Expert Analysis

Inside The PTAB's Seagen Cancer Drug Patent Decision

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board's recent finding that Seagen's claims for antibody-drug conjugate technology wer... (more story)

Oregon Law Would Compromise Management Service Orgs

If passed, a proposed Oregon law would materially limit physician corporate practice of medicine structures, causi... (more story)

Lessons From Rare Post-Verdict Healthcare Fraud Acquittal

A Maryland federal court recently overturned a jury verdict that found a doctor guilty of healthcare fraud related... (more story)

Deals & Corporate Governance More

Health REIT Hid Halted $375M Equity Stake Deal, Suit Says

A Medical Properties Trust Inc. shareholder accused the hospital-focused real estate investment trust in Maryland federal court of hiding the California government's halting of a $375 million equity stake tran... (more story)

Walgreens Investors Near Deal In Suit Over Opioid Epidemic

An Illinois federal judge agreed Friday to maintain a stay in a stockholder derivative suit accusing Walgreens and its leadership of failing to limit retail pharmacies from dispensing unreasonable amounts of o... (more story)

Eye Care Tech Co. Gets Go-Ahead For April Sale In Ch. 11

A Texas bankruptcy judge said Friday she will approve sale procedures that will put a troubled optometry software maker on the block in April, after the debtor said it will give creditors a few more days to re... (more story)

North Carolina Hospitals Can't Exit Monopoly Claims

Two healthcare companies cannot escape a consolidated antitrust suit claiming that a North Carolina hospital system drove up the price of health insurance for public employees, as a federal judge has found tha... (more story)

Locke Lord Settles Failed Health Plan Malpractice Suit

Locke Lord LLP has reached a settlement to resolve a health plan fiduciary's malpractice suit alleging the firm provided bad legal advice that doomed the plan, permanently ending an Illinois federal suit first filed in 2018.

Actelion Cites FDA Safety Rules Against Tracleer Antitrust Suit

Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. said federal rules controlling distribution of potentially dangerous drugs spare it from antitrust litigation over its hypertension drug Tracleer, arguingĀ it was required to deny ... (more story)

Digital Health & Technology More

Seattle Hospital Gets Facebook Browser Tracking Suit Tossed

A Washington state judge sided with Seattle Children's Hospital on Friday, throwing out a proposed class action accusing the healthcare provider of privacy law violations and agreeing the group of parents hadn... (more story)

Fla. Doctor Says T-Mobile Let Hacker Steal Her SIM Card

A Tampa, Florida, doctor has sued T-Mobile for allegedly failing to stop a "SIM swap" hacker from transferring her personal phone account and then doing little to address the identity theft that followed, whic... (more story)

HHS' Civil Rights Office Reaches 2nd-Ever Ransomware Deal

The Department of Health and Human Services has reached a deal with a Maryland-based behavioral health practice over a ransomware attack that affected the protected health information of nearly 15,000 individuals.

Mich. Judge OKs $52M Deal For Mayo Foundation Subscribers

A Michigan federal judge on Wednesday gave the initial approval to a $52 million deal for subscribers to the Mayo Foundation's health magazine who allege the publisher shared their private information without consent.

Del. Suit Accuses Healthcare Data Co. Exec Of Insider Trading

A stockholder launched a derivative lawsuit late Wednesday in Delaware's Court of Chancery, alleging the founder of a behavioral healthcare data firm traded company shares using insider information and that ne... (more story)

3rd Circ. Kicks Data Privacy Suit Against Penn To State Court

A proposed class action alleging that the University of Pennsylvania violated the state's privacy law must head back to state court, the Third Circuit ruled Wednesday, rejecting arguments that the university h... (more story)

Policy & Compliance More

State Farm Alleges Health Co. Violated Deal To Drop 366 Suits

Two State Farm units are accusing an automobile accident-focused healthcare centerĀ of wrongly pursuing 366 lawsuits against the insurer despite a settlement agreement State Farm said requires the facility to drop those suits.

Idaho Blasts 'Abortion Mandate' In High Court State Ban Fight

The Idaho attorney general has accused the federal government of transforming an emergency medical care law into an "abortion mandate" in a U.S. Supreme Court case pitting the state's criminal ban against the ... (more story)

8th Circ. Says Nursing Home Fraudster Owes Supplier $7.6M

A nursing home company whose owner pleaded guilty in January to employment tax fraud in a New Jersey federal case must shoulder a $5 million judgment plus interest and fees for bills it failed to pay a medical... (more story)

J&J Unit Assails Knee Replacement IP Verdict At Fed. Circ.

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Synthes wants the Federal Circuit to undo a $20 million jury verdict against it for infringing an orthopedic surgeon's knee replacement patent.

VA Nixes Trans Vets' Request For Gender-Affirming Surgery

The Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday that it had formally rejected an 8-year-old petition for rulemaking by the Transgender American Veterans Association that sought to add gender-affirming surgery... (more story)

Christian Clinic Says Trans Surgery Suit Bolsters Mich. Fears

A Michigan clinic fighting to show it can challenge a state civil rights law it claims would force it to care for transgender patients told the Sixth Circuit that a suit targeting a Colorado children's hospita... (more story)