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Eighth Circuit Rejects Sovereign Immunity Defense to FCA Qui Tam Action

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Last month the Eighth Circuit considered and rejected an Eleventh Amendment sovereign immunity defense to a qui tam action under the False Claims Act. In United States ex rel. Fields v. Bi-State Development Agency, No....more

State Governors Sign Cybersecurity Compact

by Williams Mullen on

The National Governors Association (NGA), recently announced that 38 governors had signed “A Compact to Improve State Cybersecurity.” In announcing the Compact, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, outgoing chair of the NGA,...more

NY-NJ Port Authority Admits Violating Federal Securities Laws

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is a significant participant in the capital markets with about $20 billion in debt outstanding. Tracing its history to 1921 when the two states entered into an interstate compact...more

Recent Relaxation of State-level Challenges to the Expansion of Telemedicine but Barriers Remain

The use of telemedicine has expanded access to care to patients in rural areas and provided a convenient alternative to battling congested physician offices and emergency department waiting rooms. In repeated studies the...more

Disputes Over Interstate Compacts Increase

by Snell & Wilmer on

On December 29, 2014, a special master recommended that the U.S. Supreme Court find that Wyoming failed to make deliveries of Tongue River water to Montana in accordance with the Yellowstone River Compact. However, the...more

Florida Remains a Non-Member of The Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission

by Carlton Fields on

During the Summer NAIC meeting, the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission (IIPRC) confirmed it does not recognize Florida as having entered the IIPRC Compact because Florida’s Compact Statute contains material...more

Telemedicine and the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact is Here: Will it Succeed?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

After more than 18 months in the works, and with much public coverage in the telemedicine industry, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) made its Interstate Medical Licensure Compact available for review by state...more

FSMB Releases Revised Draft Framework for Interstate Physician Licensure

by Epstein Becker & Green on

One of the largest hurdles to the growth of telehealth—the lack of a streamlined process for obtaining physician licensure in multiple states—is one step closer to being scaled. The Federation of State Medical Boards ("FSMB")...more

Nevada and Delaware Enter Into Interstate Compact to Pool I-Poker Players

by Dickinson Wright on

On February 25, 2014, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and his Delaware counterpart, Governor Jack Markell, signed the first interstate compact to allow the pooling of I-gaming patrons in the two states. ...more

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