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|Hospital Incident Report Not Privileged, Court Says|
Wakaba Y. Tessier; Husch Blackwell LLP;
September 5, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014The Kentucky Supreme Court issued an opinion Aug. 21, 2014, (Tibbs v. Bunnell, Ky., No. 2012-SC-000603-MR) in which it held that the incident report developed by the University of Kentucky Hospital (“hospital”), through the hospital’s Patient Safety Evaluation System...
|Illinois Frees $30 Million for Solar Investment; Establishes Goals, Timeline|
Kyle C. Barry; Husch Blackwell LLP;
September 4, 2014, previously published on September 2, 2014On June 28, 2014, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed House Bill 2427 authorizing the Illinois Power Agency (IPA) to conduct a one-time, $30 million procurement of Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs). This bill establishes a process for the IPA to help meet requirements adopted by the state in...
|Integration of UAS into NAS is Making Progress . . . Slowly|
Amanda E. Tummons; Husch Blackwell LLP;
September 3, 2014, previously published on August 26, 2014So far in the month of August the FAA has taken at least 3 steps towards integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the national airspace system.
|Aspiring Medicinal Marijuana Business Owners in Illinois Should Understand and Plan for the Potential Tax Pitfalls|
Mark Milton; Husch Blackwell LLP;
September 3, 2014, previously published on August 27, 2014On September 8, 2014, the state of Illinois begins accepting applications for medicinal marijuana dispensary and cultivation center permits. Under the state’s Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, passed last year, Illinois will grant one cannabis cultivation permit for...
|HIPAA Deemed Compliance Period Ends Next Month|
Deborah C. Hiser; Husch Blackwell LLP;
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 22, 2014The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued final regulations in January 2013 modifying the privacy, security and enforcement provisions under the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Covered entities and business associates were generally...
|Missouri Supreme Court Adopts Expansive View of Joint Employer Liability for Wage Violations|
Andrew J. Weissler; Husch Blackwell LLP;
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 22, 2014On August 19, 2014, the Missouri Supreme Court issued a novel decision that impacts Missouri employers. In Tolentino v. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., No. SC93379 (Mo. banc Aug. 19, 2014), the court unanimously endorsed an expansive view of what it takes to be considered a...
|Resident Assistant and Resident Director Coverage Under the FLSA|
Kate E. McClymont; Husch Blackwell LLP;
August 21, 2014, previously published on August 19, 2014In light of recent challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) guidance about the classification of resident assistants (RAs) and resident directors (RDs) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), it is important that institutions of higher education understand the dynamics at play when...
|IRS Clarifies Production Tax Credit Qualification for Renewable and Alternative Energy Facilities|
John C. Crossley; Husch Blackwell LLP;
August 21, 2014, previously published on August 14, 2014With developers in the renewable energy industry racing to complete energy projects across the country by January 1, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has published additional guidance to reduce uncertainty regarding the ability of certain projects to qualify for production tax credits...
|The Most Important Issue in Arbitration|
Terry L. Potter; Husch Blackwell LLP;
August 21, 2014, previously published on August 18, 2014I am commonly asked what I believe is the most important issue when it comes to arbitration. For me the answer is always the same, whether we are talking about a labor arbitration, a construction dispute, or any other arbitration. The most important issue in any arbitration is the selection of...
|The Beginning of a Trend? Removing Asbestos-related Injuries From the Exclusivity Provisions of Workers’ Compensation Statutes|
Jordan T. Ault; Husch Blackwell LLP;
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014On November 22, 2013, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued an order in Tooey, et al. v. AK Steel Corp. that had major implications for toxic tort litigation in the state. Plaintiff John Tooey allegedly worked for Ferro Engineering as an industrial salesman of asbestos products from 1964 to...