King & Spalding

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Atlanta, Georgia 30309, United States

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Health Headlines: Also in the News - September 2014 #2

Federation of State Medical Boards Releases Final Interstate Licensure Compact Guidance – The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) released model legislation on September 5, 2014, to guide states in making it easier for…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Studies Identify Flawed Well Construction (not Fracturing) as Source of Gas Contamination: More Questions Posed for Further Investigation

For the past several years, the rapid growth of oil and natural gas production from shale and other unconventional sources has prompted vocal and often sensationalized concerns regarding the potential for migration of gas from …more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

AHA Files Joint Amicus Brief in Supreme Court FCA Case

The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently filed a joint amicus curiae brief with several other associations, including the American Medical Association and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America,…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Military Law

CMS Seeks Comments on Data Sharing Effort With Treasury Department

CMS issued a Notice of Computer Matching Program (Program) on September 8, 2014, requesting comments on a planned data matching partnership with the United States Department of Treasury. The Program authorizes the Treasury…more
| Finance & Banking, Health

False Claims Act Update

New Criminal Division Review Process for Qui Tam Complaints Expands Main Justice Involvement and Threatens Greater Criminal Exposure in Whistleblower Investigations. The Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal…more
| Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Government Contracting

ITC Section 337 Update

ITC Judge Gildea Finds NPE Established Domestic Industry - In 884 Investigation – On August 29, 2014, ITC Judge James Gildea issued a Notice of Initial Determination (“ID”) finding a violation by reason of infringement by…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

CMS Clarifies Terms of Global Settlement Offer

As previously reported, on August 29, 2014, CMS issued a global settlement offer (GSO) to acute care hospitals with pending appeals of denials for inpatient claims. Specifically, CMS is offering to settle all qualifying claims…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Health

Malian Mining Sector Update: Mining Licenses Revocations and Mitigation Strategies

On 31 July 2014, the government of Mali announced that approximately 30 % of all mining permits—spanning a surface area of more than 5,000 square miles—had been cancelled in order to “clean up the sector.” Permits revocations…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, International Law & Trade

September and October 2014 Filing and Notice Deadlines for Qualified Retirement and Health and Welfare Plans

Employers and plan sponsors must comply with numerous filing and notice deadlines for their retirement and health and welfare plans. Failure to comply with these deadlines can result in costly penalties and excise taxes. To…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

ERISA Applied to Deferred Compensation Plan

Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit found in Tolbert v. RBC Capital Markets that a nonqualified deferred compensation plan was an "employee pension benefit plan" under the Employee Retirement Income…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

Texas Railroad Commission Proposes New Rules Related to Pipeline Eminent Domain Claims

The November 2011 issue of the Energy Newsletter addressed the case of Texas Rice Land Partners, Ltd. v. Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas, LLC, in an article titled Texas Supreme Court Ruling May Slow the Installation of Certain…more
| Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Energy & Utilities, Transportation

United States Hosts Summit With African Leaders

Leaders of 50 African countries convened in Washington for the U.S.-Africa Leaders' Summit, hosted by President Obama on August 4–6. The three-day summit included a White House dinner as well as fora on business, leadership,…more
| International Law & Trade

Russia Announces One-Year Ban Against Imports Of Agricultural Products From Western Countries

On August 7, the Russian Federation instituted a ban on the importation of most food products from Australia, the United States, the European Union, and Norway. The suspension of imports of meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, and…more
| Agriculture, International Law & Trade

Investment in French real estate: France-Luxembourg double tax treaty changes

On 5 September 2014, the Governments of France and Luxembourg signed an amendment to the France-Luxembourg treaty dated 1 April 1958 (the “Treaty”), which will have an impact in the future for certain investments in French real…more
| International Law & Trade, Securities Law, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

Fatal Blow to Healthcare Reform? Courts split on federal tax credit

On July 22, 2014, two federal courts came down on opposite sides of an issue that may have far-reaching consequences about the future of the Patient Protection and Affordance Care Act ("PPACA"). At stake is whether the PPACA…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Insurance, Taxation
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