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Ask the Health Law Gurus™: What Is a Civil Monetary Penalty and How Is It Different from an OCR Settlement?

The Health Law Gurus™ are here to help you stay current on issues and breaking news in health law. To help you stay up-to-date, we are excited to announce our new segment, “Ask the Health Law Gurus™.” Each month, we will select a reader’s question and answer it here, on the Health Law Gurus™ blog. In response to our last blog post,...

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Hearts and Roses Versus GPS and Monitoring Devices

It is hard to believe that unrequited love exists, while the scent of chocolate and roses still lingers in the air from Valentine’s Day, but on occasion, Cupid’s arrow does miss its mark and spouses may stray from their marital bonds. When this happens, what action can the injured spouse take to track down their cheating spouse without ne...

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Helpful Policies To Address Office Romances This Valentine’s Day

They say that “love is in the air” around Valentine’s Day, but companies should avoid breathing it in too deeply. Because office romances are prevalent, employers should take proactive steps to reduce the liability of such romances that can lead to salacious allegations and expensive litigation.  Companies must be equipped to handle offi...

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CHANGE IS CONSTANT IN REAL ESTATE

Title:  “CHANGE IS CONSTANT IN REAL ESTATE” Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Time: 12pm to 1pm Faculty:      James Conmy, Vice President and Counsel                   Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company  Location:             Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP               ...

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The New New Jersey Uniform Trust Code: Creating Uniformity for Beneficiaries, Trustees and the Professionals that Advise Them

The New New Jersey Uniform Trust Code: Creating Uniformity for Beneficiaries, Trustees and the Professionals that Advise Them As an estate planning attorney, it is hard to contain my excitement that a version of the Uniform Trust Code (“NJUTC”) was enacted in New Jersey on January 19, 2016 with an effective date of July 17, 2016. With its pas...

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Historic Moment: Husband Reports Wife’s HIPAA Violation Triggering Six Figure Penalty Against Employer

  For the second time in history, the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has imposed a civil monetary penalty (“CMP”) against a covered entity for violations of the Health Insurance and Portability Act (“HIPAA”). Lincare, Inc., a provider of respiratory care, infusion therapy, and medical equipment to in-home patients, is required to pay...

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David Ladov Speaks at Montgomery Bar Family Law Section Meeting

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner David L. Ladov presented at the Montgomery Bar Family Law Section’s first meeting of 2016. Ladov, along with two co-presenters, discussed, “Civility and Professionalism in Family Law.” As chair of the firm’s family law department, Ladov handles both routine and complex cases, representing ...

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Taking the Temperature of Immigration Policy for Nurses

As we enter the throes of cold and flu season, thoughts naturally turn to matters of health and so it seems fitting that HRLegalist takes a look at visa options for foreign RNs, which have been more difficult to obtain than one might imagine. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the U.S. is projected to experience a ...

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Family Law Attorney Stephanie Winegrad featured in February 2016 edition of Suburban Life, "Setting the Bar"

Obermayer’s Family Law Practice attorney Stephanie H. Winegrad is profiled in Suburban Life /Main Line Chester County Magazine’s (February 2016) cover and in the article, “Setting the Bar.”  Click here to read the article.

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A STEPPARENT WAS ORDERED TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT IN PENNSYLVANIA CUSTODY ORDER?

Did you know that a stepparent can be ordered to pay child support of his or her stepchildren in Pennsylvania? In a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court case, just that happened – a stepparent was found to have a duty to support his stepchildren.  The case is called A.S v. I.S.   Continue Reading  

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