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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...

 

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.

 

HTMLRestoration of America’s Wire Act Reintroduced in Congress
Eric D. Frank; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015
Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT-3) reintroduced the Restoration of America’s Wire Act today in the 114th Congress. The bill is identical to a measure set forth by Rep. Chaffetz in the last session of Congress.

 

HTMLVirtual Credit Card Payments
Patricia S. Hofstra; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 6, 2015
On January 30, 2015, several healthcare organizations sent a group letter to CMS protesting the use of virtual credit cards by health plans to pay providers. In a virtual credit card payment (a nonstandard type of electronic funds transfer EFT), a health plan or its payment vendor issues single-use...

 

HTML$195 Million Awarded for Failure to Negotiate in Good Faith; PharmAthene, Inc. v. SIGA Technologies, Inc.
David A. Charapp; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 9, 2015
In 2011, I wrote about the PharmAthene, Inc. v. SIGA Technologies, Inc. case, in which the Delaware Chancery Court found that SIGA Technology Inc. failed to negotiate in good faith with PharmAthene, Inc. for the grant of a license to SIGA’s smallpox drug known as ST-246. This case provided an...

 

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...

 

HTMLPennsylvania Could Enact Medical Marijuana Legislation In 2015
Seth A. Goldberg; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015
On January 26, 2015, in a bipartisan effort, Pennsylvania senators Mike Folmer (R) and Daylin Leach (D) reintroduced to the General Assembly of Pennsylvania a bill (Senate Bill No. 3) providing for the medical use of cannabis in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Senate Bill No. 3 comprises a...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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...

 


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