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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Doc Gets 3 Mos. For Alexion Trades Despite 'Meaningful Job'

A doctor was sentenced to three months in prison Wednesday for insider trading on an Alexion Pharmaceuticals acquisition, with a Manhattan federal judge saying the defendant's treatment of critically ill, unde... (more story)

Teva, Bristol-Myers Cite Bystolic Against Cancer Drug Case

Celgene and parent Bristol-Myers Squibb pointed a New Jersey federal judge to the dismissal, recently upheld by the Second Circuit, of an antitrust suit over delayed generic competition to AbbVie's hypertensio... (more story)

Covington Reps As Biogen Makes $1.8B Bet On HI-Bio

Biogen Inc. said Wednesday it has agreed to purchase Human Immunology Biosciences, or HI-Bio, a San Francisco-based biotechnology company working on targeted therapies for severe autoimmune diseases, in a deal... (more story)

2nd Circ. Partially Backs Win For Nurses' Union Pension Plan

In a 90-page opinion, the Second Circuit on Tuesday mostly upheld a Manhattan federal judge's decision affirming an arbiter's award favoring a nurses' pension plan, agreeing that White Oak Global Advisors LLC ... (more story)

Sens. Challenge Pharma Lobbyist Over Patent Abuse

U.S. senators from both sides of the aisle took turns at a Tuesday hearing questioning the pharmaceutical industry's top lobbyist over whether patent abuse plays a role in maintaining the high price of prescription drugs.

Wyden Expands Pharma Tax Investigation With Pfizer Inquiry

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden asked Pfizer to provide details on its tax practices to explain how the drug company has consistently paid tax rates that are significantly lower than the corporate ... (more story)

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Stryker Agrees To Settle Calif. Misclassification Suit

Medical device company Stryker told a California federal court Wednesday it has agreed to settle a proposed class action accusing it of misclassifying workers as overtime-exempt and failing to pay them overtim... (more story)

Lead Blood Test Maker To Plead Guilty, Pay $42M Over Defects

Medical device maker Magellan Diagnostics has agreed to pay at least $42 million and plead guilty to hiding a defect in its blood testing devices for lead that caused inaccurately low results for tens of thous... (more story)

Strategic Hiring Was The New Normal For BigLaw In 2023

The 400 largest law firms by headcount in the U.S. grew more slowly in 2023 than in the previous two years, while Kirkland & Ellis LLP surpassed the 3,000-attorney threshold, according to the latest Law360 ranking.

The Law360 400: Tracking The Largest US Law Firms

The legal market expanded more tentatively in 2023 than in previous years amid a slowdown in demand for legal services, especially in transactions, an area that has been sluggish but is expected to quicken in the near future.

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)

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Wash. Health System Wants $230M Worker Class Win Axed

A Washington hospital system is seeking to derail a nearly $230 million judgement in favor of workers in a class wage case, contending the plaintiffs' key expert who testified at a state court trial recommende... (more story)

NC Panel Revives Retention Claim In Faulty Back Surgery Suit

A North Carolina appeals court has revived a family's negligent retention claim against a clinic over a doctor who was ousted from the profession for unnecessary and faulty surgeries, finding the claim does no... (more story)

Anti-Abortion Activist Gets Two Years For DC Clinic Blockade

An anti-abortion activist convicted of invading and blockading a Washington, D.C., reproductive health clinic was sentenced to two years of incarceration Wednesday, becoming the ninth defendant to get prison t... (more story)

FTC Noncompete Ban Raises Stakes For Nonprofit Hospitals

The Federal Trade Commission seems eager to apply its employee noncompete ban to healthcare, with a key target in mind: nonprofit healthcare providers that, in the agency's view, act more like for-profit businesses.

Judge Shopping Row, Henrietta Lacks And SC Abortion Clock

BigLaw lawyers get deeper into sanction spat, a case over profits from harvested cancer cells, and a Texas Supreme Court decision in a Fen-Phen malpractice suit. Law360 Healthcare Authority looks at those and ... (more story)

DC Circ. Says Drugmakers Can Limit Pharmacy Discounts

The D.C. Circuit held Tuesday that a federal drug discount program does not bar manufacturers from restricting deliveries of discounted drugs to contract pharmacies, rejecting the U.S. Department of Health and... (more story)