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HTMLIs One Really Better Than Many? The Unified Medical Staff Conundrum
Wakaba Y. Tessier; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its final revisions (“Final Rule”) to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) on May 12, 2014. Among other things, CMS proposed to revise its current interpretation of the hospital medical staff composition at 42...

 

HTMLUnmanned Aircraft Systems Regulatory Update: Federal Audit Outlines Significant Obstacles to the Safe Integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System
Charles D. "Chip" Nottingham; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
Congress received a comprehensive audit report this week focused on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) progress integrating Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). The audit report by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Office of...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Clarifies First Amendment Citizen Speech Protections for Government EmployeesClarifies First Amendment Citizen Speech Protections for Government Employees
Curtis R. Summers; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
On June 19, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Lane v. Franks, a case closely watched by public employers, institutions of higher education, and employment lawyers. The case is about First Amendment-protected speech for government employees and qualified immunity for...

 

HTMLThe Food Fight Continues: POM Wonderful’s Lanham Act Claim Not Barred by Food Labeling Regulations
Michael R. Annis, Christopher M. Bikus, Megan R. Galey; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014
Last Thursday (June 19), the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided that the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (“FDCA”) does not preclude POM Wonderful’s deceptive labeling claims under the Lanham Act against Coca-Cola. POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co., No. 12-761, slip op. at...

 

HTMLOSHA Issues Brochure on Safe Patient Handling in Nursing Homes
Marilyn Robertson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published a new brochure titled “Safe Patient Handling: Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders in Nursing Homes.” In the brochure, OSHA recommends strategies to reduce musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in nursing homes....

 

HTMLSEC Readies New Guidelines for Proxy Advisers
Chauncey Lane; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014
The 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...

 

HTMLDo You Take Profanity With Your Coffee? The NLRB Says You Should
Mark Falkowski; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
Earlier 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...

 

HTMLProposed Legislation Would Alter the FLSA’s “White Collar” Exemptions
Josef S. Glynias; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014
Yesterday, 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...

 

HTMLFAA Announces First Approval of Commercial Use of UAV, UAS or “Drone” Over Land: The Largest U.S. Oilfield, Located in Alaska, to be Monitored
Matthew R. Grant; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014
Earlier today, the FAA issued a press release announcing that it had granted approval “for energy corporation BP and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturer AeroVironment to fly an AeroVironment Puma AE for aerial surveys in Alaska—the first time the FAA has authorized a commercial...

 

HTMLPediatric Hospitals and Medicaid Managed Care Networks
Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
Many 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...

 


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