In this edition, we reflect upon the key digital media events of the first half of 2015 and present the major deals, developments and trends across video, music, gaming and virtual reality.
In quick succession, governors in Alaska and Utah announce Medicaid expansions this week; Iowa is transitioning its expansion away from the Marketplace to Medicaid managed care, for now; and, HHS extends its exception to Medicaid cost allocation rules for human services programs.
Hospitals typically require patients to sign Conditions of Admission (COA) forms, which constitute a contract between the hospital and the patient. COAs typically outline the patient's obligations with respect to the hospital services they receive, which may include the duty to pay for services ...
In 2013, Congress made the estate tax portability rules permanent. Some predicted this would negate the need for advanced estate planning, but two years later, it is clear that portability is not a panacea even for smaller estates.
On July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order (Ruling) addressing 21 petitions filed with the agency by various companies and trade associations seeking relief or clarification regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 ...
The automotive industry is continuing to face heavy scrutiny from regulators.
In June the Chicago Department of Finance issued two rulings expanding the application of the city's Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax to include nonpossessory computer leases (the "Cloud Computing Tax") and broadening the application of the Amusement Tax to electronically ...
Montana’s Medicaid expansion waiver seeks monthly premiums and a “third party administrator”; Rhode Island’s Medicaid working group recommends pursuing a DSRIP waiver; and Utah’s Medicaid expansion discussions are put on hold until 2016.
How will employers feel the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges?
The Federal Trade Commission filed suit in California federal court against 7 individuals and 15 companies that allegedly scammed consumers with deceptive “risk-free trial” offers to sell skincare products.