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HTMLUPDATE: New Jersey Limits Use of Criminal History in Hiring Decisions
Rachel J. Tischler; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 19, 2014
As we reported in December 2013, New Jersey was on the road to joining 6 other states which have recently passed legislation banning or limiting the use of criminal background checks in the hiring process. On August 11, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the Opportunity to Compete...

 

HTMLNew Guidance on Contractor Self-Disclosure
David L. Douglass, Rachel Landauer; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 21, 2014
The Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) provides health care providers an opportunity to disclose potential violations of certain Federal civil and criminal laws in relation to HHS contracts or subcontracts, pursuant to which OIG offers a means for facilitated...

 

HTMLCMS Care Coordination Payments - A Boon to Doctors and Patients but Patient Participation Will be Essential
Vinay Bhupathy, Aytan Dahukey; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 19, 2014
As the Affordable Care Act continues to mature, we are seeing new efforts by the Obama administration to incentivize care coordination across a spectrum of services provided to Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) patients. A New York Times article posted on August 16, 2014 reports that starting in...

 

HTMLSupreme Court’s Latest Interpretation on Late Payment Interest
Sharon Xu; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
The Supreme People’s Court of China recently issued an interpretation on how to calculate the interest accrued on delayed payment - Interpretation of the Supreme People’s Court of Several Issues Concerning the Applicable Law for Calculating Interest On Delayed Payment in the Enforcement...

 

HTMLSham Hatch-Waxman Infringement Suits And FDA Citizen Petitions; A Potential For New Liability For Innovators?
Robert L. Magielnicki; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 12, 2014
Under what is commonly known as “Noerr-Pennington immunity,” persons exercising their First Amendment right to petition the government for redress are generally immune from antitrust liability, even though their actions may harm competition or competitors. The Supreme Court has...

 

HTMLNo CEQA Review Required For Initiative Measures, Whether Adopted By City Council Or Voters
Tiffany Duong; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014
The Supreme Court of California has held that CEQA review was not required before the Sonora City Council adopted an initiative measure approving a specific plan for expansion of a Wal-Mart store. The court held that: (1) the Elections Code, which requires at most an abbreviated review, provides...

 

HTMLNew York’s Health Information Highway - SHIN-NY - Get Involved as it Gets Rolling
Eric L. Altman, Vinay Bhupathy; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014
The Statewide Health Information Network of New York , also referred to as SHIN-NY, is a State-sponsored secure database network that is intended to house patient records, clinical data as well as other critical health care information across the State. The network is designed to be an...

 

HTMLBundled Payments under the Affordable Care Act Continue to Gain Influence
Eric A. Klein, Lynsey Mitchel, Lauren Lee Tarantello; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it will add roughly 4,100 providers to the 2,400 existing providers testing the possible use of Medicare bundled payment contracts. Providers must apply to be candidates, and this group of now roughly 6,500 providers,...

 

HTMLWhen Goods Are Shipped from Overseas, When Are They Considered “Received by the Debtor” for Purposes of Asserting a Section 503(b)(9) Administrative Claim?
Robert K. Sahyan; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014
A bankruptcy court in Pennsylvania recently held that trade creditors who supplied goods to a debtor prior to its bankruptcy filing were not entitled to administrative priority status under Bankruptcy Code section 503(b)(9) because the goods were “received by the debtor” at the time...

 

HTMLThird Circuit Says Classwide Arbitration a Matter for Courts to Decide
Ryan Duffy, Kevin J. Smith; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 7, 2014
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled last week that courts, not arbitrators, should determine whether an agreement between two parties to arbitrate employment disputes allows for classwide arbitration.

 


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