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|Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter: Supreme Court Defers to Arbitrator’s Interpretation that Contract Authorized Class Arbitration|
Carrie Lee Huff, Sarah Mallett; Haynes and Boone, LLP;
June 17, 2013, previously published on June 14, 2013On June 10, 2013, a unanimous Supreme Court in Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter, 569 U.S. --- (2013), held that an arbitrator’s decision to allow class arbitration cannot be overturned if the decision was based on the interpretation of the parties’ contract. Even if the interpretation...
|First Circuit Holds Rule 9(b) Does Not Apply to the FCA’s First-To-File Rule|
Amelia Cardenas, Nicole Somerville; Haynes and Boone, LLP;
June 13, 2013, previously published on June 10, 2013The First Circuit recently held that complaints filed first under the False Claims Act’s first-to-file rule do not need to satisfy Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b)’s particularity requirement. See United States ex rel. Heineman-Guta v. Guidant Corp., 2013 WL 2364172 (1st Cir. May...
|Has Another Wave of “Say-On-Pay” Litigation Come to an End?|
Haynes Boone LLP;
June 13, 2013, previously published on June 12, 2013In 2010 and 2011, after the enactment of federal “say-on-pay” legislation in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, shareholder plaintiff firms filed several actions alleging breaches of fiduciary duties by directors of companies experiencing unfavorable...
|Compensation Committee and Compensation Committee Advisers Listing Standards|
Blake Clardy, Bruce Newsome; Haynes and Boone, LLP;
May 29, 2013, previously published on May 28, 2013As previously described, in the fall of 2012 the NYSE and NASDAQ markets previously issued rules concerning the independence of compensation committee members and advisers as required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. These rules were approved by the Securities and...
|Tornado Insurance Claims: A Seven-Point Checklist for Commercial Property Policyholders|
Micah E. Skidmore; Haynes and Boone, LLP;
May 29, 2013, previously published on May 28, 2013Every year, tornadoes in the United States cause dozens of fatalities and inflict billions of dollars in property damage. The EF5 tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma on May 20 was the most powerful and destructive storm yet of the 2013 season. Although the Moore tornado is only one of 343 tornadoes...
|Monsanto Rounds Up Big Win for Self-Replicating Tech|
Lauren Sprouse, Jeffrey A. Wolfson; Haynes and Boone, LLP;
May 27, 2013, previously published on May 23, 2013The Supreme Court’s recent decision has seeded another patent protection feather in Monsanto’s increasingly large cap, in addition to providing guidance on application of the patent exhaustion doctrine in the case of self-replicating technology. In Bowman v. Monsanto, the Court held...
|$39 Million Jury Verdict in False Claims Act Suit against Tuomey Healthcare|
Scott Ewing, Jeremy D. Kernodle; Haynes and Boone, LLP;
May 17, 2013, previously published on May 15, 2013Last week, a federal jury in South Carolina found that Tuomey Healthcare System, Inc. violated the Stark Law and the False Claims Act by submitting false claims for reimbursement to the United States, resulting in $39 million in damages to the government. United States ex rel. Drakeford v. Tuomey...
|The Texas Supreme Court Task Force on International Law Practice: Making Texas More Competitive in International Law|
Larry B. Pascal; Haynes and Boone, LLP;
May 15, 2013, previously published on May 6, 2013Long ago, the New York Bar reformed its bar admission rules to allow eligible foreign lawyers to sit for its bar exam. The Bar’s decision has encouraged foreign lawyers from around the world to become New York lawyers and, as a result, has helped to solidify New York’s position as one...
|California Man Convicted of Hacking into Former Employer’s Computer Network|
Emily Westridge Black, Ronald W. Breaux, Timothy Newman; Haynes and Boone, LLP;
May 1, 2013, previously published on April 25, 2013A jury in the Northern District of California has convicted David Nosal of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) by accessing his former employer’s computer network without authorization to obtain confidential information for use in a competing business. The business...
|Lessons Learned from Otis Elevator When Contesting OSHA Citations: Avoid Hypotheticals When Asserting the Infeasibility Defense|
Matthew T. Deffebach, Punam Kaji; Haynes and Boone, LLP;
May 1, 2013, previously published on April 29, 2013On April 8, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (“OSHRC” or the “Review Commission”) reversed an administrative law judge’s (“ALJ’s”) decision vacating a lockout/tagout (“LOTO”) citation issued to Otis Elevator...