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HTMLHalliburton’s Acquisition of Baker Hughes Likely to Receive Close Antitrust Scrutiny from Department of Justice
Dionne C. Lomax; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 28, 2015, previously published on November 19, 2014
On November 17, 2014, Halliburton Company (“Halliburton”) announced plans to acquire Baker Hughes, Inc. (“Baker Hughes”) for $34.6 billion. Halliburton and Baker Hughes are two of the world’s largest oilfield services companies, providing drilling, formation...

 

HTMLDo You Offer or Accept Copayment Coupons? OIG says YOU are Responsible for Compliance with Federal Law
Bridgette A. Wiley; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 16, 2015, previously published on October 23, 2014
In recent years, copayment coupon programs have become standard promotional practices for both large and small pharmaceutical manufacturers. Copayment coupons are typically offered to commercially insured patients in order to reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket costs for specific brand name drugs...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Finds that Post-Shift Employee Security Screenings Noncompensable Activity Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
Frank Hupfl; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014
Last week, in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, the United States Supreme Court issued a rare unanimous opinion holding that post-shift employee security screenings were noncompensable activities under the Fair Labor Standards Act because those screenings were neither the principal...

 

HTML2015 Omnibus Provides $123 Million in Funding for the CPSC with No User Fee Authorization; Report Language Focuses on Test Burden Reduction, Import Surveillance, and Report on “Auto-Update” Mechanism for CPSC Safety Standards
Matthew R. Howsare, Charles A. Samuels; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2014, previously published on December 10, 2014
Update: After some uncertainty, Congress passed and the President is expected to sign the 2015 Omnibus bill into law.

 

HTMLGPO Fees Under Scrutiny by the GAO
Thomas S. Crane, Lauren Moldawer; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 15, 2014, previously published on December 4, 2014
Last week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report examining group purchasing organization (GPO) practices. The GAO questioned whether the current structure of GPO funding through administrative fees is appropriate and urged the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to...

 

HTMLFederal Judge Awards Attorneys’ Fees to Defendant in Dismissed Qui Tam Case, Calls Whistleblower a “Serial Relator”
Samantha P. Kingsbury, Ellyn L. Sternfield; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 15, 2014, previously published on December 5, 2014
In November 2013 and this past October, Mintz Levin’s Health Care Qui Tam Update highlighted three separate qui tam False Claims Act (FCA) cases filed by Fox RX, Inc. (Fox), a former Medicare Part D plan sponsor. Fox filed one of those cases against OmniCare, Inc., PharMerica Corp., and...

 

HTMLSixth Circuit Decision Confirms that Employers May Lawfully Choose Not to Hire a Job Applicant with a Prior History as a False Claims Act Whistleblower
David Barmak; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 21, 2014
Some employers in the health care and other industries who regularly deal with the federal government and are subject to the False Claims Act (“FCA”) have felt helpless in trying to weed out serial whistleblowers in the hiring process. After all, most anti-retaliation provisions...

 

HTMLHospital Executive Pleads Guilty to False Meaningful Use Attestation for EHR Incentive Payments
Laurence J. Freedman, Sarah Beth Smith; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 21, 2014
The former CFO of Shelby Regional Medical Center, Joe White, pleaded guilty to knowingly making a false statement related to the hospital’s meaningful use of electronic health records (“EHR”). Shelby Regional had received $785,655 in meaningful use incentive payments from Medicare...

 

HTMLD.C. Circuit Upholds Contraceptive Coverage Mandate
Bridgette A. Wiley; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 20, 2014
Last week, a unanimous three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit upheld the religious accommodation to the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) contraceptive coverage mandate (Priests for Life v. HHS, D.C. Cir. No. 13-5368, Nov. 14, 2014). The court held that the accommodation set out by the...

 

HTMLIt’s a Material IP World: Trademarks, Copyrights, Design Patents and Fabric Designs
Susan Neuberger Weller; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 5th, 2014
Fabric design is a creative art form that has existed for thousands of years. Although the methods for creating such designs have evolved, the purpose and function of such designs has not changed as significantly. Fabric designs are used for purely ornamental and decorative purposes, for purposes...

 


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