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|Supreme Court Broadens Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protections, Extends Coverage to Employees of a Public Company’s Private Contractors|
Nicholas S. Feltham, Mary P. Hansen; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
March 10, 2014, previously published on March 7, 2014In its March 4, 2014, opinion in Lawson v. FMR LLC the Supreme Court extended the whistleblower protections of 18 U.S.C. § 1514A to include not only employees of public companies, but also employees of privately held businesses that provide services to public companies. This important decision...
|President Issues Sanctions to Support Stability in Ukraine|
Joan Koenig, Mollie D. Sitkowski; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
March 10, 2014, previously published on March 6, 2014Today, March 6, 2014, President Obama signed a new Executive Order in response to the threats Ukraine is facing to its peace and stability.
|Bittersweet Ending for Plaintiffs in Chocolate Price-Fixing Litigation|
Richard E. Coe, Todd N. Hutchison; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
March 7, 2014, previously published on March 5, 2014In a February 26, 2014 Memorandum, Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania granted summary judgment for three defendants¾Mars, Inc., Nestlé USA, Inc., and The Hershey Company¾in a detailed opinion. The plaintiffs filed...
|FDA Announces Start of Voluntary Supply Chain Pilot Program|
Kathleen M. Murphy, Mollie D. Sitkowski; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
March 4, 2014, previously published on February 27, 2014In a February 18, 2014, news release, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the launch of its Secure Supply Chain Pilot Program (SSCPP) and the names of the 13 companies selected to participate in the program. The FDA originally proposed the pilot in 2009 and officially announced...
|Gov. Corbett to Use Unclaimed Property Revenues to Close Budget Hole|
Drinker Biddle Reath LLP;
March 4, 2014, previously published on February 25, 2014In order to help close a nearly $1.4 billion budget deficit, Governor Corbett has proposed in his fiscal year 2014-2015 budget to shorten the dormancy period for most unclaimed property types from five years to three. If the dormancy period is reduced, companies will have to report and remit to...
|Obligations for Employers Before, During and After a Storm|
William R. Horwitz; Drinker Biddle Reath LLP;
February 25, 2014, previously published on February 14, 2014As cleanup from the Nor’easter that pummeled the East Coast gets underway, we hope that you and your families, as well as your businesses and employees, are safe and warm and that the lights are on. As this has been one of the more problematic winters in recent memory, we wanted to remind...
|FTC to Hold Workshop Devoted to Health Care Competition|
Robert W. McCann, Kenneth M. Vorrasi; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
February 25, 2014, previously published on February 19, 2014The Federal Trade Commission announced late last week that it will be hosting a public Workshop, titled Examining Health Care Competition, which will examine “competition issues related to certain current developments in the U.S. health care industry.” The Workshop will take place on...
|HHS Releases Final Rule Providing Individuals Greater Access Rights to Laboratory Records|
Robyn S. Shapiro, Jeremy Shapiro-Barr; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
February 19, 2014, previously published on February 11, 2014On February 6, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a Final Rule that amends the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The Final Rule provides that, by October 6, 2014,...
|PhRMA Seeks to Eliminate Pharma Antitrust Reporting Requirements|
Julie L. Tersigni, Michael C. Zogby; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
February 19, 2014, previously published on February 14, 2014On February 7, 2014, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), an industry group composed of research-focused pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to invalidate the Premerger Notification;...
|New CMS Rule Provides Direct Patient Access to Laboratory Results|
Peter A. Blenkinsop, Kriss L. Webb; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
February 19, 2014, previously published on February 14, 2014The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule on February 6 that will allow patients to have direct access to their laboratory test results. Both the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)...