Many healthcare companies believe that their U.S. trademark registrations are safe from trademark cancellation.  This can be a fatal mistake if you are not well-versed in trademark compliance law. Trademark cancellation rules.  In the United States, trademark registrations enjoy a ten-year term, which can be renewed for additional ten (10) year periods upon a showing of use.  That being said, trademark registrations are subject to cancellation under the following conditions:  Administrative cancellation by the…
This post is written in connection with my colleague Vanessa Bongiorno’s recent post, where she eloquently summarized the New York Department of Health’s (“DOH”) findings of the multi-agency study on the impact of regulated adult-use marijuana in New York. In the report, DOH found that even though marijuana use does contain risks, there are benefits associated with implementing a regulated adult-use marijuana program, including positive impacts on New York’s criminal justice system…
Sick with Legionnaires’ disease? Call (612) 337-6126 Elliot Olsen has decades of experience representing people harmed by Legionnaires’ disease, and he has regained millions of dollars for them. If you or a family member have contracted Legionnaires’ disease in Rhode Island, please call (612) 337-6126 for a free consultation. Two residents at Saint Elizabeth Manor in Bristol, Rhode Island, have been infected with Legionnaires’ disease, according to WPRI 12 News. No further information was available on the conditions,…
DW Healthcare Partners has announced it invested in California Psychcare (CPC). CPC, based in Van Nuys, Calif., is a provider of behavioral services for children and adults with an autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities in the California. Following the investment, CPC will be rebranding to 360 Behavioral Health. DW Healthcare Partners, with its U.S. office in Park City, Utah, is a PE firm focused exclusively on healthcare. Founded in 2002, DW prefers…
Capnocytophaga questions keep coming in. I guess that’s good in some ways, because I usually get a lot of blank stares when I mention that bacterium. A recent article about the risks of Capnocytophaga and exposure to dog saliva includes some good information about the topic, but the statements below highlight some issues: It’s important to see a physician if you’ve been bitten by a dog, especially if it hasn’t been vaccinated against rabies. Not…
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a False Claims Act (FCA) relator could not evade the FCA’s first-to-file bar by filing an amended complaint after two earlier-filed FCA suits alleging similar conduct had been dismissed. United States ex rel. Wood v. Allergan, Inc., No. 17-cv-2191 (2d Cir. July 17, 2017). The FCA’s first-to-file bar prohibits a relator from bringing a “related action” when an FCA lawsuit is “pending.” In Wood, relator filed…
“Mr Bryant, his partner Jennifer Danish and associate Steve Jackson were efficient, diligent and persistent towards finding a just resolution and favorable outcome for myself and my entire company.”— CLIENT “I used Jennifer Danish for a disability claim. Frustrated that I couldn’t get results myself I found her. She unearthed some issues my doctor did Not notify me of that affect the quality of my life. My end result was positive!”— CLIENT “Mr. Jackson did…
Sick with Legionnaires’ disease? Call (612) 337-6126 Elliot Olsen has decades of experience representing people harmed by Legionnaires’ disease, and he has regained millions of dollars for them. If you or a family member have contracted Legionnaires’ disease in New York City, please call (612) 337-6126 for a free consultation. Elliot Olsen, one of the country’s leading legal authorities on the subject of Legionnaires’ disease, was interviewed for an article in Bloomberg Law on the recent…
On Thursday, August 9, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a Proposed Rule (the “Proposed Rule”)[1] regarding the Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP” ) for Accountable Care Organizations (“ACOs”). The Proposed Rule would require ACOs to accept downside risk or shared losses sooner than under the current MSSP and would promote entities that have shown the greatest cost savings since implementation of the MSSP in 2012. Although not discussed in…
In the Matter of Your Therapy Source, LLC – is the most recent example of federal antitrust enforcers’ increasing interest in curtailing anticompetitive conduct in employee markets, which was first announced when the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued guidance on the subject in late 2016. See Antitrust Guidance For Human Resource Professionals (available here). On July 31, the FTC announced that it had reached a settlement with a…