Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

1500 One PPG Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222, United States

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Pennsylvania Superior Court Rejects Peer Review Confidential for “Business Records”

In Kates v. Doylestown Hospital, the Pennsylvania Superior Court, in a non-precedential decision, held back the Pennsylvania Peer Review Protection Act does not provide confidentiality protection for certain records…more
| Civil Procedure, Health

Practice Tips For Determining Likelihood of Confusion – Factors to Consider When Assigning Similarity of Trademarks

When reviewing any new trademark application, one of the first issues an Examiner will address is whether or not there is a “likelihood of confusion” between the new mark and any other mark that is already registered with the…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Washington State Court Recognizes Prospective Patient Relationships as Protected Contracts

42 U.S.C. § 1981 prohibits discrimination affecting citizens rights to make contracts. In the credentialing field, § 1981 has been used to circumvent the immunities provided by the Health Care Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA)…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Health

New State Act Increases Background Check Requirements for School Employees and Volunteers

In the flurry of activity before the end of the legislative session in October, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed and Governor Thomas Corbett signed into law Act 153 of 2014, that amended the state Child Protective Services…more
| Criminal Law, Education, Labor & Employment Law

Pa. Dept. of Health Establishes Website (stayinformed.pa.gov) for Highmark – UPMC Information

The Pa. Departments of Health and Insurance have established a website in an attempt to provide ongoing information and guidance regarding the termination of the Highmark..…more
| Health

CMS Proposes Rules to Improve Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule intended to make ACOs and Medicare Shared Savings Plans more practical and attractive to potential providers. The proposed rule was released on…more
| Health

Recent Case Highlights Best Practices for Website Terms and Conditions

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently decided the case of Kevin Khoa Nguyen v. Barnes & Noble, Inc., No. 12-56628 (9th Cir. 2014). This case highlights the importance of making website Terms of Use…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

Enforceability of Confidentiality Agreements – Confidential Information Must Be “Confidential”

For many companies, entering into confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements is common practice when sharing confidential or proprietary information with third parties. However, as the recent case nClosures, Inc. v. Block and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Intellectual Property

Global Surgery and 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

On July 21, 2014, I posted the proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, and described the intent by CMS to eliminate global surgery. On November 13, 2014, CMS issued the final 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, and…more
| Health

Act 6/91 Update

The Pennsylvania Superior Court issued an opinion that sets forth a new interpretation of Act 6. It may adversely impact some pending consumer foreclosure actions, and it changes the notice requirements on subsequent consumer…more
| Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Recent Changes to the Mechanics’ Law

Mechanics’ Lien - • An In Rem lien (against real property). • For the payment of all debts due by an owner to a contractor (or by a contractor to his subcontractors) for Labor or Materials furnished…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

A former physician assistant student at Lock Haven University sued eight individual defendants (but not the university) after his dismissal from the program, alleging civil rights violations.

A former physician assistant student at Lock Haven University sued eight individual defendants (but not the university) after his dismissal from the program, alleging civil rights violations. In Weil v. White,…more
| Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Prescription Drug Reimbursement Restrictions

On October 27, 2014, the Governor signed Pennsylvania General Assembly enacted House Bill 1846, which limits both the authority and the reimbursement of physicians and providers other than pharmacies for prescription drugs…more
| Worker’s Compensation, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Recent Changes to the use of Power of Attorney (POA)

Using a Power of Attorney (“POA”) could soon be a lot more complicated. New legislation was passed in Pennsylvania in an effort to minimize the opportunities for abuse perpetrated using a POA and to provide clearer guidance to…more
| Civil Procedure, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Recent Decision on Imposing a Business Privilege Tax

The Commonwealth Court has rendered a significant decision regarding ability of municipalities to impose a business privilege tax on the gross receipts generated by real estate leases. The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, in a…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial
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