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Fox Rothschild Obtains Complete Dismissal Of Federal Trade Secret Theft Case

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Alain Leibman: On Friday, December 5th, the Department of Justice finally surrendered in a multi-defendant trade secret case being prosecuted in the Southern District of Indiana on behalf of complainant Eli Lilly and Company. (United States v. Cao and Li, Case No. 1:13-cr-150-WTL).  Following 14 months of hard litigation — including a successful three-month fight… Continue Reading

New Turn in the Parade of PHI Breaches: Office of Civil Rights Exacts Heavy Payments From Cignet Health and Massachusetts General Hospital

Posted in Health care fraud

Last week for the first time, the Office for Civil Rights of HHS reported exacting heavy financial obligations from (i) Cignet Health on February 22, 2011, with a $4.3 million civil monetary penalty assessment for violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, and (ii) Massachusetts General Hospital on February 24, 2011, for a settlement that includes a payment to the U.S. government of $1,000,000 for potential violations of HIPAA.

The Parade of PHI Security Breaches – Providers and Insurers Beware of Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Other Attorneys General

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The requirements under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), as amended by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (“HITECH” and collectively with HIPAA, “HIPAA/HITECH”) statutes and regulations for public disclosure of security breaches of Protected Health Information (“PHI”) have continuously been bringing to light… Continue Reading