Well, the headlines don’t exactly work with the traditional tune, but blame the editor for that...
2013 was a busy year for California. We passed a budget with a surplus, let Kim and Kanye get engaged in one of our…more
In August, I wrote about the unusual decision by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to appeal a district court’s dismissal of a declined qui tam brought under the federal and state false claims acts (FCAs). In appealing U.S…more
As this blog has reported on numerous occasions, plaintiffs have brought claims challenging labeling of food products for mislabeling. The labels challenged include the use of the term “natural”, “0g trans fat” and the infamous…more
In This Issue:
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark - Ups…more
Welcome to our series, “The 12 Days of Privacy” as we look to “gifts” that may be received this season and some of the big issues ahead ….
Day One – - HIPAA 2014 – Where will the Audit Trail Lead?
The year 2013…more
We have previously blogged about the sometimes difficult decision that companies face when classifying their products as “children’s” or “general-use” products and the uncertainty of predicting whether the Consumer Product…more
A federal jury in New York has found Agence France-Presse and Getty Images Inc. willful in their infringement of Daniel Morel’s copyrights in eight photographs of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and ordered them to pay damages of…more
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings.
Excerpt from Leading the Past Week -
While the Senate was on recess, the House was in, but staffs from…more
When an employer requires an employee to move his or her primary residence to work, or continue working, for the employer, oftentimes the employer, as an inducement for the employee to accept the offer employment or continue…more
Mintz Levin’s most recent Qui Tam Update authored by our Health Care Enforcement Defense Practice provides focused analysis of four health care-related qui tam cases in which the government declined to intervene, including one…more
Once again we are reminded that covenants not to compete given in connection with the sale of a business are an entirely different species from the employment kind. Last week, in Oros & Busch Application Technologies, Inc. v…more
If you haven’t been paying attention to “password hygiene” preached by this blog and others, perhaps it’s time. Jose Pagliery from CNNMoney reports of a large-scale hack that has compromised over 2 million passwords at…more
On November 14, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) adopted a Declaratory Ruling (“Ruling”) clarifying its policies and procedures for reviewing applications or proposed transactions in the broadcasting industry…more
Haul out the holly, fill up the stockings, even though it’s just twelve days past Thanksgiving day…..
Rather than look back at 2013, today the Privacy & Security blog will start counting down The 12 Days of Privacy, looking…more
Trends and Analysis:
..We have identified 32 health care-related qui tam cases unsealed since last month’s Qui Tam Update. Of those, only four were filed in 2013. The majority (23 cases) were filed in 2012, with the…more