Expert Analysis

Highlights From The 2024 ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting

U.S. merger enforcement and cartels figured heavily in last week's American Bar Association annual spring antitrus... (more story)

First 10b5-1 Insider Trading Case Raises Compliance Issues

The ongoing case against former Ontrak CEO Terren Peizer is the U.S. Department of Justice's first insider trading... (more story)

Policy Misrepresentations Carry Insurance Rescission Risks

The Second Circuit's recent decision in Medical Mutual v. Gnik, finding that material misrepresentation in a clini... (more story)

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EU Antitrust Chief Says Merger Tool Not A 'Power Grab'

The European Commission's top competition enforcer said Thursday the agency has taken a measured approach to using its newly asserted power to review mergers that fall short of local thresholds, as the Europea... (more story)

Doximity Faces Investor Suit Over Slashed Revenue Hopes

Medical professional networking service Doximity Inc., likened to "LinkedIn for doctors," and two of its executives are facing a proposed class action alleging it hurt investors by concealing slowing sales.

Investor Says Healthcare REIT Ties Undercut Lease Terms

An activist investor on Thursday urged shareholders to vote against two of National Health Investors Inc.'s incumbent board members at an annual meeting in May, alleging that conflicts of interest between dire... (more story)

23andMe Taps Dechert To Review CEO Buyout Proposal

A special committee of genetic testing company 23andMe has engaged Dechert LLP as its legal adviser and Wells Fargo as its financial adviser as it looks to review an anticipated buyout offer from its co-founde... (more story)

Biotech Co. NanoString Lands $393M Bid At Ch. 11 Auction

Scientific instrument maker Bruker Corp. is set to acquire insolvent biotechnology company NanoString for roughly $393 million in cash that would be used to repay creditors under the debtor's recently proposed... (more story)

Walgreens Investors' $36M Deal In Opioid Suit Gets First OK

An Illinois federal judge on Wednesday granted his initial approval of a $36 million settlement to end a stockholder's derivative suit accusing Walgreens and its leadership of failing to limit retail pharmacie... (more story)

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Patient Data Breach Suit Should Be Tossed, Colo. Judge Says

A judge has recommended that CommonSpirit Health be allowed to escape a proposed class action in Colorado federal court accusing it of failing to secure healthcare data leading to a breach affecting more than ... (more story)

Healthcare Industry Sees Spate Of New Data Sharing Suits

A $7 million-plus settlement between a federal regulator and a mental healthcare provider accused of improperly sharing patient data highlights the ubiquitous ties between health systems and tech giants like F... (more story)

Zoll Says 'Cookie-Cutter' Hack Claims Don't Show Harm

Zoll Medical Corp. is asking a Boston federal judge to toss a proposed class action brought by medical device customers whose personal information was released during a ransomware attack last year and an earli... (more story)

FTC Curtails Treatment Provider's Sharing Of Health Data

The Federal Trade Commission took its latest step Thursday to crack down on the mishandling of sensitive health information, announcing a settlement that requires a New York-based alcohol addiction treatment s... (more story)

Ernest Health Hit With Suit After Cybercriminal Data Breach

A group of former Ernest Health Inc. patients has hit the Texas-based hospital system with a proposed class action after a notorious group of cybercriminals breached the company's systems, saying that the comp... (more story)

Pharmacy Gets Eli Lilly's Mounjaro Suit Tossed

A Florida federal judge has thrown out Eli Lilly & Co.'s suit accusing an online pharmacy of wrongly selling a compounded version of its drug Mounjaro, saying Eli Lilly was "using state law to enforce the term... (more story)

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Jury Awards $98M To Wash. Healthcare Workers In Wage Suit

A Seattle jury said Thursday a Washington-based healthcare system should pay thousands of its employees almost $100 million for its illegal timeclock rounding and meal break practices, an award that's expected... (more story)

Clinic Head Gets 9 Years For Medicare Kickback, Tax Scheme

A health clinic manager was sentenced to nine years in prison and ordered to pay $40 million in restitution to the government for participating in a multimillion-dollar healthcare kickback scheme that involved... (more story)

Endo Pleads Guilty To Marketing Opioids As 'Crush Proof'

Endo Health Solutions Inc. pled guilty Thursday in Michigan federal court to putting out a drug it falsely advertised as being "crush proof" and "abuse deterrent," part of its larger agreement with the governm... (more story)

Would-Be Whistleblowers Drop ER Service Overbilling Claims

A North Carolina federal judge has granted two whistleblowers' request to drop their suit accusing a pair of healthcare companies and their affiliates of overcharging both state and federal Medicare and Medica... (more story)

FDA Head Gets GOP Rep.'s Rebuke Over Pot Rescheduling

The Republican chair of a U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations subcommittee on Thursday chided the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the agency's recommendation last year to loo... (more story)

Lab Whistleblower Drops COVID Test Suit After Feds Pass

An ex-lab director has dropped his False Claims Act lawsuit alleging he was ousted from a diagnostic testing firm for raising concerns about regulatory violations and improper billing of federal health care pr... (more story)