Southern District Judge Analisa Torres said police unions’ intervenor bids opposing the settlement between New York City and plaintiffs in stop-and-frisk litigation were untimely and the unions had “no significant protectable interests relating to the subject of the litigation that would warrant intervention.”
Xact Data Discovery Celebrates 20th AnniversaryIT Business NetXDD is among the industry pioneers that led the evolution from traditional, paper-based litigation support to today's comprehensive electronic discovery and managed review, both domestically and internationally. Founded as Xact Duplicating Services in …
EPIQ Systems (EPIQ) Set to Announce Earnings on ThursdayWatch List News (press release)EPIQ Systems logo EPIQ Systems (NASDAQ:EPIQ) will release its Q214 earnings data on Thursday, July 31st. Analysts expect EPIQ Systems to post earnings of $0.21 per share and revenue of $121.17 million for the quarter. Shares of EPIQ Systems …
Business Associate Agreements (BAAs), in the current regulatory and technological environment, require careful review and negotiation of the implementation of the regulatory requirements. In meeting the September 23, 2014 HITECH deadline, thorough…By: Ober|Kaler – Health Law Group
PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Trade Commission on July 29 prevailed on a motion to preclude a pharmaceutical company from presenting evidence of “litigation uncertainty” surrounding its prescription drug patent at an upcoming reverse payments antitrust trial (Federal Trade Commission v. Cephalon Inc., No. 08-2141, E.D. Pa.).
WICHITA FALLS, Texas – A federal judge in Texas on July 29 denied a motion for reconsideration filed by an insurer seeking a ruling that the insurance policy it issued to an oil and gas exploration company covered only the cost of redrilling a well lost or damaged as a result of uncontrolled flow, rather than lost due to pressure operations related to a blowout of the hydraulic fracturing well (Eagle Oil & Gas Co. v. Travelers Property Casualty Company of America, No. 12-00133, N.D. Texas; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 102940).
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Former Boston Bruins defenseman Jon Rohloff filed a putative class action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota July 29 on behalf of former National Hockey League (NHL) players who allege hockey-related brain injuries, especially those suffered in fighting during games (Jon Rohloff, et al. v. National Hockey League, D. Minn., No. 14-03038).
CINCINNATI – Inconsistency between a plaintiff expert’s testimony and the recollection of the plaintiff about the details of his accidental shooting is an insufficient basis to exclude the expert’s testimony, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in a 2-1 opinion on July 29 (Mark D. Lee v. Smith & Wesson Corp., No. 13-3597, 6th Cir.).
BALTIMORE – After finding that class claims asserted by homeowners in relation to the foreclosure of their property failed under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), a Maryland federal judge on July 29 granted a bank’s motion to dismiss the case (Byron R. Bartlett, et al. v. Bank of America, NA, No. 13-975, D. Md.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 102897).
PHILADELPHIA – A panel of the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 29 held that the Medicare as a Secondary Payer Act (MSP Act) authorizes the government to seek reimbursement from a settlement a plaintiff receives from a tortfeasor because the funds came from a “primary plan” and that the plaintiff cannot invoke a New Jersey state law to avoid her reimbursement obligations (Cecelia A. Taransky v. Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, et al., No. 13-3483, 3rd Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 14408).
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A California appeals court on July 29 held that a health care provider must actually contract for the right to preserve its right to recover its customary billing rates through a Hospital Lien Act (HLA) lien or it forfeits the right to recover the customary billing rate for emergency room services from third-party tortfeasors (Dameron Hospital Association v. AAA Northern California, et al., No. C070475, Calif. App., 3rd. Dist.; 2014 Cal. App. LEXIS 684).
Biologics are large molecules made from, derived from, or extracted from a natural source such as a human, animal, or microorganism that are used in the treatment, diagnosis, or prevention of disease. Biologics include therapeutic proteins, DNA…By: K&L Gates LLP
On June 30, 2013, the Vermont sales tax moratorium on remote access to software expired. At that time, the Vermont Department of Taxes (Department) reverted to its prior position that interpreted, without any analysis, the Vermont sales tax to apply…By: McDermott Will & Emery