Case Studies

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December 31, 2019
Epstein Becker Green (EBG) achieved a victory for a long-time health plan client, Medical Card Systems (MCS) of Puerto Rico, in the Announcement of 2018 Medicare Advantage Rates and Final Call Letter. Under the Affordable Care Act, Centers for...
December 24, 2019
A company’s in-house legal department faces numerous challenges, including often being overtaxed or stretched to capacity on numerous projects or obstacles, facing complex regulatory requirements and environments that may be beyond their level...
December 23, 2019
The New York State Department of Health, the New York State Office of Mental Health, and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services have collaborated to support networks of behavioral health care providers in the move to...
December 23, 2019
Historically, the health care financing system has ignored the impact of what are currently called “social determinants of health” on health outcomes and health care costs in the United States. Now, forward-looking states, such as New...
December 20, 2019
Epstein Becker Green successfully handled a case that presented a novel issue involving whether to equitably toll the 90-day period to commence an action under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”). This action began...
December 19, 2019
Epstein Becker Green attorneys recently helped a major retail client achieve a victory in a disability discrimination lawsuit brought in New Jersey by one of the client’s former employees. The case began in March 2018, when the plaintiff...
December 18, 2019
Epstein Becker Green led a client (a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operations products) to victory in a federal case that highlighted the importance of compliance with the procedural prerequisites to commencing an action under...
December 17, 2019
Epstein Becker Green assisted clients in ending a lawsuit brought by a plaintiff who failed to respond to requests for discovery items. The case began in early 2018, when the plaintiff filed a complaint, jury demand, and designation of trial...
December 16, 2019
Epstein Becker Green achieved a victory for a drugstore chain client against a claim that the client engaged in race or national origin discrimination against one of its customers. The matter began on November 29, 2017, when a Cuban customer...
December 16, 2019
Epstein Becker Green helped a major retail client terminate a lawsuit because the plaintiff, a former employee of our client, failed to appear at pre-motion conferences. The case began in early 2018, when the plaintiff filed a pro se complaint...
July 30, 2019
A company’s first and often best opportunity to successfully defend a wage-hour class action is to defeat certification of the proposed class. Epstein Becker Green has successfully opposed class certification in many wage-hour actions. For...
May 7, 2019
Human resources (HR) departments are progressively turning to artificial intelligence (AI) tools to assist in the process of recruiting and vetting job applicants. AI vendors claim that their tools can quickly and seamlessly identify the best...
May 6, 2019
Increasingly, companies are using “chatbots” for lower-level human resources (HR) functions, such as tracking employees’ paid time off, leave, or benefits. (A “chatbot” is a computer program that uses artificial...
May 1, 2019
Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) have become a large and growing feature of the health care industry. (ASCs offer same-day surgical care, including diagnostic and preventive procedures, and can provide a more convenient and lower-cost alternative...
April 24, 2019
Epstein Becker Green’s client Quad-C Management, Inc. (“Quad-C”), a leading middle-market private equity fund, and JAB Holding, the investment arm of the Reimann family, signed a definitive agreement under which Quad-C sold...
January 17, 2019
During the fourth quarter of 2018, attorneys at Epstein Becker Green successfully represented a client, which provides specialized inpatient stabilization and withdrawal management services, in two matters. First, Epstein Becker Green...
January 15, 2019
Epstein Becker Green’s capability to shape the law through litigation as well as government relations has proven to be of great benefit to our clients. For instance, we recently achieved a major win for the National Restaurant Association and...
November 7, 2018
Wage and hour class actions continue to be filed against employers in great numbers, with the potential exposure in those cases often enormous. A company’s first and often best opportunity to successfully defend a class action is to defeat...
August 24, 2018
Any accusations of discrimination against an employer are distressing, especially when they are false. Epstein Becker Green has substantial experience defending employers against claims of discrimination. For example, in July 2018, we...
July 31, 2018
Competition for federal, state, and local government contracts continues to be fierce. If your company finds itself in competition for, and then awarded, a lucrative government contract, there’s a strong chance that your company will be pulled...
April 24, 2018
California law provides for a unique mechanism by which employees can file suit on behalf of other employees without bringing claims as class actions—the Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”). PAGA generally allows an employee to...
March 30, 2018
Businesses nationwide have been plagued by litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), a law meant to protect consumers from unsolicited auto-dialed and prerecorded phone calls, text messages, and faxed advertisements. When the...
March 16, 2018
One of the most confusing and contentious issues for both employers and workers is identifying whether an individual is an employee or an independent contractor. The consequences to an employer of misclassifying employees as independent contractors...
March 13, 2018
More and more, employees are bringing claims on a “joint employer” theory, seeking to hold their employer and another entity liable for alleged unlawful conduct. The “joint employer” argument frequently comes up in the...
March 2, 2018
Behavioral health providers face an ever-changing legal, regulatory, and technological environment, as well as an increasing demand for “telemental health services” (i.e., behavioral health services delivered via interactive audio or...
February 28, 2018
At a time of continued employer, insurance, and governmental market evolution and uncertainty, health systems face myriad challenges, as well as opportunities. Many are finding that a larger scale is required in order to meet the access,...
January 3, 2018
During the past decade, private equity firms have been heavily investing in the health care industry. Deal opportunities in health care continue to abound, and they’re driving investor interest and fierce competition. With its robust health...
October 19, 2017
With the increase in more integrated health systems through consolidation and alignment, Epstein Becker Green’s experience in this space has been valuable to a number of clients entering these types of agreements. For example, the firm has...
October 12, 2017
Epstein Becker Green has won a significant summary judgment motion as to all claims for its client Wakefern Food Corporation (“Wakefern”). The claims at issue were $24 million. Wakefern is the largest retailer-owned supermarket...
September 21, 2017
Epstein Becker Green advised Kennedy Health System, an integrated health care delivery system serving the residents of Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester counties in southern New Jersey, in connection with an affiliation transaction with Thomas...