Topic: Health Care

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Health Care Acquisitions, Price Fixing Sentences, National Security Reviews, Collecting Whistleblower Awards

On this day in 1993, the Oslo Accords were signed in Norway between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat. Just what the doctor ordered: a successful health care acquisition (DLA Piper) Fix prices and go to jail… (Foley & Lardner) Chinese investors can learn a lot from the 2013… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Can Openers, Anti-Competitive Agreements, Free Trade, Leased Photocopiers

On August 16, 2010, China officially surpassed Japan as the world’s second-biggest economy, just three decades after Deng Xiaoping opened the country to foreign investment, private competition, and the “socialist market economy.” This is why you don’t want to challenge a patent attorney to an argument… (Fenwick & West) 2015 will be here before you… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Secured Creditors, Trade Secrets, Employer Mandate, Compulsory Dissolution

Happy birthday, Justice Breyer! “Freedom’s just another word for not printin’ out the code” – employee’s fate changed the moment he pressed “print” to get a hard copy of the stolen trade secrets… (Orrick) Maybe the one-year delay of the ACA Employer Mandate isn’t such a good thing after all for companies… (BakerHostetler) Picture this:… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Wal-Mart Employees, Rogue CEOs, Infinite Loops, Zimbabwe Expropriations

On this day in 1935, the Social Security Act took effect, creating the nation’s government-run retirement pension. Déjà vu all over again: a federal judge just struck down another proposed class of female Wal-Mart employees… (Orrick) CEO gone rogue? Here’s what to do… (LEVICK) Cybersecurity framework, consumer privacy, taxes, and other key issues facing the… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Self-Reporting, Market Manipulation, Green Chemistry, BYOD Privacy

On August 9, 1892, Thomas Edison is granted a patent for the two-way telegraph, one of the nearly 1,100 patents the inventor received in the United States.  Any business that stores consumer credit card numbers and other personal information should study carefully the $18 million FCRA ruling against Equifax… (Mintz Levin) So here’s the deal:… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Corporate Governance, Material Omissions, HSR Notification, Consumer Privacy

July 26, 1947: President Harry Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947, and in doing so creates the CIA, the US Department of Defense, the US Air Force, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the US National Security Council. Have proxy advisory firms become the gatekeepers of corporate governance? (Dechert) A federal court just… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Risk Disclosure, UK Bribery Act, International Corporate Taxation, Trade Secret Verdicts

The JD Supra Corporate Brief: good, and good for you… 85% of the Fortune 500 have begun to disclose their cybersecurity and data breach risks in public filings… (Mintz Levin) Is the UK Bribery Act being held hostage to budget cuts? (Pillsbury) Will the OECD succeed in eliminating what it believes to be the unfair… Read more »

Pay or Play? Feds Give Employers One More Year to Play Before You Have to Pay Obamacare Tax…

Think you won’t be able to meet the Affordable Care Act’s “Shared Responsibility” deadline? So do the Feds, who just extended the 2014 deadline to 2015. From attorneys at Cox Smith: “On [July 2, 2013], the U.S. Department of Treasury unexpectedly postponed a key portion of the Affordable Care Act: the ‘pay or play’ provisions… Read more »

Doing Business in China: Trade Secrets, Foreign Investment, Drug Safety Regulation, Consumer Data and Other Matters…

Laws to protect trade secrets in China have been around for nearly two decades, write attorneys in Orrick’s Trade Secrets Group. Nevertheless, the best way to protect your valuable corporate information is to never let it fall into the wrong hands: “Due to the difficulty proving and obtaining effective remedies for trade secret misappropriation, it… Read more »

Employers Have Six Months to Comply with Wellness Program Final Rules – Are You Ready?

“The potential payoffs [from a wellness program] include savings in health care costs, decreased absenteeism and increased productivity.” (Holland & Knight) Late last month, the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services issued final regulations to help employers avoid health-based discrimination when designing and implementing wellness programs. Five key takeaways for employers: 1.… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Severance Agreements, PCORI Fees, Retail Projects, Below-Cost Pricing

On this day in 1967: President Lyndon Johnson nominates Thurgood Marshall to become the first African-American justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. The Delaware Supreme Court has faith in the Limited Partnership Agreement… (Katten) Truth can indeed be stranger than fiction. One example: this story of an employee who secretly changed a word in her… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Data Privacy, Tax Reform, Resume Lies, Patent Trolls

Better pack your umbrella today – it’s raining law news! To ITC, or not to ITC … that is the patent infringement question… (DLA Piper) California’s first data privacy violation lawsuit was definitively not cleared for takeoff… (Mintz Levin) What’s the outlook for comprehensive corporate tax reform? (BakerHostetler) A recent study found that 53% of… Read more »

Employee Health Insurance Marketplace Notices Due October 1 – Here’s What to Do

“[The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act] requires employers to provide notice to employees regarding the existence of the health insurance exchange, the availability of coverage and premium assistance, and information regarding the potential forfeiture of employer contributions toward employer-offered health coverage, if an employee purchases coverage through the health insurance exchange.” (Phillips Lytle) Earlier… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Public Company ESOPs, First Amendment Defense, Patent Law Treaty, Stark Law Enforcement

Can’t decide whether you should wear the black or brown shoes? The JD Supra Corporate Brief goes well with either… Public companies may need to revise their ESOPs to comply with a recent IRS notice (Katten) Is the First Amendment a viable defense for off-label marketing of pharmaceuticals? You might think so six months after… Read more »

EEOC Files First GINA Lawsuits Against Employers – 3 Takeaways

“The message is clear: the EEOC is paying serious attention to health-related employment discrimination.” (Patton Boggs) Earlier this month, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission made history with its first-ever lawsuits filed against employers under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). From Douglas Mishkin at law firm Patton Boggs: “On May 7, 2013, the EEOC sued Fabricut,… Read more »