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    Fracking Risks To Secured Oil And Gas Lenders

    The biggest legal and regulatory challenges for oil and gas industry participants and their lenders relate to the hot-button issue of hydraulic fracturing, where a number of recent developments put credit risk front and center. A lender could easily find ...read more

    Sedgwick Nabs Cybersecurity Pro From Wilson Elser

    Sedgwick LLP has snagged a former Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP attorney for its Chicago office in a move to strengthen its cybersecurity, employment and insurance litigation capabilities, the firm announced Tuesday. ...read more

    Critics Blast Spending Cap For Private Medicaid Plans

    Health insurers, hospitals and independent analysts are putting pressure on the Obama administration to relax a controversial proposal capping profits and overhead spending in private Medicaid plans, according to newly released comments Monday. ...read more

    Lupin Shells Out $880M For NJ-Based Pharma Co.

    Lupin Ltd. said Thursday it has reached an agreement to acquire New Jersey-based Gavis Pharmaceuticals LLC and its manufacturing affiliate, Novel Laboratories Inc., in an $880 million transaction that will boost the Mumbai, India-based company's U ...read more

    Humana Hit With Investor Class Action Over $37B Aetna Deal

    A Humana Inc. investor launched a putative class action in Delaware Chancery Court on Wednesday seeking to block the health insurer’s proposed $37 billion acquisition by rival Aetna Inc., saying the deal undervalues Humana and underestimates the ...read more

    Manatt Phelps Adds Ex-Blank Rome Tax Partner In DC

    Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP has bolstered the ranks of its nationwide tax practice with a former Blank Rome LLP partner for its Washington, D.C., office, who will use her considerable expertise to guide both taxable and tax-exempt clients on a broad ...read more

    Calif. Proposal Would Set Flat Tax On Managed Care Plans

    California Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, has floated legislation to set a flat tax on all state managed care plans in a bid to keep roughly $1 billion in federal matching funds, launching an effort to replace a sales tax rejected by federal authorities ...read more

    Aetna Secures $16.2B Bridge Loan For Humana Acquisition

    Aetna Inc. has arranged a $16.2 billion bridge loan to help fund its announced $37 billion acquisition of fellow health insurance giant Humana Inc., according to regulatory filings. ...read more

    NJ Is No Exception To The Learned Intermediary Doctrine

    Since the New Jersey Supreme Court's “revolutionary” decision in Perez v. Wyeth Laboratory Inc. in 1999 — holding that in direct to consumer marketing of pharmaceuticals the learned intermediary doctrine did not apply — no court applying New Jersey ...read more

    The Biggest Obstacle To Value-Based Care

    In this short video, Foley & Lardner LLP partner Lawrence Vernaglia discusses the biggest obstacle to realizing a value-based system of health care, and what realistically can be done in the industry by taking "measured steps." ...read more

    Health Care Litigator Joins Seyfarth Shaw In Houston

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP has shored up its litigation department in Houston with the addition of a former Norton Rose Fulbright attorney whose practice focuses on various types of civil litigation facing the health care industry, energy industry and related ...read more

    NY Medicaid Program Pushes Value-Based Purchasing Trend

    By New York linking value-based purchasing in Medicaid with far-reaching system transformation in its Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program, it is likely to test the willingness of both the federal and state governments to align their roles ...read more

    Davis Polk Steers Aetna In $37B Deal For Humana

    Aetna Inc. will pay $37 billion to acquire fellow health insurance giant Humana Inc., or a $1 billion breakup fee if antitrust regulators balk, under a cash-and-stock deal guided by Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and unveiled Friday. ...read more

    Sabra Health Care REIT Drops $234M On Maryland Facilities

    Sabra Health Care REIT Inc. said Wednesday that it has paid $234 million to acquire four Maryland transitional care facilities and that their leases are expected to generate $24.5 million a year. ...read more

    Reed Smith Adds 3 Foley & Lardner Litigation Partners

    Reed Smith LLP upped its managed care practice by snagging a team of five litigators from Foley & Lardner LLP for its Chicago office, including a former partner and vice-chair of litigation who specializes in defending consumer class actions. ...read more

    LexisNexis Introduces Lexis Advance® Tax

    Editor's Note: The complete text of this Press Release is available at the end of this post.

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    NEW YORK, June 4, 2015 – LexisNexis® Legal & Professional today announced the release of Lexis Advance® Tax, a specialized research portal providing comprehensive, authoritative legal information, current news, and analysis to tax and estates attorneys, accountants, government tax professionals and other tax practitioners. The unique resource combines an exclusive collection of primary law, leading treatises and top industry news in a customizable, easy-to-use interface designed to help users gain insights and stay current so they can develop sound advice and strategies for their organizations, colleagues and clients.

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    The introduction of Lexis Advance Tax follows on the heels of the launch of the first Lexis Advance® Practice Pages, part of the continuous commitment of LexisNexis to provide its customers with resources that embed information and tools directly in practitioners’ workflow.

     

    Additional information is available on the Lexis Advance Tax product page, in a product brochure and via a brief overview video.

     

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