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Alston & Bird LLP

PCI Security Standards Council issues new supplementary compliance requirements for the Data Security Standard

USA - July 19 2015 The Payment Card Industry (“PCI”) Security Standards Council (“SSC”) recently published a supplement to the PCI Data Security Standard (“DSS”) that

Delaware bankruptcy court allows debtor to sidestep “make-whole” payment

USA - July 21 2015 Bankruptcy Judge Christopher S. Sontchi recently ruled in the Energy Future Holdings case that the debtor will not be required to pay the $431

Georgia Court of Appeals upholds proportional property tax exemptions for charitable institutions

USA - July 21 2015 In an important decision with the potential to have long-lasting effects on Georgia property tax law, the Alston & Bird State & Local Tax (SALT) Team

Indemnity for active negligence or willful misconduct now prohibited in California

USA - June 27 2013 Normally, a general contractor performs little or none of the work on a construction project with its own forces. Instead, subcontractors perform the

GA Supreme decision on experts in med mal cases

USA - July 17 2015 On July 13, 2015, the Georgia Supreme Court in Dubois v. Brantley addressed the type of experience that is required for a doctor to be offered as an

Delaware Governor signs unclaimed property overhaul into law

USA - July 28 2015 On July 22, 2015, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed into law a significant piece of unclaimed property reform legislation, S.B. 141. Alston &

A&B healthcare week in review, July 24, 2015: Congressional legislation & Committee action

USA - July 24 2015 On July 22, 2015, the Senate Special Aging Committee convened a hearing entitled “The Doctor’s Not In: Combating Medicare Provider Enrollment Fraud”

A&B healthcare week in review, July 24, 2015: Other health policy news

USA - July 24 2015 On July 20, 2015, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced the availability of a new mobile application which lets users search

A&B healthcare week in review, July 24, 2015: Regulations, notices, & guidance

USA - July 24 2015 On July 24, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the extension of temporary moratoria on the enrollment of new

A&B healthcare week in review, July 24, 2015: Reports, studies, & analyses

USA - July 24 2015 On July 21, 2015, the National Academy for State Health Policy published a brief entitled "State Enrollment Experience: Implementing Health Coverage