Tuomey Verdict is Chilling Reminder of Stark Law Risks
Nov-22-2013 — A South Carolina jury recently found that part-time employment agreements between Tuomey Hospital and certain physician specialists violated the Stark Law and the False Claims Act, and awarded $39 million in damages.
Standardizing Efficiencies in Business Litigation
Apr-30-2013 — Partner Heath J. Szymczak’s article Standardizing Efficiencies in Business Litigation, has been published in the American Bar Association’s Business and Torts Litigation Journal. The article describes historical trends, and recent developments, for creating practical, client-centered approaches to avoiding unnecessary costs and delays in litigation.
Legal alliance earns Jaeckle high ranking
Apr-09-2013 — Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel LLP was recognized for its legal alliance with TAGLaw, earning an "Elite" in the Chambers Global 2013 rankings guide for legal networks. Through its affiliation with TAGLaw, Jaeckle has access to more than 145 independent member firms operating in more than 300 offices worldwide.
Function Follows Form: An Overview of Form Based Zoning
Jan-10-2013 — Traditional euclidean zoning, used prevalently in the United States, is characterized by the segregation of land uses and land use density into specified geographic districts. Euclidean zoning is frequently criticized for restraining mixed-use development and density, a promotion of auto-centric rather than pedestrian-oriented development, and an inherent lack of flexibility. It is now viewed by many as an outdated planning theory.
The "Summary of Benefits and Coverage" Requirement Under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”)
Aug-01-2012 — An article by Robert W. Patterson was featured in the American Bar Association's Health eSource. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) includes several provisions intended to facilitate "comparison shopping" for health coverage by employees and consumers.
Equal Employment Opportunity and Anti Harassment Policy
May-18-2012 — This sample policy may be adapted to prohibit various kinds of unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and to establish a procedure for employees to complain about such conduct. It is presented for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or opinion with respect to any particular facts or circumstances. This sample may not be appropriate for some employers and it should not be used without professional counsel. It was prepared on
Social Media in the Workplace is Both a Blessing and a Curse
Nov-12-2010 — While online social networking websites may have initially targeted high school and college students, they have rapidly expanded to all demographics. More importantly, they’ve reached even the largest corporations and a broad array of smaller companies and not-for-profit organizations of all shapes and sizes. Today businesses from Wall Street to Main Street have established presences in social media.
Insurance Company Acquisitions - Legal Considerations in New York State
Jul-12-2010 — In general, when one company wants to take over another company's business, it is assumed that the company will purchase the stock or assets of the other party. In a typical transaction, after considering matters such as the liabilities of the target company and the tax impacts of a structure, the parties negotiate whether an asset or stock deal is appropriate and then enter into an agreement.
Environmental FYI: CERCLA's Settlement Minefield
Apr-02-2009 — A well established mechanism that has enabled small parties to quickly settle environmental liabilities at multi-party cleanup sites is threatened by a dramatic shift in federal environmental liability jurisprudence.