Whistleblower Rewarded for Reporting Possibly Tainted Drug Products

Whistleblower Rewarded for Reporting Possibly Tainted Drug Products Drug manufacturer Baxter Healthcare Corporation (Baxter) agreed to pay $18.158 million to the United State to resolve its criminal and civil liability arising from its failure to follow current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) when manufacturing sterile drug products in North Carolina. View Full Post
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Was It a Mineral Deed or an Oil and Gas Lease?

By | Energy & the Law | March 28, 2017
Was It a Mineral Deed or an Oil and Gas Lease? How to distinguish an oil and gas lease from a mineral deed? In Richardson v. Mills, it was a deed when the instrument uses words like “forever” and imposes no duty to explore for and develop minerals. An instrument from 1906, when Teddy Roosevelt was busting trusts and creating national parks, was between Mills on the one hand and Lindsey and Harris on the other. View Full Post
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Alibaba and Small Business Owners

By | China Law Blog | March 28, 2017
Alibaba and Small Business Owners The New York Times had a fascinating piece recently on the problems small business are having with knockoffs on Chinese e-commerce sites run by Alibaba. The story presented three case studies of companies making custom products: Vintage Industrial, a 25-person furniture maker based in Phoenix, All Earz Jewelry, a 1-person online jewelry shop based in Atlanta, and Reignland Concept, a 2-person online clothing store based in Los Angeles. View Full Post
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Ohio Telemedicine Prescribing and Controlled Substances Laws

Ohio Telemedicine Prescribing and Controlled Substances Laws The Ohio Medical Board just last week adopted new rules for telemedicine prescribing of drugs and controlled substances, allowing providers to prescribe drugs via telemedicine without conducting an in-person examination.  Effective March 23, 2017, the new rule 4731-11-09 and rule 7331-11-01 set forth the requirements a physician must follow when prescribing via telemedicine in Ohio. View Full Post
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Artificial Intelligence is a Net Positive for Lawyers

Artificial Intelligence is a Net Positive for Lawyers A recent New York Times article explores whether artificial intelligence is replacing lawyers or whether it will in the future. The basic conclusion is that humans are necessary for legal work for the time being. As an attorney who does litigation, with an emphasis on appeals, habeas, sentencing, motions practice, and some limited trial work, I see this as an optimistic piece. View Full Post
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March Madness in the Municipal Bond Market – a Focus On Gatekeepers

By | White Collar Briefly | March 27, 2017
March Madness in the Municipal Bond Market – a Focus On Gatekeepers The month of March has brought with it the first-ever criminal municipal bond securities fraud conviction, the resolution of enforcement actions targeting banks and senior executives accused of shirking duties to oversee municipal bond issuances, and proposed rule amendments intended to improve municipal securities disclosures—continuing a trend of intensified regulatory enforcement that targets industry “gatekeepers” such as auditors, bond underwriters, and others that serve investor clients entering the municipal bond market.    View Full Post
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