Recent Entries

  • California Medicare Appeal Applies Strict Standing Rules
    The Medicare Part B appeal process is lengthy and cumbersome, typically requiring full exhaustion of administrative remedies, including an administrative request for reconsideration, an ALJ hearing and Departmental Appeals Board review.  The process is especially frustrating when the appeal involves a challenge to a Local Coverage Determination (“LCD”), likely to have… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015By Philip H. Lebowitz
  • Subcontract Is Enforceable Even Though Too Low To Pay Prevailing Wage Rates
    A subcontractor agreed to perform site clearing work for $5,000, and only later learned it was a public project requiring payment of prevailing wages. Instead of paying workers $13 and $14 per hour, the sub would have to pay $36 and $43 for a chainsaw operator and bucket truck operator, respectively.… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Construction LawPublished on Friday, May 22nd, 2015By Stan Martin
  • Duane Morris Attorney Thomas Newman Authors “Satisfying a Self-Insured Retention or Deductible in a Third Party Claim”
    Duane Morris of counsel Thomas R. Newman authored an article that was recently published in the FDCC Quarterly. “Satisfying a Self-Insured Retention or Deductible in a Third Party Claim” explores the risks in protecting against third-party claims and that is not financially necessary for the commercial policyholder to purchase liability insurance.… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Insurance LawPublished on Friday, May 22nd, 2015By DuaneMorris3
  • Drones, Drones Everywhere …
    What are we going to do with all these drones? Indeed, drones are coming at us from all sorts of angles. As a consequence, law firms are even coming up with practice groups devoted to the legal issues presented by drones. Let’s explore just a few of the many issues… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015By Eric J. Sinrod
  • A Sobering Reflection on the Dangers of Unsafe Construction
    The San Jose Mercury News reports the manslaughter convictions of a construction company owner and project manager, who proceeded with unprotected excavation work in the face of a stop-work order from the local building inspector. According to the article, a construction worker was buried by “an unfortified 12-foot-tall dirt wall.”… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Construction LawPublished on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015By Stan Martin
  • Bankers, Lawyers, and the Conflict Between State and Federal Marijuana Laws
    An article in The Philadelphia Inquirer reported about the reluctance of major banks to participate in the marijuana industries in those states that have legalized marijuana for recreational and/or medicinal purposes because marijuana is still a Schedule 1 controlled substance under the federal Controlled Substance Act.   I have previously written… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015By Seth A. Goldberg
  • American Chemical Society Entrepreneurial Showcase 2015
    The American Chemical Society held its annual Entrepreneurial Showcase in San Diego at Jannsen Labs (J&J Research Labs) in April 2015. ACS holds the biannual event, showcasing entrants from across the U.S., at Boston, Washington D.C., or San Diego. The Showcase was a pitch event for emerging companies to present… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Life Sciences LawPublished on Monday, May 18th, 2015By Ryan Smith, Ph.D.
  • Duane Morris Partner Philip R. Matthews Elected a Fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel
    Duane Morris congratulates partner Philip R. Matthews on being elected a Fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC). Established in 2012, the ACCEC is composed of preeminent coverage and extracontractual counsel in the United States and Canada, representing the interests of both insurers and policyholders. As… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Insurance LawPublished on Thursday, May 14th, 2015By DuaneMorris3
  • Use Permits, Zoning, and Design Reviews…Oh My!
    When a new business is coming into Las Vegas, the first step should be to check the land use issues on a potential business site.  First, a business should always verify that the proposed location is zoned for the intended use.  Second, the business should confirm whether a use permit… ... read more
    Posted to Nevada Liquor, Casino and Entertainment LawPublished on Thursday, May 14th, 2015By Jennifer Roberts
  • PA Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Legislation Again
    At the end of last year, I wrote that 2015 might be the year that medical marijuana legislation is passed in Pennsylvania.  This was because in 2014 the PA Senate approved such legislation, and, although the legislation sat in the PA House through the end of the term, the election… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015By Seth A. Goldberg