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FisherBroyles’ Intellectual Property Group Continues its Explosive Growth

 FisherBroyles LLP, the nation’s first and world’s largest cloud-based distributed law firm partnership announced today that it has added four new partners to its patent prosecution group.  The addition of Mia Fiedler, Steven Underwood, John Bacoch, and Michael Kochka add to what is becoming one of the preeminent Intellectual Property groups in the nation with [...]

Client Alert – #YouToo: Sex Abuse and Harassment in Healthcare It’s not Just a Hollywood Problem

The topic of sexual harassment in the workplace (and in some cases all-out sexual assault) has become ubiquitous: From the #MeToo campaign on social media, the “Silence Breakers” featured on the cover of Time magazine as “Person of the Year,” to Hollywood’s new effort, the “Time’s Up” legal defense fund, it is impossible to escape [...]

TCPA Update – Recent Ruling Helps Clarify the Muddled Health Care Message Exception

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (“TCPA”) has certain exceptions that apply to health care companies, but how those exceptions apply is hardly clear. In the recent words of Judge Timothy  of the Northern District of Georgia, “Notwithstanding the volume of ink spilled on this regulatory crusade, there is a remarkable lack of clarity [...]

Pharmaceutical Sales Rep Gets 65-Month Sentence in Fraud Scheme

Kirtis Green, a sales representative for Tennessee company Top Tier Medical, earned a 65 – month prison stint for his role in a $5 million health care fraud that saw several private health insurance companies, together with TriCare, duped into paying for medically unnecessary compounded creams. The charges against Green included Wire, Mail, and Health [...]

Eight FisherBroyles Partners Selected as 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

FisherBroyles, LLP is pleased to announce that eight Ohio partners have been selected by Super Lawyers Magazine for recognition — six partners are 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers and two partners are 2018 Ohio Rising Stars, a designation reserved for the industry’s best lawyers either 40 years old or under, or in practice for 10 years [...]

Client Alert – 2017 False Claims Act Enforcement Recovers $3.7 Billion

No Signs of a Slow Down in 2018 The 2017 fiscal year-end results are in and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced the recovery of $3.7 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government. In a summary of 2017 enforcement activity, the DOJ year-end report [...]

FinTech and Blockchain Partners Michael Khoury, Michael Pierson, Tyler Giles and Lara Slachta contributes article, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies, for The Michigan Business Law Journal, Fall 2017 edition.

Read full article here.

Federal Prosecutors Given Green Light to Enforce Marijuana Laws following Long Hiatus under Obama Administration

The de facto federal safe harbor for the nation’s burgeoning marijuana industry may be coming to an end with the release yesterday of a memorandum from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions notifying the nation’s 93 U.S. attorneys that prior Department of Justice guidance specific to marijuana enforcement had been rescinded.[i] The prior guidance documents, often [...]

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 [...]