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  • February 8, 2016

    The Federal Reserve Board has assessed a civil money penalty against HSBC North America Holdings, Inc. and HSBC Finance Corporation for deficiencies in residential mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure processing. The $131 million penalty is the ma

  • February 5, 2016

    HSBC North America Holdings Inc., and its affiliates, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., HSBC Finance Corporation, and HSBC Mortgage Services Inc., have entered into a consent order and will $470 million to address mortgage origination, servicing, and foreclosure

Employment Law Daily
  • February 10, 2016

    By Dave Strausfeld, J.D. A hospital nurse who was fired after falling asleep in an unoccupied room where she had gone to deal with a migraine headache was not denied her rights under the FMLA, because although she had been approved to take intermittent leave for migraines, she had failed to notify anyone she needed to [...]

  • February 10, 2016

    By Kathleen Kapusta, J.D. A Tyson employee who was one of three females in her group of 23 at the time she was fired, and the only female director out of a group of five, established fact issues as to whether the company’s stated reason for her termination—a reduction in force resulting from the decision to [...]

Health Law Daily
  • February 8, 2016

    For the second time, a federal court has dismissed the claims of a supplier of prosthetic eyes that the revocation of her Medicare billing privileges violated her constitutional rights. Again, the court ruled Soc. Sec. Act sec. 205(h) limited its ju

  • February 5, 2016

    The Second Circuit struck down an HHS regulation limiting hospitals' ability to be designated as "urban" for one purpose and "rural" for another. The court reasoned that HHS overstepped when it issued a regulation prohibiting a hospital tha

  • 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

Health Reform
  • February 10, 2016

    A ruling in favor of the Republican-led House of Representatives in its lawsuit challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (ACA) (P.L. 111-148) cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments could cost the federal government $47 billion ov

  • February 9, 2016

    Since the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) (P.L. 111-148), provider payments have increasingly been tied to quality and efficiency. The increasing complexity of the industry, paired with the government's focus on im

Insurance Law Daily
IP Law Daily
  • February 8, 2016

    A generic version of the seizure treatment Oxtellar XR would infringe Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s patents covering the drug, according to the federal district court in Camden, New Jersey (Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Actavis Inc., Februar

  • February 5, 2016

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board did not err in holding that a stent patent was not invalid as obvious in light of prior art, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (TriVascular, Inc. v. Samuels, February 5, 2016, O'Malley,

Products Liability Law Daily
Securities Regulation Daily
  • February 8, 2016

    The SEC heard oral argument in an appeal from an initial decision finding securities law violations by, and imposing sanctions against, the former chief compliance officer of Stanford Group Company (SGC). According to the respondent, the Commission s

  • February 5, 2016

    A Second Circuit panel reversed course and granted Rajat Gupta's motion for a certificate of appealability, giving him another opportunity to argue that Southern District of New York Judge Rakoff erred in making instructions to the jury on personal

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