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|Hospice Provider Pays $4 Million to Settle Allegations of Fraudulent Billing|
Jenna K. Shedd, Lawrence J. Tabas; Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP;
March 6, 2015, previously published on February 19, 2015Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc., a for-profit hospice providing services in Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, and Texas (“Good Shepherd”), has agreed to pay $4 million to the U.S. government to settle allegations that it submitted false claims for hospice patients who were not terminally ill....
|Financial Tools for Startups Brought to You by the CRA|
Alexandra Frederick; Dentons Canada LLP;
March 5, 2015The Canadian Government partnered with Startup Canada to hold Startup Canada Day on the Hill on November 26, 2014. The Minister of National Revenue, the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. highlighted the strategies that the CRA has implemented to assist Startups across the country....
|Brazilian Federal Revenue Office/Attorney-General Joint Administrative Ruling No. 02/2015|
Carolina M. Bottino, Roberta P. Caneca, Celso Grisi, Ivan Tauil, Eduardo Maccari Telles; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015On 02/18/2015, the Brazilian Official Gazette published the Federal Revenue Office/Attorney-General Joint Administrative Ruling No. 02/2015, which regulates the federal tax installment program and the payment of tax debts with the Federal Revenue.
|President Obama announces major changes in US Cuba policy - sanctions to be eased|
Jorge Alers, Peter G. Feldman, Kenyon Weaver, Michael E. Zolandz; Dentons Canada LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014On December 17, 2014, President Barack Obama announced major changes in US policy with respect to Cuba, unveiling the most substantial steps toward diplomatic and trade normalization since the US severed relations and imposed a full trade embargo in 1961.
|Obama Administration Announces New Steps to Spur Private Investment in Infrastructure Projects|
Diane J. Blagman, Robert S. Brams, Bruce H. Giles-Klein, Alais L. M. Griffin, Yosbel A. Ibarra; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on January 20, 2015Last July, President Obama introduced the “Build America Investment Initiative,” an initiative designed to facilitate the use of innovative financing and private capital to help state and local governments deliver needed infrastructure projects. On Jan. 16, 2015, the Obama...
|Expect Injustice from a “Just World” Belief System|
Kenneth T. Broda-Bahm; Holland & Hart LLP;
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 09, 2015After traveling to Syria in the midst of a brutal war, 26-year-old Kayla Jean Mueller was captured by ISIS six months ago. The terror group now claims she was killed in a Jordanian airstrike while Americans hold out a little hope that she might be alive. As much as we understand the horror and...
|Court Secrecy Threatens American Lives|
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015It isn't just happening within the auto industry - lives all over the country are put at risk by court secrecy for various reasons. It is often the makers and sellers of defective products that seek to seal important court documents that could prevent the injury and deaths of uninformed consumers.
|Florida’s Public Records Law: What Your Private Company Should Know|
Amanda Parker Baggett; Rogers Towers, P.A.;
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 6, 2015Florida’s Public Records Law can be found in Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes. It requires public agencies to make records available for inspection and copying. The law also applies to the records of private companies under certain circumstances. The law is very broad and applies to many...
|Acceleration and Florida’s Five-Year Statute of Limitations|
Adam Keith Butman Brandon; Rogers Towers, P.A.;
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal recently filed an opinion that illuminates when a lender’s acceleration of debt triggers the five-year statute of limitations. In Snow v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 2015 WL 160326 (Fla. 3d DCA Jan. 14, 2015), the court considered the argument of...
|Chinese President and SEC/DOJ Send the Same Message: Reinforce Your Chinese Anti-Corruption Compliance|
Russell C. Menyhart, Trent J. Sandifur; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 20, 2015The end of 2014 brought several reminders of the importance of strengthening your company’s anti-corruption compliance in China. The DOJ and SEC closed December with a flurry of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) activity that dealt with greater China, capping a year in which 10 companies...