Expert Analysis

Considering CGL Defense For Social Media Addiction Claims

A recent lawsuit filed in California state court against Meta seeks damages from technology companies for the cost... (more story)

9th Circ. Ruling Puts Teeth Into Mental Health Parity Claims

In its recent finding that UnitedHealth applied an excessively strict review process for substance use disorder tr... (more story)

Breaking Down DOJ's Individual Self-Disclosure Pilot Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s recently announced pilot program aims to incentivize individuals to voluntarily s... (more story)

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Sheppard Mullin Healthcare Team Adds Crowell & Moring Atty

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP announced the fifth addition to its healthcare industry team this year on Wednesday, welcoming a former Crowell & Moring LLP partner with broad corporate transactional and... (more story)

Private Equity Lag Continues To Stunt M&A Growth

Large leveraged buyout activity remained muted in the first quarter as the refinancing of old private equity loans took precedence over new loans, contributing to a slower-than-anticipated rebound in overall m... (more story)

Failure Of Eli Lilly Insulin Deal Won't End Patients' Litigation

The collapse of a massive deal to settle claims Eli Lilly illegally inflated insulin prices may not alter the trajectory of the underlying litigation, as patients are already pressing ahead with a new version ... (more story)

GoodRx Hid Revenue Reliance On Kroger, Suit Claims

GoodRx Holdings Inc. has been hit with a proposed class action alleging it concealed from investors the indispensability of its relationship with Kroger, leading to share declines when GoodRx announced revenue... (more story)

Virtua Says Trinity Health Won't Pay $12M ER Fight Legal Bill

Virtua claimed Monday in New Jersey federal court that Trinity Health has backed out of an agreement to cover $12 million in counsel fees and costs incurred in a legal fight with a rival healthcare system over... (more story)

Healthcare Deals This Week: 23andMe, Incyte And More

From a billion-dollar collaboration to a potential go-private proposal, the past week has seen a spur of deal activity in the healthcare industry.

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Conn. Healthcare Co. Will Pay $1.5M To End Data Breach Suit

Merritt Healthcare Advisors has pledged a $1.525 million settlement fund for more than 88,000 people whose personal information was exposed in a data breach in 2022, with class counsel at Laukaitis Law LLC and... (more story)

Colo. Neural Privacy Law Has Attys Scratching Their Heads

Colorado's governor signed the nation's first law specifically protecting neural data last week, but privacy attorneys say key caveats in the legislation leave them unsure how far the measure really goes.

Ransomware Still On Rise Despite Better Defenses, Firm Says

Companies are becoming more adept at fending off and responding to a steady stream of ransomware attacks, but hackers' ability to continue to profit from these incidents and increased scrutiny by regulators an... (more story)

HHS Finalizes Rule Bolstering Abortion Privacy Protections

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday issued a finalized version of its new rule that aims to protect the privacy of abortion providers and patients by prohibiting the disclosure of inform... (more story)

Watchdog Nixes Unfair Treatment Claims In $310M VA IT Deal

The U.S. Government Accountability Office was unconvinced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affair graded an IT firm's bid for a $310.3 million deal more harshly than a competitor's, saying the rankings ref... (more story)

Edelson Pitches 'Better Way' To Pick Leads In Privacy Suits

Plaintiffs in proposed privacy class actions should be given more say in who's picked as class counsel, in order to crack down on the "anemic settlements" that have resulted from the ineffective "old way of li... (more story)

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Bill To Repeal 'Zombie' 1864 Abortion Ban Clears Ariz. House

Legislation that would repeal an 1864 law banning almost all abortions in Arizona narrowly cleared the state House on Wednesday after a handful of Republican lawmakers crossed party lines to help Democrats mus... (more story)

Justices Spar On Interplay Of EMTALA, Idaho Abortion Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court held a feisty debate Wednesday over whether an Idaho abortion ban is superseded by a federal law requiring doctors at Medicare-funded hospitals to give emergency care, including abortion... (more story)

Misplaced Fears Leave Pregnant Subjects Out Of Drug Trials

With federal drug regulators set to release new guidance meant to diversify clinical trial populations, new research largely undermines one key rationale for omitting pregnant and lactating people from drug an... (more story)

Retiring Health Exec Talks Past, Future Of Accountable Care

The National Association of Accountable Care Organizations will see Chief Executive Officer Clif Gaus retire this fall, bringing an end to his nearly 12-year tenure at the organization. The group, which Gaus h... (more story)

Doctor Renews $20M Claim His Hospital Made Up 25 Murders

An Ohio physician accused of 25 counts of murder and found guilty of none just renewed his $20 million malicious-prosecution suit against Trinity Health Corp., the parent company of his former employer, claimi... (more story)

Divisive Cost Cap Deadline Looms For Calif. Healthcare Cos.

California healthcare attorneys are preparing for the state's first cap on healthcare spending proposed by a new state office tasked with making care affordable. Industry leaders are sharply split on the viabi... (more story)