The Department of Health and Human Services released final Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security regulations on January 25, 2013. ...more
Last month I had the opportunity to meet Sergey Brin at Google HQ. My court reporting equipment was set up, including my pink Diamonte steno machine. Sergey walked in the room and made a beeline to my machine wearing his...more
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- Provide recommendations regarding best practices, bylaw provisions and other strategies to address and resolve quality and peer review issues without resorting to “investigations” and...more
On a routine shopping trip to Wal-Mart, a Port St. Lucie man had a freak accident. A sign fell down from an improperly assembled display, and it cause Tom Papakalodoukas to slip....more
There is no doubt that being in a car accident is a frightening experience. When you were also injured in the accident it can be difficult to remain focused on all the things that need to be done.
I often marvel at some of the stories which come up in the context of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations and enforcement. If you made up some of the things which are reported, I fear that people might find...more
Overview: A California appellate court recently ruled that, during the in camera review of peace officer personnel files following a Pitchess motion, the reviewing court must examine the actual records brought by the...more
In an effort to summarize the highlights of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) LEAN E-mail Blasts that we receive, and rarely have time to review in a timely fashion, we at Pepper are providing this...more
The IRS has released its proposed regulations [PDF] detailing the requirements for conducting and reporting Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) under section 501(r)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, which were...more
George Carlin said that all you need in life is a place for your stuff. Carlin said that all a house really is; is a place for your stuff. When it comes to being a retirement plan sponsor, retirement plan sponsors need a...more
Society is increasingly becoming paperless as people are able to accomplish most things electronically. In Wisconsin, the State Senate recognized this trend by passing a bill that would allow drivers to show proof of their...more
On April 24, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York stayed an order that would have required a bank to disclose non-public supervisory information subject to the bank examination privilege. Wultz v....more
Insurers Had Duty to Defend Regardless of Whether Allegations in Underlying Cases Are True or False, Says Illinois Court -
On April 12, 2013, an Illinois trial court ordered that Travelers Casualty & Surety Company,...more
The Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system is the electronic filing system of the U.S. federal courts, including the U.S. bankruptcy courts. The PACER server is located in San Antonio, Texas and contains...more
On April 5, 2013 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit issued its opinion in Landolfi v. Melbourne1, holding that although an employee’s military service motivated the employer’s promotion decisions, his Uniformed...more
The Canadian Payments Association has issued amendments to Automated Clearing and Settlement System (ACSS) Rules and Standards, which came into effect on April 22, 2013....more
Beginning, July 1, 2013, all California commercial buildings with a total gross floor area of more than 50,000 square feet are required to disclose the building's energy usage in advance of any sale, lease, or financing of...more
The Illinois Supreme Court just announced that on Thursday morning, it will file its opinion in Palm v. 2800 Lake Shore Drive Condominium Association, a dispute over an owner’s right to compel the production of documents by...more
This alert reminds employers about the new I-9 employment authorization verification form and explains how to prepare to use it as required starting on May 7, 2013....more
On March 8, 2013, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued a new Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. Employers may use the new form on or after March 8, 2013, and must use it for any new...more
Introduction - Over the last few months, we have witnessed a significant uptick in activity in relation to management agreement negotiations both in Australia and elsewhere. ...more
On 6 April 2013 new legislation governing registration of security at Companies House came into force. The new rules apply to any charges created on or after 6 April 2013. The main changes to the registration regime are...more
What does “full and fair” review during an ERISA appeal mean?
Before the appeal decision is made, does the administrator have to disclose to the claimant medical opinions obtained during an appeal? Not if that opinion...more
Valid Description? We don’t need no valid stinking description!
Actually, in May v. Buck, a Texas Court of Appeals says you do. The need for a sufficient property description in a oil and gas transaction seems like an...more
Most employers communicate with their workforce about a wide variety of employment related issues — personnel policies, wage and benefit issues, organizational changes, etc. These communications — whether verbal or in writing...more
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