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Alert | HIPAA Alert
Jul 31, 2014 | Hospital Pays $150,000 in Penalties and Fees for Violating HIPAA and State Data Breach Laws
The Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island recently agreed to pay the Massachusetts Attorney General $150,000 in penalties, attorney’s fees, and contributions to funds for education and data security litigation. The hospital’s settlement demonstrat...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Jul 31, 2014 | NLRB Lessens Burden to Prove Franchisor and Franchisee are Joint Employers
What the Board Said The General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board made good on his threat to seek to expand the traditional joint employer test. If followed by the Board, which is probable, the new test will find McDonald’s corporation...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Jul 29, 2014 | President Obama Issues Executive Order Making it Illegal for Federal Government Contractors to Discriminate on the Basis of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity
On July 21, 2014, President Obama issued an Executive Order that makes it illegal for federal government contractors to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Executive Order amends Executive Order 11246, first issued...
Alert | Banking & Financial Institutions Alert
Jul 25, 2014 | Federal Government Continues to Target Bank Compliance Programs
By Nicole Hughes Waid The U.S. Treasury Department announced yesterday that Bank of America Corp's banking unit agreed to pay $16.6 million to resolve allegations that it processed hundreds of transactions for drug traffickers who are subject to U...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Jul 24, 2014 | Group Rating Class Action Law Suit
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) reports they have reached an agreement to settle for $420 million a class action lawsuit filed seven years ago. The lawsuit, known as the San Allen case, was against the state over the Bureau’s group...
Alert | Health Care Alert
Jul 23, 2014 | Physicians and Teaching Hospitals Should Register and Review Reporting of Payments Made and Interests Held Before They are Released to the Public
On September 30, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) will release information to the public relating to certain payments to physicians and teaching hospitals (collectively “Covered Providers”) from drug/device manufacturers a...
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Jul 23, 2014 | OIG Issues Special Fraud Alert: Lab Payments to Referring Physicians
Alert | Transportation Alert
Jul 17, 2014 | New Decision on Catastrophic Loss Exceptions to the Non-Economic Damages Cap: The Cap Applies As a Matter of Law
By Christopher E. Cotter The tort reform legislation passed by the Ohio General Assembly in 2005 includes a cap on the amount of non-economic damages that may be recovered at trial by an injured plaintiff. Damages for non-economic loss are limited...
Alert | Product Liability Alert
Jul 17, 2014 | In Product Liability Case Alleging Personal Injuries, Southern District of Ohio Applies the Non-Economic Damages Cap and Rejects the Catastrophic Loss Exceptions
By Christopher E. Cotter The tort reform legislation passed by the Ohio General Assembly in 2005 includes a cap on the amount of non-economic damages that may be recovered at trial by an injured plaintiff. Damages for non-economic loss are limited...
Alert | Community Association Law Alert
Jul 17, 2014 | Summary of 2014 Legislative Action Affecting Community Associations Practitioners
The 2014 Legislative Session included several bills which affect Community Associations, including House Bill 807, House Bill 1089, and House Bill 7037. A summary of the significant changes are set forth below. The Bills became law on July 1, 2014....
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Jul 16, 2014 | EEOC Issues New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
By Anne Prenner Schmidt On Monday July 14, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued new enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination. The guidance was issued by the EEOC on a 3-2 vote. This guidance updates and repl...
Alert | Banking & Financial Institutions Alert
Jul 14, 2014 | Citigroup, Inc. to Pay $7 Billion in a Global Settlement with the Department of Justice for the Company's Role in the Financial Crisis
By Nicole Hughes Waid The Justice Department, along with federal and state partners, today announced a $7 billion settlement with Citigroup Inc. to resolve federal and state civil claims related to Citigroup’s conduct in the packaging, securitizat...
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Jul 14, 2014 | 3 Recent Labor Developments Likely to Affect Franchises
Labor unions are targeting franchisees and the restaurant industry as a whole, and they are not alone. Worker centers, including Fast Food Forward and Worker’s Organizing Committee, are generally closely affiliated with, i.e. fully funded by, labor u...
Alert | Drug & Pharmacy Alert
Jul 11, 2014 | DEA Places Tramadol into Schedule IV: Manufacturers, Dispensers, and Others Must Comply with Regulatory Controls Starting August 18th
Effective August 18, 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) placed the centrally acting opioid analgesic tramadol into schedule IV of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The DEA’s scheduling action will affect tramadol (marketed as ULTRAM®...
Alert | Health Care Alert
Jul 10, 2014 | Overview of the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014
By Vanessa Burrows Yesterday, Senate Democrats introduced the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014, which would apply to group health plans, plan sponsors, and health insurance issuers. The bill responds to the United Sta...
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Jul 9, 2014 | Firing a Physician: 3 Issues to Consider Before Termination
Alert | FDA Alert
Jul 3, 2014 | FDA Issues Pharmacy Related Compounding Regulations and Guidance Documents
On July 1, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released several documents applicable to compounding pharmacies, which are in the business of preparing custom-tailored drugs intended for patients. The first document is draft interim guidance...
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Summer 2014 | Realizing the Recovery: Recent Case Law from the Eleventh Circuit
Alert | Corporate Compliance Alert
Jun 30, 2014 | Department of Justice Intervenes in False Claims Act Suit over Fraudulent Delay in Repayment of Overcharges
On Friday, June 27, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the unsealing and filing of a civil fraud lawsuit against Continuum Health Partners and others for their delay in fully repaying nearly $1 million in Medic...
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Jun 30, 2014 | High Court Holds Closely Held Corporations Can Avoid Contraception Mandate for Religious Reasons
By  Nathan Pangrace On June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby and other family owned and closely held for-profit companies can opt out of the Affordable Care Act's requirement to provide no-cost prescription contraception in most...