Posts from June 2014.
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The Supreme Court during its 2013–14 term decided on six patent cases, the last on June 19, 2014. These cases will have significant consequences for companies as they work to advance their strategy for protecting their intellectual property. The attached client alert provides highlights of each case.

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How much particularity is required to plead a claim under the False Claims Act (“FCA”), a statute designed to root out fraud against the government? While courts purport to apply the requirements of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b) and its stringent standards for pleading fraud, several circuits take a more flexible approach when assessing claims brought under the FCA. The United States Supreme Court recently declined to take up the matter and resolve this key question. Accordingly, the forum in which an FCA suit is brought continues to have a dramatic impact on whether it will ...

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On June 12, 2014, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a bill into law that may require retailers to modify their existing Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) authorizations for pharmacy reward programs. The law, which will become effective on July 1, 2014, obligates retailers to provide consumers with a “plain language summary of the terms and conditions” of their pharmacy reward programs before the consumers may enroll. It also requires retailers to include specific content in their authorization forms that are required pursuant to ...


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