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Whistleblower Defense Alert: Seventh Circuit’s Latest Interpretation of Rule 9(b) Sets the Pleading Bar Higher for Relators
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2016

Earlier this month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit established a standard for application of Fed. R. Civ. P. 9(b) that


Whistleblower Defense Alert: Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Implied Certification Theory of FCA Liability
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. U.S. ex rel. Escobar. The questions presented in Escobar ask


Court Rules That Employer Need Not Accommodate Medical Marijuana Use
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2016

The issue of accommodating medical marijuana users in the workplace is becoming more common. As we reported last year, the Colorado Supreme Court has


What is “natural”? The FDA thinks it might know
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2015

By claiming on the label that their product is “natural”, manufacturers have helped themselves to 40 billion of consumer dollars each year, this


What’s a Constitution among friends?
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2015

In November 2015, Ohio voters will determine whether to ensconce the use of recreational and medical marijuana in the Ohio Constitution. Sponsored by


Dreadful sentence of the week
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • February 18 2015

That’s from Whitlock v. Pepsi Americas, a hexavalent chromium case, and it was part of the reasoning that went into the court’s decision to grant


Ninth Circuit affirms order requiring divestiture of a hospitalphysician group merger
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2015

In a much anticipated opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld an Idaho district court's order mandating the unwind of a


Chance is not a thing: so you can’t lose it
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2014

Conceptually the loss-of-a chance doctrine recently reaffirmed in Rash v. Providence Health & Services appears to make sense. The typical facts in


Warning for wellness programs EEOC sues over typical wellness program
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • October 30 2014

Although the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) have agreed on standards for wellness programs, and Congress seemed to


Yet another opinion in which a court mistakes hypothesis for theory
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2014

While some may imagine that scientific hypotheses are the product of highly educated people with brilliant minds drawing straightforward inferences