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United States Supreme Court to Decide Whether Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Preference Illegal Under Title VII

Important Case Will be Given Great ConsiderationIs Employment Discrimination Based Upon Gender Identity or Sexual Preference Illegal?The Supreme Court announced today that it would decide whether Title VII (aka The Civil Rights Act of 1964) , America’s foremost anti-discrimination in … Continue reading

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Medicare Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Payments Would Increase by $75 Million under FY 2020 Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to increase Medicare inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) payments by $75 million – a 1.7% boost – in fiscal year (FY) 2020.  Specifically, CMS proposes a net market basket update of … Continue reading

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Coverage Complications for Prior Acts Under Claims Made Insurance Policies

Theoretically, claims made insurance coverage applies to claims made during the policy period regardless of when the underlying acts took place. The claims made arrangement contrasts with the framework under an occurrence policy, where coverage applies according to when the … Continue reading

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Required Clearance for Electrical Lines Over Buildings – both vertical and horizontal – under the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)

A downed electrical line coming into contact with a building or person can result in electrical shock or fire. In order to protect buildings and the occupants inside them from injury or death, the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) created … Continue reading

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District Court Provides Guidance On Climate Change Analysis Under NEPA

A federal district court has ruled that the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) failed to adequately consider climate change when approving a set of oil and gas leases on public lands in Wyoming. The ruling should be of broader interest … Continue reading

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