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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 Distingished 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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Shilpa Gokhale joins McDonald Hopkins LLC Chicago office as Counsel in the Executive Compensation and Governance Practice Group

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Shilpa Gokhale has joined the Chicago office of McDonald Hopkins LLC as Counsel in the Executive Compensation and Governance Practice Group.

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'5 Questions With' Harlan Sands, president of Cleveland State University

Monday, September 21, 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 inaugural installment asks Harlan M. Sands, the president of Cleveland State University, to guide readers through his thoughts on preparing his campus for a return to class – and shaping the mindsets of his students, faculty and staff.

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Problem Solvers Caucus hopes to bring Democrats and Republicans back to the negotiation table with its “March to Common Ground” COVID stimulus framework

Monday, September 21, 2020

The Problem Solvers Caucus recently introduced the “March to Common Ground” COVID-19 stimulus framework in an attempt to address several key areas, including COVID-19 testing, unemployment insurance, additional direct stimulus, worker and liability protection, small business and non-profit support, food security, schools and child care, housing, election support, and state and local aid.The framework introduces new stimulus money and reallocates previously appropriated CARES Act funding

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Good for business: Ohio enacts law limiting liability for COVID-19 lawsuits

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Ohio has joined six other states in enacting a law limiting employers’ liability in COVID-19 lawsuits. Specifically, H.B. 606 (the “Good Samaritan Expansion Bill”) grants qualified civil immunity to healthcare providers, individuals, schools, corporations, estates, trusts, partnerships, associations, for profit and non-profit entities, governmental entities, religious entities, and state institutions of higher education.

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