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HTMLHHS Moves to Limit In-Office Ancillary Services Exception
Matthew C. Jones; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 11, 2015
The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) is once again targeting the In-Office Ancillary Services Exception (“IOASE”) to the federal Stark Law, in an attempt to produce cost savings in the U.S. healthcare system. The IOASE provides a limited exception to the Stark...

 

HTMLGetting Serious About Cybersecurity
Eric J. Sinrod; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015
Hack attacks have been in the news for a while. But the most recent headlines seem to indicate that hackers are far outpacing security efforts to contain them.

 

HTMLA New Protected Disclosure Venue Suggests Permanence For Demonstration Project Federal Contractor Employees’ Whistleblower Protections
Michael J. Schrier; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015
In 2013, Congress enacted 41 U.S.C. § 4712 to provide whistleblower protections to employees of federal contractors who made disclosures concerning alleged “evidence of gross mismanagement of a Federal contract or grant, a gross waste of Federal funds, an abuse of authority relating to a...

 

HTMLFTC Seeks to Thwart ‘Revenge Porn’
Eric J. Sinrod; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015
While the Internet provides many obvious advantages to people in this digital age, it can also enable a dark side for those intent on mischievous and criminal online behavior. “Revenge porn” is part of that dark side.

 

HTMLHealth System Integration and Antitrust Laws on Collision Course
Philip H. Lebowitz; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015
Health systems attempting to fulfill the mandate of integrating hospitals and physicians may find themselves accused of going too far. Although the Affordable Care Act, shared savings, gainsharing and other alternative payment methodologies have made integration of physicians, hospitals and other...

 

HTMLNew Jersey State Bar Committee to Review RPC 1.2(d) and Issues Pertaining to Medical Marijuana
James J. Ferrelli; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
The New Jersey State Bar Association (“NJSBA”) has established an ad hoc committee to review the ethical issues raised under New Jersey Rule of Professional Conduct 1.2(d) (which prohibits a lawyer from counseling or assisting a client in conduct that the lawyer knows is illegal or...

 

HTMLMechanic’s Lien Amount Shall Not Include Attorneys’ Fees
Stanley A. Martin; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015
The Utah Supreme Court has held that a mechanic’s lien does not include attorneys’ fees incurred by a contractor even when the lien statute allows recovery of reasonable legal fees. The court distinguished between the right to recover attorneys’ fees, and the amounts that could be...

 

HTMLPresident Orders Federally Funded Construction Projects To Plan For Flood Risks From Climate Change
Jose A. Aquino; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
On January 30, 2015, President Barack Obama signed an executive order requiring all federally funded construction projects to take into account flood risks linked to climate change.

 

HTMLNew U.S. Policy Towards Cuba Put In Motion By Construction Of Church
Jose A. Aquino; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015
The construction of Cuba’s first Roman Catholic Church since Castro came to power in 1959 may well be the first test of the new U.S. policy towards Cuba. The new church, with an expected capacity to accommodate at least 200 worshipers, is set to be built in Sandino, a small, secluded town in...

 

HTMLUnderstanding SwissLeaks: Considerations for Banks, Account Holders and Fiduciaries in Light of Possible Enforcement Action in India
Saionton Basu; Duane Morris;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 13, 2015
Last month saw further disclosure of 1,195 account holders in HSBC Private Bank in Geneva, Switzerland, with Indian addresses. Whilst that by itself connotes no manner of wrongdoing, given the information now resides in the public domain, the following potential risks emerge for banks, account...

 


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