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  • Blog: Haynes and Boone BlogsSecond Circuit Allows “Stock-Drop” Case Against IBM to ProceedPosted on January 18, 2019 by Haynes and Boone Benefits Group
    In the recent case of Jander v. Retirement Plans Committee of IBM, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in favor of a group of IBM retirement plan participants who alleged that plan fiduciaries had breached their duty to prudently manage the assets of the IBM Company Stock Fund, an ESOP […] The post Second Circuit Allows “Stock-Drop” Case Against IBM to Proceed appeared first on Haynes and Boone Blogs.
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  • Blog: Homeostasis: Dykema's Health Care Law BlogPathways to Success ACO ModelPosted on January 10, 2019 by
    Authored by Joanne Lax (retired Member of Dykema) On December 21, 2018, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule redesigning the Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program via a new Pathways to Success ACO model.[1] See 83 FR 67816 (Dec. 31, 2018). CMS stated five goals for this redesign: ACO Accountability, Competition, Engagement, Integrity, and Quality. Read More › Tags:
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  • Blog: Biologics BlogUSPTO’s Revised Patent Eligibility Guidance Aims for Greater Clarity and ConsistencyPosted on January 9, 2019 by
    On January 7, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published new guidance for patent examiners intended to address concerns expressed by Federal Circuit judges, industry stakeholders, and others about the perceived lack of predictability and clarity in determining subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101.  See 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter [...]
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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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