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California Supreme Court Rules that Employers Are Entitled to Include Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

In a welcome development for California businesses, the California Supreme Court issued a favorable ruling on June 23, 2014, holding that California law permits employers to require employees to sign arbitration agreements with…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

Alice is Unanimous – The Latest on Software and Business Methods Patents from the U.S. Supreme Court

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously affirmed their earlier ruling on patent claims involving computers and software. For the most part, those companies and inventors who have business methods patents, software patents…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Got Medicare Billing Privileges? Are You Sure? Traps for the Unwary in Medicare Enrollment

To receive payment for items and services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries, a health care professional or facility must have approved Medicare billing privileges, which requires enrollment in the Medicare program. Failure to…more
| Health

Risk Taking in the Provider World: Is a Knox-Keene Plan a Good Strategic Move For You?

Reimbursement for health care services in California continues its shift toward capitation, resulting in health care providers increasingly forming their own health plans under the Knox Keene Health Care Service Plan Act (the…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Health

Undoing MICRA

It has been over thirty-five years since California became a leader in healthcare reform, addressing the malpractice insurance crisis in a measured way. In 1975, the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (“MICRA”) capped…more
| Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Health, Insurance, Professional Malpractice

AB 1000 and Corporate Practice in California: More than Meets the Eye—or Less?

On the way to authorizing direct access to physical therapy, the California legislature may have broadly loosened the restrictions on numerous business arrangements imposed by California’s corporate practice ban. AB 1000, which…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Loose Lips Sink Ships and Careless E-mails Torpedo a Transaction

Federal antitrust laws prohibit hospital systems, like other businesses, from using a dominant market position to exclude competitors and restrain trade. Recently, e-mail communications exchanged between a hospital…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Mergers & Acquisitions, Health

Points & Authorities - Spring 2014

In this Issue: - AB 1000 and Corporate Practice in California: More than Meets the Eye—or Less? - Loose Lips Sink Ships and Careless E-mails Torpedo a Transaction - New Faces - Points from the…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Health

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB): The New Federal Landscape For Lenders and Servicers

Following the recession and financial crisis of the late 2000s, the “Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection”—commonly known as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)—was created. Aimed at promoting “fairness and…more
| Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential

Five Tips for Film Distributors and Other Licensees

The United States Copyright Act does not discriminate between two or more joint infringers, even if one infringer is found to be more “blameworthy”. As a result, distributors of copyrighted works must take special care to…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

5 Things Every CMBA Member Should Know

A Loan Policy Of Title Insurance. It is required as part of every loan originated by members of the California Mortgage Bankers Association – or at least it should be. Title insurance is supposed to protect lenders and owners…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

"Ban the Box" and Beyond: San Francisco Joins Growing List of Jurisdictions Restricting Employment-Related Criminal Record Inquiries

A nationwide “ban the box” movement seeks to restrict criminal history information that employers can obtain or use for employment purposes. The movement derives its name from a box on standard job application forms that asks…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Ready or Not, the New California LLC Law is Here

The California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act was effective January 1, 2014 and is codified as new Title 2.6 of the California Corporations Code starting at Section 17701. The new law incorporates a more robust…more
| Business Organizations

Model Behavior? Brands Beware - U.S. Legal Changes Impact Use of Brand Ambassadors

Due to a recent increase in wage and hour claims in the entertainment industries, U.S. brands using models and spokespeople for their ads and marketing campaigns need to be conscious of how they treat talent who are not covered…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Subject Matter Conflicts of Interest in Patent Prosecution – Training Your Team

This article series is focusing on subject matter conflict of interest issues that are a significant concern for attorneys. Patent practitioners have an additional layer of concern with respect to subject matter conflicts of…more
| Law Practice Products & Services, Intellectual Property
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