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HTMLDrug Costs, Risk Adjustment Drive Q2 Health Insurance Rate Increases
Julie Cox, Sasha Dudding, Stephen M. Weiner; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2016, previously published on January 26, 2016
The Massachusetts Division of Insurance (DOI) recently held a two-day hearing on rate changes proposed by Massachusetts health insurance plans to be effective for the second quarter of 2016 (Q2). Presentations by carriers, in the state that provided the prototype for the Affordable Care Act (ACA),...

 

HTMLFilm Highlights National Security Need for Renewable Energy
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2016, previously published on January 26, 2016
When one thinks of renewable energy and the growing movement to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, the US military is not, perhaps, the first thing that comes to mind. In reality, however, the military is tied inextricably to the renewable energy movement - oil is its lifeblood and this dependence...

 

HTMLPTAB Designates Decision Concerning One-Year Statutory Bars As Precedential
Nicholas W. Armington, William A. Meunier; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2016, previously published on January 21, 2016
Last week, the PTAB designated two recent post-grant proceeding decisions as “precedential,” marking only the second and third time it has designated one of its opinions as binding on all PTAB judges. One of those decisions—the Decision Denying Institution of Inter Partes Review...

 

HTMLWestlake Services v. Credit Acceptance: PTAB’s Precedential Decision to Apply Estoppel on a Claim-by-Claim Basis
Matthew Galica, William A. Meunier; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2016, previously published on January 25, 2016
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board recently designated as precedential its decision in Westlake Services, LLC v. Credit Acceptance Corp., CBM2014-00176, Paper 28 (PTAB May 14, 2015) addressing the scope of estoppel under 35 U.S.C. § 325(e). As a result, the Westlake holding that § 325(e)...

 

HTMLDOE Issues Funding Opportunity Announcement “BENEFIT 2016”
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2016, previously published on January 20, 2016
Last month the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2016.” It covers some pretty cool areas, including...

 

HTMLThird Circuit Court of Appeals Permits Chapter 11 Debtor to Reject Expired CBA
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2016, previously published on January 26, 2016
It is a familiar scenario: a company is on the verge of bankruptcy, bound by the terms of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), and unable to negotiate a new agreement. However, this time, an analysis of this distressed scenario prompted a new question: does it matter if the CBA is already...

 

HTMLExcluding Your Gains on Small Business Investments
Daniel I. DeWolf, Rachel Gholston; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2016, previously published on January 19, 2016
2016 promises to be another very good year to invest in start-ups because of the extension of significant tax breaks for investors who invest in early stage companies. Investors who invest in small businesses can exclude capital gains realized on the sale of stock in such businesses if they choose...

 

HTMLNew York Federal Court Rejects Mutual Non-disparagement Provision in FLSA Settlement Agreement as Overbroad
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2016, previously published on January 21, 2016
Non-disparagement provisions are commonplace in today’s settlement and separation agreements, with employers often seeking the broadest protection against disparagement. A recent decision from a New York federal court, however, suggests that such provisions may have their limits in connection...

 

HTMLYear in Review: The Most Popular Blog Posts of 2015
Christina Sperry; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2016, previously published on January 21, 2016
As 2016 begins and IP strategies are being developed for the new year, it is a good time to reflect on what IP issues were prominent in 2015. According to the many readers of Global IP Matters, hot topics included navigating the waters of U.S. patent prosecution, analyzing Federal Circuit appeals...

 

HTMLUPDATE: Challenges to Standing of Petrobras Opt-Out Plaintiffs Denied
John S. "Terry" McMahon; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2016, previously published on January 19, 2016
As a follow-up to our October 15 discussion about challenges to the standing of certain opt-out plaintiffs in the In re Petrobras Securities Litigation, No. 14-cv-9662 (S.D.N.Y.) consolidated litigation, Judge Rakoff has resolved those issues in two decisions. In a brief October 19, 2015 decision...

 


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