The Food Police Are Coming — Liability and DOJ Enforcement

By | Food Safety News | September 29, 2016
The Food Police Are Coming — Liability and DOJ Enforcement

The notion that “the food police are coming” motivated attendees at the United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Conference earlier this month to attend a session featuring Jeffrey Steger, assistant director in the Consumer Protection Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, and prominent attorney Doug Fellman, a partner, at Hogan Lovells US LLP.

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Second Circuit Sides with AmEx, Reversing Lower Court Victory for DOJ

Second Circuit Sides with AmEx, Reversing Lower Court Victory for DOJ

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, a highly influential appellate court sitting in New York, on September 26 issued a unanimous ruling with major implications for antitrust and unfair competition laws, the payment card industry, and merchants that accept payments by credit card.

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FTC and DOJ Side with Texas-based Teladoc

FTC and DOJ Side with Texas-based Teladoc

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), in a joint amicus brief with the Department of Justice filed on September 9, 2016, petitioned the Fifth Circuit to dismiss the Texas Medical Board (“TMB”) appeal of the district court ruling holding that TMB regulations restricting the prescribing rights of physicians providing professional services through telemedicine may be challenged under federal anti-trust laws. 

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Update: Antitrust-Intellectual Property Licensing Guidelines

Update: Antitrust-Intellectual Property Licensing Guidelines

The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced, on August 12, 2016, they are seeking public comments on the first update to the Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property issued in 1995.

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Teladoc Receives Support from the Feds

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed an amicus brief with the Fifth Circuit stating that the Texas Medical Board’s (the “Board”) appeal was inappropriate and the Court does not have jurisdiction over the appeal.

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DOJ Files New Sexual Harassment Fair Housing Act Lawsuit

By | Fair Housing Defense | September 16, 2016
DOJ Files New Sexual Harassment Fair Housing Act Lawsuit

Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a new Fair Housing Act (FHA) complaint in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri asserting that two landlords in St. Louis subjected female residents at their property to sexual harassment and retaliation.

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Medically Unnecessary Services

By | South Carolina Nursing Home Blog | September 15, 2016
Medically Unnecessary Services

The DOJ sent a press release disclosing the settlement between AJIT Healthcare, Inc. (doing business as Westlake Convalescent Hospital nursing home), Dr. Jasvant Modi, and Dr. Meera Modi who agree to pay $3,563,140 to resolve civil allegations that they participated in a scheme to improperly transfer patients recruited from the “Skid Row” district to a hospital for medically unnecessary services, and then transfer the patients from the hospital to the nursing home for medically unnecessary stays.

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