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|Texas Medical Board Seeks State Action Immunity Protection in Fifth Circuit Brief|
Helen J. Kim, Dionne C. Lomax, Carrie A. Roll; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
July 21, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016On June 17, the Texas Medical Board (“Board”) filed a brief with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reiterating that the Board’s rulemaking processes are protected under the state action immunity doctrine, noting that the case could significantly impair state agencies in carrying...
|DOJ Announces Dramatic Increase in False Claims Act Penalties|
Laurence J. Freedman, Samantha P. Kingsbury; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 21, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016On May 6th, we posted about the possibility that the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) might dramatically increase False Claims Act (“FCA”) penalties after the Railroad Retirement Board (“RRB”) nearly doubled the per-claim penalties it imposed under the FCA. After...
|“Seeing the Invisible” - Recent Challenges for Restaurant, Bar and Tavern Owners In Defending Claims Under the New Jersey Dram Shop Act|
Teagan S. Allen; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
July 21, 2016, previously published on June 1, 2016Thirty states across the country have enacted “dram shop” laws that set forth the parameters by which a licensed alcoholic beverage server-such as a restaurant, bar or tavern owner-can be held liable to individuals who suffer injury or death, or cause injury or death of others, as a...
|Iowa Landowners File Lawsuit against Iowa Utilities Board|
Bill Hanigan; Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C.;
July 21, 2016, previously published on April 11, 2016Press conference regarding eminent domain lawsuit scheduled for Wednesday, April 13, at the Davis Brown Law Firm in Des Moines, Iowa
|Maximize The Protection Offered By Louisiana's Non-Compete Law When Buying a Louisiana Business|
Jude C. Bursavich; Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.;
July 20, 2016, previously published on June 2016When purchasing an existing Louisiana business, a buyer should make sure as part of the sale that the seller doesn’t immediately open up a competing business. How do you do so under Louisiana law? How long can a buyer be protected from competition from the seller? While Louisiana law on...
|New York DOH Proposes Updated Provider Contract Guidelines|
Bethany Hills; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
July 20, 2016, previously published on June 17, 2016The NYS Department of Health (DOH) has proposed new guidelines for the provider contract submission and review process to reflect Value Based Payment arrangements pursuant to the New York State Value Based Payment (VBP) Roadmap (Roadmap) and the Regulatory Impact Subcommittee.
|Public Office Closure to Cause Delays|
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
July 20, 2016, previously published on April 27, 2016All public offices, including public ministries, registries, notary offices, city halls, among other offices, will only operate on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice, according to an announcement by the Venezuelan vice president. The previous Friday closures have been extended to further...
|What Does the 2016 Republican National Convention Mean for Ohio Residents?|
Milos Gvozdenovic; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
July 19, 2016, previously published on June 1, 2016From the moment it was announced in July 2014 that Cleveland, Ohio would be the host city for the 2016 Republican National Convention, speculation began as to what it meant for both the city and the state of Ohio. This is an exciting time for local residents regardless of their political...
|High Court Clarifies False Claims Act Ramifications for Government Contractors and Others|
Stanley A. Millan, Chad V. Theriot; Jones Walker LLP;
July 19, 2016, previously published on June 29, 2016Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States, Ex. Rel. Julio Escobar, --- U.S. ---(June 16, 2016), handed down a significant interpretation of the False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. §3729, et seq.) resolving conflicts among the federal circuit courts of appeal. This follow-up Alert emphasizes...
|House Committee Advances Higher Education Bills|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 24, 2016As much of the attention in Washington this week was concentrated on the sit-in by House Democrats over gun control legislation, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on June 22 approved by voice vote five bipartisan bills aimed at assisting students in choosing the right college or...