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The Signal Is In Search - One Powerful Way to Use Twitter to Connect with Reporters

The signal is in Twitter search. Here's what that means for Content Strategists trying to earn visibility with media members today…more

The Macron Bill about to introduce a right to remove shareholders of distressed companies: a new threat for investors or new opportunities for creditors of French companies in need of turnaround?

In its 2014 insolvency reforms, the French Government contemplated allowing a French Commercial Court (Tribunal de commerce), faced with a company under judicial reorganisation (redressement judiciaire), to remove that company’s…more

[Video]Financing Challenges for Small Cap Companies

Megan Gates explains the how rules implemented by the SEC and national securities exchanges make raising capital particularly challenging for small-cap companies…more

DMCA vs. Gearheads: Piracy Under the Shade Tree

A recent Wired magazine article by Kyle Wiens (co-founder and CEO of iFixit) provided an ominous warning to automobile owners: you don’t own your vehicle, you merely operate it at the manufacturer’s pleasure. This view of ownership…more

Marketplace Premium Assistance: Creating Alignment Between Medicaid and Qualified Health Plans

Arkansas broke new ground with its Marketplace Premium Assistance Medicaid expansion (widely referred to as the “Private Option”) last year, spurring additional states to consider the model. Under Marketplace Premium Assistance, states…more

PHMSA Targeting Pipeline Construction - Enforcement Focus on 60-Day Notification Requirement

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has stepped up enforcement efforts concerning pipeline and LNG terminal construction. Construction-related inspections have resulted in a number of recent enforcement actions…more

CMS Issues First Hospital Compare Star Ratings

CMS is now posting star ratings on Hospital Compare to help consumers assess hospital performance related to patient experience of care. The Hospital Compare star ratings are based on data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of…more

China’s SAIC Issues Competition Rules Regulating Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights

On April 7, 2015, China’s State Administration of Industry and Commerce of the PRC (the “SAIC”) issued the long-anticipated Provisions on the Prohibition of the Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights to Eliminate or Restrain Competition…more

The Bermuda Triangle of Online Defamation: Copyright, Clickwrap and the CDA

We have written many times about attempts to use copyright law to do what defamation law can’t: take stuff down from the internet. Because Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”) prevents a defamation plaintiff from suing…more

Illinois Supreme Court Holds Treasurer Needs Appeal Bond Too

Earlier this month, a unanimous Illinois Supreme Court held in Illinois State Treasurer v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission that the State Treasurer, when appealing a workers’ compensation award in a case where he appears as…more

CMS Proposes 1.7% Increase in Medicare IRF PPS Payments for FY 2016

On April 23, 2015, CMS released its proposed rule to update Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) rates for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for FY 2016, which begins October 1, 2015. CMS estimates that rates would…more

A New Australian Standard (AS 11000) to Replace the General Conditions of Contract (AS 4000 and AS 2124)

The AS 4000 and AS 2124 General Conditions of Contract are widely used forms of procurement in the Australian construction industry. A technical committee has recently drafted a new standard form contract (AS 11000) to supersede these…more

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