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CONFIDENTIALITY LANGUAGE MAY NOT THROW YOU INTO THE BREACH!

A recent 11th Circuit case may – if followed elsewhere and not reversed by the US Supreme Court – reduce a company’s potential exposure under conventional contract language requiring sensitive materials to be held in confidence. Many companies have been concerned that such language would make them liable if they were the victim of a [...]

9 Pharmacies in Mississippi Raided by FBI

Warrants Pending in Utah, Florida, Alabama Members of the FBI and The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (“MBN”) along with multiple other agencies raided 9 pharmacies in a statewide sweep yesterday, reporting more than $15 million in assets seized. According to officials, the warrants are related directly to medical facilities, and deal with drugs and health [...]

Your Data Practices May Need a Lift: Lessons from Uber/NYAG Settlement

Companies which obtain through smartphone apps, vehicle transmitters or otherwise, location information of their customers and employees should heed the very recent settlement agreement between the New York Attorney General and Uber. Among other things, the agreement requires that such data be encrypted and password protected with accessibility on a need to know basis. It [...]

Lab Ex-Owner and CEO Settles Individual Liability for Alleged Violations of the False Claims Act for $3.75 Million

On January 8, the Department of Justice announced the ex-owner and CEO of a Virginia-based medical laboratory agreed in Ohio federal court to pay up to $3.75 million to the federal government to settle allegations he directed facilities to bill Medicare and Medicaid for unnecessary cancer detection tests and provided kickbacks to physicians in violation [...]

FisherBroyles Earns ALTA Best Practices Certification

FisherBroyles LLP today announced the firm has earned third-party certification for their ALTA Best Practices Framework which includes compliance benchmarking, readiness and reporting services across all seven ALTA Best Practices Pillars. The compliance testing and attestation reporting was conducted by ASF Enterprises LLC, whose program delivers independent third-party assurance using CPA professional standards. “Becoming compliant [...]

Tips for Avoiding Pitfalls in Technology Contracts

The recent problems experienced by Finish Line should be instructive to all users and providers of technology products and services. Based in Indianapolis, Finish Line operates as a specialty retailer of athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories in the U.S.  Public reporting on the company’s Q3 earnings and sales acknowledged a problem with deployment of a new [...]

Supreme Court of Ohio Hears Oral Argument in Lutz v. Chesapeake

Decision will determine if oil and gas companies can deduct post-production expenses from landowner royalties In a dispute between several landowners and Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C. (“Chesapeake”) over the decades-old rules governing how to pay post-production expenses, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral arguments today in Regis F. Lutz et al. v. Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C. [...]

FisherBroyles Welcomes Martin B. Morrissey to Cleveland Office

Morrissey joins Health and Pharmacy Law Practice FisherBroyles LLP today announced the addition of partner Martin (Marty) B. Morrissey to the firm’s Cleveland office (Toledo Branch). Morrissey joins the firm’s Health and Pharmacy Law Practice Group. He was formerly in-house with Mercy Health as Senior Regional Counsel and General Counsel of St. Vincent Mercy Medical [...]