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  • real challenges.

    PrimaCare Medical Centers chooses Polsinelli as health care deal and regulatory counsel in the sale of 11 urgent care centers located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

    real answers.

    Planned and executed transaction addressing complexity of structural and operational requirements of regulated health care services business while maximizing ROI.

    Employee Benefits Feature

    Update on Anthem Data Breach - Other BCBS Plans May have been Impacted

    As a follow-up to its announcement of a massive cyber breach, Anthem confirmed that individuals outside of Anthem's 14-state coverage area may also be impacted if they sought medical services through the affiliated Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans via the "BlueCard" network. The BlueCard network links thousands of participating healthcare providers with the independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield ("BCBS") plans across the country and in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Anthem has not identified, to date, any potential breach of protected health information or credit card data.  In the meantime, we continue to recommend that employers and other plan administrators undertake steps to ensure they have satisfied their fiduciary responsibilities in reviewing and evaluating the potential impact of the Anthem breach on their group health plans.

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  • real challenges.

    KeyBank, one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, seeks legal guidance to structure multi-faceted purchase of more than $100 billion in loan servicing rights

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    Polsinelli engages multi-disciplinary legal team to facilitate complex deal in highly abbreviated timeframe

    Commercial Litigation Feature

    The Beginning of the End for Class Action Litigation? Why Justice Scalia and the Current Supreme Court are Good for Business

    In American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, the Supreme Court confirmed what it had only hinted at two years earlier in AT&T Mobility, LLC v. Concepcion. In a holding authored by Justice Scalia, the Court made plain that because “arbitration is a matter of contract,” its terms must be “rigorously enforced by courts.” Therefore, arbitration agreements containing class action waivers are valid under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”). The Court’s expanded view of the FAA, joined with a clear disfavor of class actions means that businesses can now better manage their legal risk, and the high costs associated with it, through well-drafted arbitration agreements that prohibit any form of class action. 

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  • real challenges.

    Provide guidance to M&A service provider, St. Charles Capital, on its own transformative acquisition

    real answers.

    Successfully structure and execute acquisition by KPMG Corporate Finance

    Intellectual Property Feature

    USPTO Provides Example Patent Eligible Software Claims

    After the Alice decision last summer by the Supreme Court, a large number of business method and software patents have been invalidated or found unpatentable by federal courts and the Patent Office as being drawn to abstract ideas. Innovators and attorneys practicing in these areas have been left uncertain as to what constitutes an abstract idea versus what is patentable. To help clarify, on January 27, 2015, the Patent Office released abstract idea claim examples to accompany the 2014 Interim Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility released on December 16, 2014. The claim examples are related to computer-implemented business method and software patent claims, and include claims that would be patent eligible and claims that would be patent ineligible when analyzed under the 2014 Interim Eligibility Guidance.

    Additionally, on January 21, 2015, the USPTO held a public forum in Alexandria, VA to receive feedback from the public regarding the 2014 Interim Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility. Many practitioners provided accounts of their experiences regarding recent interactions with the USPTO related to subject matter eligibility rejections and recommendations for the future. 

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  • real challenges.

    Polsinelli client, Bloodbuy®, creates technology solution to address uneven geographic distribution of blood supply and seeks legal guidance to implement business model

    real answers.

    Polsinelli attorneys embrace the business context behind its client’s innovative solution and create contractual model to enable optimization in critical health care market

    Additional Litigation Features

    Podcast - Class Action Lawsuits: What To Do First When the Claim Arrives

    If you own a business, there is a strong likelihood you will one day get sued. If you run a large business, you could face a class action lawsuit from a large group of people who claim to all have a similar set of circumstances against your business. In fact, a study in 2013* found more than half of all large businesses will face a class action lawsuit claim.

    Polsinelli has been called upon by its clients to handle more than 200 class and mass action cases in federal and state courts across the nation. In most cases, the firm is able to achieve the client’s objectives through aggressively targeted discovery and motion practice that results in enforcing arbitration clauses, favorable class certification decisions,

    Joining us to talk about class action claims is Polsinelli trial attorney Mark Olthoff. Mark has extensive experience with class actions in defense of consumer oriented claims from California to New York.

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    *BTI Premium Practices Forecast 2014