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Nov 7, 2016 | Ohio Supreme Court Rules in Landowner Royalty Case
In a closely watched and long-awaited case with potentially sweeping industry-wide consequences, the Supreme Court of Ohio refused to adopt a default rule regarding deduction of postproduction costs from landowner royalties in Ohio.   In the case...
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Nov 4, 2016 | Akron's Oldest Law Firm Makes Case for Adding Its Name to Downtown Skyline
Akron’s oldest law firm, Roetzel & Andress, is the latest company to light up the Akron skyline with its name. The new sign went up this past week on the old O’Neil’s department store building at 222 S. Main Street, overlooking Lock 3 Park in the...
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Nov 2, 2016 | Politics and Medicine -- Strange Bedfellows
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Oct 27, 2016 | New HIPAA Guidance Sheds Light on Existing Rules
Recently, regulators issued new guidance related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), Pub.L. 104–191, 110 Stat. 1936, enacted August 21, 1996. Specifically, on October 6, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Servi...
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Oct 25, 2016 | Accidents Happen: Is Your Transportation Partner Prepared?
When a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit is brought against a commercial transportation company after a motor vehicle accident, creative lawyers are increasingly including negligence claims. Such claims focus attention on how the transport...
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Oct 19, 2016 | Respectfully Treating Transgender Patients
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Oct 19, 2016 | Home Health Pre-Claim Review Halted - Except for Illinois Agencies
In August 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) began a Pre-Claim Review (“PCR”) demonstration for all Illinois-based home health agencies. CMS described the intent of the PCR demonstration as testing whether PCR would improve...
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Oct 17, 2016 | CMS Issues Final MACRA Rule: Expands Exemptions and Flexibility for Smaller Practices
Last Friday, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued its Final Rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (“MACRA”), which marks a milestone in efforts to improve and reform the health care system,...
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Oct 10, 2016 | Tech Companies and M&A Trends
One of this year’s top trends in the mergers and acquisitions arena has been the pursuit of technology companies by private equity. At the end of the first half of 2016, tech companies accounted for 46% of all U.S. buyouts, the highest level it had b...
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Oct 5, 2016 | Steps to Avoid Bad Business Associate Agreement Behavior
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Oct 3, 2016 | Court Ruling Favors Several Mineral Rights Owners
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October 2016 | Construction Ethics? You Bet!
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Sep 27, 2016 | Significant Victory for Trucking Company in Admitted Negligence Case
Randy Moore and Chris Cotter, members of the Roetzel & Andress litigation team, obtained summary judgment for a national trucking company in a case in which the trucking company’s driver rear-ended another vehicle and the negligence of its driver was...
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Sep 27, 2016 | Immediate Action Required by Health Care Providers to Comply With Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act by October 16, 2016
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) has finalized new nondiscrimination rules, which implement section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) (the “Final Rule”) (81 Fed. Reg. 31376). Under Section...
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Sep 27, 2016 | Dismissal with Prejudice Too Severe a Sanction for Failure to File Mediation Certification of Authority
Thomas P. Wert, Certified Circuit Civil Court Mediator and Board Certified Construction Attorney [1] In my mediation experience, the requirements of Rule 1.720 (e), Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, are sometimes ignored by parties. Rule 1.720 (...
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Sep 23, 2016 | Home Care Company Had Reasonable Basis for Treating Home Care Workers as Independent Contractors and Was Entitled to a Refund of Employment Taxes
In 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held in Nelly Home Care, Inc. v. United States, that a home care company and its predecessor were entitled to refunds of employment taxes relating to their home care workers be...
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Sep 19, 2016 | A Roetzel Business Litigation Update
Ronald B. Lee and Chris Cotter, members of the Roetzel & Andress litigation team, received a defense verdict for a multi-national company with plants in Ohio on September 14, 2016, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio...
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Sep 19, 2016 | Ohio Supreme Court Rules in Ohio Dormant Mineral Act Cases
In a long awaited ruling issued last week, the Supreme Court of Ohio held that a surface owner could only bring a claim for abandonment of a severed mineral interest under the 1989 version of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act (“1989 DMA”) before June 30,...
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Sep 19, 2016 | Pipeline Companies Win Key Battles in War for Eminent Domain Rights
On September 12, 2016, Ohio’s Ninth District Court of Appeals in Akron decided the case of Nexus Gas Transmission, LLC v. Donald R. Houston, et al., holding that Nexus Gas Transmission, LLC (“Nexus”) has a statutory right of entry for the purpose of...
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Sep 19, 2016 | Pokemon GO ... away?