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HTMLActivist Investor to Pay Record Fine for Violating HSR Reporting Requirements
Robert G. Kidwell, Farrah C. Short, Bruce D. Sokler; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2016, previously published on July 14, 2016
The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced this week that an activist investment manager has agreed to pay a record $11 million to settle allegations that it violated the requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the “HSR Act” or...

 

HTMLFY2017 Massachusetts Budget Update: The Conference Committee Budget
Steve Baddour, Dan Connelly, Julie Cox, Max Fathy; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2016, previously published on July 6, 2016
Just before the close of the fiscal year, the House and Senate reached an agreement on a $39.146 billion state budget for FY17. Due to a recently identified $750 million drop in projected state revenue, the budget, which was crafted by a conference committee led by Representative Brian Dempsey and...

 

HTMLBaker Signs FY17 Budget, Issues Vetoes
Steve Baddour, Dan Connelly, Julie Cox, Max Fathy; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2016, previously published on July 12, 2016
Governor Charlie Baker signed a budget for FY17 on Friday, July 8, after vetoing $256 million in spending included in the plan approved by the legislature. The budget, which represents the second annual spending plan signed by the Governor, totals $38.92 billion and increases spending by just $489...

 

HTMLE-Cigarette Makers Contending with New CPSC and FDA Regulations
Joanne S. Hawana; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2016, previously published on August 1, 2016
Products like e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) have been under intense scrutiny in recent years from public health officials, legislators at all levels of government, and many other interested parties, including dozens of plaintiffs in lawsuits stemming from...

 

HTMLCPSC Chairman Kaye and Commissioner Adler: Current Civil Penalties Approach Works
Matthew AR Cohen, Matthew Richard Howsare, Charles A. Samuels; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2016, previously published on July 21, 2016
Yesterday, CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye and Commissioner Robert Adler issued a lengthy joint statement vigorously defending the Commission’s current approach to civil penalties against various criticisms voiced by Commissioners Joe Mohorovic and Ann Marie Buerkle as well as stakeholders in the...

 

HTMLEU-US Privacy Shield to Launch August 1, Replacing Safe Harbor
Susan L. Foster, Cynthia J. Larose; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2016, previously published on July 25, 2016
The replacement for Safe Harbor is finally in effect, over nine months after Safe Harbor was struck down by the Court of Justice of the EU in the Schrems case. As most readers will be aware, Privacy Shield provides an important legal mechanism for transferring personal information from the EU to...

 

HTMLTackling the Dragon of Hospital Price Disparity: Massachusetts’s On-Going Efforts to Address Price Equity
Eric R. Blythe, Stephen M. Weiner; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2016, previously published on June 8, 2016
Price disparities among hospitals pose one of the more intractable issues for policy makers, regulators and the government. That they exist is indisputable. Why they exist is a source of much contention. And the issue creates great disunity within the hospital world, causing fissures especially...

 

HTMLPitfalls When Refiling a Priority Application under Article 4 of the Paris Convention
Terri Meiee Shieh-Newton, Matthew D. Show; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016
Patent applicants who have filed a priority application (such as a U.S. Provisional application) may wish to abandon and then refile that priority application to extend the time available for filing a utility application. This post discusses some of the pitfalls of pursuing such a strategy as well...

 

HTMLPay Attention to Business Associate Agreements!
Cynthia J. Larose; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2016, previously published on March 22, 2016
For our HIPAA-covered entity readers, we have asked these questions before: Have you taken a business associate inventory ? Have you undertaken a comprehensive risk assessment as required by HIPAA?

 

HTMLStates Step Up Efforts on Drug Pricing Initiatives
Carrie A. Roll; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2016, previously published on June 6, 2016
A few months ago, we noted that states were jumping into the drug pricing fray largely driven by a lack of federal action and a rising tide of public discontent. State legislation has taken various forms but most of the proposals reflect industry arguments that rising prices reflect rising R&D...

 


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