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Forfeitures for Ordinance Violations - When Are They Excessive?

Posted on June 2, 2017, Authored by Robert J. Reinertson
Robert J. Reinertson
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

An age-old problem faced by municipal officials is what to do about residents and landowners who fail to take care of their properties and allow junk, debris, and other unsightly items to accumulate.  This often leads to citizen complaints and even healt…

Joint Employer Status Rebuffed?

Posted on June 14, 2017, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Recent action by the Trump Administration has raised a new question regarding joint employer status and whether particular employees hired (individually or through a company) to provide work for another company should be considered an employee of the hir…

Free Parking, Yes, But No Stark Law Claim

Posted on June 21, 2017, Authored by Robert J. Reinertson
Robert J. Reinertson
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Health Care

A federal court recently dealt a victory to a health care provider over whistleblower allegations that free parking and valet service at a medical office building violated the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute.  In Bingham v. BayCare Health Syst…

Medicaid Fraud Control Units Report Focus on Personal Care Services

Posted on June 27, 2017, Authored by John H. Fisher, II
John H. Fisher, II
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Health Care

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released a report summarizing activities of State Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs or Units) for fiscal year 2016.  The OIG is the designated Federal agency for ov…

Antitrust Challenge to Narrow Network Products – 7th Circuit Rules in Favor of Exclusive Agreement

Posted on June 28, 2017, Authored by John H. Fisher, II
John H. Fisher, II
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Health Care

The health care market has recently seen a resurgence in narrow network products.  To a significant degree, the resurgence of these products has been driven by the need for managed care plans looking for new avenues to help reduce the cost of care.  Trad…

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules on Appleton School District Open Meetings Law

Posted on June 29, 2017, Authored by Robert J. Reinertson
Robert J. Reinertson
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

In a unanimous and much-anticipated decision released today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that a committee of school personnel formed to review materials for a high school course under a procedure set forth in school board rules is a “governmental b…