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TRICARE Billing for Pain Creams Behind the Raids of Mississippi Pharmacies

In follow up to the raid on nine Mississippi pharmacies on January 21, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Department of Justice investigation is focused on healthcare fraud involving compounded pain creams. TRICARE is believed to have been the biggest victim of the suspected $500 million in the alleged fraud schemes although, Medicare, [...]

New Safe Harbor Agreement Announced: “EU-US Privacy Shield”

EU Commission and U.S. agree on new framework for data flows On Tuesday, the European Commission and the United States reached an agreement to reinstate the free flow of data between companies in the U.S. and the EU. This new framework, rebranded as the “EU-U.S. Privacy Shield,” is intended to safeguard users’ privacy at a [...]


If you are interested in selling your business or buying another business, you should be aware of some of the key provisions that typically appear in documentation and are customarily expected by buyers to support an agreement on price, timing, and deal structure – e.g., stock vs assets. Of course, the specifics of all of [...]

Brian E. Dickerson Featured in Financier Worldwide magazine’s Q&A Forum on Managing Pre- and Post-Deal Fraud Investigations

(LONDON, 2 February 2016) Financier Worldwide is pleased to announce that Brian E. Dickerson of FisherBroyles LLP has participated in Financier Worldwide’s Q&A Forum on “Managing Pre- and Post-Deal Fraud Investigations”. The Q&A Forum forms part of a Special Report on Corporate Fraud & Corruption, which appears in the February 2016 issue of Financier Worldwide [...]

FisherBroyles Announces the Addition of Six New Partners to its Washington, D.C. Office

FisherBroyles, LLP (“FisherBroyles”) is pleased to announce the recent addition of six new partners to its Washington, D.C. office: Jonathan Cain, Paul Economon, Amy Epstein Gluck, Robert Kinberg, Carson Porter, and Jack Wuerker. These attorneys bring new expertise to the firm and bolster its existing practices in the areas of commercial litigation, employment law, M&A, [...]

Let’s Have Coffee! Why your CTO and Privacy Lawyer Should be Well Acquainted

Recent legislative and administrative actions have brought about de facto (and sometimes de jure) oversight of the technology used by many companies to deal with their customers. It is no longer enough for companies to simply use good faith measures to mitigate the risk of data breaches and similar activity causing loss to their customers. [...]

Two Pharmacists Admit Guilt in Fatal Compounding Case

Death of Nine Patients Linked to Unsterile Conditions Yesterday the Department of Justice filed criminal Information in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama against David Allen, pharmacist-in-charge of compounding pharmacy Advanced Specialty Pharmacy doing business as “Meds IV,” and William Timothy Rogers, pharmacist and president of the now-defunct pharmacy. Both pharmacists [...]

Cloud-Based FisherBroyles Deepens its Intellectual Property Bench With the Addition of Eight New Partners

FisherBroyles, LLP (“FisherBroyles”) adds eight new partners to its Intellectual Property Group, making it a total of 34 patent and trademark attorneys and agents.“In the past three weeks, FisherBroyles has welcomed “John Dawson, Andrew Gonsalves, W. Scott Harders, E.J. Joswick, Gary Katz, Robert Kinberg, Joseph Manak, and Jason Pass,” said T.J. DoVale, FisherBroyles’ Intellectual Property [...]

Supreme Court of Ohio Affirms the Validity of 700 Oil and Gas Leases, But Curiously Declines to Toll the Leases

On January 21, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued its long-awaited decision in two previously consolidated cases, Hustack v. Beck Energy, sub nom. Hupp v. Beck Energy and State ex rel. Claugus Family Farm v. Seventh District Court of Appeals, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-178. The consolidated actions address the interpretation of approximately 700 nearly [...]