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Lawson Lundell LLP | June 2005

Introduction: On June 9, 2005 the Supreme Court of Canada released its landmark decision in Chaoulli v. Quebec (Attorney General) in which a majority of the Court struck down provisions of Quebec’s Health Insurance Act and Hospital Insurance Act which prohibit private insurance for health care services that are available in the public health care system ...

Lavery Lawyers | June 2005

On May 20, 2005, the Supreme Court issued its judgment in the Smith & Nephew Inc. v. Louise Glegg and Christopher Carter and Gilles Dextradeur v. Louise Glegg cases1 ...

A&L Goodbody LLP | February 2005

Introduction Advocate General Jacobs, in delivering his Opinion in Syfait and others v Glaxosmithkline (Case C-53/03, 28 October 2004), has found in favour of Glaxosmithkline (GSK) by stating that the refusal by a dominant pharmaceutical company to fulfil all orders from wholesalers does not automatically constitute an abuse of a dominant position, despite such refusal clearly limiting parallel trade of the products in question ...

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | February 2005

In November the UK government bowed to pressure from unions and bereaved relatives and announced its intention to produce a draft bill on corporate killing for England and Wales. This bill, if successful, would have enabled companies to be prosecuted for management failures that resulted in a person's death. No such government bill has however, been forthcoming. Nor is it likely that any such government bill will appear before the 2005 general election ...

A&L Goodbody LLP | January 2005

When it comes to the patentability of computer-implemented inventions, Europe and the United States have differing and diverse opinions. The United States has a liberal approach to the patentability of computer software and will therefore grant patents for such inventions. Not so in Europe though, where computer programs are patentable only if they make a “technical contribution” to the state of the art ...

A&L Goodbody LLP | January 2005

ICC Publishes Paper on Internet Governance The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a private sector body based in California, currently operates the allocation of domain names and Internet Protocol addresses on a worldwide basis. At the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva in December 2003, the issue of transferring ICANN’s role to the United Nations was raised by a number of developing countries ...

Dykema | November 2004

In late October, the IRS released a revised version of its 1023 Form. The new Form requires extensive new disclosures by organizations that seek recognition of tax-exempt status as charities under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Many of the questions added to the exemption application are likely to be included in revised Form 990 information returns scheduled to be released later this year ...

Deacons | October 2004

The Standing Committee of the 10th National People's Congress passed the Law of the People's Republic of China on Electronic Signatures on 28 August 2004. The Law, which was promulgated on 28 August by President Hu Jintao, will enter into effect on 1 April 2005 and provides a legal basis for electronic transactions. Electronic data text The Law applies to electronic signatures in electronic data text ...

Haynes and Boone, LLP | September 2003

The Impact of Business Associate Rules Under the Final Privacy and Security Standards Presented at: Negotiating Technology Outsourcing Agreements Law Seminars International Seattle, Washington Introduction The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, more commonly known as HIPAA, has brought many changes to the health care field, as well as our day-to-day lives ...

Haynes and Boone, LLP | September 2003

Authors Karen Williams Altaras Mary Jean Geroulo E. Earl Harcrow Jeffrey P. King Lewis A. Lefko Thomas William Mayo Lisa Schafroth Sooter Related Practice Groups Health Care Prompt payment by managed care organizations is once again a hot topic of debate as revisions of current law and regulations deals with claim submission deadlines, recoupment practices, prompt pay penalties, eligibility verification and underpayments ...

Haynes and Boone, LLP | September 2003

Healthcare Legislative Update - 78th Regular Session July 2003 © 2003 – Haynes and Boone, LLP Haynes and Boone, LLP 901 Main St., Suite 3100 Dallas, TX 75202 You have accessed the Healthcare Legislative Update for the 78th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature. This update has been compiled by the Health Care Section of Haynes and Boone LLP for use as a quick reference tool on topics that we believe that will be of interest to our clients and the healthcare industry ...

Haynes and Boone, LLP | August 2003

California Law Requires Telling Your Customers That You've Been Hacked A new California Law (Assembly Bill No. 700, Chapter 1054) went into effect on July 1, 2002 that requires companies who conduct business in California to notify their California-resident customers if their unencrypted personel information may have been stolen as a result of a security breach ...

