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HTMLSupreme 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;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2014, previously published on March 7, 2014
In 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...

 

HTMLPresident Issues Sanctions to Support Stability in Ukraine
Joan Koenig, Mollie D. Sitkowski; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2014, previously published on March 6, 2014
Today, March 6, 2014, President Obama signed a new Executive Order in response to the threats Ukraine is facing to its peace and stability.

 

HTMLBittersweet Ending for Plaintiffs in Chocolate Price-Fixing Litigation
Richard E. Coe, Todd N. Hutchison; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 7, 2014, previously published on March 5, 2014
In 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...

 

HTMLFDA Announces Start of Voluntary Supply Chain Pilot Program
Kathleen M. Murphy, Mollie D. Sitkowski; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2014, previously published on February 27, 2014
In 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...

 

HTMLGov. Corbett to Use Unclaimed Property Revenues to Close Budget Hole
Drinker Biddle Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2014, previously published on February 25, 2014
In 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...

 

HTMLObligations for Employers Before, During and After a Storm
William R. Horwitz; Drinker Biddle Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2014, previously published on February 14, 2014
As 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...

 

HTMLFTC to Hold Workshop Devoted to Health Care Competition
Robert W. McCann, Kenneth M. Vorrasi; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2014, previously published on February 19, 2014
The 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...

 

HTMLHHS Releases Final Rule Providing Individuals Greater Access Rights to Laboratory Records
Robyn S. Shapiro, Jeremy Shapiro-Barr; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 19, 2014, previously published on February 11, 2014
On 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,...

 

HTMLPhRMA Seeks to Eliminate Pharma Antitrust Reporting Requirements
Julie L. Tersigni, Michael C. Zogby; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 19, 2014, previously published on February 14, 2014
On 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;...

 

HTMLNew CMS Rule Provides Direct Patient Access to Laboratory Results
Peter A. Blenkinsop, Kriss L. Webb; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 19, 2014, previously published on February 14, 2014
The 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)...

 


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