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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$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)

Fla. Immune To Contract Suit Over COVID Tests, 4th Circ. Says

The Fourth Circuit reversed on Tuesday a district court decision denying a motion to dismiss by a Florida state agency in a breach of contract case involving COVID-19 tests, finding the lower court erred in ru... (more story)

Novant Drops NC Hospital Merger After 4th Circ. Pauses Deal

Novant Health has abandoned its plans to purchase two North Carolina hospitals for $320 million after a split Fourth Circuit panel on Tuesday granted the Federal Trade Commission's bid for an emergency injunct... (more story)

Biotherapeutics Co. Hires Seasoned Atty As General Counsel

Boston-based biotherapeutics company Seaport Therapeutics announced Tuesday that a life sciences and corporate attorney with more than two decades of experience in-house and in private practice was named its n... (more story)

5 Steps To Navigating State Laws On Healthcare Transactions

As more states pass legislation requiring healthcare-transaction notice, private equity investors and other deal parties should evaluate the new laws and consider ways to mitigate their effects, say Carol Loep... (more story)

Latham Leads Boston Scientific On $1.16B Silk Road Deal

Latham & Watkins-advised Boston Scientific Corp. said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire medical device maker Silk Road Medical Inc., represented by Wilson Sonsini, at an enterprise value of approximately $1.16 billion.

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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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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)

Attys Accused Of Judge Shopping Rebut Fraud Allegations

An Alabama federal judge is conducting an in-camera review of a long-awaited "Q&A document" believed to have circulated among attorneys accused of judge shopping their efforts to fight a 2022 state law prevent... (more story)

Healthcare Tensions Equal Business For Litigation Funders

As rampant consolidation collides with inflation-squeezed margins in the American healthcare system, tensions between service providers and insurers are at the breaking point and increasingly boiling "over int... (more story)

High Court Petition Asks Justices: What's A 'Willful' Kickback?

Does a "willful" act under federal anti-kickback law require a defendant to know that the conduct violates the law? That's the question a whistleblower is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to answer in order to re... (more story)

Company, States Battle In Court Over At-Home Rape Kits

A fight is brewing in federal and state courts between a company that purports to be the nation's only purveyor of self-administered sexual assault DNA collection kits and state attorneys general who believe i... (more story)