Legal Updates

An Update on DOJ’s Health Care Fraud Enforcement Efforts Targeting the Opioid Crisis

While the opioid crisis has inspired a wave of new legislation by Congress, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has continued to increase its own response to the prevalent rate of opioid-related drug crimes with a number of new initiatives.

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The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act: Expanding Medicare Coverage of Telehealth Services to Combat the Opioid Crisis

The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (“the Act” or “the SUPPORT Act”), signed into law by President Trump on October 24, 2018, is intended to combat the growing opioid crisis in the United States. The Act aims at preventing opioid addiction and misuse and enhancing access to care for those who have substance use disorders.

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Hall & Wilcox advises LandMark White on acquisition of private valuer

Leading independent business law firm Hall & Wilcox has acted on behalf of ASX-listed property valuer LandMark White in its acquisition of private NSW and Queensland valuer Taylor Byrne.

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Talking Tax – Issue 140

Case law

Are you taking ‘reasonable steps’ to ensure your company is compliant?

In Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Thomas Wilson [2018] NSWDC 302, the New South Wales District Court rejected a director’s (Director) defences to a Director Penalty Notice (DPN) for $111,798, comprising the Pay-As-You-Go withholding (PAYGW) debts of the corporate taxpayer.

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U.S. News -Best Lawyers Recognizes Connolly Gallagher in 2019 “Best Law Firms” Guide

Wilmington, DE (November 1, 2018) –U.S. News –Best Lawyers® has once again ranked Connolly Gallagher LLP in its annual guide of the “Best Law Firms.” In the 2019 edition, the firm was selected for 16 law practice areas in Delaware.  They  include:

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Davis Malm Named to 2019 “Best Law Firms” Lists By U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

Davis Malm received multiple rankings in the Boston metropolitan market and, for the first time, the national market of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2019 edition of “Best Law Firms.” Firms included in the “Best Law Firms” rankings are recognized for professional excellence and have persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

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Delaware Today Recognizes Connolly Gallagher Lawyers in Top Lawyers ® 2018

Delaware Today Recognizes Connolly Gallagher Lawyers in Top Lawyers ® 2018

Wilmington, DE (October 31, 2018) – Delaware Today has released its 2018 Top Lawyers list.  Connolly Gallagher LLP lawyers were selected for inclusion in four practice categories. The results are based on a poll issued to all 4,900 members of the Delaware Bar Association to vote.

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Royal Commissioner Kenneth Hayne’s interim report

Royal Commissioner Kenneth Hayne’s interim report contains no specific recommendations, and no draft recommendations, but rather postulates two main questions for further consideration:

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Financial Services in Focus – Issue 14

Funds and financial products

ASIC again warns financial firms to join Australian Financial Complaints Authority

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Talking Tax – Issue 139

ATO updates

Greater guidance for reporting approved SMSF auditors

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