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HTMLIt’s 2015: The Future Is Here for Legal Tech
Eric J. Sinrod; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015
It may be hard to believe, but we already have closed the books on 2014, and we now have started making our legal way into 2015. The year 2015 at first blush sounds futuristic, and in many ways we really are living in the legal tech future we could have barely imagined not that many years ago.

 

HTMLTop Three Problems with Text Messaging in Health Care Settings
Amy E. McCracken; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 16, 2015
1. Since most text messaging is not a secure form of communication, it raises HIPAA concerns if any protected health information is included in the text message. There is the possibility of a data breach in the transmission of the text message, as well as in the event of a lost or stolen phone.

 

HTMLUpdates to OSHA's Recordkeeping Rule
Jose A. Aquino; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 9, 2015
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Recordkeeping regulation (29 CFR 1904) covered employers are required to prepare and maintain records of serious occupational injuries and illnesses. Revisions to the OSHA reporting requirements went into effect on January 1, 2015....

 

HTMLNew CMS Payment Policy Will Negatively impact Healthcare Investors
C. Mitchell Goldman; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015
I have been concerned about the difficulty of projecting revenue and determining valuations for new and existing healthcare companies based on risk based reimbursement models. My fears have not been allayed. Rather, they have been confirmed.

 

HTMLHealth Care Workers May Think Twice Before Becoming a Relator
Amy E. McCracken; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015
The Federal False Claims Act (and many similar state false claims acts) allow an individual-called a "relator"-to file a lawsuit on behalf of the United States Government. If successful, the relator stands to collect a portion of the amount collected. Since the False Claims Act provides...

 

HTMLThe Assignment of Pennsylvania Statutory Bad Faith Claims: The Supreme Court Rules in Allstate Property and Casualty Ins. Co. v. Wolfe
Charlotte E. Thomas; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 20, 2015
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently clarified in Allstate Property and Casualty Ins. Co. v. Wolfe, No. 39 MAP 2014, 2014 WL 7088147 (Pa. Dec. 15, 2014) that statutory bad faith claims brought against insurers under 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 8371 can be assigned by insureds to injured...

 

HTMLLong-Awaited Work Authorization Rule for H-4 Spouses Published February 24, 2015: First Day to File Applications Is May 26, 2015
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on February 25, 2015
On February 24, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that, effective May 26, 2015, certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status are eligible to apply for work authorization.

 

HTMLMayo Lawsuit Against Former Exec Raises Numerous Health Care and Business Litigation Issues
Elinor H. Murarova; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 12, 2015
A recent settlement between Mayo Collaborative Services d/b/a Mayo Medical Laboratories ("MML") and Mayo Clinic (together with MML, "Mayo") and a former Mayo executive, Dr. Franklin Cockerill, reveals the potential legal issues that may arise when health care executives seek new...

 

HTMLInsurance Coverage for Damaged NYC Tower Crane
Stanley A. Martin; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015
Readers will recall photos of a tower crane damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Construction of the NYC high-rise building known as One57 was underway when the crane was lashed by hurricane-force winds. The crane jib was apparently blown backwards, and ended up dangling over the counterweight almost 1,000...

 

HTMLAntipsychotic Drug Use Can Lower Nursing Home's Five-Star Rating
Amy E. McCracken; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 9, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is continuing its efforts to reduce the national prevalence of antipsychotic drug use in long-stay nursing home residents. Its initial goal of a 15.1% reduction in antipsychotic drug use was met, so CMS now seeks to reduce antipsychotic drugs...

 


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