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HTMLThe Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 9: Misunderstanding “Offer[s] of Coverage on Behalf of Another Entity”
Alden J. Bianchi, Edward A. Lenz; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 1, 2014, previously published on October 27, 2014
Applicable large employers faced with the prospect of complying with the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility rules must grapple with and understand what it means to make an offer of minimum essential coverage under an eligible employer-sponsored [group health] plan to their...

 

HTMLTitle VII Severance Agreement Issue Remains in Legal Limbo: Judge Tosses EEOC’s Suit Against CVS Solely on Procedural Grounds
Daniel Long; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014
Last month, we reported that an Illinois district court judge threw out the EEOC’s controversial lawsuit against CVS seeking to invalidate its severance agreements. The judge there did so and promised to follow up with a written opinion. That opinion has now arrived, but it’s not the...

 

HTMLFraud and Abuse Waivers for MSSP ACOs Extended Another Year
Stephanie D. Willis; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014
Fridays are for fraud and abuse news-related releases, yet again. Last Friday, the HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a notice (Notice) informing the public that it has delayed the release of a final rule regarding applicable fraud and abuse law waivers for ACOs participating in the...

 

HTMLEt tu, Brutus? Yet Another New York Court Offers Guidance on the Do’s and Don’ts (Mostly Don’ts) in Post-Employment Restrictive Covenant Agreements
David M. Katz; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014
In American Leisure Facilities Management Corp. v. Brutus, Jeremy Brutus managed two facilities in New York City’s Peter Cooper Village for American Leisure, a designer and operator of spa, recreational and sporting facilities, until it terminated his employment in November 2011. Brutus...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act-Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 10: What’s an Employer to Do (with Marketplace Notices)?
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014
Under the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility rules, applicable large employers (those with 50 or more full-time and full-time equivalent employees on business days during the preceding calendar year) incur exposure for assessable payments under Internal Revenue Code §...

 

HTMLThe Incredible Shrinking Red Bull Refund: How Should Courts Verify Class Membership?
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 16, 2014
A recent class action settlement has brought fresh attention to two age-old questions. The first: does Red Bull actually give you wings? The second: how carefully should courts screen out bogus claimants from proposed classes of refund-seeking consumers?

 

HTMLFront End Changes and, Again, More DIR Columns
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 21, 2014, previously published on October 17, 2014
Since the beginning of the Medicare Part D program, CMS has introduced many reporting mechanisms for trying to understand drug pricing, price concessions, and the cost of providing services to Part D members. The tool CMS has turned to most often is the direct and indirect remuneration...

 

HTMLKeep Your Hands Off the Customers ... and the Cows
Jennifer B. Rubin; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 21, 2014, previously published on October 17, 2014
A federal district court in Washington has confirmed that an employer’s relationship with the cows that its employees serviced is insufficient to establish a legitimate protectable interest to enforce a non-compete.

 

HTMLLife Care Centers Seeks Sixth Circuit Review of Decision Allowing Statistical Sampling/Extrapolation in FCA Case
Laurence J. Freedman, Samantha P. Kingsbury, Ellyn L. Sternfield; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 21, 2014, previously published on October 16, 2014
Last week, we posted about U.S. District Court Judge Harry Mattice’s September 29th ruling that government attorneys could extrapolate from a small sample of patient admissions to over 50,000 patient admissions (and over 150,000 claims) by Life Care Centers of America, Inc. (a nursing home...

 

HTMLFederal Judge Rules to Allow Extrapolation on More Than 50,000 Patient Admissions in FCA Case
Samantha P. Kingsbury, Ellyn L. Sternfield; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 21, 2014, previously published on October 6, 2014
Last week, a Tennessee federal district court judge ruled that government attorneys can extrapolate from a small sample of billing statements to over 50,000 patient admissions by Life Care Centers of America, Inc. (a nursing home operator) to try to hold Life Care Centers liable under the False...

 


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