Expert Analysis

Policy Misrepresentations Carry Insurance Rescission Risks

The Second Circuit's recent decision in Medical Mutual v. Gnik, finding that material misrepresentation in a clini... (more story)

The Pros And Cons Of NIST's Proposed March-In Framework

Recent comments for and against the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s proposed guidance on march-in... (more story)

The Merger Cases That Will Matter At ABA Antitrust Meeting

While the American Bar Association's Antitrust Spring Meeting this week will cover all types of competition law is... (more story)

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Bankrupt Breast Implant Co. Submits Ch. 11 Plan Disclosures

Bankrupt breast implant company Sientra Inc. has asked a Delaware bankruptcy court to approve the disclosure statement for its Chapter 11 reorganization plan, which provides for a wind-down of what is left of ... (more story)

Biotechs Turn To Licensing, Collaboration Deals For Capital

Biotech companies are turning to licensing and collaboration deals amid a tough public market and larger economic slowdown.

Healthcare Merger Deals Carefully Tread New Antitrust Terrain

Healthcare companies are changing the way they negotiate and draft merger and acquisition contracts amid heightened anxiety around antitrust scrutiny, according to attorneys who put together these deals.

Struggling Hospitals Seek Mergers As Regulators Push Back

Healthcare attorneys are seeing a slow but steady resurgence in mergers and acquisitions activity across health systems, as distressed hospitals look to combine to offset the financial pressures they've faced ... (more story)

Goodwin, Baker Donelson Guide MPT In $1.1B Hospital Sale

Medical Properties Trust Inc. has sold its majority stake in five Utah hospitals to a joint venture with an unnamed investment fund, in a $1.1 billion transaction advised by Goodwin Procter LLP and Baker Donel... (more story)

Humanigen Files Ch. 11 Plan Disclosures

Bankrupt biopharma company Humanigen Inc. has filed a proposed Chapter 11 plan and disclosure statement in Delaware court that calls for the payment in full of secured and priority claims, while general unsecu... (more story)

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Zoll Says 'Cookie-Cutter' Hack Claims Don't Show Harm

Zoll Medical Corp. is asking a Boston federal judge to toss a proposed class action brought by medical device customers whose personal information was released during a ransomware attack last year and an earli... (more story)

FTC Curtails Treatment Provider's Sharing Of Health Data

The Federal Trade Commission took its latest step Thursday to crack down on the mishandling of sensitive health information, announcing a settlement that requires a New York-based alcohol addiction treatment s... (more story)

Ernest Health Hit With Suit After Cybercriminal Data Breach

A group of former Ernest Health Inc. patients has hit the Texas-based hospital system with a proposed class action after a notorious group of cybercriminals breached the company's systems, saying that the comp... (more story)

Pharmacy Gets Eli Lilly's Mounjaro Suit Tossed

A Florida federal judge has thrown out Eli Lilly & Co.'s suit accusing an online pharmacy of wrongly selling a compounded version of its drug Mounjaro, saying Eli Lilly was "using state law to enforce the term... (more story)

Philips, Feds Enter Consent Decree Over Sleep Apnea Devices

Philips Respironics can't make sleep apnea breathing machines until it hires an independent monitor, undergoes inspections and meets its obligations under a plan to remediate patients affected by a 2021 recall... (more story)

Doctors Say MSU Vax Mandate Suit Needs High Court Review

Three doctors urged the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a case challenging Michigan State University's vaccine mandate after the Sixth Circuit backed the suit's dismissal, arguing that the circuit court should h... (more story)

Policy & Compliance More

As Hospitals Hire Outside Help, Who's Liable If Patients Sue?

A medical malpractice case that’s triggered repeated disagreement in Michigan courts underscores the complexity of hospital "agent" liability amid increasing healthcare industry reliance on contractor nurses and doctors.

Knotty Preemption Inquiry Awaits High Court In Abortion Case

The U.S. Supreme Court next week will hear a dispute over an Idaho abortion ban and a federal emergency care law. The case promises to challenge the court to decide whether the two vastly different statutes actually conflict.

Va. Hospital System Beats COVID Vaccine Bias Suit

A Virginia healthcare system defeated a suit claiming it unlawfully refused to excuse two Christian employees from its COVID-19 vaccination requirement, with a federal judge finding they could have taken a ver... (more story)

Ex-FDA Chief On Election Year Healthcare Policy

Stacy Cline Amin has seen many sides of the evolving healthcare policy landscape and says presidents set policy through priority issues and how they run the federal agencies tasked with overseeing the nation's health.

Justices Face Off Over Shadow Docket Procedures

The U.S. Supreme Court's internal disagreements over how to manage its emergency docket were on full display Monday in its decision allowing Idaho to enforce a ban on gender-affirming care for minors — a case ... (more story)

Mental Health Co. Cerebral To Pay $7M Over Data Failures

Mental health service provider Cerebral Inc. will pay more than $7 million to settle claims from the Federal Trade Commission, saying it failed to protect users' sensitive health data and made it difficult for... (more story)