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HealthCare Fraud and Courtesies: What to Know Before Waiving a Copayment

Many healthcare facilities and physicians waive the insurance copayment for physicians and their families (known as professional courtesy) or other patients. Yet, despite how prevalent the practice is and the limited…more

Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act (FCA), Health Insurance, Healthcare Facilities, Hospitals

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D.C. Circuit Upholds FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

On June 14, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the Federal Commerce Commission’s recently enacted rules that enforce “net neutrality” as to Internet Service Providers. …more

Administrative Authority, Broadband, Communications Act 2003, FCC, Free Speech

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Copyrights Don’t Last Forever—Not Even For Mickey Mouse Or “Happy Birthday”

Copyright expiration is a deadline that demands your business’ attention. Because copyrights last for decades, monitoring their expiration dates often take a back seat to more immediate business concerns. Although your…more

Copyright, Copyright Terms, Expiration Date, IP Portfolio

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Supreme Court Holds Attorneys’ Fee Affidavits Must Be From Independent Counsel

In a decision that impacts most litigators in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Supreme Court has held that affidavits or testimony offered to support a claim for attorneys’ fees must be from a member of the Rhode Island Bar who is…more

Affidavits, Appeals, Attorney's Fees, RI Supreme Court

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HealthCare Fraud and Courtesies: What to Know Before Waiving a Copayment

Many healthcare facilities and physicians waive the insurance copayment for physicians and their families (known as professional courtesy) or other patients. Yet, despite how prevalent the practice is and the limited…more

Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act (FCA), Health Insurance, Healthcare Facilities, Hospitals

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Summary Update On The Law Of Chapter 93a

Standards Governing Business Claims Under 93A ¦ Higher standard applies for business plaintiffs. More decisions confirm that a business plaintiff must make a higher showing of defendant wrongdoing in order to…more

Bad Faith, Business Litigation, Chapter 93A, Class Action, Unfair Competition

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The Affordable Care Act - Understanding The Employer Mandate: An Overview

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Affordable Care Act”) was enacted by Congress and signed by President Obama on March 23, 2010. The Affordable Care Act is a 2,409 page statute regulating virtually every…more

Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama, Collective Bargaining, Employee Benefits, Employer Mandates

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Rhode Island Implements Statewide Standards for Wetlands

Recently, Governor Gina Raimondo signed into law legislation to establish statewide standards to bolster protections for wetlands while streamlining the permitting process during development. Before the new legislation, each…more

Coastal Real Estate, Department of Environmental Management, Governor Raimondo, Municipalities, New Legislation

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HealthCare Fraud and Courtesies: What to Know Before Waiving a Copayment

Many healthcare facilities and physicians waive the insurance copayment for physicians and their families (known as professional courtesy) or other patients. Yet, despite how prevalent the practice is and the limited…more

Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act (FCA), Health Insurance, Healthcare Facilities, Hospitals

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HealthCare Fraud and Courtesies: What to Know Before Waiving a Copayment

Many healthcare facilities and physicians waive the insurance copayment for physicians and their families (known as professional courtesy) or other patients. Yet, despite how prevalent the practice is and the limited…more

Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act (FCA), Health Insurance, Healthcare Facilities, Hospitals

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Although Unlikely to be Immediately Adopted Elsewhere, A Recent Tennessee Decision Regarding an Owner’s Liquidated Damage Claim Should Serve as a Wakeup Call

A Tennessee Court of Appeals recently held that liquidated damages under an AIA Contract (A201 -1997 Gen. Conditions) are neither automatic nor self-executing. RCR Building Corp. v Pinnacle Hospitality Partners, 2012 WL 5830587…more

American Institute of Architects, Construction Contracts, Liquidated Damages, Waivers

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Spoliation: How to Stop Trouble from Brewing

When a business is faced with the potential for litigation, it is imperative that all evidence be preserved to avoid the dreaded “s” word: spoliation. Starbucks Corporation recently learned this lesson the hard way when a…more

Bad Faith, Breach of Contract, Breach of Warranty, Declaratory Judgments, Default Judgment

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Employees Traveling Internationally? Read This.

Does your business depend on the international travel of its employees? What would happen to your business if one of your key employees couldn’t get a passport? Beginning this year with the FAST Act, the State Department may…more

Business Interruption, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), Information Sharing, International Travel, IRS

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Estate Planning Pitfall: You’re transferring your home to your children

Frequently, parents choose to transfer ownership of a home to their adult children to remove it from their taxable estates. There are many good reasons to do this, but the road is paved with tax potholes. This brief article…more

Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Gift Tax, Grantor Trusts, Real Estate Transfers

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Estate Planning Pitfall: You’re transferring your home to your children

Frequently, parents choose to transfer ownership of a home to their adult children to remove it from their taxable estates. There are many good reasons to do this, but the road is paved with tax potholes. This brief article…more

Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Gift Tax, Grantor Trusts, Real Estate Transfers

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Rhode Island Usury: Interest By Any Other Name Is Still Interest

In LaBonte v. New England Development R.I., LLC et al., No 12-328, the Rhode Island Supreme Court recently clarified the state’s usury law by holding that a fee could be included in the calculation of interest even though it was…more

Fees, Interest Payments, Loan Agreements, Loans, Usury

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Rhode Island Real Estate Tax Appeals for Non-Profit Organizations

It is clear that the municipalities in Rhode Island are facing tough financial times. Municipalities are eagerly searching for new sources of tax revenue to meet budgetary shortfalls. Unfortunately, this search has led to the…more

Appeals, Filing Requirements, Municipalities, Property Tax, Tax Assessment

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Estate Planning Pitfall: You’re transferring your home to your children

Frequently, parents choose to transfer ownership of a home to their adult children to remove it from their taxable estates. There are many good reasons to do this, but the road is paved with tax potholes. This brief article…more

Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Gift Tax, Grantor Trusts, Real Estate Transfers

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HealthCare Fraud and Courtesies: What to Know Before Waiving a Copayment

Many healthcare facilities and physicians waive the insurance copayment for physicians and their families (known as professional courtesy) or other patients. Yet, despite how prevalent the practice is and the limited…more

Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act (FCA), Health Insurance, Healthcare Facilities, Hospitals

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Legality of Upfront Tenant Fees

A recent Massachusetts federal district court case has placed a significant limitation on the type of upfront fees that landlords may charge tenants. On August 26, 2014, Judge Rya Zobel ruled that Equity Residential, a…more

Consumer Protection Act, Fees, Landlords, Residential Leases, Tenants

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Integration Clauses As A Backstop Against Claims Based On Fraud: Insist On The Specifics.

For any business owner, a specially-crafted integration clause can significantly limit exposure to suits brought by a dissatisfied party on the other side of the negotiating table. An integration clause (sometimes referred to as…more

Buyers, Contract Drafting, Contract Terms, Corporate Liability, Fraud

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Maintain Separation Between A Nonprofit And The Foundation That Supports It

A nonprofit corporation is a business with assets and liabilities just like any other business. When a nonprofit runs into financial trouble, its creditors usually do the same thing as creditors of a for-profit business: they…more

501(c)(3), Board of Directors, Bylaws, Charitable Organizations, Creditors

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New Protection For Pregnant Employees

For decades, the Rhode Island Fair Employment Practices Act has protected pregnant employees from termination or other adverse job action on account of pregnancy. Now, the Rhode Island General Assembly has taken pregnancy…more

ADA, Adverse Employment Action, Amended Legislation, Disability, Disability Discrimination

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Federal Crowdfunding: What Comes Next?

In our original article on this subject, “SEC Finally Adopts Federal Crowdfunding Rules: All That Glitters May Not Be Gold,” we discussed some of the highlights of the final federal crowdfunding rule (the “Regulation”) adopted…more

Crowdfunding, Offerings, Popular, SEC, Small Business

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New Rhode Island Acquired Real Estate Company Conveyance Tax Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

Effective July 1, 2015, Rhode Island now imposes a realty conveyance tax on the transfer of controlling interests in a “real estate company,” in addition to any other state taxes. Under prior law, if a person or business entity…more

Business Entities, Business Ownership, Change of Ownership, Income Taxes, New Legislation

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Lawyers and Social Media: Ethical Considerations, Problems and Pitfalls

Social media provides an extraordinary means not only to communicate and share information, but also to obtain information that may lead to incriminating, exculpatory and impeachment evidence for use in discovery and at trial. …more

American Bar Association (ABA), Business Development, Ethics, Ex Parte, Ex-Parte Communications

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U.S. Supreme Court: Good Faith Belief That a Patent Is Invalid Is No Defense to Induced Patent Infringement

In a sharply divided opinion, the Supreme Court has determined that a party may be liable for inducing the infringement of a patent even if it has a good faith belief that the patent is invalid. The decision, Commil USA, LLC v…more

Cisco, Cisco v CommilUSA, Good Faith, Honest Belief Defense, Induced Infringement

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Federal Crowdfunding: What Comes Next?

In our original article on this subject, “SEC Finally Adopts Federal Crowdfunding Rules: All That Glitters May Not Be Gold,” we discussed some of the highlights of the final federal crowdfunding rule (the “Regulation”) adopted…more

Crowdfunding, Offerings, Popular, SEC, Small Business

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Terminal Prognosis For Physician Non-Competes in Rhode Island?

Non-competition provisions signed by Rhode Island physicians on or after July 12, 2016 are now unenforceable pursuant to recent legislation. As summarized in a prior post, the Rhode Island Superior Court in the case Medicine…more

New Legislation, Non-Compete Agreements, Physicians, Void and Unenforceable

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Areas of Practice
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