015 | US EPA Escapes Sanctions But Incurs Judge's Wrath for Deficient FOIA Responses
Apr 1, 2015 | Physician Impairment -- Consequences and Duties
April 2015 | Trust Protectors: 4th DCA Issues Decision
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Apr 1, 2015 | President Obama Vetoes Senate Attempt to Kill New "Ambush Election" Rule
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama used just the fourth veto of his presidency to block a Senate joint resolution that would have killed the new National Labor Relations Board’s “Ambush Elections” rule providing for, among other things, speedier unio...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Mar 25, 2015 | Pregnancy Discrimination Case against UPS is Revived
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision today that revived a female driver’s case against UPS which alleged that the company violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act when it failed to offer light duty work to her after her physician advised her tha...
Mar 18, 2015 | Physician Beware: Ruling Expands Reach of Anti-Kickback
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Mar 16, 2015 | FINAL COUNTDOWN…Less than One Month to Prepare for Ambush Elections
The most significant changes to federal labor law in the past 50 years are set to take effect on April 14, 2015. President Obama has promised to veto any attempt by Congress to stop it, and Congress does not have enough votes to override the veto. Al...