Topic: Health Care

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Information Governance, Merger Review, Patent Law, Red Tape

Go on, treat yourself to email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Because you deserve it. Was 2013 the year of “Information Governance”? Looks like it… (Judy Selby and James Sherer at BakerHostetler) Turns out the past is never dead for the FTC… (Leslie John, Jason Leckerman, and Marcel Pratt at Ballard Spahr) What… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: CEO Divorces, Reverse Churning, IRS Guidance, Employee Benefits

Naughty? Nice? No matter: we won’t put coal in your stocking. Just the JD Supra Corporate Brief: Should the CEO’s divorce be reported in SEC filings? (Kerry Berchem at Akin Gump) The SEC is crunching a lot of data these days, and one of the things they’re looking for is reverse churning… (Daniel Nathan at… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Hacking Responses, California Laws, Delaware Corporations, Greenmail Threats

On this day in 1947, the transistor was first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories. We’ve come a long way… Most of the time, “hacking back” is only going to create more troubles… (Trevor Nagel and Joseph Schenck at White & Case) Ringing in the New Year in the Golden State? You’ll need to know about these… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Compensation Committees, Volcker Rule, OSHA Whistleblowers, Ambush Elections

Five years ago today, Bernie Madoff was arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme. NASDAQ wants to change its listing standards for compensation committee independence… (Shearman & Sterling) The feds approved the Volcker Rule yesterday, bringing in new era of financial regulation… (Corporate Law Report) Considering an “acqui-hire”? Consider your… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Stopping 23andMe Sales, Buying Privacy Liabilities, Changing Proxy Policies, Approving REIT Conversions

On November 27, 1924, the very first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade was held. As it should be… Happy Holidays! The FDA is routinely criticized in cases where regulation is perceived to stymy innovation. Shutting down 23andMe isn’t one of them… (Andrew Ittleman and Kelly Lightfoot, JD Supra Perspectives) Every mobile app that glitters is not… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Social Media, Virtual Currencies, Patent Trolls, Generic Drugs

On this day in 1974, the Department of Justice filed its final antitrust suit against the AT&T Corporation, leading to the breakup of AT&T and its Bell System. Have a social media policy? You’ll want to add these items… (JD Supra Perspectives) Sure, Bitcoins and other virtual currencies present tantalizing investment opportunities, but look before… Read more »

Feds Say Health Plans Purchased on Insurance Marketplace Not “Federal Health Care Programs”

… but leave questions unanswered: On October 30, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced that qualified health plans (QHPs) purchased through the Insurance Marketplace are not considered to be “federal health care programs.” That may allow hospitals and other providers to help patients pay for coverage through the exchanges… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Email Policies, Whistleblower Bounties, Counterfeit Goods, Office Supplies

Just over 100 years ago today, the first air freight shipment was completely by the Wright brothers on behalf of department store owner Max Moorehouse. We can’t help but wonder – did it absolutely, positively have to be there overnight? Will email policies be the next battleground for the NLRB? (Tim Long, Lisa Lupion, and… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Iran Notices, Health FSAs, Corporate Boards, FATCA Implementation

Voters across the country agree: the JD Supra Corporate Brief is a great way to start the day! Are the days when Chief Compliance Officers are held accountable a thing of the past? (Bettina Eckerle of Eckerle Law) Over the past eight months, companies have filed more than 400 Iran notices with the SEC… (Shearman… Read more »

IRS Lets Employees Carryover Money in Flexible Spending Accounts – Here’s What Employers Need to Know

The IRS just made health flexible spending accounts more, well, flexible. From attorneys Allison De Tal, Isabel Safie, and John Wahlin of Best Best & Krieger: “The Internal Revenue Service recently released Notice 2013-71, which provides an alternative to the Grace Period Rule for health flexible spending arrangements (FSA). Under this alternative, cafeteria plans may… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Goldman Trade Secrets, Cross-Border Telecommuting, Brazil Anti-Corruption, Worker Misclassification Lawsuits

On this day in 1895, George B. Selden was granted the first US patent for an automobile. Today’s global economy forecast: bumpy road ahead – but things should start to smooth out in 2014… (Richard Dion, David Dodge, and John Weekes at Bennett Jones) Score one for the underdog? (Kenneth Vanko at Clingen Callow &… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cuban Wins, Rabobank Pays, FDIC Warns, Australia Repeals

This day in legal history: on October 31, 2002, a federal grand jury indicts former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice related to the company’s collapse. Scary! Fake Graveyards, Insulting Tombstones, & A Lawsuit Over Free Speech Violations… (Is That Legal?) It took the… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Revised Cybersecurity Framework, EU Data Protection, Conflict of Interest Lawsuits, HealthCare.gov Rollout

On October 28, 1919, the US Congress overrides President Woodrow Wilson’s veto of the Volstead Act, paving the way for Prohibition. Ten years later: Black Monday, when the Dow loses 13% in the Wall Street Crash of 1929. Coincidence? Feds continue to refine the country’s cybersecurity framework (Skadden Arps) How can a corporation engage in… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Big Data, EU Sanctions, Asset Managers, Supreme Court

The government is still closed? Now that’s not a very good way to celebrate Friday, is it? How big data and data analytics are revolutionizing the delivery of health care… (Mintz Levin) Is the EU going soft on companies that do business with Iran? (Sheppard Mullin) Feds say asset managers put the country‘s financial system… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Automakers Strike Back, China Opens Up, Governor Vetoes Bill, NY Continues Moratorium

So far, no good: The government shutdown is one week old today. Hang in there, America! A group of automakers just flattened a patent troll… (Foley & Lardner) How the Shanghai FTZ makes It easier for foreign companies to invest in China… (Corporate Law Report) The feds want government contractors to update their anti-human trafficking… Read more »