Expert Analysis

Careful Data Governance Is A Must Amid Enforcement Focus

Federal and state regulators' heightened focus on privacy enforcement, including the Federal Trade Commission's re... (more story)

5 Critical Factors Driving Settlement Values In Cyber Litigation

Recent ransomware incidents and their legal repercussions offer five valuable insights into the determinants of se... (more story)

High Court's Abortion Pill Ruling Shuts Out Future Challenges

The U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous ruling in U.S. Food and Drug Administration v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicin... (more story)

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Drugmakers Decline To Drop Patent Listings After FTC Letters

The eight pharmaceutical companies that the Federal Trade Commission warned in April may have improperly listed patents for its products in a key federal database have chosen not to remove any patents or other... (more story)

Ex-CEO Found Liable For $1 Now Seeks Atty Fees For Del. Suit

The ex-CEO of a biopharma company who was found liable in 2021 for breaching his fiduciary duties but ordered to pay just $1 in damages after Delaware's Court of Chancery found that no real harm had been done ... (more story)

3 Firms Build $540M Take-Private Sale Of Healthcare Data Biz

Digital health company Sharecare Inc. on Friday announced that it has agreed to be bought by healthcare-focused private equity firm Altaris LLC in a $540 million take-private deal built by three law firms.

Atrium Accused Of Tanking $62M Medicare Advantage Plan

An insurance provider that partnered with Atrium Health to offer a new Medicare Advantage plan is now suing for breach of contract, saying in a North Carolina state court complaint that Atrium tanked the rollo... (more story)

Taxation With Representation: Travers Smith, Potamitis Vekris

In this week's Taxation With Representation, RSK Group Ltd. gets a £500 million ($632 million) investment, Boston Scientific Corp. acquires Silk Road Medical Inc., Masdar takes a part of Terna Energy SA, and T... (more story)

$13B Antitrust Suit Is Class Cert 'Antithesis,' Delta Dental Says

The nation's largest dental insurance system and its members have blasted service providers' bid for class treatment in multidistrict litigation targeting an alleged $13 billion antitrust scheme, telling an Il... (more story)

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Web-Tracking Guidance Exceeded HHS' Authority, Judge Says

A Texas federal judge ordered the Biden administration Thursday to rescind its new guidance restricting hospitals' use of online tracking technology, declaring that federal officials had overstepped their auth... (more story)

Novant Pays $6.7M For Sharing Patient Data With Facebook

A North Carolina federal judge on Monday gave the final seal of approval to a proposed $6.7 million deal resolving litigation alleging Novant Health Inc. shared sensitive patient data with Facebook, certifying... (more story)

COVID Test Maker Can't Shake All Of $30M Faulty Kit Suit

A New Jersey federal judge won't let California-based laboratory equipment maker Atila Biosystems Inc. out of a suit alleging it sold faulty COVID-19 testing kits, saying Fusion Diagnostic Laboratories LLC has... (more story)

Gene Therapy Co. Taps Experienced Bioscience Legal Chief

Kriya Therapeutics Inc., which develops gene therapies to address common diseases, said Tuesday it has chosen a veteran bioscience general counsel to be its chief legal officer.

PBM Takeaways From Proposed Telehealth Flexibility Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives' proposal to extend certain telehealth flexibilities signals a robust commitment to expanding telehealth access, though its plan to offset additional expenses through pharmacy... (more story)

Calif. Becomes Last State To Ink Deal Over Blackbaud Breach

Blackbaud Inc. has agreed to pay $6.75 million to resolve data security claims brought by California's attorney general, who was the only one to sit out a nearly $50 million settlement that the software provid... (more story)

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Texas Medical Board Adopts Abortion Records Requirement

Texas doctors who determine that an abortion is necessary during a pregnant patient's health crisis will face new recordkeeping requirements under a final rule issued Friday by the state's medical board.

Attys Accused Of Judge Shopping Must Share Public Remarks

Attorneys accused of judge shopping two 2022 suits challenging an Alabama law criminalizing some gender-affirming care for transgender youths have been given 48 hours to turn over any public statements, releas... (more story)

5th Circ. Knocks Out National Block On ACA Preventive Care

The Fifth Circuit on Friday struck down a national injunction against Affordable Care Act requirements forcing insurers to cover a range of preventive treatments, but kept a block in place that prevents its ap... (more story)

Mount Sinai's Doctor Pacts Violate Labor Law, NLRB GC Says

New York's Mount Sinai Health System has illegally required part-time physicians to sign employment agreements with provisions that infringe on workers' rights, National Labor Relations Board prosecutors alleg... (more story)

UnitedHealth To Pay $1M To End NY AG Birth Control Probe

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday that UnitedHealthcare of New York Inc. will pay $1 million to end allegations that the company violated Empire State law by refusing to fully cover an... (more story)

HHS Drug Pricing Program Flouts Constitution, Boehringer Says

An "unprecedented" new Medicare price negotiation program deprives drugmakers of their constitutional rights and forces them to make declarations on issues of public concern that reflect poorly on them, Boehri... (more story)