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Price Transparency Ruling

On June 23, 2020, Judge Carl Nichols of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling in The American Hospital Association, et al., v. Azar case. The case, filed by a coalition of hospital groups, challenged the federal rule st… Read More
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Categories: Healthcare

Supreme Court Issues Ruling to Protect L.G.B.T.Q. Employees

On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court issued a 6-to-3 ruling that held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to discrimination against gay and transgender workers. 42 U.S.C. §2000e-2(a)(1) makes it “unlawful … for an employer to f… Read More
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Categories: Employment

Impact of COVID-19 on Mergers & Acquisitions Via Forbes

Forbes has complied an in-depth analysis of how the coronavirus has impacted M&A activity, addressing the number of mergers, timing and delays, and impacts on each step of the merger process. The full article can be found here: https://www.forbes… Read More
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Merger of T-Mobile and Sprint Finalized

On April 1, 2020, the $26.5 billion dollar deal between T-Mobile and Sprint was finalized after more than 2 years of working through regulatory requirements. The new company will unify under the T-Mobile name and work on building a 5G network to comp… Read More
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Morgan Stanley to Acquire E*TRADE

On February 20, 2020, Morgan Stanley and E*Trade Financial Corporation announced they has entered into an agreement for Morgan Stanley to acquire E*TRADE in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $13 billion. For each share owned, E*Trade s… Read More
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Court of Appeals Upholds Ruling Against Arkansas Medicaid Work Requirements

On February 14, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the lower court ruling in Charles Gresham v. Alex Azar, II that struck down the Arkansas Medicaid work requirement provisions. The three-judge panel ruled u… Read More
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Categories: Healthcare

New Overtime Rules to go into Effect January 1, 2020

On January 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, finalized in September 2019, is to go into effect. The Rule raised the earnings required to be considered an exempt employee, and therefore unable to earn overtime pay, from $455… Read More
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Categories: Employment

States Seek to Expand Leave

The Family Medical Leave Act requires qualified employers to offer up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year to eligible employees who need time off for medical care for themselves or a family member. However, many states have sought to implement more… Read More
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Categories: Employment

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