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Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Puts the Class in Class Actions

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The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals is best known for adjudicating patent disputes. But that’s not the extent of its portfolio. It also has exclusive appellate jurisdiction over decisions of the United States Court of...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - February 2017 #2

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustments The Small Business Administration has issued an interim final rule amending its regulations to adjust for inflation the amount of certain...more

PilieroMazza Legal Advisor - First Quarter 2017

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GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING – 2016 GAO Bid Protest Annual Report: Sustain Rate Hits Nine Year High, Up More Than 10% from 2015 – GAO recently released its annual report to Congress, which included data concerning its...more

Will missteps undercut public confidence in a new course on health care?

We’re dizzily trying to keep track of all the ways that the new administration is defying the best hopes that it will pursue a health care policy that is fair, open, responsive, and based in evidence, research, and...more

HHS OIG Adopts NewAnti-Kickback Safe Harbor and Civil Monetary Penalty Exceptions

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On December 7, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG), issued a final rule that will have a widespread impact on health care service providers, medical transport providers,...more

California Amends RMLA: Federal Agency Approval Not Required For Processing and Underwriting Companies

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Effective January 1, 2017, the definition of lender under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act (RMLA) will be amended to include third-party processors and/or underwriters who do not solicit loan applicants,...more

PilieroMazza Legal Advisor - Third Quarter

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING - Category Management: What Contractors Need to Know - In December 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced a new initiative called Category Management. This policy could...more

ProPublica releases HIPAA Helper

A damning series of reports by ProPublica has revealed that based upon its analysis of federal data, “hundreds of health providers nationwide” have repeatedly violated HIPAA between 2011 and 2014. According to the...more

New Rules Will Make It Harder to Qualify for Long-Term Care Help From the VA

The Veteran's Administration (VA) offers a pension benefit to low-income veterans (or their spouses) who are in nursing homes or who need help at home with everyday tasks like dressing or bathing. The pension, called Aid and...more

Significant Exception to TCPA Likely to Pass

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Congress is about to pass the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015. The budget agreement includes significant amendments to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. As proposed, the TCPA will soon permit autodialed calls to cell...more

Why Industry Drug-Assistance Programs Are a Sham

You probably heard about the recent price hike for a drug critical to AIDS patients when the manufacturer sold it to an evil hedge fund manager who promptly marked it up 5,000%. This prompted Los Angeles Times columnist...more

Reporting for ACA Mandates: Final Forms and Additional Guidance

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The IRS has finalized the 2015 forms and instructions for reporting under the individual and employer mandates and issued additional guidance on these new reporting requirements. The following forms are now available...more

Supreme Court Will Hear Government Contracts Case on Veteran Business Preferences

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Well, it doesn’t happen very often, but the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a government contracts case! The Supreme Court granted certiorari on June 22, 2015, and will hear an appeal from the Court of Appeals for the...more

An Immigration Story

by Sanford Millar on

I have never used this Newsletter to express my views outside taxation issues, but current events have caused me to change my approach for this single occasion. Please allow this indulgence. Just after American...more

When the Federal Govt acts badly, but not badly enough to show bad faith – what’s a contractor to do?

by Williams Mullen on

In the prior issue of this newsletter, we included an article on the high standard of proof and the practical considerations for a federal government contractor claiming that the federal government acted in bad faith in its...more

GAO Upholds Agency Prohibition of Having Bid Prep Consultants Prepare Proposal

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Are bid preparation consultants good or bad for the competitive procurement system? Contractors have argued about this for years. GAO recently upheld a solicitation provision forbidding the use of consultants to...more

CFPB Targets Another Mortgage Lender for Deceptive Advertising

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB has announced the settlement of an enforcement action against a California-based mortgage lender for alleged deceptive advertising practices, including the use of advertisements that the CFPB claimed falsely led...more

Trade Agreements Act Compliance Activity Increasing at VA

by Morgan Lewis on

Companies should include internal TAA compliance reviews in their overall manufacturing compliance programs. Every manufacturer of medical devices and pharmaceuticals that offers a product for sale to the federal...more

CFPB Continues Focus on Mortgage Lender Advertising

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Last week, the CFPB announced an enforcement action against RMK Financial Corporation d/b/a Majestic Home Loans (RMK) related to deceptive mortgage advertising practices....more

Blog: The Trade Agreements Act and Sales of Medical Devices to the U.S. Government

by Cooley LLP on

Does your company sell medical devices to the U.S. Government, either directly or through a reseller or distributor? Are those devices or supplies manufactured at least partly in a country other than the U.S.? ...more

Health Care Update - March 2015 #4

In This Issue: - Permanent Medicare Doc-Fix Entering Critical Week - Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Other Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Congressional Initiatives - Other...more

Reed Smith's Government Contracts Weekly Rundown - March 2015

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Spring forward with a rundown of last week’s top developments related to government contracts. 1. Proposed Rule to Change Price-Reduction Clause - The General Service Administration (GSA) proposed a new rule to...more

CFPB Takes Action Against Mortgage Lender Targeting Veterans, Imposes $2M Penalty

Why it matters - Alleged deceptive marketing by a mortgage lender to veterans was at the heart of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) latest enforcement action. NewDay Financial, LLC, “profited from the...more

A “Bad Day” for NewDay - CFPB finds RESPA and UDAAP Violations in Marketing Arrangements

The CFPB has issued another Consent Order finding certain marketing and advertising services arrangements to violate RESPA’s prohibition on kickbacks. The CFPB required the lender, NewDay Financial, LLC (“NewDay”), to pay a...more

CFPB Issues $2 Million Fine Against Mortgage Lender

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that mortgage lender NewDay Financial LLC, which specializes in Veterans Administration-backed loans available to military personnel and veterans, had...more

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