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Posts from August 2009.

On August 24, 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published interim final regulations regarding the notice of breach requirements introduced by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.  Specifically, the regulations require covered entities to notify an individual and, in some cases, HHS and the media when there has been a ...

Posted in Litigation

On Monday, the Indiana Supreme Court resolved a conflict among Indiana Court of Appeals decisions, and held that a defendant who pleads guilty to an offense may not appeal the denial of a motion to suppress or other pre-trial motion on direct appeal.

In Alvey v. State, the defendant’s plea agreement called for a guilty plea to dealing in methamphetamine and carrying a handgun.  Alvey ...

Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC’s Privacy Team is a multidisciplinary group formed to assist clients in understanding and complying with the increasing number of privacy and security laws and regulations being passed by state and federal government. Members from Greenebaum’s Privacy Team bring knowledge from a broad range of practice areas including health care ...

Posted in Litigation

In State v. Hernandez, the Indiana Supreme Court considered whether a man serving two life sentences for crimes committed in 1975 was eligible for parole.  The Court concluded he was not.

In 1975, Hernandez and others robbed a married couple and the married couple was killed in the process.  A jury found Hernandez guilty of two counts of “murder in the perpetration of a robbery” and ...

Federal law allows employees signing releases of age discrimination claims to revoke their release within seven days of signing.  Because a release agreement did not limit the revocation right only to age claims (the former employee did not even assert any), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently permitted an employee to revoke her agreement to settle and release all of ...

Following the tumultuous tax issues that dominated 2007 into 2008—changes that could have altered the captive industry—this year by comparison has been relatively tame.

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