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Audits and Appeals: A Routine Cost of Doing Business with Medicare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has unleashed an alphabet of auditors to identify overpayments. These auditors are armed with the authority to conduct pre-payment reviews, and post-payment audits, as well as...more

PTAB Threatens Sanctions for Unauthorized E-mails

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al. v. Black Hills Media, LLC - Addressing a patent owner’s unauthorized e-mail arguing for additional discovery and the petitioner’s likewise unauthorized responsive e-mail, an...more

The Mexican Anti-money Laundering Law

On October 17, 2012, Mexico's Ministry of Finance published the Federal Law for the Prevention and Identification of Transactions from Illegal Funds (Ley Federal para la Prevención e Identificación de...more

Statutory Maternity Pay

On 14 March 2011 the draft Statutory Maternity Pay (Compensation of Employers) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SI 2001/725) were laid before Parliament. The draft regulations provide that, from 6 April 2011, the additional...more

Her Majesty's Court Service (UK) and Tribunal Service to merge on 1 April 2011

With effect from 1 April 2011, Her Majesty’s Court Service (HMCS) will merge with the Tribunals Service to form a new, single organisation: HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), which will be responsible for all...more

In Defense of the Expert Witness

The U.S.'s partisan/adversarial expert witness system came under critique from several quarters in 2008. This brief article argues that conflicting expert opinions may be a sign of the health of the system, not of disease....more

Proposed: A Lawyer's Code of Expert Ethics

We present our draft of a code of ethics for lawyers to follow in using expert witnesses. We hope our proposals might become the start of a conversation resulting in the legal profession's formal adoption of a clear and...more

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