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HTMLThree Observations From the SEC’s Settlements with Thirteen Municipal Dealers Over Below-Denomination Sales of Puerto Rico Bonds
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014
On November 3, 2014, the SEC announced settlements with thirteen different registered municipal securities dealers in connection with sales of non-investment grade bonds issued by Puerto Rico in 2014.

 

HTMLNLRB Shows Some Restraint in its Protection of Employee Social Media Communications: Employee Termination Arising From “Egregious” and “Insubordinate” Facebook Posts Was Legal Under the NLRA
Erin Cornell Horton; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on November 4, 2014
In the wake of the NLRB’s aggressive crackdown on social media policies, many employers have asked: “Is there any limit to what employees can post on social media about their employers?” It appears that there is. Just last week, a former employee of the Richmond District...

 

HTMLHome Depot Data Breach Litigation: Venue and Consolidation
Kevin M. McGinty; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014
Substantive litigation in the flood of lawsuits concerning the recent Home Depot data breach awaits a determination of where the cases will be heard. Numerous overlapping lawsuits have been filed in courts throughout the United States asserting claims on behalf of consumers and financial...

 

HTMLCMS Finalizes OPPS Rule Packaging Pathology Services Ordered for Hospital Outpatients
Karen S. Lovitch, Lauren Moldawer; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
As part of the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Rule issued last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized its proposal to conditionally package certain ancillary services assigned to APCs with a “geographic mean cost” of $100 or less. This...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 8: Breaking HPID News
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on November 2, 2014
In a surprise move, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an indefinite delay in enforcement of regulations pertaining to “health plan enumeration and use of the Health Plan Identifier (HPID) in HIPAA transactions” that would have otherwise required...

 

HTMLKey Takeaways from OIG’s 2015 Work Plan
Theresa C. Carnegie, Laurence J. Freedman, Kimberly J. Gold; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on November 4, 2014
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its Fiscal Year 2015 Work Plan on October 31. The Work Plan provides the OIG’s planned reviews and activities with respect to HHS programs and operations during the current fiscal year and beyond.

 

HTMLLawsuit against LinkedIn Latest in Battle over Use of Big Data in Employment
Robert Sheridan; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014
Following up on a topic discussed recently in this space, a class action filed last month against LinkedIn represents just the latest development in the burgeoning battle over defining the permissible and impermissible uses of big data in the employment arena.

 

HTMLCME Payments Largely Remain Excluded From Sunshine Act Reporting
Brian P. Dunphy; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on November 4, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has finalized changes to a number of reporting requirements under the regulations implementing the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (“Final Rule”). When CMS proposed several of these changes in July, my colleague...

 

HTMLDid the USPTO Really Improve the ‘After Final Consideration Pilot’?
Lisa Adams; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014
On October 1, 2014, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) announced the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (“AFCP 2.0”) - a program intended to provide new features that will enhance communication between the USPTO and the applicant, as compared with the...

 

HTMLMarking of Patented Products in the UK
Julian Crump, David Wraige; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
The first parts of the new UK Intellectual Property Act 2014 come into force today. The act will introduce a range of new measures, one of which is that it expands the options available to patent proprietors for marking patented products. The benefit of marking a patented product is that it...

 


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