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HIPAA Breach Reporting: Focus On Remediation In Responding To An HHS/OCR Investigation
Last year was another banner year for HIPAA data breaches reported to the Department of Human Services Office of Civil Rights (HHS/OCR), and the reporting period hasn't yet closed,
United States
5 Mar 2019
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Fifth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment In Favor Of Vessel Owner In Jones Act Claim Regarding "Prompt And Adequate Medical Care"
In December 2018, the Fifth Circuit in Randle v. Crosby Tugs, LLC affirmed the lower court's granting of summary judgment related to the plaintiff's claim of Jones Act negligence.
United States
6 Feb 2019
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Professional Liability Newsletter - Holiday Edition, Fall 2018
Oh, the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful, And since we've no place to go, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
United States
30 Nov 2018
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Is Marijuana Use Now An Acceptable Form Of Treatment In California?
In 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64, the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative (CMLI), which legalized recreational marijuana in the state.
United States
22 Aug 2018
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Jay Kramer Discusses "Hacktivism" With HealthcareInfoSecurity.Com
New York Partner Jay Kramer was recently quoted by HealthcareInfoSecurity.com in the site's article, "Boston Children's Hospital DDoS Attacker Convicted."
United States
14 Aug 2018
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Texas Attorney General Asserts State Regulation Of HRAs 'Likely' Preempted By ERISA
Prompted by a letter from State Senator Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an advisory opinion asserting that a court would ‘likely determine' that ERISA preempts certain state regulations pertaining to health reimbursement arrangements
United States
21 Feb 2018
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Colin Hackett Wins Favorable Verdict
Newark Managing Partner Colin P. Hackett recently obtained a favourable defense verdict on behalf of a logistics client arising out of a New Jersey motor vehicle accident.
United States
8 Feb 2018
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New York-Area Doctors Indicted In Fraud Scheme
Yesterday, the Kings County District Attorney's office indicted 20 New York-area doctors for participating in a scheme to defraud Medicare, Medicaid, and other publicly funded insurance ..
United States
11 Dec 2017
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What You Dont Know Can Hurt You- Guidance For Risk Analyses Under The HIPAA Security Rule
The need to protect patient information from unauthorized disclosure is nothing new for healthcare providers. However, healthcare providers cannot adequately protect the security and integrity of their patients' information ...
United States
14 Sep 2017
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What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
The need to protect patient information from unauthorized disclosure is nothing new for healthcare providers.
United States
7 Sep 2017
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Payment Of Hospital Liens And Health Insurance Subrogation Claims In Third-Party Claims In Texas And California
In Texas, if a person is admitted into a hospital within 72 hours of an injury for treatment of the injury, both the admitting hospital and hospitals to which the patient is transferred have liens...
United States
30 Aug 2017
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Recent Florida Case Law On Letters Of Protection
Letters of Protection complicate accurate valuation and defense of cases involving bodily injury. When a person receives healthcare under a private health insurance plan or governmental insurance...
United States
22 Feb 2017
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Avoiding Liability Arising From An E. Coli Illness Claim
The recent news about food chains experiencing E. coli problems highlights the risk the foodservice industry faces from legal claims arising from food-borne illnesses.
United States
22 Feb 2017
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Washington Supreme Court Issues Decision In Case Involving Liability Of Mental Health Professionals
On December 22, the Washington Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in Volk v. DeMeerleer, a case involving the liability of mental health professionals.
United States
6 Jan 2017
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Nickerson v. Stonebridge Life Insurance Company - Update
In Nickerson v. Stonebridge Life Insurance Company, 5 Cal. App. 5th 1, the Second District Court of Appeal held that an award of Brandt fees should be included as compensatory damages...
United States
19 Dec 2016
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California Insurance Code Does Not Trump Choice Of Law Provision In ERISA Benefit Plans
A growing number of states are increasingly taking steps to eliminate grants of discretion to ERISA-governed health plan administrators to interpret plan provisions and grant benefits. But a recent Northern District of California case bucks that trend.
United States
10 Nov 2016
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Louisiana Supreme Court Adopts Pro Rata Approach To Defense Costs Allocation In Long Latency Cases
In a case of first impression, the Louisiana Supreme Court addressed the question of allocation of defense expenses in long latency disease cases and adopted the "pro rata" approach...
United States
29 Sep 2016
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Paslay v. State Farm General Ins. Co.
The California Second District Court of Appeal reversed the trial court's entry of summary judgment in favor of State Farm with respect to plaintiffs', Clayton and Traute Paslay, claims of breach of contract, bad faith and elder abuse...
United States
22 Sep 2016
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The Collateral Source Rule In Florida
The collateral source rule and, more generally, pre and post verdict setoffs of economic damages, have become extremely complicated under Florida law.
United States
23 Mar 2016
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Employment & Labor Law Client Alert - December 2015
Below is a summary of the most significant new laws affecting the workplace.
United States
9 Dec 2015
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