Victor Walton and Joseph Harper, attorneys in the Vorys Cincinnati office, authored a column for Law360 about theories that have been used for calculating damages in False Claims Act (FCA) fraudulent inducement cases.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has instituted a pilot program in which it will be pulling some post-registration Declarations of Use and requesting proof of use for additional items listed in the goods/services description, instead of only one in a class, as is the custom now.
Jackie Ford, a partner in the Vorys Columbus and Houston offices, authored an article for the National Association of Independent Schools Advocate. In the article, Ford discuss two electronic challenges commonly faced by independent schools: the use of electronic background checks for employees and the policing student misconduct online.
On Tuesday, July 10, 2012, the chairman of the Ohio Industrial Commission issued a notice of changes being implemented in the policy regarding hearing continuances and hearing procedures via the publication of a temporary IC Resolution, effective from July 11, 2012 through September 8, 2012.
On June 20, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a new final rule and amendments to current proxy disclosure rules regarding compensation committees. The new rule implements compensation committee listing requirements.
Jessica Knopp, an associate in the Vorys Akron office and a member of the litigation group, authored an article for the Akron Law Journal titled “The Unconstitutionality of Ohio’s House Bill 125: The Heartbeat Bill as Analyzed Under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.”
On June 11, 2012, Governor Kasich signed into law Am. Sub H.B. 487 (H.B. 487). That legislation includes changes to R.C. 5713.03, the section of the Revised Code that pertains to the valuation of real property in Ohio.
On June 15, 2012, the secretary of homeland security announced that effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children will be considered for relief from removal or from entering into removal proceedings.
The future of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be determined by the Supreme Court decision expected this month. In the meantime, the regulatory agencies have continued to develop guidance that will apply to employers' group health plans – assuming health care reform survives intact.
This Independence Day, businesses in Ohio will have one more tool to attempt to resolve claims brought under the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act (CSPA). Effective July 3, 2012, companies sued under Ohio's CSPA can follow a statutory process to attempt to settle a claim at the beginning of a case.
In recent examinations, the FDIC has identified issues arising from the existence of "optionality" provisions in participation agreements that provide the originating lender with the option of repurchasing the participated portion of the loan upon a borrower default.
Michael Bronson and Patrick Hagan, attorneys in the Vorys Cincinnati office, co-authored a column entitled “An Unconstitutional FCA Provision Lurking In PPACA?” The column was originally posted in the May 30, 2012 editions of Government Contracts Law360, Health Law360 and Public Policy Law360.
Rosemary Welsh, of counsel in the Vorys Cincinnati office, outlined the steps employers can take to reduce the longevity of workers’ compensation claims in the May/June 2012 edition of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce’s Ohio Matters magazine.