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|HHS Releases Reminder about HIPAA Rules in Wake of Ebola Outbreak|
Lisa M. Luetkemeyer; Husch Blackwell LLP;
December 8, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a bulletin on Nov. 10 reminding entities covered under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that the protections continue to be in effect during emergencies, including Ebola...
|Providing Context to the Recent NY Times Article on the IRS’s Seizure of Bank Accounts|
Matthew P. Diehr, Mark C. Milton, Matthew T. Schelp; Husch Blackwell LLP;
December 8, 2014, previously published on November 19, 2014A recent New York Times article contained anecdotes of several taxpayers having their bank accounts seized by the IRS even though they had not been convicted of any crimes. The article leaves the reader with the impression that taxpayers are helpless to defend against such action. While the New...
|It Can Happen to Your Business - Don’t Let a Data Breach Catch You Unprepared|
Randal K. Mullendore; Husch Blackwell LLP;
November 12, 2014, previously published on October 27, 2014Almost every day brings a new report of a significant cyber-security breach. National retailers, large financial institutions, and local entities large and small have been recent victims of cyber-hacking. Financial institutions, health care providers, and retailers are frequent targets of cyber...
|Union Organizing Via Email|
Terry L. Potter; Husch Blackwell LLP;
November 12, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014Before the advent of the digital age, when there was an organizing campaign afoot, most employers would be told by their legal counsel to put their rolodex under lock and key, and to review their standard no solicitation/no distribution policies in an effort to slow down organizing attempts in...
|All Pain, No Gain? U.S. Department of Education Releases Final Gainful Employment Rules|
Mark R. Falkowski; Husch Blackwell LLP;
November 12, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014The U.S. Department of Education announced its long-awaited final gainful employment rule, which will take effect July 1, 2015. In making this announcement, the Department estimated 1,400 programs currently serving 840,000 college students would not pass the Department’s new standards, which...
|Driving the Golden Spike: Avoiding Liability with Connected EHR Systems|
Peter J. Enko, Mike Foley, Deborah H. Juhnke, Wakaba Y. Tessier; Husch Blackwell LLP;
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 2014The evolution of today’s EHR holds much in common with that of the modern railroad. We all take for granted that railroad cars easily move from one track to another and from one company’s lines to another. So, whether the owner of the rail is Union Pacific or Burlington Northern, the...
|College and University ‘Financial Services’ and the U.S. Consumer Watchdog|
Anne D. Cartwright, Meghan A. Kloth; Husch Blackwell LLP;
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014The reach of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the nation’s top consumer watchdog, extends beyond well-publicized lawsuits claiming deceptive practices by a handful of for-profit schools. Recent actions by the CFPB, along with Congress and state legislatures, are highlighting the role...
|Syngenta Faces Additional Lawsuits over MIR162 Corn|
Megan R. Galey; Husch Blackwell LLP;
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014On October 3rd, corn growers in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska filed multiple class action lawsuits against Syngenta related to MIR162, the Agrisure Viptera trait. The class actions come on the heels of similar lawsuits filed by Cargill and Trans Coastal Supply Company in...
|New Illinois Fracking Law: Deadline for Regulatory Approval and Public Review Extended|
Kyle C. Barry; Husch Blackwell LLP;
October 7, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014In light of considerable concern expressed by industry and activist organizations to Illinois’ law on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” the deadline for submission of additional public comment has been extended to October 7, 2014.
|Intellectual Property Strategies for Start-up Companies|
Samuel Digirolamo; Husch Blackwell LLP;
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 5, 2014Funding is always a problem when dealing with startup companies. Startup companies typically have to balance “cash available” with expenditures related to intellectual property (IP). Spending and allocating funds available for both research and development and IP is likewise a problem....