Blog - Monthly archives: February 2013

Supreme Court Limits Statute of Limitations in Securities Fraud Cases

Posted on White Collar News February 28, 2013 by author

In Gabelli et al. v. SEC, 586 U.S.__ (2013), the U.S. Supreme Court issued an important unanimous opinion curtailing the SEC’s enforcement authority. More specifically, in April 2008, the SEC filed a Complaint alleging investment adviser fraud against Marc J. Gabelli, the portfolio manager of the mutual fund Gabelli Global Growth Fund, and Bruce Alpert, Read more →

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Medicare Makes Important Changes to Provider Enrollment Procedures

Posted on Health Care Law News February 26, 2013 by author

Effective March 18, 2013, a number of important changes to Medicare provider enrollment process will go into effect. These changes are set out in Chapter 15 of the Medicare Program Integrity Manual. The changes, some of which are described in more detail below, cover a wide range of provider enrollment issues including: change requests; approval/rejection Read more →

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Firm Secures Reversal of Medicare Provider Revocation for Deployed Physician

Posted on Firm News February 26, 2013 by author

After his prior counsel declared the challenge to the revocation a lost cause, a physician that had been deployed by the military to the Middle East hired Nicholson & Eastin, LLP to reopen the appeal of the revocation of the physician’s Medicare provider number. The Firm established through substantial evidence that the factual basis for Read more →

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Federal District Court Finds Fired Nurse Was Not Qualified For Her Job Under the ADA

Posted on Employment Law News February 24, 2013 by author

In Bell v. Methodist Healthcare Memphis Hosps.,[1] the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee granted the employer’s motion for summary judgment because the Plaintiff, a registered nurse who suffered from fibromyalgia, failed to show that she was a “qualified individual” for her position. Specifically, Plaintiff did not establish that she could Read more →

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HHS Announces Stepped-Up Enforcement for HIPAA Privacy Breaches

Posted on Health Care Law News February 23, 2013 by author

In a recent statement, HHS announced that enforcement under the recently HIPAA privacy rule will become tougher. The tougher enforcement of HIPAA is expected to result from both breach complaint investigations, as well as random audits of providers. The recently released final privacy rule expands the reach of the security and privacy rules. The rule Read more →

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