Ruder Ware

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500 N First Street, Suite 8000
P.O. Box 8050
Wausau, WI 54402-8050, United States
Phone: 715.845.4336
Fax: 715.845.2718
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Wisconsin
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Banks and Credit Unions Agree to a (Temporary) Cease Fire

It’s not every day that community bankers and credit unions agree. Whether it is over tax-exempt status or capital requirements, we have become accustomed to the battle between community banks and credit unions. For example, an…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Suggested Questions for the Compliance Officer

In a previous blog post, I promised to release a list of questions a Board of Directors (Board) might ask its compliance officer. This post is intended to fulfill that promise. My intent is to help Board members exercise their…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Health

Exercising Board Oversight of the Compliance Function

The Board of Directors (Board) of an organization has oversight responsibilities over the compliance program. Board members are often unsure of the nature and scope of their responsibilities over compliance. The roll of many…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Health

Are Too Many Eggs in One Basket?

In the last two weeks, 75 Wisconsin dairy farmers were notified by their dairy that it could not accept their milk. The dairy and its farmer suppliers are caught in a U.S.-Canada trade dispute over “ultra-filtered” milk. Almost…more
 /  Agriculture, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Can Overpayments Create Criminal Liability?

We hear a lot about potential liability under the False Claims Act (FCA) for the failure to repay overpayments within 60 days of discovery. Focus on the 60-day rule has taken focus away from the potential for criminal charges…more
 /  Criminal Law, Government Contracting, Health

Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Case Demonstrates Differential Value Theory of Remuneration

A relatively recent case involving buy-in terms in an ambulatory surgery center demonstrates how different valuations for referral sources and non-referral sources can be evidence of remuneration under the Medicare Anti-Kickback…more
 /  Business Torts, Finance & Banking, Health

ASLMS Annual Meeting Special Coverage: Legal and Compliance Issues Impacting Medical Practices Using Laser Technology

Medical practices that routinely use laser technology are subject to some of the same legal issues as other types of practices. Use of lasers creates additional compliance issues and highlights certain compliance risk areas…more
 /  Business Torts, Government Contracting, Health

Disputing Inaccurate Reports Under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act

The Affordable Care Act added the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act) as section 1128G to the Social Security Act. The Sunshine Act requires applicable manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals, or medical supplies…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

EPA’s Risk Management Plan (RMP) Final Rule Delayed

EPA’s new Risk Management Plan (“RMP”) Final Rule was to take effect on March 14, 2017. EPA has delayed the effective date until June 19, 2017, and has proposed a further delay until February 19, 2019, in light of industry…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Labor & Employment Law

Sally Yates’ was Already Famous for Changing the Focus of Compliance Investigations - The Yates Memorandum

By now the whole world knows about Sally Yates. We are likely to see a lot more of her as a central figure in Congressional investigations. For some of us who deal with compliance investigations, Sally Yates was famous long…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Health, International Law & Trade

New Safe Harbor Permits Some Free Transportation to Patients

A new safe harbor was recently issued by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) that permits eligible health care providers to offer free or discounted transportation to established patients. The…more
 /  Health

CMS Extends Compliance Date for New Home Health Conditions of Participation

In February, we reported on revisions to the Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies (HHA) released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS has now proposed the effective date of new Conditions of…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Health

Three Recent Fraud Cases Involving Dermatologists Illustrate Primary Compliance Risks in Dermatology Practices

Three relatively recent cases involving dermatology billing practices illustrate some of the main compliance risks faced by dermatology practices..…more
 /  Business Torts, Criminal Law, Government Contracting, Health

U.S. Supreme Court Denies the Trump Administration’s Request to Suspend the Pending Litigation in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals over the Clean Water Rule

On April 3, 2017, the United States Supreme Court denied a request from the Trump Administration to place a hold on the pending litigation in which the EPA’s and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Clean Water Rule is being…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Elections & Politics, Environmental Law

Compliance Budgeting – Put Your Money Where Your Mouth is

You have adopted your basic compliance policies and procedures, established a reporting system and visibly rolled out your new compliance program. Your board of directors has passed a resolution decisively stating its…more
 /  Business Organizations, Health
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