• 05.25.17

    Manatt Digital—Client Spotlight

    Manatt Digital works with companies across all stages, but we certainly have a soft spot for our startup clients, many with whom we get to help in launching and accelerating their growth in the marketplace. Whether it’s messaging and positioning, business planning and modeling, navigating ...

  • 05.25.17

    Curry Defends OCC's Fintech Charter, New York's DFS Sues

    Stepping down as the leader of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Thomas J. Curry highlighted the efforts of the agency to encourage financial innovation, particularly the agency's decision to grant fintech charters, as another lawsuit was filed challenging those charters.

  • 05.25.17

    Curry Defends OCC's Fintech Charter, New York's DFS Sues

    Stepping down as the leader of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Thomas J. Curry highlighted the efforts of the agency to encourage financial innovation, particularly the agency's decision to grant fintech charters, as another lawsuit was filed challenging those charters.

  • 05.25.17

    NAD Watches Paint Dry, Sides With Advertiser

    The Sherwin-Williams Co. does not need to change the name of its “CoverMaxx” spray paints, the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau said after determining that the advertising challenged by competitor Rust-Oleum Corp. did not communicate a message of superior ...

  • 05.24.17

    Insurer Merger Saga Ends Without Guidance on Efficiency Claims

    Prior to calling off its nearly two-year fight to acquire competing insurer Cigna last week, Anthem urged the Supreme Court of the United States to hear its appeal from the lower courts’ rejections of its claims of significant efficiencies from the deal.

  • 05.24.17

    CMS Issues Rules to Help Stabilize Health Insurance Market

    On April 13, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the final market stabilization rule (Final Rule) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to help stabilize individual and small group markets.

  • 05.24.17

    Mapping the Healthcare M&A Landscape Under the New Administration

    Healthcare M&A deal volume has been robust over the past five years and shows few signs of slowing down. Activity peaked in 2015—the year of the megadeal, particularly in the managed care and pharmaceutical arenas—with almost 1,100 deals approaching $100 billion in aggregate value. ...

  • 05.23.17

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, May 23, 2017

    The President's budget proposes over $600 billion in Medicaid cuts on top of major reductions anticipated in repeal and replace legislation; the Trump Administration asks the Court for more time to decide on cost-sharing reduction payments under House v. Price, while states file a motion to ...

  • 05.22.17

    A Closer Look at Wisconsin’s Premium Proposal

    The State of Wisconsin recently proposed a Medicaid waiver that includes a number of precedent-setting features, including a 48-month time limit on enrollment (with the limit paused for periods of employment or job training), and mandatory drug screening, testing and treatment (as necessary), as ...

  • 05.19.17

    One Day of Rest Mandated by California Supreme Court

    Resolving a contentious issue of California law, the state’s highest court ruled that one day of rest is guaranteed for each defined workweek, although an employer is not forbidden from allowing an employee, fully apprised of his or her entitlement to rest, to independently choose not to take ...