Expert Analysis

Highlights From The 2024 ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting

U.S. merger enforcement and cartels figured heavily in this year's American Bar Association spring antitrust meeti... (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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Judge Mulls Axing Biomedical Cos.' $25M Punitive Damages

Not enough evidence supports Skye Orthobiologics' $25.5 million punitive damages award against an ex-employee found to have breached his fiduciary duties by leveraging Skye's proprietary information, a Califor... (more story)

Life Sciences Biz NanoString Gets OK For $393M Ch. 11 Sale

Insolvent biotech company NanoString can be sold to scientific instrument maker Bruker Corp., a Delaware bankruptcy judge ruled Friday, after the buyer clinched the winning bid during a 14-hour Chapter 11 auction.

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)

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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)

AI Health Data Co. Faces Investor Suit Over Accounting Issues

Atlanta-based health data platform company Sharecare and two of its executives face accusations that they failed to disclose certain accounting issues to investors, leading to stock price declines when the iss... (more story)

Northshore Health Worker Drops Genetic Info Privacy Claims

A patient sitter for Northwestern HealthSystem has voluntarily dropped her proposed class suit claiming she and other workers were unlawfully required to give up information about their medical histories durin... (more story)

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)

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Allergan To Face Kickback Claim In Suit Over Child Botox Use

A Texas federal judge has axed allegations that pharmaceutical company Allergan Inc. defrauded the U.S. government when it promoted the unapproved use of Botox to treat migraines in children but will allow cla... (more story)

Up Next At High Court: Abortions & Presidential Immunity

The U.S. Supreme Court will return Monday for the term's final week of oral arguments, during which it will consider several high-stakes disputes, including whether a federal healthcare law can preempt state a... (more story)

'Anti-Vax Momma' Admits To Selling Fake Immunization Creds

A woman who went by the Instagram handle @AntiVaxMomma pled guilty on Friday to selling fake U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccination cards and falsely registering buyers in New York state's... (more story)

Feds Want Prison For Ga. Chiropractor In NBA Health Fraud

Federal prosecutors have asked a New York federal judge to impose a 10- to 16-month prison sentence for a chiropractor who admitted to conspiring with former Celtics forward Glen "Big Baby" Davis to commit hea... (more story)

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)