Many physicians recently received a notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) notifying them of the opportunity to register with the CMS “Open Payments” system and review financial data reported about them by drug and device manufacturers under the federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act (“Sunshine Act”).
There’s apparently a bit of a brouhaha in Wales — the former City Manager of Cardiff was caught sending racist text messages.
Chief Judge Stark Denies Toshiba’s Motion for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement of Patent-in-Suit
By Memorandum Order entered by The Honorable Leonard P. Stark in St. Clair Intellectual Property Consultants, Inc. v. Toshiba Corporation, et al., Civil Action No. 09-354-LPS (D.Del., August 27, 2014), the Court denied the Motion for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement of U.S. Patent No. 5,630,163 of defendants’ Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. and Toshiba America, Inc. (collectively, “Toshiba”).
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has agreed to permit Pennsylvania to expand its Medicaid program under the federal Affordable Care Act to cover low income adults whose incomes exceed the federal poverty level.
A Superior Court decision reported last month lends new insight to questions of what kind of record lawyers and judges must make in a child custody case. The requirement of a thorough record has been a mainstay of appellate law for many years but the landscape shifted somewhat when the General Assembly passed its latest custody statute, effective in 2011.
We just wrote about “third-party harassment” and cited to our many blog posts in which we have written that a hostile work environment can be created in any way, by anybody, or by any means, if the employer does not address an employee complaint that the workplace has been made hostile by, say, sexually harassing behavior of an employee.
Just last week that I was complaining about the lack of guidance for employers dealing with employees who blame their bad behavior on a disability. Now a fired financial adviser is asking the Supreme Court to weigh in on the issue.
A Texas restaurant and bar was just sued by the EEOC. Reason? It fired a waitress because she was pregnant, allegedly telling her that “her baby’s health was at risk” because the bar is a smoking establishment.
On August 8, 2014, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law An Act Relative to Domestic Violence. In relevant part, Section 13 of the law requires employers with 50 or more employees toprovide up to 15 days’ leave in any 12 month period if 1) the employee or family member of the employee is a victim of abusive behavior; and 2) the employee is using leave to seek medical attention, counseling, victim services or legal assistance, to secure housing, obtain a protective order, or appear in court as related to abusive behavior against the employee or a family member.