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CORPORATE LAW UPDATE: Business Buyers (and Website Operators): Go Through The Hoops So You Don’t Get Stung… By Copyright Claims!

Anyone operating a website or considering the acquisition of or an investment in a business which does so, needs to understand the exposure to claims of liability for copyright infringement, and how to mitigate that risk. Under the legal theory of secondary infringement, one who does not themselves infringe anything but contributes to such effort [...]

FisherBroyles Forms FinTech and Blockchain Practice Group

(New York, NY — August 1, 2017) — FisherBroyles, LLP is pleased to announce its FinTech and Blockchain Practice Group. FinTech and Blockchain Practice Group FisherBroyles is pleased to announce the formation of its FinTech and Blockchain Practice Group, chaired by partner Michael Pierson, which combines the firm’s expertise in financial regulatory, technology and transactional [...]

Corporate Law Update July 2017: Sweepstakes, Contests and Giveaways 101

Avoiding Illegal Lotteries Sweepstakes and other promotions are great marketing tools; however, they are highly regulated by both federal and state law.  The most basic rule in promotion planning is to avoid having your promotion be deemed a lottery since only state governments can hold lotteries.  A promotion is considered a lottery (and thus, illegal) [...]

FisherBroyles Partner, R. Mark Halligan, will be a speaker at the American Bar Association: Fundamentals of Today’s Trade Secret Litigation

FisherBroyles Partner, R. Mark Halligan, will be a speaker at the American Bar Association: Fundamentals of Today's Trade Secret Litigation: The DTSA, Section 337 at the ITC, and More Webinar 1:00-2:30 pm EST (July 18, 2017). For more information click here:

Pharmacist at Center of 2012 Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison

Earlier this year a federal court jury in Boston found the owner of a now-defunct compounding pharmacy guilty of racketeering and fraud for his role in a meningitis outbreak that sickened hundreds and led to the deaths of 76 people. On June 27, Barry Cadden, the owner and head pharmacist at the New England Compounding [...]

Feds Employ New Tactic in Battle against Health Care Fraud – Allege Violation of the “Travel Act” Executives, Surgeons, and Others Indicted in Texas in Massive Health Care Fraud Scheme

In December of 2016, 21 individuals, including the founders and investors of a physician-owned medical center in Dallas, Texas, were indicted by a grand jury and charged with an assortment of felony offenses stemming from their payment and/or receipt of over $40 million in bribes and alleged kickbacks. The now defunct operation, Forest Park Medical [...]


One of the many important decisions that a startup faces is the type of legal entity to form. In many cases the decision is made without much thought – “my friend formed an LLC for his business so I will, too.” However, this lack of proper consideration can lead to choosing the wrong form of [...]

Electronic Health Record Software Vendor Set to Pay $155 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

One of the nation’s largest vendors of health record software, eClinicalWorks (ECW), has agreed to pay the government $155 million to settle claims that it misrepresented the capabilities of its software to its nearly 850,000 subscribers and that it paid kickbacks to certain customers in exchange for promoting its product. The case, initially filed by [...]

FisherBroyles Announces New Intellectual Property Partner, Louis Wagner

(Cleveland, Ohio — April 6, 2017) — FisherBroyles, LLP (“FisherBroyles”) is pleased to announce that Louis Wagner has joined its Cleveland office as a partner in its Intellectual Property Law Group.  Mr. Wagner is an experienced patent attorney with a true passion for providing thoughtful and judiciously creative advice to help clients succeed. Mr. Wagner [...]