Expert Analysis

FTC Noncompete Rule's Impact On Healthcare Nonprofits

Healthcare entities that are nonprofit or tax-exempt and thus outside of the pending Federal Trade Commission nonc... (more story)

Key Takeaways From FDA Final Rule On Lab-Developed Tests

Michele Buenafe and Dennis Gucciardo at Morgan Lewis discuss potential consequences of the U.S. Food and Drug Admi... (more story)

Examining Illinois Genetic Privacy Law Amid Deluge Of Claims

After a federal court certified an Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act class action in August, claims under t... (more story)

Deals & Corporate Governance More

Pfizer Unit Wins $107.5M Patent Verdict Against AstraZeneca

A Delaware federal jury on Friday said that AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP should pay $107.5 million in royalty damages for infringing a Pfizer-brand cancer treatment patent, although a final decision won't be... (more story)

Steward Health Ch. 11 Lifts Lid On PE In Healthcare

Steward Health's $9 billion Chapter 11 has come under scrutiny from state attorneys general seeking to uncover why a once-rapidly growing hospital network ended up buried in debt, with authorities taking the u... (more story)

Healthcare Co. Sues Steward In Ch. 11 Over Military Contract

A healthcare company that provides services to members of the military and their families sued debtor Steward Health Care on Thursday in Texas bankruptcy court, asking a judge there to declare that the provide... (more story)

EndoStim Emerges From Delaware Insolvency Proceeding

Delaware's Court of Chancery has approved the final accounting for medical device company EndoStim Inc.'s state-administered insolvency proceeding after no creditor or other party raised any objections at a fi... (more story)

Cano Health Strikes $7M Deal With Unsecured Creditors

A Delaware bankruptcy judge said Friday that she was prepared to send Cano Health Inc.'s Chapter 11 plan out for a creditor vote after hearing the medical care group has reached a $7 million settlement with it... (more story)

3rd Circ. Shuns Teva's 'Novel' Appeal On Israeli Investor Class

The Third Circuit on Thursday turned away an appeal brought by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., saying the class certification stage was not the right time to hear arguments over the "novel" question of th... (more story)

Digital Health & Technology More

FCA Relators Seek Finders Fee For SpineFrontier Doc Deals

Three whistleblowers who tipped off the federal government to a medical device company's multimillion-dollar kickback scheme said Friday the Justice Department is refusing to pay them a cut of the $3 million i... (more story)

Ga. OB-GYN Office Says Data Breach Class Action Falls Flat

An Atlanta OB-GYN practice has urged a Georgia federal judge to dismiss a proposed class suit over a data breach that allegedly impacted the personal and protected health information of tens of thousands of pa... (more story)

Blackbaud Dodges Data Breach Victims' Class Cert. Bid

A South Carolina federal judge has refused to certify several proposed classes consisting of roughly 1.5 billion patients, donors and other individuals whose personal information was allegedly swept up in a 20... (more story)

UnitedHealth Concealed DOJ Merger Investigation, Suit Says

UnitedHealth Group has been hit with a proposed shareholder class action alleging that it failed to disclose that the U.S. Department of Justice had reopened an antitrust investigation into the health insuranc... (more story)

Wash. Hospital Scores Exit In Facebook Privacy Suit, For Now

A Washington federal judge has tossed a proposed class action accusing a Seattle-area hospital of sharing patients' confidential health information by using Facebook browser tracking tools, ruling on Monday th... (more story)

Philips Wants Cleaner Co. To Chip In For $1B CPAP Deal

Koninklijke Philips NV has filed a third-party complaint in Pennsylvania federal court against SoClean Inc., which sells cleaning products for breathing devices, claiming SoClean and its parent should contribu... (more story)

Policy & Compliance More

Allergan Says Deserted Drug Rule Weakens $680M Fraud Suit

Allergan drew a Maryland federal court's attention to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' abandonment of a regulation clarifying drug pricing, arguing the move undermined a whistleblower's claims tha... (more story)

OB-GYN Enough Like GYN Oncologist For Expert Witness Law

A Florida state appeals court on Friday revived a suit accusing a gynecological oncologist of performing an unnecessary surgery, saying the credentials of the patient's medical expert — an OB-GYN — satisfied t... (more story)

Jury Convicts NC Provider In Medicaid, COVID Fraud Scheme

A clinical social worker in North Carolina was found guilty Friday of defrauding South Carolina's Medicaid program and falsely obtaining COVID-19 relief checks following a nine-day trial in Charlotte's federal... (more story)

Hinshaw Bolsters Healthcare Team In NY With New Partner

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP has added a healthcare-focused partner from New York healthcare and business firm Weiss Zarett Brofman Sonnenklar & Levy PC.

Mass. Hospital Pays $24.3M To Settle Heart-Surgery FCA Case

Cape Cod Hospital will pay $24.3 million to settle claims it flouted Medicare billing rules for hundreds of heart-valve replacement surgeries in what's understood to be the largest recovery under the False Cla... (more story)

Many Plans Already In Front Of 11th Circ. Trans Health Ruling

The Eleventh Circuit's recent decision that a county health plan's coverage exclusion for gender transition surgery violated federal anti-discrimination law likely won't have a big impact on plans because they... (more story)