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HTMLGovernor Patrick Proposes State Budget Cuts; Speaker DeLeo Opposes
George K. Atanasov, Julie Cox, Amarynth Sichel; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 6, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2014
This morning Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo indicated that he will not support the Governor’s plan to trim the state budget to close a projected $329 million mid-year budget gap.

 

HTMLRecent Changes in US Immigration Processes and Technology
Susan J. Cohen, Cassie M. Ramos; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 6, 2015, previously published on November 18, 2014
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has implemented changes recently that affect many individuals seeking to travel to the United States, US employers of H-1B and L-1 workers, and users of some USCIS services. This advisory reviews these recent developments, including changes to the...

 

HTMLTax Court Characterizes Technology Executive’s Merger Proceeds as Ordinary Income
Jonathan R. Talansky; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 2, 2015, previously published on November 18, 2014
On October 30th, the U.S. Tax Court ruled that a key executive of a technology company acquired by Google for $93 million was required to report a large portion of his merger consideration as ordinary compensation income. Perhaps even more than the substantive tax principle it stands for, the case...

 

HTMLOhio District Court Deems Hospital Alliance a Single Entity Incapable of Conspiring Under the Antitrust Laws
Dionne Lomax; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 2, 2015, previously published on November 12, 2014
On October 21, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio granted Defendants’ motion for summary judgment, holding that Premier Health Partners (“Premier”) and its affiliate hospitals, Atrium Health Systems, Catholic Health Initiatives, MedAmerica Health...

 

HTMLVermont Doubles Down: Representative Testifies Before Congress Against Federal GMO Labeling Bill
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2014, previously published on December 15, 2014
As we’ve explored in past posts, Congress is currently considering a bill that aims to harmonize the patchwork of state efforts at regulating GMO labeling by placing such regulation firmly within FDA’s jurisdiction. Dubbed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (H.R. 4432), this bill...

 

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...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 3: Group Health Plan, Cafeteria Plan and Health FSA Nondiscrimination Theory and Practice
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 15, 2014, previously published on December 8, 2014
These questions—which arise under Internal Revenue Code §§ 105(h) and 125, and Public Health Service Act § 2716—are important as employers endeavor to navigate the penalty provisions of Code § 4980H. They are particularly relevant in the case of employers that...

 

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...

 

HTMLDepartment of Interior Announces January Auction Date for Martha’s Vineyard Wind Energy Leases
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 15, 2014, previously published on December 1, 2014
On November 24th, the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that it would be auctioning off four commercial leases for the Wind Energy Area (WEA) south of Martha’s Vineyard on January 29th. The area to be leased, which is identical to the area...

 


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