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|New Quality Measures for Children’s Vaccines|
Cori Casey Turner; Husch Blackwell LLP;
March 20, 2014, previously published on March 14, 2014CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) have released two additional draft Quality Measures under the Children’s Measures project for public comment.
|The Ever-Changing Registration Landscape for Private Company Brokers|
Daniel A. Peterson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
March 20, 2014, previously published on March 17, 2014Two recent developments may impact when certain financial intermediaries should register as broker-dealers under federal law: (1) a significant no-action letter issued by the SEC, and (2) legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.
|Are Internal Investigations Protected by the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine? Recent Case Says Maybe Not.|
Kelly Schulz, Cori Casey Turner; Husch Blackwell LLP;
March 20, 2014, previously published on March 17, 2014On March 6, 2014, the District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion in United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Company et al. requiring Kellogg, Brown & Root Engineering Corporation (“KBR”) to produce documents originally withheld on the basis of attorney-client...
|What E-Mail Policy?|
Terry L. Potter; Husch Blackwell LLP;
March 20, 2014, previously published on March 17, 2014On March 12, 2014 a three-person panel of the NLRB issued a rather scathing decision with respect to the named employer’s attempted enforcement of their e-mail policy. The employer involved, the California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, employed approximately 5000...
|Department of Education Issues Draft Regulation Implementing Campus SaVE’s Changes to the Clery Act|
Joseph W. Cornelison; Husch Blackwell LLP;
March 14, 2014, previously published on March 11, 2014The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act was enacted as part of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, and its provisions amend various aspects of the Clery Act dealing with campus safety and security procedures and reporting. Every postsecondary institution participating...
|High Court Blows the Whistle on Private Employers|
Joel Matthew Bagby, Kevin Koronka; Husch Blackwell LLP;
March 12, 2014, previously published on March 10, 2014The U.S. Supreme Court extended the whistle-blower protections provided in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to include employees of privately held companies that are contractors or subcontractors of a public company. The high court’s ruling in Lawson v. FMR LLC, marks a significant expansion of the...
|A Five-Part Action Plan for Responding To a Federal Search Warrant|
Kevin P. McCart; Husch Blackwell LLP;
March 12, 2014, previously published on March 9, 2014The line between “white collar crime” and “street crime” is often blurred as prosecutors and investigators deploy all of the tools at their disposal against white collar and regulatory offenses. Principal among these tools is the search warrant. While the execution of a...
|DOT Revises the Standard Industry Fare Level for First Six Months of 2014|
Husch Blackwell LLP;
March 11, 2014, previously published on March 6, 2014The U.S. Department of Transportation recently revised the Standard Industry Fare Level (SIFL) rates that are used to value an employee's personal use of a company aircraft, as required by the Internal Revenue Code Section 61 and the Federal Tax Regulations Section 1.61-21(g). The Department...
|Planes, Trains and Automobiles...And Factories, Refineries, And Power Plants? Court to Hear Challenge to Expansion of Greenhouse Gas Regulations|
Jason A. Flower, John M. Terry; Husch Blackwell LLP;
March 5, 2014, previously published on February 24, 2014As you’ve likely heard, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has now officially taken the position that greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide are fair game for regulation and in fact are required to be regulated under the Clean Air Act. While this development may be cheered by...
|Global Information Governance Day|
Deborah H. Juhnke; Husch Blackwell LLP;
March 5, 2014, previously published on February 28, 2014First, kudos to AHIMA for helping raise information governance awareness by sponsoring a Twitter chat on February 20, “Global Information Governance Day.” As an information governance professional, I am encouraged that industry associations like AHIMA are picking up the reins to drive...