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|FedEx Indictment: Government Seeks to Outsource Criminal Enforcement|
Brianna L. Abrams, Nicholas M. Gess, Nathan J. Hochman; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014On July 17, 2014, a federal grand jury in San Francisco returned a 15-count indictment charging FedEx with crimes for allegedly failing to heed warning signs that illegal Internet pharmacies were using FedEx facilities to ship drugs to consumers. United States v. FedEx Corporation, et al.,...
|FTC Dings Company for Peddling Made-in-USA Seals|
Nathan S. Cardon, Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar, Jean-Cyril Walker; Keller and Heckman LLP;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 23, 2015What’s in a name? If you’re a company and your name is “Made in the USA,” your marketing had better smell at least as sweet as the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Made in USA Standard, or so Made in the USA Brand, LLC (MITUB or the Company) discovered. The FTC...
|OIG Reverses Position on EHR Referral Fees|
Laurel E. Baum, Jennifer R. Bolster, Raymond R. D'Agostino, Catherine A. Diviney, Meghan S. Gaffey; Hancock Estabrook, LLP;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 2014In Advisory Opinion No. (“Op. No.”) 14-03, OIG reversed an earlier opinion allowing EHR vendors to provide a fee discount for laboratory test referrals sent between physicians and laboratories that participated in the EHR vendor’s network (i.e. “in-network” referrals)....
|Any Port in a Storm: The Hatch-Waxman’s (Ever Expanding) Safe Harbor Provision|
Andrew P. Ritter; Sughrue Mion PLLC;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 2014Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and the multitude of men and women who helped establish the United States were visionaries in many ways. One of the most important of which was to provide Congress with the power “to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited...
|President Obama Issues Executive Order Barring Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination by Federal Contractors|
Duane Morris LLP;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014On July 21, 2014, President Obama issued an Executive Order that makes it illegal for federal government contractors to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Executive Order amends Executive Order 11246, first issued in 1965, which prohibits federal government...
|Dog Bite Claims|
Joseph A. Miller; Joe Miller Law, Ltd.;
July 25, 2014Every state has different laws regarding dog bites and who is liable for the injury. In this article we will discuss the laws in Virginia and North Carolina regarding dog bites and what you can do if you are the victim of a dog bite.
|Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Issues Orders Terminating Certain Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund Emergency Assessments|
Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky Abate Webb P.A.;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation ("OIR") advised today, July 22, 2014, that it has issued Orders to insurance companies terminating a 1.3 percent Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund ("FHCF") emergency assessment on most property insurance policies. The assessment,...
|Puerto Rico: A Haven for Manufacturers?|
Rosana M. Gutierrez; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 23, 2014Perhaps not surprisingly to those familiar with the tropical island, manufacturing remains a key driver of economic activity in Puerto Rico. Indeed, manufacturing accounts for 45% of Puerto Rico’s GDP (compared to 11% in the U.S.) and over 20% of the island’s jobs. Many U.S....
|More Time to Comment on Expansive EPA Clean Water Proposed Rules: Deadline Extended|
Liza C. Moore; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014In April 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency published a proposed rule defining the “waters of the United States,” meaning the waters regulated by the government through the Clean Water Act (CWA). As has been widely reported in the farm media, many people have serious concerns...
|New EEOC Guidelines Protect Pregnant Employers|
Brett M. Wendt, Nancy A. Wood; Rutan Tucker LLP;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014On July 14, 2014, the EEOC issued new enforcement guidelines regarding the PDA and ADAAA.