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The New EU Data Privacy Rule and Its Impact on US Healthcare Organizations

The New EU Data Privacy Rule and Its Impact on US Healthcare Organizations

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) establishes protections for the privacy and security of personal data about individuals in the European Economic Area countries (all European Union member states, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein – referred to for purposes of the GDPR as the “EU”). The GDPR became effective on May ... Read More »

Environmental insurance: What to consider before buying

Environmental insurance: What to consider before buying

Before investing in commercial real estate, parties should be aware of potential environmental liabilities and should carefully consider options for minimizing their exposure to such liabilities. One approach for minimizing environmental liability exposure is to obtain environmental insurance. Although environmental insurance does not eliminate the statutory liability of owners and ... Read More »

Untimely Notice of Controversy or Pre-Hearing Conference Statement? Why Carriers Should Not Give Up Hope on a Disallowance

Untimely Notice of Controversy or Pre-Hearing Conference Statement? Why Carriers Should Not Give Up Hope on a Disallowance

Where a carrier has elected to controvert a claim, the Workers’ Compensation Law in New York sets forth a strict timeframe for filing a denial and initial pleadings. Section 25(2)(b) provides that once a claim has been indexed against an employer, the carrier must file a notice of controversy with ... Read More »

FTC Applies Antitrust Non-Profit Exemption to Physician Organization Affiliate of Non-Profit Hospital

FTC Applies Antitrust Non-Profit Exemption to Physician Organization Affiliate of Non-Profit Hospital

Many North Carolina hospital systems have separate business corporations or limited liability companies to house the physician component of their integrated health care delivery systems. Hospitals may take this step for any number of reasons, including protecting the hospital from potential liability, avoiding the need to pay unrelated business income ... Read More »

Emerging Contaminants:  Property Owners and Licensed Environmental Professionals Take Notice

Emerging Contaminants: Property Owners and Licensed Environmental Professionals Take Notice

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and individual states are examing per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in an attempt to establish new cleanup standards, which will affect both ongoing and previously completed cleanups at contaminated sites. In order to communicate these efforts, the USEPA prepared the attached presentation. Owners and ... Read More »

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