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Healthcare Newsletter June 2018

In this issue, large employment practices awards that include substantial punitive damages; criminal convictions under HIPAA; False Claims Act settlements inside and outside healthcare; the EU GDPR is in force and can affect US entities; and the Supreme Court’s decision on arbitration agreements.

Tag(s): Healthcare;

REIT Settles Investor Case for $73M

While this sounds like a fairly conventional shareholder securities, case, what sets it apart is is that the defendant is a real estate investment trust. Such trusts, while occasionally traded publicly, are often not considered targets of shareholder suits. As is represented in this case, this belief is short sighted. There are no exemptions in the federal or state securities law for real estate trusts.

Tag(s): Management Liability;

PEP Talk: Visual Artists Rights Act: Own the Work, Not the Copyright

It still comes as a surprise to many that under the US Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (VARA), and some state laws, artists retain certain rights to their works of art—the physical objects themselves—even if the artist no longer owns the art. To help avoid problems with new works of art commissioned for your entity, we encourage you to download this month’s newsletter for more information.

Tag(s): PEP Talk;

School Talk: Visual Artists Rights Act - Own the Work, Not the Copyright

It still comes as a surprise to many that under the US Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (VARA), and some state laws, artists retain certain rights to their works of art—the physical objects themselves—even if the artist no longer owns the art. To help avoid problems with new works of art commissioned for your school, we encourage you to download this month’s newsletter for more information.

Tag(s): School Talk; Public Sector;