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Posts from November 2015.

In the new Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD attorney Carmin D. Grandinetti discussed the CMS Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program. Read his advice below and don’t miss our monthly Legal Forum Column in Louisville Business First.

What do I need to know about the proposed CMS Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program?

In July, the ...

In July of this year, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) proposed a new model to support better and more efficient care for beneficiaries undergoing the most common inpatient surgeries for Medicare beneficiaries: hip and knee replacements. On Nov. 16, 2015, CMS issued the final rule, which is codified at 42 CFR Part 510.

The Iran nuclear deal – officially referred to as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) – hit the world like a lightning rod. Many doubted the P5+1 negotiating countries could reach an agreement with Iran, and many others remain skeptical that all sides will see it to fruition. Still others object to transacting with Iran at all. Be that as it may, and notwithstanding the myriad obstacles that remain, the possible end to years of United States’ and other countries’ economic sanctions against Iran should cause businesses to consider what that world will look like for them. This blog post discusses the time frame in which sanctions could be lifted, the ramifications of disputes over implementing the deal, and what effect sanctions relief might have on U.S. and global trade.

"We’ve got an older poor performer? We can just include him in a RIF… right?"

Managers and human resources personnel sometimes hear this question when a poorly performing employee is in a protected group but the poor performance is not well-documented. The temptation to include a poorly performing protected status employee in a reduction in force (RIF) as a means of avoiding or ...

Directly addressing the issue for the first time, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has joined the Third Circuit to hold that the federal Clean Air Act does not preempt causes of action based on the common law of the state where a facility operates.



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