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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Liberty University’s Challenge to Affordable Care Act Suit

As reported by multiple sources on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to wade into the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate. Liberty University, a Christian university in in Lynchburg,...more

Religious Institutions Update - December 2013

A federal district court has ruled unconstitutional one of the most important tax benefits available to ministers: the minister's housing allowance. A summary of the case follows. The ruling threatens to have a dramatic...more

California Supreme Court Rules That Trained School Personnel May Administer Insulin To Diabetic Students

The California Supreme Court ruled Monday in American Nurses Association v. Torlakson (--- P.3d ----, Cal., August 12, 2013), that California law permits school personnel who are not licensed health care providers to...more

A Reduction in the Utility of Civil Investigative Demands and the Interpretive Narrowing of "Person" under the False Claims Act

Executive Summary: False Claims Act actions against government contractors are on the rise. But two recent decisions offer potential limitations to false claims exposure, and may aid defendants in future FCA litigation....more

Payment Matters: CMS's Non-Hospital Training Rules Again Upheld

In the recently decided case University Med. Ctr., Inc. v. Sebelius [PDF], the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia upheld CMS policies regarding nonhospital training agreements as those policies were applied in...more

Elder Law & Long Term Care: August 2011 Newsletter

Articles: The Increasing Number of Claims for Violation of Patient's Rights and Its Impact on Liability Costs; Postscript: 1 Year After Humboldt; Dukes Revisited, a Much Needed Win for Employers; Purposeful Leadership; 3rd...more

When Mediation is the Best Process to Resolve a Dispute

Mediation is a process in which a third party or mediator assists parties in a dispute to resolve a conflict. The process is private, voluntary, informal and non-binding. There are circumstances when mediation may be a...more

When is Negotiation the Best Process to Resolve a Dispute

We are all involved in negotiations in our daily lives. When disagreements arise among families, friends, or co-workers, we often try to resolve the conflict by communicating our position and attempting to persuade the other...more

Newsletter Spring 2011- Social Media and Employment, The Lavender Trial: Copycat Class Actions, Communication and Conflict...

The Spring 2011 Newsletter covers a variety of topics. The first one is Social Media and Employment dealing with the hiring process and the different social media avenues. The second is the third and last installment of the...more

What to do when your Patient wants to sue?

This article covers: Your Liabilty risks, What to Document, Spotting patients prone to sue as well as how to make sure you chart properly and what should be charted and what should be left out....more

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