Expert Analysis

5 Steps To Navigating State Laws On Healthcare Transactions

As more states pass legislation requiring healthcare-transaction notice, private equity investors and other deal p... (more story)

Orange Book Warnings Highlight FTC's Drug Price Focus

In light of heightened regulatory scrutiny surrounding drug pricing and the Federal Trade Commission's activity in... (more story)

Takeaways From A Potential Telehealth Flexibility Extension

The U.S. House of Representatives' proposal to extend certain telehealth flexibilities signals a robust commitment... (more story)

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Novant Drops NC Merger After 4th Circ. Pauses Deal

Novant Health has abandoned its plans to purchase two North Carolina hospitals for $320 million after a split Fourth Circuit panel on Tuesday granted the Federal Trade Commission's bid for an emergency injunct... (more story)

Biotherapeutics Co. Hires Seasoned Atty As General Counsel

Boston-based biotherapeutics company Seaport Therapeutics announced Tuesday that a life sciences and corporate attorney with more than two decades of experience in-house and in private practice was named its n... (more story)

Latham Leads Boston Scientific On $1.16B Silk Road Deal

Latham & Watkins-advised Boston Scientific Corp. said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire medical device maker Silk Road Medical Inc., represented by Wilson Sonsini, at an enterprise value of approximately $1.16 billion.

Biotech Clinches Latest Funding Round With $55M In Tow

Biotechnology company Enveda Biosciences on Friday announced that it has closed its most-recent financing round after raising $55 million from investors, bringing the Boulder, Colorado-based company's total ca... (more story)

NC AG Wants Counterclaims Canned In Hospital Contract Suit

North Carolina's attorney general has sought to dodge counterclaims in a suit accusing a for-profit health network of reneging on promises it made when it bought an Asheville hospital, saying he should be immu... (more story)

Pa. Nursing Home Creditors OK With $43.7M DIP Loan

Creditors of a Pittsburgh-area nursing home network indicated Thursday they were open to $43.7 million in debtor-in-possession financing as the group prepares to potentially sell off a portion of its footprint... (more story)

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COVID Test Maker Can't Shake All Of $30M Faulty Kit Suit

A New Jersey federal judge won't let California-based laboratory equipment maker Atila Biosystems Inc. out of a suit alleging it sold faulty COVID-19 testing kits, saying Fusion Diagnostic Laboratories LLC has... (more story)

Gene Therapy Co. Taps Experienced Bioscience Legal Chief

Kriya Therapeutics Inc., which develops gene therapies to address common diseases, said Tuesday it has chosen a veteran bioscience general counsel to be its chief legal officer.

Calif. Becomes Last State To Ink Deal Over Blackbaud Breach

Blackbaud Inc. has agreed to pay $6.75 million to resolve data security claims brought by California's attorney general, who was the only one to sit out a nearly $50 million settlement that the software provid... (more story)

Ex-Stimwave CEO Gets 6 Years For Dummy Implant Scheme

The founder and former CEO of Stimwave Technologies was sentenced to six years in prison Monday after tearfully proclaiming her innocence to healthcare fraud charges, with a Manhattan federal judge saying it's... (more story)

IP Forecast: Cooley Atty Faces DQ Bid Over Past Patent Work

A prominent Cooley LLP lawyer will face questions next week in a Philadelphia courtroom over her work a decade ago at her former firm defending a cloud software startup that is now suing a Cooley client. Here'... (more story)

Unpacking NY's Revised Hospital Cybersecurity Rule Proposal

The New York State Department of Health's recently revised hospital cybersecurity rule proposal highlights increased expectations and scrutiny around cybersecurity in the healthcare sector, while adapting to b... (more story)

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Ex-Pharmacist Faces Rare Murder Trial In Meningitis Outbreak

Twelve years after a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis, an unusual legal question is set to be decided this fall: Was it murder?

Restitution Plan For Lead-Test Defects Leaves Judge Uneasy

A Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday questioned the legality of a plan to have a claims administrator, rather than the court, oversee victim compensation in a criminal case alleging Magellan Diagnostics hi... (more story)

'Historic' Medicaid Disenrollment Sparks Suits Over Notice

With millions of Americans losing healthcare coverage upon the expiration of COVID-era protections, two states are facing new legal challenges targeting allegedly flawed state notices.

A Plaintiffs-Side Approach To Cochlear Implant Cases

As the number of cochlear implants in the U.S. continues to grow, some will inevitably fail — especially considering that many recalled implants remain in use — plaintiffs attorneys should proactively prepare ... (more story)

Teva, DOJ Signal Key Kickback Case May Fizzle At 1st Circ.

A U.S. Department of Justice kickback case against Teva Pharmaceuticals — closely watched by False Claims Act lawyers because of its multibillion-dollar stakes and its link to a major circuit split — is poised... (more story)

Teamsters Plan Says Health Network Has Monopoly In Conn.

A Teamsters healthcare benefits plan and a Connecticut public transit provider have sued the healthcare network Hartford Healthcare Corp., accusing it of having a monopoly over healthcare in a half-dozen regions of the state.