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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.

 

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...

 

HTMLReal Estate Tax Exemption Issue Muddied Again
Philip H. Lebowitz; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 10, 2015
On December 23, 2014, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania logged another frustrating mile down the confused and confusing road of property tax exemption for purely public charities. In Fayette Resources, Inc. v. Fayette County Board of Assessment Appeals, the Court overturned a lower court...

 

HTMLCalifornia Guidance on Complex Duty to Defend Disputes over Additional Insured Status
Max H. Stern; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015
In McMillin Companies, LLC v. American Safety Indemnity Co. (4th Dist. Div. 1, No. D063586, January 22, 2015 (published in relevant part)), the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District has provided some meaningful guidance on how a trial court should handle issues that regularly come up...

 

HTMLACOs are More Important Than Ever for LTC Facilities
Amy E. McCracken; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 27, 2015
On January 26, 2015, the United States Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced its timeline for shifting Medicare reimbursements from volume-based criteria to value-based criteria. HHS has adopted a framework that categorizes health care payments according to how providers receive...

 

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....

 

HTMLDisaster of Domestic Arbitration Verdict Annulment In Vietnam - How to Avoid? Oliver Massmann - Ho Gia Le Hoang
Oliver Massmann; Duane Morris Vietnam LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 27, 2015
Recently, the media of Vietnam paid much attention to Vinalines case, the largest shipping corporation in Vietnam who lost an arbitration case brought to the Vietnam International Arbitration Center (VIAC). However, Vinalines then asked the court in Hanoi, Vietnam for annulment of VIAC’s...

 

HTMLCan you receive a term of life imprisonment for forcing someone to accompany you to a different room in their own house?: Justice Scalia and a unanimous Supreme Court say “yes” in Whitfield v. United States of America, (though to be fair, I should note that Mr. Whitfield had just tried to rob a bank).
Eric R. Breslin; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 14, 2015
18 U.S.C. 2113 (e) has a long and venerable history, even by the storied standards of the federal criminal code. It was originally enacted in 1934 in response to "an outbreak of bank robberies committed by John Dillinger and others" Carter v. United States of America, 530 U.S. 255, 280...

 


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