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Anthony Calamunci and Brian Dickerson Interviewed by RXinsider on the Status of the Pharmacy Industry

Anthony Calamunci and Brian Dickerson were interviewed by RXinsider on the status of the Pharmacy industry.  Each week FisherBroyles will provide access to the industry specific Q&A interview sessions hosted by RXinsider so you can learn what the newest legal and industry issues are and how to address these issues when running your pharmacy. Please [...]

California Court Unseals FCA Whistleblower Suit against United Health Group

Complaint alleges fraud of hundreds of millions—possibly billions—of dollars Last week the federal government intervened in, and the District Court for the Central District of California unsealed, a whistleblower's False Claims Act (FCA) suit against UnitedHealth Group (UnitedHealth) and WellMed Medical Management Inc. (a company acquired by UnitedHealth in 2011). The whistleblower in the case, [...]

FisherBroyles Welcomes New Partner Stephen L. Neal, Jr. to Charlotte and Washington, DC Offices

(Charlotte, NC/Washington, DC — Feb 20, 2017) — FisherBroyles, LLP is pleased to announce that Stephen L. Neal, Jr. has joined the firm as a partner. After a judicial clerkship in North Carolina, Steve worked with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP for 15 years in the Washington, DC and Los Angeles, California offices and then [...]

Mark Halligan and Geoffrey Goodale to Speak at AIPLA’s 2017 Trade Secret Summit on March 2-3 in Atlanta

Mark Halligan, a Partner in the Chicago office of FisherBroyles and a renowned expert on the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), and Geoffrey Goodale, a Partner in the Washington, DC office of FisherBroyles and Chair of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law’s International Trade Commission (ITC) Committee, will be speaking on a high-profile panel [...]

JUNIOR LIENHOLDERS’ INTERESTS EXTINGUISHED IN A “FREE AND CLEAR” SALE

State and federal laws provide numerous protections to secured parties to preserve their interests in collateral.  As secured parties well know, however, these protections become more and more limited when the collateral is pledged to multiple secured parties.  Issues, like priority of interests and liens, become more prevalent when the collateral at issue falls in value and [...]

Healthcare Entities and Pharmacies Be Warned: Allegations of Violations of Telephone Consumer Protection Act are on the Rise

February 16, 2017 The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) can potentially affect any type of business, including healthcare entities, pharmacies, and medical device suppliers. Enacted in 1991, the TCPA restricts the making of telemarketing calls and the use of automatic telephone dialing systems (i.e. "robocalls"), artificial or prerecorded voice messages, text messages, and even covers [...]

HHS Office of Inspector General Releases FY2017 Work Plan Part IV – Medicaid and Electronic Health Records

In late 2016, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its 2017 Work Plan. The plan lists the topics in which it sees the greatest potential for fraud under federal health care programs, primarily Medicare and Medicaid. The OIG updates its Work Plan throughout the [...]

HHS Office of Inspector General Releases FY2017 Work Plan Part III – Prescription Drugs

In late 2016, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its 2017 Work Plan. The plan lists the topics in which it sees the greatest potential for fraud under federal health care programs, primarily Medicare and Medicaid. The OIG updates its Work Plan throughout the [...]