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HTMLChildren’s Hospitals: Don’t Lose Sight of These Issues in the OIG’s 2014 Work Report
Kimberly K. Gibbens, Cori Casey Turner; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 16, 2014, previously published on May 9, 2014
The HHS OIG released its Work Plan for FY 2014 three months ago and is hard at work investigating the issues highlighted in its annual publication. The OIG’s annual Work Plan lists current and new projects it will address during 2014, and is an excellent source for healthcare facilities to...

 

HTMLAre We Witnessing the Beginning of the End of the Patent Troll?
Michael R. Annis; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 9, 2014, previously published on May 6, 2014
Over the past several years, there has been a growing cry from the business sector about a menacing plague rising in the form of patent litigation originated by non-practicing entities, more commonly referred to as “patent trolls.” Big business, academicians, practitioners and...

 

HTMLTwinings: Steeping Class Action Plaintiffs’ Damages Models in Comcast’s Wake
Michael Klebanov; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 9, 2014, previously published on May 1, 2014
A recent case out of the Northern District of California, Lanovz v. Twinings North America, Inc., highlights the evolving landscape that litigants are facing in class certification under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 23, including courts subjecting plaintiffs’ damages models to a more...

 

HTMLFAA Faces Recent Challenges Over Restrictions on Operation of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
David C. Agee; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 9, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014
In a Petition for Review filed on April 21, 2014, a non-profit volunteer search and rescue operation (Texas Equusearch) has challenged the authority of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to regulate operation of small unmanned aerial systems (UAS), also commonly referred to as unmanned...

 

HTMLCommercial Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems? Are They Legal?
David C. Agee; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 9, 2014, previously published on May 6, 2014
It seems that almost every day there is another news release concerning some aspect of the commercial utilization of and applications for drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), now more commonly referred to within the regulatory community as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).

 

HTMLThe Sun Capital Case: New Liability Concern for Private Funds Extends Beyond Pension Liability
Edward V. Wilson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 9, 2014, previously published on May 2, 2014
Recently the food and agribusiness industry has seen a significant increase in private equity activity. These private equity funds should keep in mind new liability concerns raised by the Sun Capital case.

 

HTMLSEC Requires Continued Compliance with Conflict Minerals Rules Despite Court Ruling
Mary Anne O'Connell, Daniel J. Thompson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 7, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014
Yesterday, the SEC announced that it expects companies to comply with the June 2, 2014 deadline to file any reports required by the conflict minerals rules subject to minor modifications in light of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that certain portions of the rule violated the First...

 

HTMLDepartment of Education Answers 52 Questions on Title IX and Sexual Violence for Colleges and Universities
Joseph W. Cornelison, Hayley E. Hanson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 7, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014
On April 29, 2014, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a “significant guidance document” to assist institutions of higher education in meeting compliance obligations under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination...

 

HTMLAfter a Slow Start, Generic Pharmaceutical Companies Now Accelerate their Use of Inter Partes Review Patent Challenges
Joseph E. Cwik; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 2, 2014, previously published on April 29, 2014
When inter partes review actions first became available in 2012, no generic pharma companies availed themselves to this litigation tool. Not until 2013 did a generic pharma company first seek inter partes review (“IPR”) of a brand drug patent in Apotex Inc. v. Alcon Pharmaceuticals,...

 

HTMLThe Effect of the “1,500 Hour Rule” and New Pilot Certification and Qualification, Requirements for Air Carrier Operations
Alan B. Hoffman; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 2, 2014, previously published on April 22, 2014
On February 12, 2009 Colgan Air Flight 3407, operating as Continental Connection Flight 3407, crashed on an instrument approach to Buffalo - Niagara International Airport. All 45 passengers and four flight crew died, along with one person on the ground.

 


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