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United Technologies is saved from $657 million False Claims Act verdict by the Sixth Circuit

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 17 2015

On April 6, 2015, the Sixth Circuit delivered a costly blow to the United States government to the tune of $657 million when it issued its opinion in

Tennessee Supreme Court clarifies reporting standard under TPPA

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 9 2015

The Tennessee Supreme Court recently clarified an important aspect of the Tennessee Public Protection Act ("TPPA") for purported whistleblowers and

Labor talk blog: Supreme Court revives pregnancy discrimination case

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 3 2015

Is the Supreme Court's recent decision in Young v. United Parcel Service, here, a limited ruling, applicable only in the context of the Pregnancy

Supreme Court ruling blocks providers from suing for higher Medicaid pay under the Medicaid Act's "equal access" provision

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 2 2015

On March 31, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provider's ability to sue a state in federal court to enforce the "equal access" provision of

Positioning your firm to deal with regulators in today's environment

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 26 2015

In Dep't of Enforcement v. Fox Fin. Mgmt. Corp., Brian A. Murphy and James E. Rooney (Disciplinary Proc. No. 2012030724101), a three-person FINRA

Supreme Court holds that TTAB ruling may bind federal court

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2015

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court held that federal district courts considering trademark infringement claims may find issue preclusion based upon a

To avoid antitrust liability, state healthcare regulatory boardsand any other state boards that regulate their own businesses or professionsmust make sure that the state signs off first

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 2 2015

Healthcare providers and other professionals and businesspeople whose occupations are regulated by state boards composed of fellow practitioners must

Chris Lazarini analyzes dismissal of fraud and misrepresentation claims in mortgage-backed securities case

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 23 2015

To withstand a 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss, a complaint must contain sufficient factual allegations to state a claim that is plausible on its face

For providers, improved patient care isn’t enough to justify a potentially anticompetitive merger

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 13 2015

Healthcare providers, and particularly those who have a significant market share in a market with few competitors, should take note of this week's

Change in personnel not material false statement under False Claims Act

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 4 2015

The Sixth Circuit recently affirmed the dismissal of a False Claims Act (FCA) suit against ManTech Advanced Systems International (ManTech). At issue