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|New Final Regulations Allow Tax-Free Purchase of Disability Insurance by Plans|
Alan H. Kandel; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 21, 2014On May 9, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Department of the Treasury issued final regulations regarding the tax treatment of premium payments made by qualified defined contribution retirement plans for accident or health insurance on behalf of plan participants. The regulations contain...
|Intellectual Property Update: What is an Inter Partes Review (IPR)?|
Brian Fahrenbach; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 16, 2014Any company that owns patents must learn about the Unites States Patent and Trademark Office’s new inter partes review proceedings. The America Invents Act (AIA) created new tools to challenge a patent’s validity outside of a court. The AIA created Inter Partes Review (IPR) which, among...
|D.C. Circuit Rejects Emergency Motion to Stay Conflict Minerals Rule|
Jeffrey T. Haughey, Daniel J. Thompson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 16, 2014On Wednesday, May 14, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied an emergency motion by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to stay the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) conflict minerals rules prior to the deadline to file the first Conflict Minerals Report on...
|DOJ: Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges 90 Individuals for Approximately $260 Million in False Billing|
Diane T. Carter; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 19, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014The U.S. Department of Justice issued a press release (the “press release”) covering today’s announcement by Attorney General Eric Holder and Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations in six cities...
Amanda E. Tummons; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 19, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014Last week the media reported on two specific drone or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flights that highlight the issues that are being faced when it comes to operation of UAS. One happened at 2,300 above ground in March of this year but is only being reported just now (see Near Mid-Air Collision...
|Clarifying “Made With Organic”|
Marnie A. Jensen; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 19, 2014, previously published on May 12, 2014“Organic” can mean many things, but above all it is a regulated labeling term. There are actually five labeling categories allowed under the USDA organic regulations (100% Organic, Organic, Made With Organic, Specific Organic Ingredients, and Livestock Feed). Many people find the...
|SEC’s Social Media Guidance on Required Legends Raises More Questions|
Candace R. Jackson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 19, 2014, previously published on May 12, 2014Rule 165 of the Securities Act of 1933 permits the offeror of securities in a business combination transaction to make public statements related to or in connection with the transaction, both before and after the filing of a registration statement related to the transaction, as long as the...
|The Colorado Supreme Court Will Decide if Employers Can Discharge Employees for Medical Marijuana Use|
Christopher L. Ottele; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 16, 2014, previously published on May 12, 2014Colorado has gained widespread attention and notoriety (or acclaim, depending on your point of view), for its attempts to legalize marijuana use. While Amendment 64, Colorado’s 2012 constitutional amendment authorizing the use of recreational use of marijuana, has dominated media attention,...
|Second UAS Test Site Operational|
Amanda E. Tummons; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 16, 2014, previously published on May 12, 2014While pressure mounts for the FAA to issue regulations to incorporate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into national airspace systems and the challenges to the FAA’s current positions on UAS are in judicial limbo [see Commercial Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems? Are they legal? and FAA Faces...
|Children’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;
May 16, 2014, previously published on May 9, 2014The 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...