• 07.21.14

    Right Or Wrong, Precedent Will Decide O'Bannon Case In Favor Of NCAA

    The lawsuit brought by former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon has many commentators condemning major college sports and predicting the demise of the NCAA. They're wrong, at least about the second point. In fact the NCAA will almost certainly win the case, thanks to a 30-year-old U.S. Supreme ...

  • 07.14.14

    Data Security in Healthcare: HIPAA Enforcement Trends

    On May 7, New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) and Columbia University (CU) entered into the largest settlement agreement to date with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability ...

  • 07.13.14

    Ranking The Filings

    Tomorrow when the gubernatorial campaigns release their fundraising reports here is how the political handicappers will likely be analyzing those numbers.

  • 07.10.14

    Sequestration Impacts on 1603 Grants for Solar Projects

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 created the Section 1603 Grant in Lieu of Tax Credit program for qualified renewable energy property ("Section 1603").  Under Section 1603, generally, the Secretary of the Treasury provided grants (as an alternative to ...

  • 07.01.14

    General Schemes vs. Specific Claims

    The qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act, which allow private individuals ("relators") to bring suit on behalf of the federal government and keep a percentage of the proceeds, continue to be some of the most potent weapons in the government's antifraud arsenal. In fiscal year 2013, over ...

  • 06.30.14

    VidCon: Brands & Media Companies, If You Miss It, You Don't Get It (and You Will Be Left Behind)

    VidCon 2014 - like the 1892 Chicago World's Fair that heralded a new era of disruptive technology (how do you like that reference?) - this may be the event upon which we look back and say, for media companies, brands, and marketers, "This was the moment that defined the mainstreaming of ...

  • 06.23.14

    Brady Obligations of Civil Investigators

    In February, after a four-week trial, a jury in the Southern District of New York convicted Mathew Martoma of three counts of insider trading and conspiracy. The case attracted attention because it adds to the list of recent insider trading convictions in the Southern District and because Martoma ...

  • 06.19.14

    Getting Into the Game: Academic Medical Centers and Population Health Approaches to Care Delivery

    A revolution underway in healthcare is fundamentally changing how every academic medical center (AMC) operates. Healthcare reform is challenging academic medicine to reinvent its approach to the triple mission of teaching, research and clinical care. Changing economics, market consolidation, fiscal ...

  • 06.16.14

    Reducing Carbon Emissions from Power Plants Goes National (but stays local)

    On June 2, 2014, EPA, under President Obama's Climate Action Plan, released the long-awaited draft greenhouse gas (GHG) rule for existing power plants across the nation. Officially called "The Clean Power Plan," the proposed rule establishes state-by-state 2030 GHG goals (except for Vermont, ...

  • 06.13.14

    The Many Ways to do Public Private Partnerships

    As local governments face increasing budget pressure, and as tools such as tax increment financing face increasing political hostility, real estate developers should remember that there are many opportunities for private developers to partner with public agencies to finance and build projects. ...

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