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Government Opposes Health Care Merger Between Penn State Hershey and PinnacleHealth Citing Potential for Reduced Competition and Increased Prices

This week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General (“Attorney General”) publicly opposed the anticipated merger between Penn State Hershey Medical Center (“Penn State Hershey”) and PinnacleHealth System (“PinnacleHealth”). This partnership would be one of the biggest health care mer...

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Paris and San Bernardino Terror Invites Tighter Restrictions on Visa Free Travel to the U.S.

On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill imposing new restrictions on the current Visa Waiver Program (VWP), which permits citizens of 38 participating countries to travel to the United States without a visa for stays of up to 90 days if they meet all requirements, including a background check thro...

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New Jersey Supreme Court’s New Year’s Docket to Include a Matter that Could Affect Whistleblower Claims

On January 5, 2016, the New Jersey Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral argument in a matter suggesting that section 301(a) of the Labor Management Relations Act of 1947 (“LMRA”) (which creates a federal cause of action for the breach of a private sector collective bargaining agreement) and the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”)...

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What Happens to the Youngest Victim of the San Bernardino Shooting?

On Wednesday, December 2, 2015, while a holiday office party was taking place at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, dressed in masks and body armor, entered the facility with assault weapons and started to fire upon the unsuspecting participants. At approximately 11:00 a.m., fourtee...

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David Ladov Speaks at Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner David L. Ladov presented on Support, Custody and Equitable Distribution and Alimony at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s (PBI) 19th Annual Family Law Update, one of PBI's most popular Family Law programs. Ladov was the course planner for the session, which was also simulcast to more than 25 cities...

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Obermayer Partner Presents at Building Industry Association of Philadelphia

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Hercules W. Grigos presented, “Getting it Right: PUDs, Condos and Home Owners Associations in Philadelphia,” at the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia seminar. Along with his co-presenters, Grigos discussed an update on navigating the OPA and its new procedures to establish Planned C...

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High Cost of HIPAA Violations Demonstrated in $3.5 Million Settlement

Triple-S Management Corporation (“Triple-S”), on behalf of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Triple-S Salud, Inc., Triple-C, Inc., and Triple-S Advantage, Inc., has agreed to pay $3.5 million as part of a Resolution Agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) (“Resolution Agreement”). The Res...

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New Jersey Supreme Court Questions Enforceability of Contractual Time Limits on Employees’ Rights to Sue

On December 1, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court held argument in Sergio Rodriguez v. Raymours Furniture Co. Inc.   The primary issue in this appeal is whether a contractual provision contained in an employment application that shortened New Jersey’s 2 year statute of limitations for discrimination claims to  six months is enforceable. ...

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Hospital’s Turkey Dinner Is $850,000 Fine for Failure to Secure Mobile Medical Devices

Just before Thanksgiving, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center (“Lahey”), a non-profit teaching hospital located in Burlington, Massachusetts, agreed to pay $850,000 for a breach of unsecured electronic protected health information (“ePHI”). Lahey will also be required to implement a corrective action plan. The breach occurred in 2011 whe...

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How to Select an Attorney for Your Divorce or Custody Case

Pennsylvania divorce lawyers, Michael E. Bertin and David L. Ladov discuss how you should select an attorney to handle your divorce or custody matter.  Continue viewing.

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