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May 30, 2012
A recent federal district court decision in West Virginia illustrates the current divergence among the circuit courts as to whether EMTALA preempts state pre‑suit requirements for medical malpractice claims, and describes how EMTALA has been used to avoid those state law requirements.
May 29, 2011

Kutak Rock LLP's Atlanta office was the top donor to the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) among 30 mid-sized law firms participating in the region, earning it the title of Top Medium Firm, Region.

May 15, 2012
Fortune 500 Health Care client names Kutak Rock its Go-To Intellectual Property Law Firm.
April 5, 2012
April 2, 2012

Sisera M. Dowdy, a partner in Kutak Rock LLP’s Washington, DC office and previously in the Atlanta office, has been nominated a Glenda Hatchett “Volunteer of the Year” by the Truancy Intervention Project. Before moving to the District, Ms. Dowdy had volunteered with the nonprofit for seven years, serving as pro bono counsel and mentor to 16 children charged with truancy and as an advocate to parents of grade school students in need of early intervention and truancy prevention plans.

March 28, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) released this week its final report entitled “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: Recommendations for Businesses and Policymakers.”

March 16, 2012
On Tuesday, March 13, 2012, the Omaha City Council narrowly passed an amendment to the current equal employment opportunity ordinances prohibiting employers, employment agencies and labor organizations in the City of Omaha from discriminating against an individual on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
March 16, 2012

After five years of drawn-out litigation, the ERISA class action lawsuit, George v. Kraft Foods Global, Inc., recently settled for a total of $9.5 million.

March 14, 2012
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently released this year’s revised Annual Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet (Form 499-A), which must be filed by April 1, 2012.
March 14, 2012

On February 16, 2012, in order to implement section 6402(a) of the PPACA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule relating to the report and return of overpayments.

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