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American Hospital Association Features EBG’s “Eye on Ebola” Webinar

Epstein Becker Green’s slides from the “Eye on Ebola: A Discussion About the Health Regulatory, Risk Management, and Labor and Employment Issues Impacting Health Care Providers” webinar is featured on the American Hospital Association’s Ebola Preparedness Resourcesclick here.

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HOWARD P. SPEICHER CONFIRMED FOR LAND COURT JUDGESHIP

Howard P. Speicher has been appointed as a judge in the Land Court. The Governor’s Council unanimously approved Mr. Speicher’s appointment on November 12. Mr. Speicher will fill the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of Judge Harry M. Grossman.

“It has been an honor and privilege to practice with Howard for over 30 years, and we wish him all the best,” said C. Michael Malm, a founding partner of Davis Malm. “His litigation skills and dedication to the community will serve him well as a judge. While we will surely miss him and the many contributions he makes to our firm and our clients, we are proud of his accomplishments and have no doubt that he will serve the Land Court bench with distinction.”

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Lidings handling the largest individual bankruptcy case in European history

In 2006-2007, when Ireland’s richest man, Seán Quinn, came to Russia to lay the cornerstones at the construction sites of massive commercial real estate properties in a number of Russian regions, no one could have imagined that in three short years, these same properties would have been virtually stripped away from him – or that the management companies in charge of them would be on the verge of bankruptcy. 

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Heather Hettiarachchi to speak at CLE Human Rights Conference

This morning at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver, Heather Hettiarachchi will be speaking at the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC’s Human Rights Conference, which is a forum that brings together all those who have an interest in human rights issues, including human resource professionals and employment, labour, and human rights lawyers. Heather will be presenting in relation to the aging workforce in Canada.

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HOWARD P. SPEICHER CONFIRMED FOR LAND COURT JUDGESHIP

Boston, MA, November 20, 2014 — The Boston law firm of Davis, Malm & D’Agostine, P.C. is pleased to announce that Howard P. Speicher has been appointed as a judge in the Land Court.  The Governor’s Council unanimously approved Mr. Speicher’s appointment on November 12. Mr. Speicher will fill the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of Judge Harry M. Grossman.

“It has been an honor and privilege to practice with Howard for over 30 years, and we wish him all the best,” said C. Michael Malm, a founding partner of Davis Malm. “His litigation skills and dedication to the community will serve him well as a judge. While we will surely miss him and the many contributions he makes to our firm and our clients, we are proud of his accomplishments and have no doubt that he will serve the Land Court bench with distinction.” More…

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Digital Media, Technology & Privacy Alert >> Mobile Shopping Apps Do Not Provide Sufficient Disclosures to Consumers, FTC Staff Report Finds

A staff report issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in 2014 found that many “mobile shopping” apps do not provide consumers with important information prior to download (such as how the apps manage payment-related disputes or handle consumer data). As such, the report contains a number of recommendations to companies that offer these apps to improve transparency at point-of-download and beyond. More…

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Digital Media, Technology & Privacy Alert >> California Amends Data Breach Notification Rules, Which “May” Include Free Credit Monitoring

California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has now signed into law a bill that amends the state’s data breach rules – including a provision that references the provision of free credit monitoring, though the law does not appear to make these services mandatory.

Background
In 2003, California became the first state in the United States to enact a security breach notification law, requiring businesses that own or license personal information of California residents to notify people of unauthorized access to their unencrypted information. More…

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Miller Samuel Movember Update – Week 3

Week 3

We’re now on the home straight. During the past week all 5 participants have had strange looks and various comments of a derogatory nature. Ryan is still sticking safe with the goatee look, but the four others have stuck to the 70s look as far as possible. One week left to match the efforts of Tom Selleck and Graeme Souness at his prime…

Of course, this is all for a good cause. Please donate what you can to Cancer Research by clicking on this link. Your donations are greatly appreciated.

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Ohio Statehouse Update: This Week in Ohio — November 21, 2014

The Ohio House this week passed House Bill 276, legislation that implements changes to Ohio’s medical liability laws. The bill updates Ohio’s “I’m Sorry” law to allow healthcare professionals to have a broader conversation with a patient following an adverse event and protects that conversation from later being introduced into evidence as an admission or statement against interest. Current law provides that, in any civil action regarding an unanticipated outcome of medical care, any expressions of apology or sympathy made by a healthcare provider are inadmissible as evidence of liability.

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"CMS Chronic Care Management Medicare Reimbursement: Sizeable Revenue, Health Outcome Opportunities," Hindmad quoted in HIN

Beginning January 2015, Medicare will pay a flat, monthly chronic care management (CCM) fee to providers coordinating care for beneficiaries with more than one chronic condition. This change will expand the current Medicare payment policy to include non face-to-face management services previously included within payments for evaluation and management (EM) services, amount to about $40 a beneficiary, a sizeable new source of revenue for eligible providers.

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