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.
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In this issue, Yahoo pays $35m penalty; employees responsible for 53% of breach incidents; CA AG antitrust action; cyber derivative suits against directors; is compliance worth the money; income inequality; and various cyber updates for healthcare.
In this issue, False Claims Act review; EU GDPR and US entities; M&A reporting thresholds; the reporting of the ratio between CEO salaries and median employee salaries; and yet another large OCR fine for non-compliance with basic HIPAA requirements.
In this issue, the DOJ continues to pursue individuals under the False Claims Act; biometrics in privacy actions; hospital M&A continues unabated; how the EHR contributes to medical malpractice claims; and an update of ERISA liability and fiduciary liability insurance.
In this issue, it’s cyber almost all the way – new examples of security vulnerabilities in medical devices; social engineering losses continue to happen; the EU’s GDPR legislation will affect US entities; and a review of punitive damages laws around the country.
In this issue, regulatory developments in medical device cybersecurity; plaintiffs make progress with claims following data breaches; how the “failing firm” defense justifies mergers; the profile of thefts by employees; and skilled nursing’s increased ownership by and affiliation with hospitals and their investors.
In this issue, Target settles another action arising from its 2013 mega-breach; the Supreme Court saves billions for religiously-affiliated health systems; economic damage caps lifted; shielding expert reports from breach-related litigation; and EMTALA and telemedicine in the ED.
In this issue, SNIF staffing issues; nonprofit hospital finances; arbitration agreements in nursing homes; growing concern (and urgency) about medical device cybersecurity; and the OCR continues to set new records for its settlements.