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Second Circuit finds auditors exempt and endorses limits on class discovery

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 28 2014

While the number of class or collective action lawsuits has exploded, decisions from Circuit Courts of Appeal, particularly on procedural issues, are

Joint employment finding leads to unexpected $3 million liability in hospital malpractice case

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 25 2014

When Washington Hospital obtained an insurance policy in 2003 to cover medical claims arising from acts by its employees, its insurer probably did

Clash of the circuits: federal exchange subsidies at risk?

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 24 2014

These four words "established by the state," at first blush do not appear obtuse or particularly vague. But these four words form the basis for the

The orphan drug wars: HHS interpretive rule clarifies orphan drug exclusion

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 22 2014

On July 21, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an "Interpretive Rule" in response to a recent U.S. District Court

Buckle upunwinding Phoebe Putney’s acquisition of Palmyra down in Georgia may end up being back on the table

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 21 2014

Almost one year ago, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) agreed to settle its antitrust challenge of Phoebe Putney Health System's (Phoebe Putney

Arizona district court rejects joint employer arguments in independent contractor case alleging misclassification of truck drivers

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 21 2014

A month ago we discussed the Ninth Circuit's decision in Ruiz v. Affinity Logistics Corp., Case No. 12-56589 (9th Cir. June 16, 2014), in which the

The latest on the use of retained asset accounts to pay life insurance benefits

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 21 2014

In Merrimon v. Unum Life Insurance Co. of America, 2014 WL 2960024 (1st Cir. July 2, 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit became

Government contracts quarterly update - July 2014

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 17 2014

On July 15, the Department of Defense (“DOD”) released a proposed rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 41172, that will allow contractors that are subject to the

Seventh Circuit holds federal agencies can be sued for public nuisance, but affirms dismissal of claim

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 16 2014

On July 14, 2014, the Seventh Circuit decided Michigan et al. V. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers et al. (Wood, C.J., writing for a unanimous Panel

Background check lawsuits: if it’s not one thing, it’s another

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 15 2014

As we previously have written, employer use of criminal records and background checks with respect to applicants and employees has been the subject