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|Why You Have Little to Fear from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s Decision to Allow Live Testimony|
Brian Fahrenbach; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014Yes, 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...
|SEC Readies New Guidelines for Proxy Advisers|
Chauncey M. Lane; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014The SEC is readying new guidelines for proxy advisory firms such as ISS and Glass Lewis amid complaints by corporations that such advisers have too much influence. The SEC previously held a roundtable about the sector, where stakeholders discussed a variety of concerns such as whether the firms...
|Pediatric Hospitals and Medicaid Managed Care Networks|
Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014Many 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...
|California Supreme Court to Decide Whether Organic Regulations Preempt State Consumer Labeling Claims|
Gene Summerlin; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014In 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...
|Do You Take Profanity With Your Coffee? The NLRB Says You Should|
Mark Falkowski; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014Earlier 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...
|Proposed Legislation Would Alter the FLSA’s “White Collar” Exemptions|
Josef S. Glynias; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014Yesterday, a group of nine Senate Democrats proposed new legislation (S. 2486) that would increase the amount of salary that must be paid to certain employees. Led by Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, the group seeks to change the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) in two significant ways, and...
|Organizations Aim to Standardize Telehealth Practices|
Megan C. Phillips, Cori Casey Turner; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 13, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014The 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....
|2013 Amendments to UCC Article 9 - Lenders May Need To Take Action|
John P. McNearney; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 13, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014The 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...
|Recent Stark Law Developments: Is The Medicaid Comfort Zone Coming To An End?|
Megan C. Phillips; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014For 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...
|Validity of Fee-Shifting Bylaw Provisions for Stock Companies Remains Uncertain|
John K. Power; Husch Blackwell LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014Early 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...