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Another Protection for Gun Owners
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • August 16 2016

In a case arising out of Mississippi, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled recently that terminating an employee for


A “Starry” Saga: Protester Prevails After Four Protests and an Overturned Solicitation Cancellation
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • July 29 2016

On July 27, 2016, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims held that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was unreasonable in cancelling


SC Hospital Pays $17 Million to Resolve FCA Claims of Improper Physician Employment Relationships
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • July 29 2016

On July 28, 2016, the Department of Justice announced a $17 million settlement in the matter of United States ex rel. Hammett v. Lexington County


Managing the employment relationship in Tennessee
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • July 25 2016

A structured guide to state specific laws, misclassification and employment contracts in Tennessee


NLRB Decision Enhances the Risk of Unionization of Joint Employers
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • July 20 2016

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently made it easier for unions to force joint employers to recognize and bargain with unions. In its


Business Owner Sentenced to 15 Months for Defrauding SBA’s 8(a) Program Through Use of “Shell” Company to Receive 8(a) Contracts
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • July 8 2016

In another example of the government's efforts to root out fraud in government procurement programs, on July 5, U.S


Court Rejects Relator’s Use of Statistical Sampling
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • July 1 2016

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas recently released a noteworthy FCA opinion, one that includes a key ruling on the


In Escobar, Supreme Court Endorses, but “Materially” Refines, Implied Certification Theory of False Claims Act Liability
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • June 23 2016

On June 16, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated opinion in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar


Supreme Court Delivers Blow to Patent Holders - Refuses to Change PTAB Claim Construction Test for IPRs
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • June 21 2016

In yet another highly anticipated patent decision, the Supreme Court decided Monday that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) can continue to use


SCOTUS Says: Veterans Affairs Must Prefer Veterans
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • June 16 2016

In a unanimous decision issued today, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is required to set-aside