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Recent Arizona appellate decisions of note to providers

by Snell & Wilmer on

With change, breaking news, and uncertainty dominating the legal concerns of health care providers on a federal level, it remains important to review and refresh on state-level concerns and legal rules. This is especially...more

POD Update: Physician Investor of Physician-Owned Distributor Sentenced to Nearly 20 Years in Prison

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On January 9, 2017, a physician was sentenced in federal court in the Eastern District of Michigan to 19 years, 7 months in prison for his role in criminal health care fraud totaling $2.8 million. The settlement has some...more

FBI Is Focused On Professional Service Providers

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

James C. Barnacle, Chief of the Money Laundering Unit in the Financial Crimes Section, Criminal Investigation Division, of the FBI recently stated that there is a RENEWED emphasis on investigations targeting “ money...more

The Insider Trading Cartoon Series, Vol. XII -- The Innocent Intermediary [Video]

by Brooks Pierce on

Join us as our heroine Jane gives away a little too much information to her husband Bob, who then seeks legal advice about what he's heard. Bob's lawyer Nikhil gives good advice by telling him to keep a lid on it, but then...more

Surgeon jailed in Dallas, as details unwind still of his terrible spine surgery spree

Just how difficult can it be to stop a highly credentialed but dangerous doctor from hop-scotching around a metropolitan area to perform brutal spinal surgeries in different hospitals, including a respected academic medical...more

'Ostrich' Theory Enforces Ill-Defined Duty to Investigate Clients' Conduct

In recent years, the application of a “conscious avoidance” or “willful blindness” theory as the basis of attorneys’ liability for clients’ criminal conduct has been on the rise. In principle, this standard — commonly...more

Ninth Circuit Upholds Felony Conviction of Urologist, Under FDCA, for Reusing Single-Use Needle Guides During Prostate Biopsies...

by Snell & Wilmer on

In 2014, Las Vegas urologist, Dr. Michael Kaplan, was convicted by a federal jury for reusing single-use plastic needle guides during prostate biopsies. He was convicted of conspiracy to commit adulteration in violation of...more

Did You Search Your Jurors’ Social Media? There Are Rules

by Reed Smith on

If you represented a large corporation or a wealthy individual, wouldn’t you want to know if your prospective jurors were campaigning for Bernie Sanders on Facebook? Or how about criminal prosecutors who might want to know if...more

What Attorneys Can Learn from History’s Largest Data Breach

by Wilson Elser on

On April 3, 2016, the public learned that millions of client documents from the Panamanian law firm and corporate services provider Mossack Fonseca & Co. (MF) had made their way to an international organization, the...more

The Proof Is in the Password!

by Wilson Elser on

Consider this scenario: A young couple entrusts you, an experienced real estate attorney, to assist them in the purchase of their first home. Days before closing, your unsecured email account gets hacked and your client...more

Health Alert (Australia) - February 8, 2016

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpt from Judgments: South Australia 28 January 2016 - Inquest into the death of Ebony Simone Napier The South Australian Coroner has...more

Catching up on developments posted on the blog

Some quick updates on stories I have been following: SENTENCING FOR DEADLY PAIN-MEDS DOC: An Orange County, CA., physician has been sentenced to 30 years to life imprisonment. She was convicted of murder for her...more

Regulatory Risk Update: Tougher penalties for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences proposed

by DLA Piper on

On 13 November 2014, the Sentencing Council opened its 14 week public consultation on draft guidelines for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences. If implemented, the guidelines will mean that large...more

Health Alert (Australia) - September 15, 2014

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. Excerpt from Judgements: New South Wales (NSW)- 9 September 2014 - Appleton v Norris [2014] NSWCA 311 - In August 2013, Ms Appleton...more

Treating chronic pain can be risky for physicians

by Snell & Wilmer on

Opioids are the mostprescribed class of prescription medications in the United States. Physicians are the legal gatekeepers for prescription medications to treat chronic pain. Over the last 10 years, prescriptions for opioid...more

Medical Malpractice Liability: Kazakhstan Law and Practice

by Morgan Lewis on

Liability for medical malpractice in Kazakhstan remains poorly regulated. The Kazakhstan healthcare system has recently undergone a crucial transformation, with pending reforms designed to improve the quality of...more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC [Professional Negligence Claims]

Order Granting Limited Stay of Discovery Nevada

by Ian Imrich on

ORDER that all discovery is stayed in this case until the earlier of 20 days after Defendant files an answer or February 21, 2014. Discovery Plan and Scheduling Order due by 3/13/2014. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach...more

Unlicensed Practice of Law - Warning Signs

As our article from earlier this week demonstrates, immigration and the unlicensed practice of law often go hand in hand. It is a crime to practice law without a license in the United States. Unlicensed immigration...more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC [Professional Negligence Claims]

REPLY IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DISMISS AMENDED COMPLAINTNevada

by Ian Imrich on

REPLY IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DISMISS AMENDED COMPLAINT -- to Response to MOTION to Dismiss filed by Defendants Alain Jeffery Ifrah, Ifrah PLLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit G, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit H, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit...more

For Jeff Skilling, 'Enron Was His Life,' Lawyer Says [Video]

by Bloomberg Law on

July 23 (Bloomberg) -- Daniel Petrocelli, chair of the Business Trial and Litigation practice at O'Melveny & Myers LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about his representation of former Enron Corp. Chief Executive...more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC [Professional Negligence Claims]

RESPONSE TO MOTION TO DISMISSNevada

by Ian Imrich on

RESPONSE to MOTION to Dismiss, filed by Plaintiff Chad Elie. Replies due by 7/25/2013. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix)(Chattah, Sigal) (Entered: 07/15/2013) [Clerk's Notes.] ...more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC [Professional Negligence Claims]

APPENDIX IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DISMISS AMENDED COMPLAINT [Professional Negligence Claims]Nevada

by Ian Imrich on

APPENDIX re: MOTION to Dismiss; filed by Defendants Alain Jeffery Ifrah, Ifrah PLLC. (Terry, Brian) (Entered: 06/03/2013) [Clerk's Notes] --- ...more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC [Professional Negligence Claims]

MOTION TO DISMISS AMENDED COMPLAINT Nevada

by Ian Imrich on

MOTION to Dismiss Amended Complaint contained within PETITION FOR REMOVAL; filed by Defendants Alain Jeffery Ifrah, Ifrah PLLC. Responses due by 6/20/2013. (Terry, Brian) (Entered: 06/03/2013) [Clerks's Notes] --- ...more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC

Complaint (Exempt From Arbitration) Nevada

by Ian Imrich on

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC: Complaint (Exempt From Arbitration) DISTRICT COURT CLARK COUNTY NEVADA Case No. A-13-679951-C Dept No.: XV I Filed April 11, 2013 S!GAL CHATTAH, ESQ. Nevada Bar No.: 8264 LAW OFFICES...more

DOJ Revokes Some Pre-Clearances for Bank Leumi Depositors

by Sanford Millar on

A recent press release should send a shudder to some voluntary disclosure participants. It should frighten some tax preparers and their clients....more

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