• 05.12.15

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, May 12, 2015

    Latest numbers show dramatic post-ACA coverage gains; in California, an increase in dental-related ER visits follows cuts to Medicaid dental benefits; and the Massachusetts governor requests to maintain its definition of “small group employer” until the State can apply for a 1332 waiver ...

  • 05.07.15

    First Comes the FDA Letter, Then Comes the Federal Class Action Complaint

    That was fast. Less than a week after the Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to Kind LLC, cautioning the company that some of the brand’s snack bars featured an illegal “healthy” labeling claim regarding the saturated fat content, a California consumer has already filed ...

  • 05.07.15

    California’s DBO Targets Payday Lenders, With a Little Help From Search Engines

    At the intersection of Hollywood and Silicon Valley, the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) announced a new initiative focused on the advertising of payday lenders.

  • 05.06.15

    What to Do in a Boom to Prepare for a Bust

    With the Great Recession fading into the past, and 2015 shaping up to be a boom year in real estate, there is a temptation for real estate developers and investors—eternal optimists—to extrapolate from a few good years into an ever rosier future.

  • 05.05.15

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, May 5, 2015

    This week Montana became the 30th state to expand Medicaid, and the battle over Medicaid expansion and uncompensated care reached a breaking point in Florida.

  • 05.01.15

    ASME Updates Editorial Guidelines: Don’t Deceive Readers

    The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) recently updated its editorial guidelines for editors and publishers to reflect the growing use of native advertising and offered tips on how to maintain ethical standards while taking advantage of the trend.

  • 05.01.15

    Party On …

    Woody’s Group establishes a very low threshold to prove a decision maker’s unacceptable probability of actual bias, thereby disqualifying a council member’s participation in a hearing.

  • 05.01.15

    White House Reboots Draft Guidance on Evaluating Climate Change Impacts

    The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has restarted the process for formal advice on how best to evaluate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the impacts of climate change under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

  • 04.30.15

    Manatt on Medicaid: Montana Governor Signs Act to Expand Medicaid

    On April 29, 2015, Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed Senate Bill 405, referred to as the Montana Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership Act (HELP Act), which expands Medicaid to cover an estimated 70,000 new adults.

  • 04.30.15

    SEC Announces Pay Versus Performance Proposal

    On April 29, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the long-awaited proposal to disclose the relationship between executive pay and a company’s financial performance (the Pay to Performance Proposal).



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