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Geoffrey Goodale Contributes Lead Article on Novel Section 337 Case for Current Issue of the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Newsletter

Geoffrey Goodale, a Partner in the Washington, DC office of FisherBroyles and Chair of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law’s International Trade Commission (ITC) Committee, wrote the cover article on “ITC Enters Unfamiliar Territory in New Steel-Related Section 337 Case” for the current issue of the Federal Circuit Bar Association Bench & Bar Newsletter [...]

FisherBroyles, LLP Welcomes New Partner to Its Detroit Office

FisherBroyles is pleased to announce the recent addition of Michael S. Khoury as a new partner in the firm’s Detroit office. Michael’s expertise bolsters the firm’s existing practices in the areas of business and technology transactions. “The addition of Michael Khoury to our Detroit office adds to our depth in core strategic areas,” said James [...]

EMPLOYEE EQUITY: A POWERFUL AND RISKY TOOL

Those considering providing equity participation to employees need to consider whether and how it makes sense to do so. There are a number of business, accounting, tax, legal, and timing considerations associated with this decision, all of which may have major implications for the organization and participating employees. This discussion can only scratch the surface [...]

False Claims Act Penalties Dramatically Increasing

The Department of Justice has confirmed a dramatic increase in the civil monetary penalty (CMP) amount the government can levy per-claim for violations of the False Claims Act. As reported by Law360, the DOJ confirmed yesterday that the penalties are set to nearly double. On November 2, 2015, the President Obama signed into law the [...]

Feds Increasing Enforcement on Pharmacies for Past Billing to TRICARE and the Department of Labor

The FisherBroyles Pharmacy Law team has observed an increase in the Department of Justice and Department of Defense’s coordinated efforts to conduct investigations into alleged violations of the False Claims Act for claims submitted to TRICARE. Lately, the Department of Labor has joined the enforcement actions for what they perceive as alleged overbilling for compounded [...]

Ohio Healthcare Providers – Definition of “Medical Record” and Where It Is Stored May Have Changed

Hospitals and healthcare provider facilities are facing a new conundrum regarding the retention and location of data generated during the course of treating a patient.  In Griffith v. Aultman Hosp., Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-1138, issued this week by the Ohio Supreme Court (click here to view the opinion), the Court ruled the state law definition [...]

CMS Proposes Revamp to Medicare Part B Drug Reimbursement in Two Phases

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced a proposed rule (CMS-1670-P) to test new models to improve how Medicare Part B pays for prescription drugs.  Medicare Part B covers drugs that are administered in a physician’s office or hospital outpatient facilities such as chemotherapy medications, injectables like antibiotics, or eye care treatments such [...]