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HTMLNIST Releases Draft Cybersecurity Framework
Kenneth K. Dort; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2013, previously published on October 30, 2013
Last week the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its long-anticipated draft “Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework” (PCF). This PCF lays out a proposed framework by which both private and public companies that work with...

 

HTMLNew California Data Breach and Privacy Amendments
Kenneth K. Dort, Jeremiah Posedel; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2013, previously published on October 28, 2013
Within the last few weeks, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law two new data privacy bills: S.B. 46 amending California’s data security breach notification statute and A.B. 370 addressing the disclosure of “do not track” and other related practices in online privacy...

 

HTMLRecent Amendments Offer Treats to Those Tired of Rule 45’s Tricks
Michael P. Daly, David A. Solomon; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2013, previously published on October 31, 2013
Attorneys wishing to serve a federal subpoena have historically had to navigate a complex web of rules regarding issuance, service and compliance that were either confusing or amusing, depending on one’s point of view. Indeed, the Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure recently...

 

HTMLBring Your Hospital Captive Home
Matthew Amodeo, H. Michael Byrne, John W. Weber; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2013, previously published on October 31, 2013
Hospitals and health systems often use captive insurance companies or risk-retention groups to fund primary layers of liability exposure, large deductibles or self-insured retentions. Providers also may use a captive to provide stop-loss or reinsurance protection in connection with a...

 

HTMLJoint Conference Committee to Meet Over Farm Bill
Brian Gunn, Paul G. Moorehead; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2013, previously published on October 29, 2013
On September 30, 2013, the one-year extension of the 2008 Farm Bill Reauthorization expired. In June 2013, the Senate passed its five-year reauthorization measure, the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 (S.954). The House passed its measure, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk...

 

HTMLFiring Employees Who Don’t Get Flu Shots: What Risks Do Hospitals Face?
Mark D. Nelson; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2013, previously published on October 24, 2013
As hospitals continue to see an onslaught of flu patients, they also face challenges to flu vaccination policies designed to reduce the spread of flu to patients and fellow employees. Hospitals are understandably concerned with protecting patients, visitors and employees from contracting the flu...

 

HTMLPCAOB Proposes Changes to Audit Reports
Elizabeth A. Diffley; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2013, previously published on October 10, 2013
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has proposed two new auditing standards that would expand the content of audit reports as well as the auditor’s responsibility regarding information outside the financial statements. PCAOB Release No. 2013-005 (August 13, 2013) is...

 

HTMLUnpaid Internships - Opportunity or Liability?
Mark E. Terman; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2013, previously published on October 21, 2013
The Issue: How can employers reduce risks of the sharp increase of class action litigation by unpaid interns and adverse publicity for companies and key executives over failure to pay wages?

 

Adobe PDFChapter 9: An Rx for Health Care Districts and Public Hospital Authorities?
Timothy R. Casey, Daniel Northrop; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2013, previously published on October 14, 2013
Four (4) recent chapter 9 cases by a public health care district in the Northern District of California and by local hospital authorities in Kentucky, Oklahoma and Texas-raise the issue whether chapter 9 may increasingly be seen as a means for public hospitals facing financial distress to...

 

HTMLPenalty for Head of Investor Relations - $50,000; Penalty for Company - $0; Regulation FD Compliance Program - Priceless
Troy M. Calkins; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2013, previously published on October 10, 2013
The latest Regulation FD enforcement case brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission demonstrates the value to a public company of maintaining a rigorous Regulation FD compliance program. Regulation FD was adopted by the SEC in August 2000 to address concerns about the selective disclosure...

 


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