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|HHS Moves to Limit In-Office Ancillary Services Exception|
Matthew C. Jones; Duane Morris LLP;
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 11, 2015The 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...
|A New Protected Disclosure Venue Suggests Permanence For Demonstration Project Federal Contractor Employees’ Whistleblower Protections|
Michael J. Schrier; Duane Morris LLP;
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015In 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...
|Kentucky Senate Approves Shared Lottery Games Measure|
Eric D. Frank; Duane Morris LLP;
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 13, 2015The Kentucky Senate today approved a measure to amend Kentucky’s lottery laws to add “shared lottery games” tying lottery ticket sales and horse races together. Senate Bill 74 permits proceeds from lottery ticket sales to be used to place pari-mutuel wagers by the Kentucky Lottery...
|Kentucky Attorney General: Internet Sweepstakes are Illegal Gambling|
Eric D. Frank; Duane Morris LLP;
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015This past Friday, the Kentucky Attorney General issued an opinion (OAG-15-005) concluding Internet sweepstakes machines meet the definition of illegal lotteries under Kentucky law and computers used at Internet sweepstakes cafes constitute illegal gambling devices.
|War Memorial Sculptor Wins Appeal in Copyright Litigation with Government|
Arvind Jairam; Duane Morris LLP;
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 13, 2015An appellate court has affirmed a royalty award to a famous sculptor based on the U.S. government’s unauthorized use of his copyrighted work in a postage stamp. The decision by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Gaylord v. United States comes after lengthy litigation that has...
|Getting Serious About Cybersecurity|
Eric J. Sinrod; Duane Morris LLP;
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015Hack 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.
|Bill Introduced In Senate To End Travel Restrictions To Cuba|
Jose A. Aquino; Duane Morris LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015On January 29, 2015, a coalition of four Republican and four Democrat senators introduced legislation to restore freedom to travel to Cuba. While President Obama has announced normalization of some relations between the two countries and relaxed travel restrictions to Cuba such that Americans...
|Lawyer in Vietnam Oliver Massmann - New PPP Laws in Vietnam: Moving Closer towards Bankable Projects? Oliver Massmann and Ho Gia Le Hoang|
Oliver Massmann; Duane Morris Vietnam LLC;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015Vietnam’s infrastructure development has struggled to keep up with continued economic and population growth. According to the statistics, Vietnam needs about US$170 billion for infrastructure investment in the period from 2011 to 2020 while the State budget is constrained, capital sources...
|Mechanic’s Lien Amount Shall Not Include Attorneys’ Fees|
Stanley A. Martin; Duane Morris LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015The 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...
|Understanding SwissLeaks: Considerations for Banks, Account Holders and Fiduciaries in Light of Possible Enforcement Action in India|
Saionton Basu; Duane Morris;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 13, 2015Last 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...