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HTMLTexas Medicaid Meddling with Mid-Levels
Kris R. Kwolek; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
The Texas Health & Human Services Commission (HHSC) proposed changes on Oct. 17, 2014, to its regulations that largely prohibit “incident to” billing for advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) and physician assistant (PA) providers. Specifically, changes proposed to Tex. Admin....

 

HTMLEbola on Campus: Questions to Ask for Required Emergency Response Planning
Anne D. Cartwright; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014
Colleges and universities are required to develop and publish emergency response and evacuation procedures. Is Ebola the sort of “emergency” legislators and regulators had in mind and, if so, how do you plan for it?

 

HTMLAmendments to the Federal Rules Make Discovery Better, Faster, Cheaper
Steven A. Neeley; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 15, 2014
Contractors know that discovery is the most time-consuming and expensive part of litigation. Until now, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have done little to address the problem. Parties that preserve too much data are burdened with the cost of collecting and reviewing it. Parties that preserve...

 

HTMLCourt Finds That Adverse Markman Ruling Does Not Automatically Establish Good Cause to Amend Contentions
Joseph E. Cwik; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014
A key objective of many local patent rules is to encourage parties to solidify their legal theories regarding infringement and invalidity at the outset of litigation. These rules save litigant and court resources by preventing the ‘shifting sands’ approach to claim construction, i.e.,...

 

HTMLU.S. Patent Office, NIST to Hold Meeting to Explore Patent Intersection of Patents and Cybersecurity
Walter J. Kawula; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 20, 2014
The U.S. Patent Office has announced that, in conjunction with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), it will host its first Cybersecurity Partnership Meeting on November 14, 2014. The U.S. Patent Office bills the event as a collaborative forum involving U.S. Patent Office staff and...

 

HTMLCollege and University ‘Financial Services’ and the U.S. Consumer Watchdog
Anne D. Cartwright, Meghan A. Kloth; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014
The 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...

 

HTMLSyngenta Faces Additional Lawsuits over MIR162 Corn
Megan R. Galey; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014
On 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...

 

HTMLOur Adjuncts (Or Other Employees) Want To Unionize, Now What?
Kate E. McClymont; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 16, 2014
A movement toward adjunct unions is sweeping university and college campuses across the nation. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) gives employees of private institutions of higher education the right to self-organize and engage in concerted action for the purpose of collective bargaining....

 

HTMLFAA Approves Commercial Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems; Provides Guidance for Accelerated Use
Thomas L. Gemmell; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014
In a historic decision, the FAA for the first time last month approved the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) through petitions for exemption under the Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (“Special Rules for Certain Unmanned Aircraft Systems”). The...

 

HTMLBest Practice Guidance for Responding To IRS 1098-T Proposed Penalty Notices, Collecting TINs
Anne D. Cartwright; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014
Colleges and universities are receiving another round of IRS Notice 972CG, proposing penalties for missing or incorrect Taxpayer Identification Numbers on Form 1098-T. Form 1098-Ts are information returns relating to higher education tuition and expenses; the TINs they request are most often...

 


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