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Physician fist fight HCQIA suspension etiquette

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 2 2008

A physician whose competency was questioned by a colleague decided that confronting the physician colleague, demanding that the colleague stop questioning his experience, training, and competency, and threatening to sue him while blocking the doorway to prevent the colleague from leaving was the preferred approach to quality assurance

Court upholds findings of infringement and validity for Prilosec patents

  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 25 2008

In In re Omeprazole Patent Litigation, Nos. 07-1414, -1416, -1458, -1459 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 20, 2008), the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s findings of infringement by Apotex Corp., Apotex, Inc., and Torpharm, Inc. (collectively “Apotex”) and Impax Laboratories, Inc. (“Impax”) of patents held by Astrazeneca AB, Aktiebolaget Hassle, KBI-E, Inc., KBI, Inc., and Astrazeneca LP (collectively “Astra”

Nonfilers to be focus of new IRS voluntary compliance program

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 30 2008

The IRS in November likely will release a draft survey of exempt organizations that focuses on nonfilers as part of a new voluntary compliance program

New York State Insurance Department issues Circular Letter regarding regulation of credit default swaps

  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 24 2008

On September 22, 2008, the New York State Insurance Department ( the “Department”) announced in revised Circular Letter No. 19 (2008) ( the “Circular Letter”) a series of “best practices” for financial guaranty insurance companies (each a “FGI” or, collectively, “FGIs”) which provide insurance or “wraps” for municipal bonds or asset-backed securities (“ABS”) through either credit default swaps (each a “CDS”, or collectively, “CDSs”) or financial guaranty policies

U.S. Supreme Court faces variety of employment issues

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 1 2008

The U.S. Supreme Court begins its 2008-09 term with several cases related to labor and employment, raising issues that include the protection afforded employees who participate in sexual harassment investigations, management’s right to require union employees to arbitrate discrimination claims rather than raise them in court, and whether employers calculating pension benefits must credit employees for the time they missed work for pregnancy leaves taken before pregnancy discrimination was outlawed

Fed’s role in financial markets evolves and increases as financial crisis deepens

  • White & Case LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 29 2008

During 2008, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“Federal Reserve Board”) and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (“New York Fed”) have reshaped the U.S. supervisory and regulatory framework for large financial institutions through a series of largely unprecedented actions and initiatives, taken without any additional legislative authority, to expand and change their role in order to deal with the financial crisis and attempt to stabilize the financial markets

President Bush signs bill significantly expanding the scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act

  • Day Pitney LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 2 2008

On September 25, 2008, President Bush signed into law the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (the “ADAAA”

California enacts bill amending sweepstakes law

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 7 2008

On September 30, California's governor signed Senate Bill 1400 into law, which takes effect January 1, 2009

Registered investment advisers required to provide notifications of changes to custody arrangements

  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 30 2008

We remind our investment adviser clients who are registered or required to register with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended (the “Advisers Act”) that, pursuant to Rule 206(4)-2(a)(2) under the Advisers Act, they must promptly notify their clients upon the opening of any custodial account with a qualified custodian

Federal Reserve Board relaxes restrictions on private equity investment in financial institutions

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 30 2008

In an effort to improve investment conditions in banks or bank holding companies, the Federal Reserve Board ("Board") on September 22, 2008, issued a policy statement affirming a more relaxed attitude toward private investment in these banking organizations