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Wisconsin recall results and what it means for S.B. 5

As we recently reported, opponents of changes to Ohio’s Public Employees’ Collective Bargaining Law (popularly known as S.B. 5) recently succeeded in collecting the signatures necessary to place the issue of overturning S.B. 5 on the 2011 November ballot.  We also noted that polling from the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute indicated that 56% of respondents favor repeal, while 32% support keeping the law in place.

Tuesday night, Wisconsin voters in six state senate districts went to the polls to vote on the proposed recall of six Republican state senators who voted in favor of similar (arguably, more aggressive) public bargaining reform proposed by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and passed by the Wisconsin State Assembly amid much partisan rancor.  Republicans retained four of the six seats contested, narrowly averting the loss of a third seat that would have tipped the Wisconsin Senate majority in favor of the Democrats. 

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Christal Contini was featured in "Considering a Sale of Your Business? Be Familiar with the Concept of an Earnout," published by RBMA

Christal Contini was featured in “Considering a Sale of Your Business? Be Familiar with the Concept of an Earnout,” published by RBMA

Considering a Sale of Your Business? Be Familiar with the Concept of an Earnout
By: Christal Contini

If you are the owner of a radiology group, imaging center or other health industry service provider, you may wonder about the value of your business. If you are trying to sell your business, the answer you receive from a prospective buyer may not meet your expectations and may be downright disappointing. In such a situation, you and your potential buyer may be able to bridge a purchase price gap by using a mechanism called an “earnout”.

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Heather Kern was featured in "How Not to be a “Horrible Boss”: A Defense Litigator’s Perspective," published by RBMA

Heather Kern was featured in “How Not to be a “Horrible Boss”: A Defense Litigator’s Perspective,” published by RBMA

How Not to be a “Horrible Boss”: A Defense Litigator’s Perspective
By: Heather Kern

The dark comedy “Horrible Bosses” recently opened in theaters across the nation last month. The trailer for the film showcases Colin Farrell’s character directing a subordinate to “trim the fat” by firing all “the fat people.” The other two bosses – played by Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Spacey – are equally despicable.

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Elizabeth Sullivan was featured in "FDA Draft Guidance for Industry on Mobile Medical Applications Released," published by RBMA

Elizabeth Sullivan was featured in “FDA Draft Guidance for Industry on Mobile Medical Applications Released,” published by RBMA

FDA Draft Guidance for Industry on Mobile Medical Applications Released
By: Elizabeth Sullivan

On July 21, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) released draft guidance specifying how the FDA intends to oversee regulation of mobile medical applications for smartphones and other mobile computing devices. The guidance identifies the types of mobile medical applications that the FDA intends to focus on and requests industry comment by October 19, 2011. Although the guidance is not binding, it gives a good indication of the FDA’s current position on the regulation of mobile medical applications.

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Rachel Yaffe was featured in "Teleradiology: You May Be Breaking the Law," published by RBMA

Rachel Yaffe was featured in “Teleradiology: You May Be Breaking the Law,” published by RBMA

Teleradiology: You May Be Breaking the Law
By: Rachel Yaffe

As technology advances and demand for high-quality, efficient healthcare increases, teleradiology continues to be a bustling field of medicine and a fertile territory for laws. Teleradiology is a branch of telemedicine that involves the electronic transmission of radiological patient images (i.e., x-rays, MRIs, CTs) from one location to another location for the purpose of interpretation and consultation by radiologists who are not physically present at the transmitting location.

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Keren Weiss was featured in "Sound Corporate Housekeeping: How to Protect Your Entity’s Independent Status," published by RBMA

Keren Weiss was featured in “Sound Corporate Housekeeping: How to Protect Your Entity’s Independent Status,” published by RBMA

Sound Corporate Housekeeping: How to Protect Your Entity’s Independent Status
By: Keren Weiss

With the growing scrutiny of business operations and corporate liability, radiology and imaging practices must diligently work to maintain certain corporate formalities, thereby minimizing the risks and exposure to the business and its owners. Although often overlooked, medical practices of all sizes should recognize the value of operating the business entity as a limited liability entity or corporation. By utilizing a corporate structure such as a corporation, limited liability company (LLC), limited liability partnership (LLP) or limited partnership (LP), officers, directors and partners gain invaluable protection against personal liability for acts of the practice, including shielding personal assets from judgments or debt collectors.

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The Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation

To the readers of our blog who may be in health care and its related fields and industry, we wanted to introduce you all to the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation (“WBL”). This nonprofit’s outreach and misson is to help senior executive women in the health care industry improve their businesses and continue to grow professionally. Our law partner Lynn Shapiro Synder is the founder of the WBL.Check out the website and to those of us in the business of health care,the WBL might be an organization for you!

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Arnstein & Lehr Presents its 2011 Woman of Vision Award to Architect Jeanne Gang

Arnstein & Lehr LLP presented Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects, with the 2011 Woman of Vision Award at its fifth annual luncheon for Chicago women business leaders on July 27. Almost 150 of Chicago’s top female business and professional leaders were in attendance for this year’s event.

The award, sponsored by Arnstein & Lehr’s Diversity Committee, recognizes and honors groundbreaking, inspirational women who have made a difference in the professional world.

“I am honored to be the recipient of Arnstein & Lehr’s Woman of Vision award and would like to thank the firm’s Diversity Committee for hosting this wonderful event which supports, advocates and exemplifies commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace,” Gang said. “I applaud the committee for their efforts and especially thank all of the women who attended the luncheon.”

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Lommen Abdo’s July/August News You Can Use

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Lommen Abdo’s July/August 2011 e-newsletter is fresh off the virtual presses with news about:
  • Client Wins Partnership Breakup Case in Wisconsin.
  • Court Awards Forensic Accounting to 876 Bondholders to Help Determine Amounts Wrongfully Diverted.
  • Bryan Feldhaus: An Up & Coming Rising Star!
  • Ken Abdo featured in article “An Entertaining Practice: Ken Abdo Rides With the Band.”
  • It’s Super Lawyer Time Again. Check out Lommen Abdo’s Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
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LinkedIn Tutorials – Some Important Settings

Although today’s post should be our Part II about applications, I’m going to take a bit of a break to talk instead about some settings.  I know we’re all concerned about (and should be) the settings that we have in these various social platforms, and one came to the forefront today – which I’ll get to in a minute.

First, I want to make a comment about privacy – the short version is that nothing on the internet is private.  That’s right, I said it – nothing.  Whatever you write, post, tweet, tag, etc. lives somewhere online forever.  Even if you have the strictest of privacy settings, what you say can become public.  So just bear that in mind whenever you’re using social media – if it’s not something you’d say to your grandmother or show to your grandmother, you probably shouldn’t post it. 

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