• 12.21.16

    CFPB Warns Financial Institutions About Incentives

    Use caution when creating incentives for employees and service providers to meet sales and other business goals, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warned financial institutions in a new Compliance Bulletin.

  • 12.21.16

    CFPB Warns Financial Institutions About Incentives

    Use caution when creating incentives for employees and service providers to meet sales and other business goals, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warned financial institutions in a new Compliance Bulletin.

  • 12.20.16

    Defendant’s Attempt to Moot TCPA Suit Fails (Again)

    A Telephone Consumer Protection Act defendant was unsuccessful in persuading a Massachusetts federal court judge to dismiss a putative class action under the statute despite offering the plaintiff $46,500 and promising to refrain from future violations.

  • 12.20.16

    December 2016

    The persistent and strident attacks on Mexico and Mexicans that peppered candidate Donald J. Trump’s election rhetoric have been toned down in the transition. But this more moderate stance still includes a commitment to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, deport millions of ...

  • 12.20.16

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, December 20, 2016

    The National Association of Medicaid Directors offers policy considerations and recommendations to the incoming Administration; HealthCare.gov has its largest single day of enrollment ever; and new publications prepared by Manatt Health compare ACA replacement proposals and highlight the potential ...

  • 12.19.16

    How Retailers Can Avoid Regulatory Scrutiny During Holiday Season

    With the holiday season often accounting for one-third of a retailer’s annual sales, competition can be fierce. Tempting as it is to grab for every advantage, this can have the unpleasant consequence of legal entanglements with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or a state attorney general ...

  • 12.19.16

    Telehealth for Healthy Competition

    As providers look for more convenient and cost-effective means to reach patients, there has been much discussion about the potential benefits of telehealth services. Such services also are healthy from an antitrust perspective. Against a backdrop of regular advocacy in favor of lowering barriers to ...

  • 12.19.16

    Balancing Gene Therapy’s Promise and Price

    Gene therapy is the therapeutic delivery of polymers into a patient’s cells for the purpose of treating a disease. Polymers interfere with gene expression or correct mutations.

  • 12.19.16

    California Court Expands Roadmap for “Reasonable Value” of Providers’ Services

    Health plans generally are obligated to pay out-of-network providers only the “reasonable value” of their services and not their full billed charges, which often are higher.

  • 12.16.16

    Special Edition: Comparison of Key Repeal and Replace Proposals

    As the incoming Congress and administration develop plans to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA), analysis of five earlier repeal and replace proposals provides insights into the key features likely to appear in any forthcoming repeal and replace legislation.