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Alert | Education Law Alert
Jun 26, 2015 | Unanticipated Legislation Impacting Failing Schools and Collective Bargaining Rights
On June 25, 2015, the Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill No. 70, which included an amendment that would centralize power to a chief executive in academically distressed districts and diminish the authority of collective bargaining agreements bet...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Jun 26, 2015 | Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Subsidies in King v. Burwell
The United States Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, has held that the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, authorizes federal tax credits for eligible Americans to help them purchase health insurance. The ruling upholds the controversial healthcare law, comm...
Alert | Banking & Financial Institutions Alert
Jun 25, 2015 | New Florida Law Regarding Post-Foreclosure Tenant Protections
Lenders in Florida should take note of new statutory protections for residential tenants, which may delay the lender’s ability to take possession following a foreclosure sale and effects a departure from common law. In the wake of the sunset of the f...
Alert | Community Association Law Alert
Jun 24, 2015 | 2015 Community Association Legislation
The Florida Legislature has approved several bills affecting condominium, homeowners and cooperative associations. House Bill 643 became law on June 17th, House Bills 791 and 71 will become law on July 1st, and House Bill 87 will become law on Octobe...
Alert | Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas Alert
Jun 18, 2015 | Ohio Supreme Court Issues First Opinion Interpreting the Dormant Mineral Act
A number of cases are currently pending before the Ohio Supreme Court addressing various issues relating to the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act, R.C. 5301.56 (“DMA”). In today’s unanimous opinion, Dodd v. Croskey, Sl. Op. No. 2015-Ohio-2362, the Court held...
Alert | Drug & Pharmacy Alert
Jun 17, 2015 | Federal Government Continues Aggressive Pursuit of False Claims Act Investigations into TRICARE Billing with Increasing Use of Civil Investigative Demands
The U.S. government continues to ramp up False Claims Act (FCA) investigations and enforcement actions against small and independent pharmacies, particularly those that compound drugs for persons covered under TRICARE. One of the favored tools utiliz...
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Jun 17, 2015 | Fraud Risk Connected with Medical Directorships
Alert | Homebuilding and Construction Industry Alert
Jun 15, 2015 | Developers Beware: A Contractor May Be Held to Be Duly Licensed Even If the Contractor's Qualifying Agent Does Not Approve the Permit or Supervise the Work!
Although a general contractor’s construction of a project, with inadequate supervision and a fraudulently issued permit, may get the contractor in hot water with the Construction Industry Licensing Board, it will not subject the contractor to treble...
Alert | Health Care Alert
Jun 11, 2015 | HHS Office of Inspector General Signals Crackdown on Doctor Compensation Arrangements with New Fraud Alert
On June 9, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a fraud alert that likely signals increased interest by the government in pursuing individual doctors who commit fraud involving federal health care...
Alert | Banking & Financial Institutions Alert
Jun 9, 2015 | U.S. Supreme Court Says No to Lien Stripping in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
On June 2, 2015, the United States’ Supreme Court issued the opinion in the case of Bank of America v. Caulket, where the Court ruled that a Debtor whose home is ‘underwater’ cannot “Strip off” or void a junior lien when filing for Chapter 7 Bankrupt...
Alert | Homebuilders and Construction Industry Alert
Jun 4, 2015 | Don't Muck Up Your Case by Failing to Gather and Present the Right Evidence
By Tom Wert, Board Certified Specialist – Construction Law On May 22, 2015, a Florida appellate court issued an opinion, which highlights the importance of gathering and presenting sufficient evidence to support claims, especially when bringing a...
Alert | Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas Alert
Jun 3, 2015 | Ohio Supreme Court Accepts Review of Certified Question from Ohio Federal Court in Royalty Case
Today the Ohio Supreme Court accepted review of a certified question from the Northern District of Ohio federal court in a case that is significant to the oil and gas industry in Ohio. The accepted certified question is: “Does Ohio follow the ‘at the...
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Jun 3, 2015 | Facing Personal and Professional Threats as a Physician
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Jun 2, 2015 | NLRB "Ambush Elections" Rule Upheld by Texas Court
This is for all the naysayers who have not heeded the warning that the NLRB’s Ambush Elections are real. For the companies that have not evaluated their workforce, their job description, or their emergency response plan for when they receive a petiti...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Jun 2, 2015 | Supreme Court Rules against Abercrombie In Religious Bias Suit
On June 1, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in its suit against Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc. for failure to hire applicant Samantha Elauf. The Supreme Court reversed a Tenth Circuit decisio...
Alert | Construction Industry Alert
May 27, 2015 | Statute of Repose in Construction Cases Clear as Mud if Owner Does Not Pay
By Tom Wert, Board Certified Specialist – Construction Law On May 8, 2015, a Florida appellate court held that § 95.11 (3) (c) Florida Statutes, which establishes the statute of repose in construction cases, clearly and unambiguously provides that...
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May 20, 2015 | When Physician Compensation Models Are Questioned
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May 19, 2015 | Tibble v. Edison International - Must ERISA Fiduciaries Re-Consider Past Actions to Avoid an Extended Period of Limitations for Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims?
On May 18, 2015, in Tibble v. Edison International, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously vacated and remanded a Ninth Circuit decision that breach of fiduciary duty claims made by the participants and beneficiaries of the Edison 401(k) Savings Plan (th...
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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...