Georgia Company Files Civil Lawsuit to Combat Cyber Criminals

Southwire Company, LLC, a Georgia-based wire and cable manufacturer, has filed suit in federal district court in Georgia alleging that an unnamed hacker accessed its data without authorization and encrypted its files such that it was unable for a time to access its...

EEOC Discrimination Lawsuit Settles for $20.5 Million

In January 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) settled a 2016 lawsuit against Jackson National Life Insurance Company, Jackson National Life Distributors, LLC, and Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York (collectively,...

New Hospital Price Transparency Rules Released

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its final rule requiring hospitals to publish prices for services beginning in 2021. Under the rule, hospitals must disclose prices in a machine-readable format and on a searchable platform. The...

Proposed AKS and Stark Rules

Earlier this month, both the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG), and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued proposed rules that contain major and significant changes to the Anti-Kickback statute (AKS), the...