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Attorneys Ronald Metzler, Christopher Pahl, and Chad Levanetz Join Ruder Ware; Firm Opens Green Bay Office

Posted on May 2, 2018, Authored by ,

Attorneys Ronald Metzler, Christopher Pahl, and Chad Levanetz Join Ruder Ware; Firm Opens Green Bay Office Ruder Ware is pleased to announce the opening of its Green Bay office and that Attorneys Ronald Metzler, Christopher Pahl, and Chad Levanetz will…

Recent Fraud Settlements Illustrate Current Compliance Risk Areas

Posted on May 17, 2018, Authored by John H. Fisher, II
John H. Fisher, II
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Health Care

One of the reasons compliance officers and health care attorneys read fraud settlements is to identify issues the government is focused on.  The cases the government decides to pursue are very indicative of the areas of fraud enforcement they feel are im…

You’ve Been Sued . . . Now What??

A man walks into a farmer’s barn and hands him papers. The farmer discovers he has been served with a lawsuit. Reactions typically vary from panic to choosing to ignore what has been received. Both are poor choices. There are instead logical steps to …

"Ban the Box" Legislation Expands – What should Employers Do?

Posted on May 21, 2018, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

We have seen a recent expansion of “Ban the Box Legislation” which prevents employers from asking information about the arrest or conviction record of an applicant for a position.  Some legislation prevents employers from conducting criminal background c…

Treatment Center Pleads Guilty to Anti-kickback Statute Violations Involving Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Centers

Posted on May 24, 2018, Authored by John H. Fisher, II
John H. Fisher, II
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Health Care

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced the guilty plea of two individual alcohol and substance abuse treatment center owners for their participation in what the DOJ labeled a “multi-million dollar health care fraud and money laundering scheme…

IRS to Issue Regulations Addressing $10,000 Limit on State and Local Tax Deduction

Posted on May 24, 2018, Authored by Amy E. Ebeling
Amy E. Ebeling
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Tax Deductions

Yesterday, the IRS issued Notice 2018-54 and an accompanying news release stating that proposed regulations will be issued addressing the deductibility of state and local tax payments for federal income tax proposes. As many of you know, the Tax Cuts …

Complying with Michigan’s New Controlled Substance Laws – The Bona-Fide Prescriber-Patient Relationship Requirement

Posted on May 29, 2018, Authored by John H. Fisher, II
John H. Fisher, II
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Health Care

The state of Michigan has enacted a number of separate pieces of legislation to address the opioid epidemic.  Most of these laws are directed at controlling the prescribing relationship between a physician and a patient. Generally, Michigan requires a…

Second Tax Cut Bill in the Works

Posted on May 30, 2018, Authored by Amy E. Ebeling
Amy E. Ebeling
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Tax Deductions

White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short told reporters last week that the Trump Administration has been working with the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady and the Senate Finance Committee on a second tax cuts proposal tha…