Antitrust Law Daily
  • February 4, 2016

    As a result of an ongoing antitrust investigation of Georgia real estate foreclosure auctions, two more real estate investors have been charged with conspiring to rig bids. Douglas L. Purdy and Clifford Wayne Hill were named in two separate indictmen

  • February 3, 2016

    BBA Aviation plc, the parent company of Signature Flight Support, has agreed to divest fixed base operator assets (FBOs) at six U.S. airports in order to win Department of Justice Antitrust Division approval of its proposed $2.065 billion acquisition

Banking & Finance Law Daily
  • February 4, 2016

    The House of Representatives today passed "The Financial Institution Consumer Protection Act of 2015" (H.R. 766), a measure intended to kill the Department of Justice program known as "Operation Choke Point." Despite opposition by the Obama A

  • February 3, 2016

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has taken steps intended to boost checking account options for consumers. The bureau says it fears that lack of access to lower-risk accounts is keeping consumers out of the banking system. To address this iss

Employment Law Daily
  • February 9, 2016

    On February 5, the NLRB announced its approval of an $8.08-plus million deal between Tesoro Refining and Marketing and the United Steelworkers. The money will go to 769 employees at Tesoro’s Carson, California, and Anacortes, Washington, facilities who joined in the winter 2015 refinery strike—the largest refinery strike in 35 years. Under the bilateral agreement, [...]

  • February 9, 2016

    By Cynthia L. Hackerott, J.D. A federal district court’s denial of a state governmental entity’s motion to dismiss the disability discrimination claim of a former employee did not qualify as an immediately appealable order under the collateral order doctrine, the Second Circuit ruled. The district court had rejected the employer’s arguments that the employee’s complaint should [...]

Health Law Daily
  • February 4, 2016

    Civil money penalties (CMP) of $239,800 were upheld against a home health company after an employee abandoned the protected health information (PHI) for over 278 patients. An administrative law judge (ALJ) for the Departmental Appeals Board (DAB) fou

  • February 3, 2016

    A district court dismissed a consumer class action lawsuit which alleged that the manufacturers and distributors of the pharmaceutical product Anatabloc® misrepresented the medicinal benefits of the product. The consumers alleged that the product wa

  • February 2, 2016

    A wife and former coworker of an original relator were unable to "pick up the baton" and bring whistleblower claims over the same allegedly false marketing practices the original relator raised in an earlier lawsuit, because the suit triggered th

Health Reform
  • February 8, 2016

    The Medicaid drug rebate program will undergo key changes to ensure that federal and state governments manage drug costs in the most effective way possible, while establishing a fairer reimbursement system for state programs and pharmacies.The Final

  • February 5, 2016

    Headlines regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) primarily draw attention to the insurance coverage aspects of the regulation, but other aspects are equally important to hospitals. As of January 1, 2016, the IRS will enforce the Internal Revenue Cod

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