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HTMLTwo Early New Year's Gifts from CMS and the OIG Concerning the Donation of Electronic Health Records
Carol D. Scott; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 10, 2014, previously published on January 7, 2014
In 2006, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) published a Final Rule that provided an exception to the Stark Physician Self-Referral Law (42 USC Section 1395nn, Section 1877 of the Social Security Act) for the donation of...

 

HTMLCourt Finds that Statute Eliminated the Distinction Between Agents and Brokers
Donald A. O'Brien; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 6, 2014, previously published on December 30, 2013
Plaintiffs brought an action against an insurance agent and the insurance carrier seeking damages for the agent's negligence in procuring automobile insurance that did not name the insured's girlfriend and her son as insureds. When the girlfriend's son was struck by a vehicle while riding his...

 

HTMLUnder Maine Law, Advice to Seek Independent Counsel Is Unnecessary When an Engagement Agreement Contains a Clear Arbitration Clause
Patricia Lynch Franklin, Terrence P. McAvoy; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 27, 2013, previously published on December 23, 2013
The United States First Circuit Court of Appeals, considering Maine law, determined that an arbitration clause in an attorney-client engagement letter was enforceable. The attorneys were not required to advise the client to obtain the advice of independent counsel, and were not required to discuss...

 

HTMLIs Section 2-622 a Dead Letter After Gauto?
Jason K. Winslow; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2013, previously published on December 17, 2013
On September 5, 2013, the Illinois Appellate Court, Fifth District, published a written opinion in Rickie Fox and Ruth Fox v. Suzanne Gauto, Executor of the Estate of Nelson Gauto, deceased, a medical malpractice case. The Gauto Court grappled with the issue of what standard applies when...

 

HTMLPlaintiffs Beware - Case Law Updates
Dawn A. Sallerson; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2013, previously published on December 17, 2013
Two decisions out of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, are significant medical malpractice cases for physicians, hospitals, risk managers, insurance carriers and their counsel, one decision reflecting the importance of diligent opposition to plaintiff's late expert disclosures and the...

 

HTMLCMS, ONC Propose Adjustments to Meaningful Use Implementation for EHR Incentive Program
Paige J. Dowdakin; Hinshaw Culbertson LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 12, 2013
On December 6, 2013, federal officials announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed changes to the timeline for the implementation of meaningful use for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, and the Office of the National...

 

HTMLSelling to an ESOP May be a Possible Exit Strategy for a Closely-Held Business Owner
Hinshaw Culbertson LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 11, 2013
Transitioning a closely-held company is not easy. An owner of a closely-held company often wants to convert a portion of his or her shares into cash to reduce investment risk. An owner who is evaluating complete exit strategies should consider selling his or her shares to an ESOP among the possible...

 

HTMLIllinois Stops Civil Conspiracy Claims In Asbestos Litigation
Craig T. Liljestrand; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 13, 2013, previously published on November 21, 2013
In Gillenwater v. Honeywell International, et al., 2013 WL 5273355 (Ill.App. 4 Dist.) (Sept. 18, 2013), the Illinois Appellate Court for the Fourth District affirmed the Circuit Court of McLean County, granting Defendant's motions for judgment notwithstanding the verdict on the Plaintiff's...

 

HTMLMarital Trust Allocation Formulas Should Be Updated Now in Illinois and Minnesota
Hinshaw Culbertson LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 11, 2013
Because the federal estate tax tax-free amount exceeds the Illinois and Minnesota estate tax exemption amounts, the decoupling of Illinois and Minnesota estate taxes from the federal estate tax has created significant complexities in the estate plans of married couples residing in those states.

 

HTMLAdditional 3.8% Medicare Tax Imposed on Trust and Estate Income
Hinshaw Culbertson LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 11, 2013
Beginning in 2013, trusts and estates will be subject to an additional 3.8% Medicare tax on “net investment income” in excess of $11,950. Net investment income includes interest, dividends, rents (unless the trustee is actively participating in a real estate business), royalties,...

 


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