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Health Care Investors Beware: U.S. Attorney Sues Private Equity Firm For Portfolio Company’s Alleged Billing Fraud

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida recently intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit brought under the federal False Claims Act, alleging fraudulent billing by a pharmacy reimbursed by the federal government. (U.S. ex rel. Medrano v. Diabetic Care … Continue reading

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Noncommercial Stations Beware: When ‘Underwriting’ Spots Turn into Advertising, a Big Penalty Can Follow

Photo courtesy of the Creative Commons Licence Many noncommercial educational (NCE) stations – and their lawyers – were caught by surprise last week when the FCC issued a $115,000 civil penalty against an NCE licensee. The Cesar Chavez Foundation (CCF) … Continue reading

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Beware: HIPAA Applies to the Health Plans You Never Knew You Had (Part 2: Wellness Programs)

Many employers who offer wellness programs to their employees may not have considered compliance with HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rules (collectively, “HIPAA Rules”), since they don’t think of their wellness programs as a group health plan. Part 1 … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Beware ICO Lawyers: As Regulatory Gatekeepers, You’re the Next SEC Target

Many readers may have noted SEC Jay Clayton’s January 22, 2018 speech about his agency’s scrutiny of cryptocurrencies, as well as the January 24, 2018 opinion piece Clayton wrote in the Wall Street Journal along with his counterpart from the … Continue reading

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Investors Should Beware Of Potential Cryptocurrency Investment Rip-Offs

Bitcoin has reached the mania stage, starting 2017 trading at $1,000 before almost hitting $20,000 last month and then falling to $10,000 on Tuesday. The skyrocketing price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has attracted scads of speculators looking to make … Continue reading

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