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Senate Bill No. 35: An Act Concerning Notice of Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Affiliations of Group Medical Practices

At the end of the Connecticut General Assembly’s 2014 Regular Session, "An Act Concerning Notice of Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Affiliations of Group Medical Practices" (the "Act") was passed and is awaiting the...more

Two Recent FTC Cases Demonstrate the Antitrust Risk of Association Codes of Ethics

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently entered into consent orders with the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and the California Association of Legal Support Professionals (CALSPro). The consent orders highlight...more

So, You Want to Share Your Technical Cyber Threat Information with Your Neighbors?

Echoing guidance previously given to a nonprofit organization looking to exchange certain cybersecurity information, including exchanging actual real-time cyber threat and attack information, and others planning to exchange...more

Association TRENDS 2014 Legal Review

In this issue: - Top 5 Legal Issues of the Past Year - And the horse you rode in on Antitrust and membership restrictions - Employment and benefits developments: Same-sex couples - DOJ rules on...more

Two Recent FTC Cases Demonstrate the Antitrust Risk of Association Codes of Ethics

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently entered into consent orders with the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and the California Association of Legal Support Professionals (CALSPro). The consent orders highlight...more

Business News Digest – September 2013

In this issue: - What to Expect When You're Selling Your Company – Indemnification - Association Membership and Program Restrictions and the Antitrust Laws: Don’t Stumble Out of the Gate - CFPB: July...more

Advertising News & Analysis - April 25, 2013

In this issue: - Venable Welcomes Randy Miller - FTC Survey Estimates Fraud Affected 25.6 Million Americans in 2011 - New Florida Law May Axe Charitable Promos, Cause Marketing Campaigns - What to...more

When Associations Attack: Beware Standing and Other Pitfalls When Suing on Behalf of Members

If you are an in-house lawyer for a trade or professional association, you probably spend a good amount of your time counseling the association and its members on the importance of complying with government regulations,...more

Knockin’ on Your Association’s Door: What You Need to Know about Membership Restrictions and the Antitrust Laws

Groucho Marx famously said, “I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.” Associations frequently take this sentiment to heart by establishing membership restrictions and other limits on access to...more

Nonprofit Chapters and Affiliates: Key Legal Issues, Pitfalls and Successful Strategies

In this presentation: - Common affiliation structures - Key legal pitfalls Attribution of liability to affiliated entities Intellectual property ownership and use Antitrust...more

Business News Digest - June 2012

In this issue: - Nonprofit Retirement Plan Fee Disclosure – Action Needed - What You Need to Know Regarding the New Maryland Income Tax Credit for Security Clearance Costs & Construction of SCIFs - ACOs,...more

Charitable Solicitation and Commercial Co-Venturer Red Flags: Insights for Charities and Marketers from the NY Attorney General

In November 2011, it was widely reported that the New York Attorney General (the “NY AG”) had opened an investigation into the cause-related marketing efforts of “pink ribbon” charities.  As...more

Business News Digest -- November 2011

Venable attorneys produce periodic alerts and newsletters covering a variety of topics and practice areas. For your convenience, we have assembled below a collection of the latest alerts and newsletters from October...more

Revisiting the Medicare Shared Savings Program: An Interagency Effort to Promote Accountable Care

On October 20, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released its final rule (“Final Rule”) implementing the voluntary Medicare Shared Savings Program (“Program”)1 for accountable care organizations...more

Could Your Nonprofit’s Chapters Be Considered “Franchises”

Related Topic Area(s): Antitrust and Trade Regulation A recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decision held that the national Girl Scouts organization violated a Wisconsin franchise law when it attempted...more

At The PCAOB, They Give No Words But “Mum”

In March, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board issued its first public research note. Entitled “Activity Summary and Audit Implications for Reverse Mergers Involving Companies from the China Region (January 1, 2007...more

ACO Update: CMS Proposal Provides Framework for ACO and Shared Savings Program Rules

This is part of Ober|Kaler's comprehensive overview of federal agencies' implementation of the Accountable Care Act's ACO and Shared Savings Program provisions: CMS Proposed ACO Implementing Regulations; Antitrust; Fraud and...more

Steel Company to Pay $120,000 to Resolve Alleged Hazardous Chemical Reporting Violations

Article on the settlement of a federal enforcement action alleging hazardous chemical reporting violations against a Melrose Park steel company. This article was written by Dave Scriven-Young, an attorney with Peckar &...more

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