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Contractor Self-Disclosure Program

“The HHS OIG’s contractor self-disclosure program provides a means for contractors to self-disclose potential violations of the False Claims Act and various Federal criminal laws involving fraud, conflict of interest, bribery or gratuity. The...

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Alien Tort Claims against Corporations

IN RE SOUTH AFRICAN APARTHEID LITIGATION 02 MDL 1499 (SAS) (SDNY) This case arises out of allegations that various corporations aided and\ abetted violations of customary international law committed by the South African apartheid regime.3 The remaining plaintiffs...

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Lancet: Clinical trials and social media

The Lancet Oncology, Volume 15, Issue 6, Page 539, May 2014 doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(14)70206-2Cite or Link Using DOI Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved. #trial: clinical research in the age of social media The Lancet Oncology Research...

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NEJM Global Health and Law

Global Health and the Law Lawrence O. Gostin, J.D., and Devi Sridhar, Ph.D. N Engl J Med 2014; 370:1732-1740May 1, 2014DOI: 10.1056/NEJMra1314094 Global health law is not an organized legal system, with a unified...

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VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT UPHOLD U. VA ON FOIA FIGHT

AMERICAN TRADITION INSTITUTE, ET AL. v. UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, ET AL. No. 130934 April 17, 2014 Va. Supreme Court upholds trial court decision that: trial court entered its final order on the Petition and held that: (1) Professor’s...

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4th Circuit orders district court to reveal company name in consumer case

“Company Doe,” filed suit under the Administrative Procedure Act to enjoin the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (the Commission) from publishing in its online, publicly accessible database a “report of harm” that attributes...

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Security Risk Assessment

Need help with the required HIPAA Security Risk Assessment of your health care practice? Not sure where to start? Feeling intimidated? ONC has just released a tool that can help make the HIPAA Security...

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Company can be sued for tortious interference with contract for hiring competitor’s employees

Sky Surgical allegedly tortiously interfered with employment contracts that Jones and Schools each entered into with Plaintiff, their former employer.  Jones’ and Schools’ employment contracts with Plaintiff include non-compete, non-disclosure, and non- solicitation clauses. Sky Surgical allegedly was on...

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You have to come to work to make a claim that you can’t come to work stick.

“Plaintiff has failed to produce sufficient evidence that she could perform perhaps the most essential function of all — regularly showing up to work — with or without reasonable accommodations from defendant. See Doe, 50 F.3d at...

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NIH-funded atlas details gene activity of the prenatal human brain, offers clues to psychiatric disorders

A comprehensive three-dimensional atlas of the developing human brain that incorporates gene activity along with anatomical reference atlases and neuroimaging data has released its first major report online today in Nature. This National Institutes...

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