Haynes and Boone, LLP | August 2003

Prompt payment by managed care organizations is once again a hot topic of debate as revisions of current law and regulations deals with claim submission deadlines, recoupment practices, prompt pay penalties, eligibility verification and underpayments. Out-of-network providers scored a legislative victory as Medicaid managed care organizations will have to pay them regular Medicaid rates if use of their services exceeds new benchmarks ...

Haynes and Boone, LLP | July 2003

Authors Karen Williams Altaras Mary Jean Geroulo E. Earl Harcrow Jeffrey P. King Lewis A. Lefko Thomas William Mayo Lisa Schafroth Sooter Related Practice Groups Health Care Prompt payment by managed care organizations is once again a hot topic of debate as revisions of current law and regulations deals with claim submission deadlines, recoupment practices, prompt pay penalties, eligibility verification and underpayments ...

Haynes and Boone, LLP | July 2003

Technology Update Authors Brian D. Barnard Randall E. Colson M. Ann Newton Related Practice Groups Intellectual Property A new California Law (Assembly Bill No. 700, Chapter 1054) went into effect on July 1, 2002 that requires companies who conduct business in California to notify their California-resident customers if their unencrypted personel information may have been stolen as a result of a security breach ...

Haynes and Boone, LLP | June 2003

On October 16, 2003, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) requires employer-sponsored group health plans and others to be in compliance with the Transaction and Code Sets (“TCS”) standards for electronic transactions adopted by the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”). The federal government has been warned of potential disruption in the claim submission and payment cycles because the health care industry remains substantially non-compliant ...

Haynes and Boone, LLP | June 2003

With the passing of April 14, 2003, large health plans (those with more than $5,000,000 in annual receipts) became subject to the privacy regulations issued under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). However, more HIPAA deadlines loom on the horizon ...

Haynes and Boone, LLP | June 2003

Five years ago your CEO told you that your company had to have a “web” strategy. So, you learned everything about the Internet. You hired specialty law firms, bought software, and entered into web development and hosting agreements. You mastered all the web lingo. Now, all of that is passé ...

Asters | May 2003

The Internet is a rather young, but a very popular source of information for Ukrainian businesses and consumers. The Internet segment of the market has been actively developed recently and has acquired a high level of commercialization. According to the Ukrainian mass media, the number of Internet users in the Ukraine increased by over 70 % in 2002 ...

Haynes and Boone, LLP | October 2002

The recent accounting frauds and corporate scandals have many in-house counsel, as well as directors and officers, re-examining their responsibilities, obligations, and potential liabilities. New legislation, SEC regulations, stock exchange listing standards and public, media and shareholder scrutiny are imposing new or expanded processes for corporate accountability, financial reporting and business practices ...

Haynes and Boone, LLP | October 2002

Introduction Although companies may understand the importance of protecting their original ideas, many of them do not know how to do so most effectively. Without an effective intellectual property management system, such companies may be squandering business opportunities and allowing competitors to misappropriate their intangible assets. An intellectual property (IP) audit is a necessary first step for all companies interested in evaluating and maximizing their IP assets ...

Haynes and Boone, LLP | September 2002

A PowerPoint presentationcovering the following: Senate Report on Board's Role in Enron's Collapse Typical Accounting Allegations Reasons for Restatements 1997-2000 Securities Suit Catalysts Messages to the Market... ...

Haynes and Boone, LLP | September 2002

Approaching Compliance with Privacy Regulations Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, including Final Modifications In 1996, Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”). In 2000, the Department of Health and Human Services issued final regulations under HIPAA establishing privacy standards for certain individually identifiable health information ...

Haynes and Boone, LLP | September 2002

Appeared in Lone Star Express, a puclication of the Lone Star Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, September 2002. The recent reports of corporate fraud, improper accounting practices, and mismanagement have resulted in new legislation and stock exchange standards for publicly-traded corporations. In order to restore confidence in the nation’s financial markets, President George W ...

Haynes and Boone, LLP | August 2002

Issued December 28, 2000 as Modified by the Final Regulations Issued on August 14, 2002

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