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Potential imminent cyber threat to hospitals and healthcare providers

Thursday, October 29, 2020

As you may already be aware, today, the FBI and DHS-CISA plan to issue a warning about an imminent threat to hospitals and healthcare providers. They have credible information to suggest there will be a widespread Ryuk ransomware attack this weekend, and the FBI, DHS and the NSA's Cybersecurity Threat Operations Center are currently investigating the threat. Based on recent news and court filings, we know that the Trickbot malware infrastructure was recently targeted for disruption by Microsoft and the US Cyber Command.

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New Retirement Plan Limitations Announced by the IRS for 2021

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The IRS announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for the 2021

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Ohio DAS Updates and Sets New Rules for the EDGE, MBE, and WBE Programs

Monday, October 26, 2020

The Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS) has adopted updated rules for the State’s Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Encouraging Diversity, Growth, and Equity (EDGE) programs, and established rules for the new Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) program.  

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The Growing Social Movement Supporting Benefit Corporations and Certified B Corps is Here to Stay

Monday, October 26, 2020

Common good and safety of the community are accelerating more discussion in business circles in Ohio and throughout the nation as part of the current benefit corporation movement

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Pollock Honored by OSBF as 2020 recipient of The Ramey Award for Distinguished Community Service

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

McDonald Hopkins is proud to congratulate McDonald Hopkins Senior Of Cousnel R. Jeffrey Pollock on being named the 2020 recipient of The Ramey Award for Distinguished Community Service by the Ohio State Bar Foundation.

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FDA discontinues Emergency Use Authorization reviews for laboratory developed tests

Monday, October 19, 2020

Timothy Stenzel announced that the FDA would not be issuing any further SARS-CoV-2 Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) for laboratory developed tests (LDTs).

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Marc Carmel quoted in Law360 article, 'Burford's NYSE Launch Presages Securitized Case Financing'

Monday, October 19, 2020

McDonald Hopkins Litigation Finance Co-Chair Marc Carmel was quoted in Law360's Oct. 16 article entitled "Burford's NYSE Launch Presages 'Securitized' Case Financing."

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'5 Questions With' Katie Gallagher, mayor of the City of Brooklyn

Monday, October 19, 2020

A monthly segment from the McDonald Hopkins Public Law Group that asks local, regional and statewide leaders to pass along their wisdom on items of current and lasting interest. This second installment asks Katie Gallagher, mayor of the City of Brooklyn, to give insight to readers on the challenges and opportunities local leaders face in 2020.

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CMS is issuing enrollment revocations with 10-year enrollment bars under 2019 Final Rule

Friday, October 16, 2020

Although there was a slowdown during COVID of all types of CMS audits and revocations, we have recently seen a dramatic uptick in provider revocations and these include the maximum 10 year reenrollment bar.

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Top five reasons for a trust

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

For some, leaving everything by will may be exactly what is needed. For others, there are very important reasons to have a trust. 

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Business borrowers beware: Potential civil and criminal exposure for PPP loans

Monday, October 5, 2020

The Justice Department has criminally charged 57 people throughout the United States with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) fraud. There are key actions companies should be taking to avoid potential liability. 

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Bankruptcy and the Construction Industry

Thursday, October 1, 2020

On this episode of MH Business Exchange, MH attorneys Owen Quinn and Marc Carmel join host Mike Witzke discuss how bankruptcies effect two specific situations in construction industry: What happens when the general contractor files for bankruptcy and what happens when the project owner files for bankruptcy?

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Jason Klein elected to membership of McDonald Hopkins LLC

Thursday, October 1, 2020

McDonald Hopkins LLC announced on Thursday the election of Jason M. Klein to the firm’s leadership.

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4 Key Employee Compensation Issues for Business

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

On this episode of the McDonald Hopkins Business Exchange, Ben Panter, chair of the firm's Executive Compensation and Governance Practice Group, joins host Mike Witzke to discuss key employee compensation issues.

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Cyber Master Class presented by MCPc and McDonald Hopkins

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The Cyber Master Class is a 5-part webinar series examining the cybersecurity landscape and the anatomy of a data breach.

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House of Representatives passes bipartisan bill to fund government until early December

Monday, September 28, 2020

Despite tense negotiations between Democrats and Republicans, the House of Representatives passed the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act on Tuesday, September 22, to keep the government funded until December 11. The bipartisan bill attempts to push several highly debated issues until after the November election and avoid a government shutdown in the wake of a global pandemic.

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Michelle Kantor recognized among 2020 Notable Women in Law

Friday, September 25, 2020

McDonald Hopkins member Michelle Kantor has been recognized among 2020's Notable Women in Law by Crain's Chicago Business.

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Florida court reaffirms economic loss rules applicability to construction projects

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Third District Court of Appeal recently issued an opinion reaffirming the economic loss rule’s applicability to construction projects in Florida. This decision is in line with decades of economic loss rule precedent and will benefit contractors who are faced with tort-based claims.

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Illinois appellate court holds that Workers' Compensation Act does not preempt claims for statutory damages under Biometric Information Privacy Act

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

On Sept. 18, 2020, the Illinois First District Appellate Court issued an important decision on an issue of first impression in Illinois appellate courts, holding that the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act does not preempt claims for statutory damages under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Unless it is overturned or withdrawn, the First District’s decision appears to eliminate a potential defense to BIPA claims.

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Nine McDonald Hopkins attorneys recognized as Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Seven attorneys at McDonald Hopkins have been recognized on the Michigan Super Lawyers list as being among the top attorneys in Michigan for 2020. Another two McDonald Hopkins attorneys were recognized on the list of Michigan Rising Stars. 

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