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ERISA preemption on the run San Francisco's health ordinance

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 23 2008

This month the ability of employers to rely on ERISA preemption to implement a uniform health program was again called into question

TTAB rules that fraud in less than all classes does not warrant cancellation of multi-class registration in toto

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 11 2009

On January 29, 2009, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office answered a significant open question in the post-Medinol era, namely, whether a finding of fraud with regard to fewer than all International Classes in a multi-Class trademark registration requires cancellation of the entire registration or whether cancellation will be limited to all goodsservices in the Class in which fraud is found

A benefits primer on the economic stimulus package COBRA, Transit and HIPAA

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 24 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ('ARRA') was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009

Landmark genetic nondiscrimination legislation

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 21 2008

Today, President Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”), which Congress passed in late April

In re Kubin another hurdle for DNA sequence patents

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 7 2009

A typical scenario in the development of biotech patents claiming DNA sequences: a bench researcher discovers the isolation and characterization of a protein that may have desirable biological activity and publishes a paper describing the results

IRS issues HSA and HRA rollover guidance transition relief through March 15, 2007

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 23 2007

In our December 2006 Legal Alert, we described the passage of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (the “Act”), which significantly enhanced the features of Health Savings Accounts (“HSAs”

Information reporting by exchanges

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2013

This evening the IRS issued information reporting proposed regulations. Link to pre-release of proposed regulations

Provider nondiscrimination

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 9 2014

Section 2706 of the Public Health Service Act (as amended by the ACA) provides that a group health plan shall not discriminate with respect to

The impact of H1N1 virus (swine flu) on the workplace

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2009

Just as the AIDS epidemic and the SARS outbreak of 2003 created novel issues for employers in the past, the current spread of H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, is likely to leave employers facing potentially challenging new employment issues

What must your healthcare organization do (if anything) to protect against patient identity theft?

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 6 2009

Healthcare providers may not often think of themselves as part of the financial sector