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5/26/2016

CERCLA section 108(b), enacted in 1980, requires EPA to identify certain classes of facilities that must establish evidence of financial responsibility and directs EPA to promulgate financial assurance requirements for the identified classes. In July 2009, environmental groups sued EPA for failing to implement this provision of CERCLA.

5/26/2016

On May 18, 2016, HHS published its final rules implementing the anti-discrimination provisions of the Affordable Care Act § 1557. This is the first of several alerts discussing aspects of the new rule: this alert focuses on those provisions requiring language assistance for persons with limited English proficiency.

5/23/2016

The Supreme Court made clear today that the filing period for a constructive-discharge claim begins to run when the employee gives notice of his or her resignation. In a 7-to-1 decision, the Court favored the five-circuit majority who recognized such timeline and rejected the Tenth Circuit’s reasoning that the clock begins to run on the date of the “last discriminatory act.”

5/23/2016

HIPAA generally gives patients or their personal representative the right to access or obtain copies of the patient’s protected health information (“PHI”) in their designated record set , and limits the amount that providers may charge patients for PHI to a reasonable cost-based fee.

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