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  • Blog: Homeostasis: Dykema's Health Care Law BlogEleventh Circuit Rejects Expert Challenge to Clinical Judgment Decision in Hospice False Claims Act LitigationPosted on September 13, 2019 by Jonathan S. Feld
    On September 9, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued an important decision for health care providers, especially those in the hospice industry. In U.S. v. AseraCare, Inc., No.16-13004, Slip. Op. (11th Cir. September 9, 2019), the Court held that a “reasonable disagreement between medical experts” about prognosis for a terminally ill patient, without more, cannot establish falsity. Slip. Op. at 3. The case began in 2008 as a qui tam action when former AseraCare company employees filed a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that AseraCare submitted documents t...
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  • Blog: Waller Law BlogProvider Agreements can be sold free and clear of future liabilities, Delaware court rulesPosted on September 12, 2019 by John C. Tishler
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  • Blog: Biologics BlogFederal Circuit Walks Back Its “Exceptional” Stance on the Doctrine of Equivalents in the Latest Amgen v. Sandoz DecisionPosted on September 5, 2019 by
    In Amgen’s long-running dispute with biosimilar-maker Sandoz over biosimilar versions of Amgen’s filgrastim (Neupogen®) and pegfilgrastim (Neulasta®) biologics, the Federal Circuit earlier this year affirmed summary judgment of no literal infringement and no infringement under the doctrine of equivalents.  Amgen Inc. v. Sandoz Inc., 923 F.3d 1023 (Fed. Cir. May 8, 2019).  In so holding, [...]
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  • Blog: Ireland IP & Technology Law BlogHigh Court blocks illegal live streaming of Premier League GamesPosted on September 4, 2019 by Davinia Brennan
    For the first time, the Irish High Court has been asked to make a blocking order in regard to the illegal live streaming of Premier League games. Instead of watching Premier League games through legitimate and licensed services, some people were seeking to do so free of charge. The Court granted the blocking order, requiring five...Continue Reading…
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  • Blog: EndpointsExperienced Health Care and Privacy Partner Join’s Verrill Dana’s Health Care GroupPosted on December 13, 2018 by Academic and Clinical Research Group
    We are pleased to welcome attorney Nadine Peters to our nationally-recognized Health Care Group. Nadine comes to Verrill Dana with more than 15 years of experience as a health care and privacy attorney and focuses on clients within the health care and life sciences industries. Most recently, Nadine served as Deputy General Counsel at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), an independent non-profit organization authorized under the Affordable Care Act to fund comparative effectiveness research. Prior to PCORI, she was [...]
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