Monthly Archives: February 2014

High Number of HIPAA Mobile Device Breaches – Time to Use Safe Harbor Encryption

Most breaches of electronic protected health information (ePHI) reported to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have related to the theft or loss of unencrypted mobile devices. These breaches can lead to potentially hefty civil fines, costly settlements and negative publicity (e.g. Stanford and Idaho laptops or APDerm thumb drive). Given the increasing […]
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Dissolving barriers to spot rezoning: Is the new ‘pre-gateway review’ system working?

Just over 15 months ago the NSW Government introduced a new review system to help overcome local council resistance to good spot rezoning proposals and to other LEP amendments.   There is a lack of awareness across the industry about how the new system is actually operating.  It’s time to shed some light on the subject.  More…

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Dive into this…

We previously advised of new requirements for swimming pool owners under the Swimming Pools Amendment Act 2012 (Act).

Re-fresher

In 2012, a comprehensive review of the legislation was finalised and a number of amendments were identified which were designed to enhance the safety of children under the age of five years around private swimming pools in NSW. Owners of swimming pools have the responsibility to ensure that the pool is at all times surrounded by a complying child-resistant pool safety barrier. More…

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Gadens appoints new head of Perth office

MEDIA STATEMENT

Perth, 18 February 2014: Gadens has appointed Banking & Finance/Property partner Doug Stipanicev as head of Perth office.

Doug joined Gadens in 2012 and was previously a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills for over 20 years. He has extensive experience with corporate and institutional financing and debt at all levels, and has acted on major construction and broadacre projects, including the preparation of financing, acquisition, construction, management, operation and exit documentation. More…

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Knocking Out A Trade Secret Claim–Your Own If You Are Not Careful

A recent federal court decision in California illustrates the care that plaintiffs should take when pleading their own claims in trade secrets cases, lest they provide defendants a ready basis for dismissal. In a January 9, 2014 decision in Jobscience, Inc. v. CV Partners, Inc., et al., the federal district court in the Northern District of California dismissed state law based trade secrets claims as pre-empted by the federal Copyright Act. Luckily for the plaintiff in that case, the plaintiff had actually obtained a copyright registration on the relevant materials and included a copyright infringement claim in the complaint. Thus, plaintiff may still obtain relief in that very action. But it may not ultimately be full relief.

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Stradling Congratulates Four of Its Attorneys in Recognition of Their Placement on 2014 Super Lawyers Magazine List

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Feb. 21, 2014 — /PRNewswire/ — Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C. is pleased to congratulate four of its lawyers on being named to the 2014 Southern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers list. Super Lawyers magazine names attorneys in each state (5%) who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through independent research. The following attorneys were named to the Super Lawyers list this year.

Jason de Bretteville is chair of Stradling’s white collar criminal defense practice. His practice focuses on matters involving white collar defense, enforcement, complex business litigation, andsecurities litigation. He has successfully tried cases, obtained summary judgments, dismissals, jury verdicts, and settlements for companies. More… 

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CMS Proposes Significant Rate Cuts and Other Changes to Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans

The Advance Notice (“Advance Notice”) of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (“CY”) 2015 for Medicare Advantage (“MA”) Capitation Rates, Part C and Part D Payment Policies and 2015 Call Letter was released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) on February 21, 2014.

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Week of February 17, 2014 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

It’s another Friday here at the ILN, so you know what that means – round-up time! Here’s a bit of reading for you to jump into on this Friday afternoon, so grab a cup of coffee, take a short break, and check out our top posts!

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Rene Frolov and Tanel Tark attended the European Competition Forum 2014 organised by the European Commission

On 11 February 2014, the third European Competition Forum was held. It is a conference organised by the European Commission where the aims of and trends in the competition policy as well as its role in the economies of the European Union and the Member States are discussed.

The main topics of this year’s forum, which was held in Brussels as usual, were the following:

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HHS Issues HIPAA Guidance For Mental Health

HHS recently issued HIPAA guidance for mental health practitioners, in an effort to help providers wade through complicated decisions of when disclosures of patient information are permissible.  This guidance, set up in a FAQ format, is designed to incorporate common questions related to the intersection of mental health and privacy laws.  The guidance addresses when […]
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