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By Brian Willett
Affirming a lower court decision this blog discussed here, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania held January 12 that dismissal of a proposed data breach class action was proper, because the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center lacked a legal duty to protect employee information stolen by a third party.
By James Beck
The United States Supreme Court today granted certiorari in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court. Here is a link to the order. The California Supreme Court decision in this case was our worst case for all of 2016. Here is our description of what the Supreme Court has just agreed to review:
By Debra McCurdy
A new Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) final rule is intended to modernize federal regulations governing the confidentiality of substance abuse records.
By Debra McCurdy
CMS recently released guidance on how hospitals can request from their CMS Regional Office a relocation exception from site-neutral payment rates for an excepted off-campus department of a provider due to an extraordinary circumstance, in conformance with the 2017 Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule
By Debra McCurdy
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a final rule to strengthen the federal government's ability to prevent the introduction, transmission, and spread of communicable diseases into the United States and interstate.
By Debra Dermody, William Sheridan, Conor Shaffer, Michelle Mantine, Christopher Brennan, Courtney Bedell Averbach
On January 19, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission announced the annual threshold adjustments for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. § 18a) ("HSR").
By Nicolle Snyder Bagnell, Lucas Liben
In the first significant challenge to the Ohio Supreme Court's ruling in Corban v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., the Supreme Court of the United States has denied a petition for certiorari in a related case, Walker v. Shondrick-Nau, No. 16-766 (U.S. 2017).
By Leigh Hansson, David Myers, Julianne Nowicki
Before President Obama's exit from The White House, he removed most of the sanctions in place against Sudan.
By Donald Myers, Leigh Hansson, Julianne Nowicki
On January 13, 2017, President Obama made sweeping changes to the Sudan sanctions program, removing the majority of the sanctions in place against this war-torn nation.
By Keri Bruce
The Association of National Advertisers will be hosting the ANA Transparency Day, on January 26 from 12 noon-5pm ET in New York at the ANA's offices.
By Michelle Mantine, Christopher Brennan
Twenty years later, the revised "Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation" reflect a more globalized view of commerce and antitrust concepts among U.S. enforcement agencies.
By James Beck
We're pretty familiar with most diversity-based removal techniques, so when we see something unusual, we sit up and take notice (as we did with removal before service) – then we blog about it.
By James Beck
We haven't digested it yet, so this isn't a substantive post, but we wanted to make our readers aware that today the FDA made an announcement, which states in pertinent part...
By Kimberly Chow, Jason Gordon
Almost 350,000 people who helped run Herbalife businesses are receiving checks from the Federal Trade Commission to compensate them for money lost due to the company's deceptive earnings claims.
By Steven Boranian
The FDA released its final Guidance on Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices during the week between Christmas and New Year.
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