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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$2.9M Health Co. Data Breach Settlement Gets Final Approval

A Michigan federal judge has given final approval to a $2.9 million deal for a maker of prosthetics and orthotics to settle claims the company didn't protect customers' sensitive information from a cyberattack.

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)

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NYC Pharmacy Owners Get Jail Time For $18M Med Fraud

Two brothers who own several New York pharmacies will each have to pay over $18 million in restitution in addition to serving jail time for submitting fraudulent claims to Medicare for pricey cancer medication... (more story)

Health Co. Narrows Doctor's Reneged Benefits Suit

An Arizona federal judge trimmed a doctor's suit claiming her healthcare system employer refused to let her use her benefits to take time off to undergo cancer treatments, but kept alive claims that the compan... (more story)

LA Schools Says Pseudoscience Infected 9th Circ. Vax Ruling

The Los Angeles Unified School District said Friday that a split Ninth Circuit panel leaned on pseudoscience when ruling that a rescinded employee COVID-19 vaccination mandate implicated the right of district ... (more story)

Ark. AG Sues Pharmacy Benefit Managers Over Opioids

The Arkansas attorney general said Monday that he had sued pharmacy benefit managers Optum Inc. and Express Scripts Inc. in state court, claiming they contributed to the opioid crisis and profited from the drug epidemic.

Justices Pass On Conn. School Vaccine Mandate Fight

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a Second Circuit decision that largely upheld the dismissal of a suit challenging a Connecticut law passed during the COVID-19 pandemic that revoked religiou... (more story)

Justices Pass On Rutgers COVID-19 Vax Mandate Case

The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to review a split Third Circuit ruling that Rutgers University students cannot challenge the school's COVID-19 vaccine policy because, under the high court's 1905 prec... (more story)