There can be no question that telehealth has gone mainstream. The numbers speak volumes. Telehealth companies have been able to raise almost $500 million since 2007 according to a noted venture capital analyst. A recent study indicated that U.S. employers could save up to $6 billion a year through telehealth. Per the American Telemedicine Association, more than half of all U.S. hospitals now offer some form of telehealth service. Some leading analysts estimate that global revenue for telehealth will reach $4.5 billion by 2018, and the number of patients using telehealth services will rise to 7 million by the same year. I can cite countless examples showing the bullish trajectory of telehealth. But problems remain.
The size of an injunction bond is not a common topic in appellate cases. Accordingly, a recent decision by the Indiana Appellate Court reversing the trial court’s setting of an injunction bond at only $100 in a non-compete case is noteworthy.
In Donald Moss v. Progressive Design Apparel, Inc., the Indiana Appellate Court affirmed a preliminary injunction which restricted a salesman’s ability to call upon customers of his former employer or disclose confidential information. As part of the trial court’s order granting injunctive relief, the trial court found that the enjoined salesman’s foreseeable loss in commissions due to the injunction “might be $60,000, less what he would have in the way of earnings from the extra ten to fifteen hours a week he would have by not selling” to one of his former employer’s customers. Nevertheless, the trial court only required the former employer to post a $100 injunction bond, which the Appellate Court held was insufficient.
The policy space for those in the International Trade, Customs and related agricultural reform field has got much more crowded in the space of the last month!
If I may attempt to summarise
- On Monday (20 October 2014) the Federal Government released its “Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper”. To view this paper click here. The paper is a discussion of possible options proposed by stakeholders for improving the competitiveness of the agricultural sector. The Government has invited stakeholders to comment on the Green Paper by 12 December 2014. The finalised policy directions for improving the profitability and competitiveness of the agriculture sector will then be detailed in a “White Paper” as a precursor to actual reform. More…
In the property market it is usual to sell such commercial or residential real estates that are leased out. On the basis of the new Civil Code, the seller of such property will not be relieved, by the sale, from its liability towards the tenants. If the purchaser breaches any of its obligations towards the tenants, then the seller may also be held liable, even if the property had been sold many years ago. More…
"FDA’s LDT proposal means ‘whole new ballgame’ for labs," Rick Cooper and Jane Pine Wood featured in CAP TODAY
October 2014—The Food and Drug Administration’s plan to subject many laboratory-developed tests to a new layer of regulatory requirements over the course of the next decade is drawing sharply contrasting reactions from stakeholders who view it as either an essential step to improve patient safety or a hindrance that will stifle diagnostic innovation and test improvement.
"When a Contractor Defaults, Who Has Priority? Surety or Bank?," by Manju Gupta for the Turnaround Times
The construction industry has recently boomed, with the industry adding 20,000 jobs nationally in August, and employing 6.1 million Americans, the highest number since May 2009.
Accordingly, with construction loans on the rise and performance and payment bonds securing most construction projects, it is important to understand the legal rights of all concerned.
Role of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in the EB-5 Program. Current Trends and Suggestions for Future Guidance
The EB-5 industry involves either (i) a direct investment in a project company or (ii) the formation of a new commercial enterprise entity (herein referred to as the “NCE”) in order to make (A) a direct investment in the job creation entity (“JCE”) or (B) a loan to the JCE. In each case, the intent is to create jobs to comply with the requirements of United States Citizens and Immigration Services (“USCIS”). In connection therewith, beginning in 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has taken a far more active role in cooperating with USCIS to ensure compliance with the anti-fraud provisions of the various securities laws that regulate the sale of United States securities, even if the sale is conducted offshore pursuant to a Regulation S exemption under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).