Expert Analysis

How HHS Discrimination Rule Affects Gender-Affirming Care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' new final rule, which reinterprets the Affordable Care Act's ant... (more story)

FTC Noncompete Rule's Impact On Healthcare Nonprofits

Healthcare entities that are nonprofit or tax-exempt and thus outside of the pending Federal Trade Commission nonc... (more story)

Key Takeaways From FDA Final Rule On Lab-Developed Tests

Michele Buenafe and Dennis Gucciardo at Morgan Lewis discuss potential consequences of the U.S. Food and Drug Admi... (more story)

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2nd Circ. Partially Backs Win For Nurses' Union Pension Plan

In a 90-page opinion, the Second Circuit on Tuesday mostly upheld a Manhattan federal judge's decision affirming an arbiter's award favoring a nurses' pension plan, agreeing that White Oak Global Advisors LLC ... (more story)

Sens. Challenge Pharma Lobbyist Over Patent Abuse

U.S. senators from both sides of the aisle took turns at a Tuesday hearing questioning the pharmaceutical industry's top lobbyist over whether patent abuse plays a role in maintaining the high price of prescription drugs.

Wyden Expands Pharma Tax Investigation With Pfizer Inquiry

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden asked Pfizer to provide details on its tax practices to explain how the drug company has consistently paid tax rates that are significantly lower than the corporate ... (more story)

SPAC Investor's Suit Changes Came Too Late, Chancery Rules

A shareholder of a special-purpose acquisition company that merged with a now-defunct medical technology company in 2021 waited too long to amend his year-old proposed class action and must defend the case aga... (more story)

Cano Judge Agrees To OK Ch. 11 Plan Disclosure Statement

A Delaware bankruptcy judge agreed on Tuesday to sign off on Miami-based primary healthcare group Cano Health Inc.'s Chapter 11 disclosure statement for purposes of soliciting creditor votes once the debtor fi... (more story)

CVS Health Taps American Express Atty As Governance Chief

The former chief governance officer at American Express announced on her LinkedIn page that she has joined CVS Health as its new senior vice president, corporate secretary and chief governance officer.

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Strategic Hiring Was The New Normal For BigLaw In 2023

The 400 largest law firms by headcount in the U.S. grew more slowly in 2023 than in the previous two years, while Kirkland & Ellis LLP surpassed the 3,000-attorney threshold, according to the latest Law360 ranking.

The Law360 400: Tracking The Largest US Law Firms

The legal market expanded more tentatively in 2023 than in previous years amid a slowdown in demand for legal services, especially in transactions, an area that has been sluggish but is expected to quicken in the near future.

FCA Relators Seek Finders Fee For SpineFrontier Doc Deals

Three whistleblowers who tipped off the federal government to a medical device company's multimillion-dollar kickback scheme said Friday the Justice Department is refusing to pay them a cut of the $3 million i... (more story)

Ga. OB-GYN Office Says Data Breach Class Action Falls Flat

An Atlanta OB-GYN practice has urged a Georgia federal judge to dismiss a proposed class suit over a data breach that allegedly impacted the personal and protected health information of tens of thousands of pa... (more story)

Blackbaud Dodges Data Breach Victims' Class Cert. Bid

A South Carolina federal judge has refused to certify several proposed classes consisting of roughly 1.5 billion patients, donors and other individuals whose personal information was allegedly swept up in a 20... (more story)

UnitedHealth Concealed DOJ Merger Investigation, Suit Says

UnitedHealth Group has been hit with a proposed shareholder class action alleging that it failed to disclose that the U.S. Department of Justice had reopened an antitrust investigation into the health insuranc... (more story)

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FTC Noncompete Ban Raises Stakes For Nonprofit Hospitals

The Federal Trade Commission seems eager to apply its employee noncompete ban to healthcare, with a key target in mind: nonprofit healthcare providers that, in the agency's view, act more like for-profit businesses.

Judge Shopping Row, Henrietta Lacks And SC Abortion Clock

BigLaw lawyers get deeper into sanction spat, a case over profits from harvested cancer cells, and a Texas Supreme Court decision in a Fen-Phen malpractice suit. Law360 Healthcare Authority looks at those and ... (more story)

DC Circ. Says Drugmakers Can Limit Pharmacy Discounts

The D.C. Circuit held Tuesday that a federal drug discount program does not bar manufacturers from restricting deliveries of discounted drugs to contract pharmacies, rejecting the U.S. Department of Health and... (more story)

Mich. Judge Doubts Abortion Laws Pass Constitutional Muster

A Michigan state judge on Tuesday was skeptical state regulators could impose a waiting period and other requirements on people seeking abortions without violating a state constitutional amendment enshrining t... (more story)

NY High Court Upholds State Abortion Coverage Mandate

New York's highest court on Tuesday upheld a state law requiring employee health plans to cover medically necessary abortions, finding a 2021 U.S. Supreme Court decision didn't change the state court's determi... (more story)

Counties Not 'Persons' In Texas Opioid MDL Appeal

A Texas appeals panel found Tuesday that counties are not considered "persons" under the state's common law and therefore are not subject to the Texas Medical Liability Act's requirement that they serve expert... (more story)