On May 16, 2023, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced a $350,000 settlement with MedEvolve, Inc., a practice and revenue cycle management and practice analytics software services company, to resolve alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) regulations. The settlement concludes OCR’s five-year investigation into the business associate, after a breach notification report claiming a server containing the protected health information (“PHI”) of over 200,000 individuals was openly accessible on the Internet...
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Since our establishment in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1908, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has provided quality legal counsel to our clients enabling them to accomplish more. In recent years, our practice has grown into a national firm that services clients from coast-to-coast, as well as internationally. Today's full-service practice, with more than 750 attorneys, continues the standards established by our founding partners over a decade ago, which are efficient, cost-effective and comprehensive solutions for clients.
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Sixth Circuit Rejects Two-Step Collective Certification Process in FLSA Suits
In a welcomed change to a class certification process that has long favored plaintiffs, the Sixth Circuit’s May 19, 2023 decision in Clark/Holder v. A&L Homecare and Training Center, LLC adopts a new standard for certifying Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions. In doing so, the Sixth Circuit becomes just the second appeals court to reject district courts’ use of the common two-step procedure for collective action certification. The FLSA allows employees to file suit for alleged federal minimum wage and overtime violations. Employees can pursue alleged violations on “behalf of…themselves and other employees similarly situated...
Dinsmore’s Chambers USA 2023 Rankings Show Continued Growth Across the Firm
Yearly rankings by Chambers and Partners show Dinsmore continues to excel in several areas of law among departments, and individual lawyers, especially throughout the Firm’s offices in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Indiana. Chambers and Partners is a publishing group based in of London, England, that specializes in legal publishing. Chambers has a team of 150 full-time researchers who conduct interviews throughout the United States. Law firms and attorneys are ranked in bands from one to six, with one being the highest ranking. Dinsmore ranked in 13 departments on the 2023 list, including Band 1 in Indiana for Real Estate...
Dinsmore’s Corporate Practice Welcomes Venture Capital Power Team
As the Midwest continues to attract entrepreneurs and startups at an explosive rate, Dinsmore is adding the Cincinnati-based power duo of Brett Renzenbrink and Megan Hymore to its growing and dynamic corporate practice group. Brett’s experience in corporate venture law is nicely complemented by Megan’s expertise in intellectual property matters across a variety of technologies. A registered patent attorney with seventeen years of experience, Megan “quickly understands a client’s technology and how to translate it into value...