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|Firing Employees Who Don’t Get Flu Shots: What Risks Do Hospitals Face?|
Mark D. Nelson; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
October 28, 2013, previously published on October 24, 2013As 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...
|Chapter 9: An Rx for Health Care Districts and Public Hospital Authorities?|
Timothy R. Casey, Daniel Northrop; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
October 28, 2013, previously published on October 14, 2013Four (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...
|The Dos and Don’ts of Implementing a Mandatory Flu Vaccine Policy|
Meredith R. Murphy; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
October 28, 2013, previously published on October 24, 2013As another flu season approaches and the lines are forming for annual flu shots, many employers are questioning the legality of requiring their employees to receive a flu vaccine shot when they recognize business and safety needs for ensuring their work environments and workforce are better...
|Florida Regulator Fires Salvo In Unclaimed Property Controversy|
Jason P. Gosselin, Timothy J. O'Driscoll, Stephen A. Serfass; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
October 28, 2013, previously published on October 22, 2013The latest salvo in the ongoing unclaimed property controversy between regulators and life insurers has come in the form of a Declaratory Statement issued by Florida’s Department of Financial Services. The Department asserts that the dormancy period for life insurance policies under the...
|SEC Finally Proposes Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule|
Troy M. Calkins, Rachel M. Krol; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
October 25, 2013, previously published on October 10, 2013Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was enacted on July 21, 2010, requires the Securities and Exchange Commission to amend Item 402 of Regulation S-K to require disclosure of the median of the total annual compensation of all employees of an issuer...
|Congress Races to Prevent U.S. Default, End Shutdown and Lift Debt Ceiling|
Brian Gunn, Paul G. Moorehead; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
October 18, 2013, previously published on October 17, 2013Tomorrow, October 17th, marks the deadline to extend the $16.7 trillion “ceiling” on additional borrowing by the United States government. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have agreed on a bi-partisan deal to reopen the federal...
|New TCPA Rules Take Effect on October 16, 2013|
Michael P. Daly, Seamus C. Duffy, Tara S. Sarosiek, Meredith C. Slawe; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
October 17, 2013, previously published on October 15, 2013The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA) places certain restrictions on telemarketing calls, text messages, and faxes. It has long been a favorite of the plaintiffs’ bar because it provides for statutory damages of $500 to $1500 per violation, which in the aggregate can lead to...
|Whistleblower Claims up the Ante: The Risks of Improper Customs Declarations Can Surpass Typical Penalty Actions|
Joan Koenig, Beata K. Spuhler; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
October 16, 2013, previously published on October 10, 2013One of the most difficult compliance issues importers face is the identification and reporting of all required additions to the value of imported merchandise as dictated under the customs valuation statute, 19 U.S.C. § 1401a.
|Alleged STOLI Producers Found Guilty of Fraud and Other Criminal Charges|
Drinker Biddle Reath LLP;
October 11, 2013, previously published on October 7, 2013Earlier today, a jury in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York found independent insurance producers Michael Binday, James Kergil, and Mark Resnick guilty of mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit those offenses. The jury also convicted Kergil and Resnick of...
|Protect Your Privilege With FRE 502(d): Lessons From Great-West Life & Annuity Ins. Co. v. Am. Econ. Ins. Co.|
Bennett B. Borden, Jay Brudz, Sanjeet S. Ganjam; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
October 2, 2013, previously published on September 26, 2013This week, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada upheld a Federal Rule of Evidence (FRE) 502(d) claw back agreement intended to protect against the waiver of privilege upon the inadvertent disclosure of privileged material. Great-West Life & Annuity Ins. Co. v. Am. Econ. Ins. Co.,...