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HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court to Decide Whether Organic Regulations Preempt State Consumer Labeling Claims
Gene Summerlin; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014
In Quesada v. Herb Thyme Farms, Inc., the California Court of Appeals held that state law labeling and deceptive trade practices claims arising from alleged mislabeling of organic products were preempted by the National Organic Program. The plaintiff sought review by the California Supreme Court...

 

HTMLDo You Take Profanity With Your Coffee? The NLRB Says You Should
Mark Falkowski; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
Earlier this week the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision finding Starbucks violated the National Labor Relations Act when it terminated an employee who uttered profanities at a Starbucks manager in the presence of customers. This was the employee’s second profanity (and...

 

HTMLPediatric Hospitals and Medicaid Managed Care Networks
Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
Many pediatric hospitals have an opportunity to be a lead provider of patient care and administrative services to patients in states that are outsourcing Medicaid program administration to managed care companies. Winn Halverhout presented on this topic for an AHLA webinar titled “Innovative...

 

HTMLWhy You Have Little to Fear from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s Decision to Allow Live Testimony
Brian Fahrenbach; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014
Yes, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) may allow live testimony in an inter partes review (“IPR”). No, this does not entirely alter IPRs. Last week the PTAB stood their ground in a request to rehear their decision to allow live testimony. This post briefly addresses...

 

HTML2013 Amendments to UCC Article 9 - Lenders May Need To Take Action
John P. McNearney; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 13, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (“NCCUSL”) promulgated significant revisions to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) in 2010 (the “2010 Amendments”). Most of the states adopted those revisions in 2013 with an effective...

 

HTMLOrganizations Aim to Standardize Telehealth Practices
Megan C. Phillips, Cori Casey Turner; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 13, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
The Federation of State Medical Boards recently endorsed a model policy that addresses the proper use of telemedicine services. Only a few weeks later, a not-for-profit foundation released a report highlighting the benefits of telemedicine and making recommendations for telehealth services....

 

HTMLTexas Public Utility Commission Opens Investigation into Transmission Upgrades and Grid Stability Related to Renewable Generation
Chris Reeder; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
Building on ongoing efforts to strengthen Texas Panhandle transmission system stability and redesign ERCOT-area ancillary service markets, the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) on May 30, 2014, considered Chairman Donna Nelson’s proposal to “open a project to look at...

 

HTMLValidity of Fee-Shifting Bylaw Provisions for Stock Companies Remains Uncertain
John K. Power; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014
Early speculation that the Delaware Supreme Court’s decision in ATP Tour, Inc. v. Deutscher Tennis Bund would result in an onslaught of proposals to adopt fee-shifting bylaw provisions was quickly tempered by newly proposed amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law. Within weeks of...

 

HTMLInter Partes Review Update: PTAB Grants its First Motion to Amend in International Flavors and Fragrances v. The United States
Brian Fahrenbach; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
In breaking news for the intellectual property world, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) recently granted its first motion to amend claims in an inter partes review (“IPR”). Granting such a motion is significant because it is the first time the PTAB has amended...

 

HTMLRecent Stark Law Developments: Is The Medicaid Comfort Zone Coming To An End?
Megan C. Phillips; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014
For many years, healthcare providers - particularly children’s hospitals - took comfort in a belief held widely throughout the healthcare industry that the Stark Law did not apply to Medicaid. That belief has now been challenged by several district court cases involving alleged False Claims...

 


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