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  1. FCA Issues to Watch: FCA Claims Concerning Physician CompensationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2017 | JD Supra

    Physician employment arrangements with hospitals have remained a significant area of regulatory scrutiny in recent months with the announcement of several high profile settlements and decisions in key FCA cases involving Stark and AKS-related issues. In July 2016, DOJ announced a $17 million settlement in U.S. ex rel.


  2. Student Loan Servicing Laws Enacted in Washington, D.C., Proposed in New YorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2017 | JD Supra

    Washington, D.C., and New York recently moved forward with efforts to license and regulate student loan servicers. In Washington, D.C., servicers of student loans made to District of Columbia residents are subject to a new licensing requirement under the Student Loan Ombudsman Establishment and Servicing Regulation Amendment Act of 2016 , D.C. Act No.


  3. [Video] Employment Law This Week: DC's Paid Leave Law, NYSDOL...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2017 | JD Supra

    We invite you to view Employment Law This WeekA - a weekly rundown of the latest news in the field, brought to you by Epstein Becker Green. We look at the latest trends, important court decisions, and new developments that could impact your work.


  4. Standing In Data Breach Class Actions: The Fourth Circuit Weighs In,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | JD Supra

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a unanimous opinion in Beck v. McDonald on February 6, 2017, clarifying the standard for Article III standing and what constitutes sufficient injury-in-fact in putative data breach class actions.


  5. The Honeymoon Will Soon Be Over - D.C.'s Department of Energy...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2017 | JD Supra

    The Honeymoon Will Soon Be Over - D.C.'s Department of Energy and Environment to Begin Enforcing New Mold Assessment and Remediation Law for Rental Housing By August 2017, the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment reports that it will begin to enforce recently promulgated Mold Assessment and Remediation Licensure Regulations for the assessment and remediation of mold in rental housing. The District of Columbia is one of few jurisdictions in the country that regulates mold in rental properties.


  6. Fourth Circuit Weighs In on Article III Standing in Data Breach SuitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | JD Supra

    Earlier this month, the Fourth Circuit weighted in with the most recent decision in the developing case law on Article III standing in data breach litigation, a topic that we have been covering extensively on this blog. The case, Beck v.


  7. DC Council Passes Amendments to Alcohol Beverage CodeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 | JD Supra

    In early December 2016, the Council of the District of Columbia unanimously passed the Omnibus Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Amendment Act of 2016 . The Act amends a number of provisions of DC's alcohol beverage laws, several of which particularly affect DC manufacturers, brew pubs, wine pubs and distillery pubs.


  8. Paid Family Leave Law Approved by D.C. Council in Veto-Proof VoteRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2016 | JD Supra

    The Washington, D.C., Council has approved a measure that requires employers to provide paid family leave to employees working in the District of Columbia. The veto-proof 9-to-4 vote moves the significant increase in mandatory paid time off closer to becoming law in the District of Columbia.


  9. United Airlines Settles with SEC for Side-Stepping Its Own...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | JD Supra

    In a settlement highlighting the need for public companies to implement and adhere to effective internal controls, United Airlines "United" recently paid a $2.4 million civil penalty to the Securities and Exchange Commission "SEC" for failing to follow its own compliance policies and procedures designed to prevent corrupt payments. By allowing management to bypass its internal approval process and authorize a money-losing route from Newark, NJ, to Columbia, SC, in exchange for benefits from a senior official with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey "Port Authority", United failed to enact an adequate system of internal controls and, as a result, prepared inaccurate accounting books and records.


  10. SEC, United Settle Internal Controls CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2016 | JD Supra

    When the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act was passed, a key portion of the statute centered on the books and records and internal control provisions written by the Commission. While the bribery provisions only apply to foreign officials, the books and records and internal control provisions apply to all issuers.


  11. The Domestic Corrupt Practices Act Arrives According to the SECRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2016 | JD Supra

    The parent company did not admit or deny the SEC's findings. According to the SEC's order, United reinstated a nonstop flight between Newark, N.J., and Columbia, S.C., at the behest of David Samson, the then-chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who sought a more direct route to his home in South Carolina.


  12. EEOC Files Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Against Akebono Brake CorporationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | JD Supra

    Akebono Brake Corporation, a Michigan-based company that designs and manufactures automotive brake components, violated federal law when it refused to hire a temporary laborer because of her religion, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit filed today. The federal agency further charged that the company discriminatorily interfered with the temporary laborer's employment opportunities with her direct employer, a temporary labor service provider .


  13. DC High Court Adopts Daubert Approach to Expert Testimony in Win for Wireless IndustryRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2016 |

    In an immediate victory for mobile phone manufacturers and service providers, and with implications for any other case involving expert testimony in the District of Columbia, the District of Columbia's highest court abandoned the nearly century-old Frye test for admitting expert testimony in favor of the Daubert approach as embodied in Rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Evidence. See Motorola, Inc. v.


  14. The District of Columbia and the Gender Pay Gap: The Fight (for Pay Equity) in Old D.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | JD Supra

    The District of Columbia may soon join Massachusetts in prohibiting employers from asking job candidates about their prior salary histories. On September 20, 2016, legislation known as the "Fair Wage Amendment Act of 2016" , B21-0878 , was introduced in the Council of the District of Columbia by Councilmember David Grosso and six other councilmembers, and was cosponsored by four other members.


  15. Former CEO of Health System Agrees to Pay $1 million to Settle False...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2016 | JD Supra

    In the most recent example of its continued effort to hold individuals accountable for corporate misconduct, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on September 27, 2016, that the former CEO of Tuomey Healthcare System has agreed to pay $1 million to settle claims arising from his involvement in the hospital's violations of the Stark Law. In addition to the $1 million civil fine, the CEO is also excluded for four years from participating in any federal health care programs, including providing management or administrative services that are paid in part by federal health care programs.


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