Expert Analysis

How HHS Discrimination Rule Affects Gender-Affirming Care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' new final rule, which reinterprets the Affordable Care Act's ant... (more story)

FTC Noncompete Rule's Impact On Healthcare Nonprofits

Healthcare entities that are nonprofit or tax-exempt and thus outside of the pending Federal Trade Commission nonc... (more story)

Key Takeaways From FDA Final Rule On Lab-Developed Tests

Michele Buenafe and Dennis Gucciardo at Morgan Lewis discuss potential consequences of the U.S. Food and Drug Admi... (more story)

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Teladoc Faces Suit Over Mental Health Platform's Losses

Telemedicine giant Teladoc Health Inc. and two of its executives face a proposed investor class action alleging trading prices for Teladoc shares fell after the company disclosed that its flagship mental healt... (more story)

Healthcare Futures Co. Sues Breakaway Ex-Members In Del.

A company seeking to develop what it described as the first healthcare futures exchange has sued two former managers in Delaware's Court of Chancery for pilfering intellectual property and other resources and ... (more story)

Ga. Judge OKs $5M Atty Fees In $41M Acella Thyroid Deal

A Georgia federal judge has signed off on a nearly $41.5 million class action settlement with Acella Pharmaceuticals LLC over faulty thyroid medication, while awarding the class attorneys another $5 million in... (more story)

Shah Ends Novavax Proxy Fight Following Sanofi Deal

Hedge fund Shah Capital Management Inc. told fellow Novavax Inc. shareholders Monday that it is ending its fight to remove certain members of the biotech company's board, citing its favorable view of Novavax's... (more story)

Pfizer Unit Wins $107.5M Patent Verdict Against AstraZeneca

A Delaware federal jury on Friday said that AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP should pay $107.5 million in royalty damages for infringing a Pfizer-brand cancer treatment patent, although a final decision won't be... (more story)

Steward Health Ch. 11 Lifts Lid On PE In Healthcare

Steward Health's $9 billion Chapter 11 has come under scrutiny from state attorneys general seeking to uncover why a once-rapidly growing hospital network ended up buried in debt, with authorities taking the u... (more story)

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FCA Relators Seek Finders Fee For SpineFrontier Doc Deals

Three whistleblowers who tipped off the federal government to a medical device company's multimillion-dollar kickback scheme said Friday the Justice Department is refusing to pay them a cut of the $3 million i... (more story)

Ga. OB-GYN Office Says Data Breach Class Action Falls Flat

An Atlanta OB-GYN practice has urged a Georgia federal judge to dismiss a proposed class suit over a data breach that allegedly impacted the personal and protected health information of tens of thousands of pa... (more story)

Blackbaud Dodges Data Breach Victims' Class Cert. Bid

A South Carolina federal judge has refused to certify several proposed classes consisting of roughly 1.5 billion patients, donors and other individuals whose personal information was allegedly swept up in a 20... (more story)

UnitedHealth Concealed DOJ Merger Investigation, Suit Says

UnitedHealth Group has been hit with a proposed shareholder class action alleging that it failed to disclose that the U.S. Department of Justice had reopened an antitrust investigation into the health insuranc... (more story)

Examining Illinois Genetic Privacy Law Amid Deluge Of Claims

After a federal court certified an Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act class action in August, claims under the law have skyrocketed, so employers, insurers and others that collect health and genetic info... (more story)

Wash. Hospital Scores Exit In Facebook Privacy Suit, For Now

A Washington federal judge has tossed a proposed class action accusing a Seattle-area hospital of sharing patients' confidential health information by using Facebook browser tracking tools, ruling on Monday th... (more story)

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Paul Hastings' FDA Chair Departs For Arnold & Porter

The chair of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration practice at Paul Hastings LLP has left for Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP just a few months after joining Paul Hastings, the firm said Tuesday.

Texas Atty Chided For 'Crappy Strategy' Of Ducking Subpoena

A transplant surgeon at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center accused of tampering with patients' donor acceptance criteria failed to show up to a Houston court hearing — partly thanks to his attorney — in thr... (more story)

EEOC Says Red States Can't Block PWFA Rule On Abortion

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission urged an Arkansas federal judge to reject a bid by 17 Republican state attorneys general to block recently finalized regulations that guide the Pregnant Workers... (more story)

iRhythm Brass Face Suit Over FDA's Heart Monitor Inquiry

Several current and former directors and executives of medical technology company iRhythm are named in a shareholder derivative suit alleging they failed to disclose an inquiry by the Food and Drug Administrat... (more story)

Latham Hires 2 Skadden Healthcare Partners In DC

Latham & Watkins LLP has picked up two healthcare and life sciences partners from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP in Washington, D.C., the firm announced Monday.

Patients Urge 9th Circ. To Deny UBH Petition In Claim Fight

Patients alleging United Behavioral Health mismanaged their mental health and substance use disorder treatment claims urged the Ninth Circuit not to grant the insurance company's petition for appellate court i... (more story)