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HTMLCalifornia To Expand Its Data Breach Notification Rules
Brian R. Blackman; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on November 4, 2014
California has broadened its data breach notification statutes in response to the increasing number of large data breaches of customer information. AB 1710, which Governor Jerry Brown signed into law, amends California’s Data Breach Notification Law to (1) ban the sale, advertising for sale...

 

HTMLIf They Could Be All You Wanted: The FCC Gets Serious About Small Cells
J. Aaron George, Douglas A. "Drew" Svor, Dave Thomas; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 5, 2015, previously published on October 28, 2014
Say what you will about inside-the-Beltway leadership vacuums, political gridlock and the indecipherable output from the grey, grinding gears of our government agencies, but once in a while Washington actually gets it right. Or mostly right.

 

HTMLNew FDA Draft Guidance on REMS and Bioequivalence Studies: Does New Procedure Secure ANDA Applicants The Right to Obtain Samples?
Peter S. Reichertz, Carrie A. Ross; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 5, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015
Applicants seeking approval of Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) in most cases must perform bioequivalence studies comparing their proposed generic product to the innovator drug listed in the Orange Book, called the “Reference Listed Drug” or “RLD”. Issues have...

 

HTMLUpdate: Sandoz and Celltrion Decline the Invitation to Dance: Biosimilars Challenge the Applicability of the BPCIA’s Exchange Provisions Before Bringing Suit
Michelle C. Kim, Peter S. Reichertz; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 5, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014
In our previous blog post of November 11, 2014, we noted that Celltrion had filed a declaratory judgment action against Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research for invalidity of certain patents covering methods of treating rheumatoid arthritis. Celltrion Healthcare Co. v. Kennedy Trust for...

 

HTMLNation’s Highest Court Schedules Oral Arguments in King v. Burwell
Florence Wang; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014
A Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) spokesperson announced on December 22, 2014, that the Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell on March 4, 2015. This means that not only could the highest court soon resolve the circuit split on the case’s key issue, but that the future...

 

HTMLThe Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) Set to Expire Year End
Eric L. Altman; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2014
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) now appears set to expire as of December 31, 2014, barring further action from Congress. The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014 would have extended the existing terrorism insurance coverage under TRIA. Although the House of...

 

HTMLEffects of the New Federal Spending Package on the Health Sector
Eric A. Klein, Rachel Landauer; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014
In mid-December, President Obama signed into law a $1.1 trillion spending bill known as the “Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015” or “Cromnibus.” This post explores provisions that relate to the health sector and Affordable Care Act (ACA)...

 

HTMLWhat Can You Expect in 2015 Regarding HIPAA Enforcement?
Lynsey Mitchel; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014
As of earlier this month, 1,170 breaches involving 31 million records have been reported to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) since mandated reporting of breaches began in September 2009. An increase in the number of breaches isn’t the only statistic on the rise. Although...

 

HTMLCMS Defines “Uninsured” for Medicaid DSH Payments But Leaves Impact on Hospital-Specific Payments Undefined
Florence Wang; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014
CMS’ Final Rule, “Medicaid; Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments - Uninsured Definition”, published on December 3, 2014, may offer relief to some hospitals receiving Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments under the Social Security Act. Starting December 31,...

 

HTMLCalifornia Insurance Commissioner Issues Emergency Regulations Affecting Narrow Provider Networks
Eugene Y.C. Ngai; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on January 12, 2015
On January 5, 2015, Commissioner Dave Jones issued emergency regulations affecting health insurers with respect to access to provider networks in response to consumer complaints that appointments with physicians are hard to obtain, that in-network care is far away, and that in-network provider...

 


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