Learn Why Healthcare Executives Use Bass, Berry & Sims for Fraud & Abuse Issues [VIDEO]

Over the past five years, recoveries from False Claims Act cases have surpassed $22 billion, with more than half coming from the healthcare industry alone. Our attorneys help companies from all sectors of healthcare navigate enforcement and compliance issues related to Healthcare Fraud and Abuse. View Full Post
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U.S. Penalizes Exxon for Violating U.S. Sanctions On Russia, May Have Complicated How U.S. Companies Do Business in Russia

Penalty imposed against Exxon related to contracts with Russian oil company Rosneft Rosneft is not a prohibited party but its president is OFAC alleges that “senior-most” Exxon management were involved Exxon responds with suit against OFAC On July 20, 2017, the U.S. View Full Post
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Connecticut State Department of Education Releases Lists of Due Process Hearing Officer and Mediators and New Process for Mediations

By | School Law | July 24, 2017
After an extensive interview and hiring process, the Connecticut State Department of Education (“CSDE”), Bureau of Special Education, released last week the list of new mediators and current due process hearing officers.  The hiring of new mediators was prompted by a directive from the Office of Special Education Programs (“OSEP”) that mediators used pursuant to the procedures required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) not be employees of the CSDE.  View Full Post
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Stakes for Exxon in Sanctions Case Go Far Beyond a $2 Million Fine

I provided insight for an article published by The New York Times on the $2 million fine that the U.S. Treasury Department charged Exxon Mobil for violating Russian sanctions.  Exxon apparently entered into eight contracts with Rosneft, the Russian state oil company, signed by Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin, who is a prohibited party under U.S. View Full Post
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Contractor Alert: the Importance of Claim Certifications and Appeal Deadlines

Contractors seeking to recover additional time and/or costs on government contracts typically choose to proceed with either a Request for Equitable Adjustment (REA) or a Claim.  These remedies fall under the general umbrella of the Disputes clause (FAR 52.233-1). Often times, REAs and Claims can be a study in contrasts.  View Full Post
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WTO and FAO Issue Publication On Trade and Food Standards

The World Trade Organization (WTO) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently issued a joint publication, Trade and Food Standards, which discusses the development of international standards and the need for additional regulations and involvement by all countries. View Full Post
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DOJ Places Website Rulemaking On the “Inactive” List

By | ADA Title III | July 21, 2017
Seyfarth Synopsis: Trump Administration’s first Unified Agenda reveals DOJ has placed web accessibility, medical equipment, and furniture rulemakings under Title II and III of the ADA on Inactive List. Federal agencies typically provide public notice of the regulations that are under development twice a year in the Unified Regulatory AgendaView Full Post
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