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HTMLBill Introduced In Senate To End Travel Restrictions To Cuba
Jose A. Aquino; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
On 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...

 

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...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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...

 

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...

 

HTMLNJ Congressmen Introduce Federal Sports Betting Legislation
Christopher L. Soriano; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 22, 2015
In another effort to allow New Jersey’s casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting, two New Jersey Representatives have introduced two bills in Congress that would modify PASPA.

 

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...

 

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...

 

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.

 


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