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Can employer require impaired employee to take medication?
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • August 28 2015

The EEOC says no. In a recent case, the EEOC filed suit against a paper company in Michigan over this issue. The employee had a seizure at work and


District Court issues opinion on Supreme Court holding in Halliburton
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • August 28 2015

On July 27, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued its opinion on remand of Halliburton, Co. v. Erica P. John Fund


Federal court decides hospital is not a consumer reporting agency
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • August 27 2015

In a recent decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that Illinois' largest hospital system, Advocate Health Care, is not a


Northwestern football players’ unionization drive halted
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • August 17 2015

In a ruling on August 17, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided that it should not exercise jurisdiction over the unionization


Federal Circuit broadens range of liability under joint patent infringement theories
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • August 14 2015

Yesterday, in Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit handed down a unanimous en


Providers take notice: recent cases find failure to refund overpayments leads to FCA exposure
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • August 12 2015

Among the many changes under the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), few have generated as much discussion as Section 6402(d), requiring healthcare


Motives matter: ignorance is no defense for employers in religious accommodation cases
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • August 3 2015

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of the United States made an important distinction with respect to employment decisions: what matters is not


Single severe act can be sexual harassment but how “severe”?
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • July 28 2015

Wise employers know that a single severe act can be enough to satisfy the standard of "severe or pervasive" and be sexual harassment. But how severe


Tuomey affirmed; but CMS throws the healthcare industry (and itself) a Stark Law life raft
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • July 14 2015

In a unique and welcomed move, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") has proposed changes to the federal physician self-referral law


Sixth Circuit affirms dismissal of securities class action, relying on the PSLRA's safe harbor provision for forward-looking statements
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • June 30 2015

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently affirmed the dismissal of a putative securities class action brought by shareholders