Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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Seattle, Washington 98101-3045, United States

Contact: Justin Shaw

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Latest HIPAA Settlement: Compliance is an Ongoing Process

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued its first settlement under new OCR Director Jocelyn Samuels earlier this month. This latest settlement serves as a reminder that a successful…more
| Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Keeping Track of the Tracks: Proposed ACO Regulations Alter MSSP Financial Models

Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a new proposed rule for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). This advisory focuses on the…more
| Health

OSHA Rules for Injury Reporting Change

Starting January 1, 2015, OSHA rules will require companies nation-wide to report all work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and eye losses within 24 hours. Oregon is one of 6 states that already require employers…more
| Labor & Employment Law

FERC Announces Technical Conferences Focused on Clean Power Plan

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has announced plans to hold a series of technical conferences around the country to discuss the impact of the proposed Clean Power Plan on electric utilities. The first of these…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

You May Not Be Entitled To Use Your Own Name

Working with several artisan food and alcohol producers as clients, we frequently notice that using one’s own name (first, last, or both) as a brand name in association with one’s goods is very common in these industries…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Four Loko Liability Ruling Notable, but Not Game-Changing

A California court recently held that Four Loko is not protected from liability in a wrongful death lawsuit. Fiorini v. City Brewing Co., LLC, 2014 WL 5743133 (Cal. Ct. App. Nov. 6, 2014). In this case, the parents of a…more
| Civil Procedure, Products Liability

The Space Between Draft and Final

EPA has a lot to consider in finalizing its rule directing states to create programs to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from fossil fuel fired electric generating units. The public comment period on a recently proposed…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Oregon Carbon Tax Study Released

Today the Oregon Legislative Revenue Office released a report on the economic and emissions impacts of a carbon tax in the state. The report was prepared by the Northwest Economic Research Center (NERC) at Portland State…more
| Energy & Utilities, Taxation

STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014

President Obama has signed H.R. 5728, reauthorizing the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (“STELA”) which was set to expire at the end of this year. The new law, entitled the STELA Reauthorization Act of…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

State AGs Looking to Crack Down on Telemarketers Press FCC and FTC

A majority of the nation’s state and territorial Attorneys General have collectively urged the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission to revisit rules and policies in ways that would help law enforcement…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Criminal Law, Privacy, Consumer Protection

Refill Reminders and the TCPA

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) presents another challenge as health care providers continue to engage patients and seek to meet Meaningful Use reminder objectives. Over the past year, there have been several…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Health

Washington’s Courts Delivers Possible Double Whammy Limiting Insurers’ Ability to Use a Late Tender Defense to Delay Providing a Defense

Liability insurance policies require notice be provided to the insurer to allow the insurers time to adequately investigate and respond to claims. An insured’s failure to provide notice to its carrier can result in the insured…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

CMS Releases Proposed New Rule for Accountable Care Organizations

On Dec. 1st, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a new proposed rule for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). The voluminous proposal covers a…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Health

FFIEC Releases Revised BSA/AML Examination Manual

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has released its revised Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Examination Manual. The revisions clarify supervisory expectations and incorporate…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

California Employment Law Update: What’s New for 2015?

The California Legislature was unusually active this year. Significantly, California introduced mandatory paid sick live, created new “unfair immigration-related practices” and expanded potential liability for employers who use…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law
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