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Death Certificate Project: A Dragnet!

USA - September 6 2019 The Medical Board of California (“MBC”) began this project in 2013 when it required coroners to inform it of deaths resulting from opioids. The…

SCOTUS Stretches the Statute of Limitations Period for False Claims

USA - August 5 2019 The U.S. Supreme Court is now in its summer recess and we anecdotally have heard of Justice “sightings” in Europe and beyond. This last session of…

California Supreme Court Decides Wilson v. CNN: Court Rules No Categorical Exception to Anti-SLAPP Review for Discrimination and Retaliation Claims and Provides Encouragement for the Continued Use of Anti-SLAPP Motions in the Peer Review Context

USA - July 26 2019 On July 22, 2019, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Wilson v. CNN.1 The primary question before the court concerned the…

California Supreme Court to Issue Opinion on Monday, July 22 in Anti-SLAPP Case Affecting Pending Peer Review Cases and Peer Review Defense to Meritless Lawsuits

USA - July 19 2019 On May 7, 2019, the California Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Wilson v. Cable News Network, Inc., et al., where plaintiff was a producer at…

We Received a Civil Investigative Demand from a Federal Agency: Now What?

USA - April 16 2019 A Civil Investigative Demand, often referred to as a “CID,” is a pre-litigation mechanism used to collect information and evidence for use in civil…

More Time for Serialized Prescription Forms

USA - March 15 2019 Effective January 1, 2019, Health & Safety Code Sections 11161.5, 11162.1, and 11165 were amended to, among other things, provided that the…

$3.8 Million Awarded to Physician Serves as Important Reminder About Fair Hearing Rights

USA - February 19 2019 In a decision affecting California hospitals, medical groups, medical staffs, and physicians, the California First District Court of Appeal has…

Hold the Pickle—and the Meal Break: California Supreme Court Holds That Healthcare Workers May Voluntarily Waive Second Meal Period Even When Shifts Last More Than 12 Hours

USA - January 11 2019 In a decision that facilitates flexible staffing practices for healthcare employers, the California Supreme Court recently held that healthcare…

New California Law Will Require Practitioners to Disclose Probation to Their Patients

USA - October 8 2018 On September 19, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the “Patient’s Right to Know Act of 2018” (SB 1448), which will require practitioners to…

Avoiding medical board discipline when prescribing opiates

USA - September 10 2018 There is a host of new, ever changing, and conflicting guidelines from a multitude of regulators and academic societies. This evolving and uncertain…