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Nov 30 2017

A Procedural Misstep Ends Wyoming Landowner's Claim for Just Compensation

Even in a straightforward condemnation case, keeping up with all the moving parts can be overwhelming.  Perhaps because of this, Wisconsin has published multiple brochures on “The Rights of Landowners under Wisconsin Eminent Domain Law” to help landowners understand the process.  A case from the Supreme Court of Wyoming highlights what can go wrong.  Bush Land Dev. Co. v. Crook Cty. Weed & Pest Control Dist., 2017 WY 12, 388 P.3d 536 (Wyo. 2017).

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Aug 29 2017

Health Blog: OIG Work Plan Moves from Annual to Monthly Updates

The health care industry is familiar with the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (the "OIG") annual Work Plan as a helpful compliance tool. While we are familiar with the annual release identifying the OIG's new and ongoing investigative, enforcement, and compliance activities during the upcoming fiscal year, the Work Plan is getting a refresh under the current administration. Effective June 15, 2017, the OIG has begun updating its Work Plan monthly. These monthly updates may be used by compliance departments to review and update policies and procedures monthly based on the OIG's areas of interest.

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Jul 10 2017

NotPetya Malware Attack Strikes Vendor Providing Voice Transcription Service for Health Care Providers

On June 27, 2017, Nuance Communications (“Nuance”), a Massachusetts-based company providing voice transcription services to many health care providers, including some Wisconsin health care providers, was hit by NotPetya malware.

NotPetya is named after the Petya ransomware that it impersonates but, instead of requiring payment to restore data as Petya did, NotPetya destroys all data and causes permanent damage to a computer’s hard drive.

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