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October 13, 2016

Care New England Health System (“CNE”) recently agreed to pay $400,000 and enter into a corrective action plan with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights to resolve HIPAA violations.

October 12, 2016

On January 1, 2017, the  existing ”Castle Doctrine” and ”Stand Your Ground” protections in Missouri will be expanded, allowing more people to carry concealed weapons without a permit in some places.

October 11, 2016

Care New England Health System (“CNE”) agreed to pay $400,000 and enter into a corrective action plan with the HHS Office for Civil Rights to resolve certain HIPAA violations.

October 7, 2016

Kutak Rock partner Bruce Wilson published two articles in the mondaq website newsletter of September 28, 2016.

October 3, 2016

Fred Marienthal authored a review of Lauren Stiller Rikleen's book "You Raised Us—Now Work With Us: Millennials, Career Success, and Building Strong Workplace Teams.

September 13, 2016

On June 16, 2016, the United States Supreme Court, in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar, 136 S. Ct. 1989 (2016), issued a unanimous decision which established that the implied false certification theory can be a basis for liability under limited circumstances.

September 7, 2016

The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, Pub. Law 114-187 (“PROMESA” or the “Act”), was enacted into law on June 30, 2016.

September 6, 2016

Bryan Handlos and Kevin Griffith publish "Contracting with a Fintech Company" in the September 2016 issue of The Corporate Counselor.

September 1, 2016

On August 31, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sided with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in its view that if a firearms dealer is aware that a potential purchaser has a card authorizing possession and use of use of marijuana under state law, then the dealer has “reasonable cause to believe” that such person is an unlawful user of a controlled substance and the dealer may not transfer firearms or ammunition to the person.

August 25, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has brought an administrative proceeding against 1-800-Contacts.

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