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Jury finds in favor of botox manufacturer in off-label use trial
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2010

A California jury recently returned a verdict in favor of Allergan, Inc., in a trial involving claims that Allergan’s promotion of an off-label use of its drug Botox caused the death of a pediatric patient suffering from cerebral palsy


Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate February 1, 2010
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2010

Healthcare reform efforts remained in flux last week, as President Obama sought to repackage his party's priorities in the wake of the shocking Republican victory in Massachusetts on January 19


The healthcare reform debate December 21, 2009
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2009

Healthcare reform efforts were marked with uncertainty and skepticism in the Senate last week, as Democratic leaders continued their scramble to reach a consensus on the controversial bill before Christmas


Virginia new medical information data breach law
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

The Commonwealth of Virginia recently enacted a law requiring notice of data breaches involving medical information


Ninth Circuit: automobile insurer did not engage in bad faith by refusing to pre-authorize treatment under PIP coverage
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2010

In Sadler v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, No. 08-35859 (9th Cir. Nov. 4, 2009), the insureds sued their insurer for bad faith, among other claims, arising from their insurer’s refusal to pre-authorize surgery under the personal injury protection (“PIP”) provision of the automobile insurance policy


Court examines duty to defend funeral homes accused of participation in organ harvesting
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 23 2009

A federal judge in Pennsylvania recently examined whether an insurer must defend a crematorium and funeral home against several lawsuits alleging that they participated in an organ harvesting scheme


Partial repeal of McCarran-Ferguson Act dropped from Senate Health Reform Bill
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2009

Media reports indicate that Senator Patrick Leahy’s (D-VT) amendment to repeal the antitrust exemption under the McCarran-Ferguson Act for health insurers and medical malpractice insurers, has been removed from the latest version of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590


Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate December 29, 2009
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 29 2009

After a prolonged floor debate that kept Senators in session through weekends for 25 consecutive days, the Senate completed its work on healthcare reform legislation in the early morning hours on Christmas Eve


Congressional research unveils missed reform deadlines
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2010

Also in early October, the non-partisan research arm of Congress - the Congressional Research Service (CRS) - released a memorandum stating that HHS did not meet seven of 22 recent deadlines regarding the implementation of the new healthcare reform law


Medicare physician payment debate awaits in lame duck session
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2010

Earlier this year, Congress enacted a short-term fix to ensure that physicians did not see drastic reductions in their Medicare reimbursements - an issue that has been plaguing lawmakers and physicians alike for years, due to a payment formula that has routinely scheduled reimbursement reductions