Michael Finio

Michael Finio

Saul Ewing LLP

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Pennsylvania Court Refuses to Create a Duty of Care to Protect Confidential Personal Data

On May 28, 2015, Judge R. Stanton Wettick, Jr. refused to create a new cause of action sounding in negligence allowing a claim for damages resulting from improper disclosure of confidential personal and financial...more

6/10/2015 - Confidential Information Data Breach Duty of Care Employer Liability Issues Negligence Personally Identifiable Information Popular Putative Class Actions

Court Enjoins Outpatient Primary Care Physician’s New Employment as a Hospitalist

A Pennsylvania appellate court recently granted an employer’s request for enforcement of a restrictive covenant against a hospitalist, finding that his departure from the primary care office setting did not affect the terms...more

5/28/2015 - Appeals Employment Contract Healthcare Injunctions Non-Compete Agreements Physicians Restrictive Covenants

Cardinal Health Agrees to Settle Monopolization Claims

The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced on April 20, 2015 that it had entered into a stipulated consent order ("Order") with Cardinal Health, Inc. ("Cardinal"). The Order, which is pending court approval, requires...more

4/24/2015 - Cardinal Health Consent Order FTC Monopolization Pharmaceutical

Supreme Court rules that state professional boards must be actively supervised to avoid federal antitrust scrutiny

The U.S. Supreme Court, on February 25, 2015, reaffirmed that state professional boards controlled by same-profession individuals which are not "actively supervised" do not enjoy Parker v. Brown-based state action immunity...more

2/27/2015 - Antitrust Litigation Antitrust Provisions Healthcare NC Board of Dental Examiners v FTC SCOTUS Supervision

Ninth Circuit Affirms Divestiture Order in St. Luke’s/Saltzer Medical Group Acquisition

In an opinion issued February 10, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a year-old decision by the Idaho District Court which held that St. Luke’s Health System’s acquisition of the Saltzer Medical...more

2/11/2015 - Antitrust Litigation Appeals Divestiture FTC Healthcare Hospitals St. Luke's The Clayton Act

New HSR thresholds for 2014

The Federal Trade Commission has announced new filing threshold amounts for HSR Act Premerger Notification Filings. On January 17, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced its approval of new upwardly...more

2/25/2014 - FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Premerger Notifications Threshhold Requirements

Pennsylvania Supreme Court enforces covenant not-to-compete executed weeks after employee signed offer letter –– despite absence...

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently held that an employee’s covenant not-to-compete, agreed-to nearly a month after the employee returned a signed offer letter, is enforceable without the provision of new consideration....more

7/22/2013 - Consideration Contract Formation Job Offers Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants

Third Circuit Panel Liberalizes "Protected Activity" Immunity for Employees Claiming Whistleblower Status

The popular image of the American corporate whistleblower, as depicted in Hollywood box-office smashes such as The Insider and Michael Clayton, is a courageous hero who reports corporate wrongdoing, often at the risk of...more

4/24/2013 - OSHA Protected Activity Publicly-Traded Companies Retaliation Sarbanes-Oxley Tyco Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers Wiest v Lynch

White Collar Watch - April 2013

In This Issue: - Third Circuit Panel Liberalizes “Protected Activity” Immunity for Employees Claiming Whistleblower Status - Doing Time: A Requirement for White Collar Crime? - Casting a Smaller Net:...more

4/23/2013 - CMS Continuing Medical Education Financial Conduct Authority Fraud GPOs Protected Activity Publicly-Traded Companies Sarbanes-Oxley Settlement Shareholders Sunshine Act Transparency Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers White Collar Crimes

New HSR thresholds for 2013

The Federal Trade Commission has announced new filing threshold amounts for HSR Act Premerger Notification Filings. On January 10, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced its approval of new upwardly...more

1/16/2013 - FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Notice Requirements Threshhold Requirements

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