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2023

2023

Christian & Barton welcomes Rachel V. Rogers as an associate in the Health Care and Business Law practice groups. She assists clients with a variety of general health care matters, including state and federal regulatory compliance, managed care agreements, telehealth, reimbursement issues, Medicare and Medicaid concerns, breach of health records requirements, and general corporate matters....
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The 2023 Virginia General Assembly considered many health care-related bills during the course of the most recent session. Here is an overview of some of the more notable ones that became law July 1, 2023, unless otherwise noted. Attorneys and practice areas related to this topic include: Jonathan M. Joseph Health Care This item has...
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Joseph L. Stiles has joined the firm as a member of both the Real Estate Development and Finance, and Business Law departments. He will focus his practice on commercial real estate transactions including property acquisition, zoning, finance, development and lease negotiation. In addition, Stiles formerly served as in-house counsel to a property management and development...
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In recent years, most health care organizations with an online presence use website and mobile app tracking technology to determine how users navigate and engage with their sites and apps. They then use this information to improve site experience so it better aligns with user needs and preferences. However, the U.S. Department of Health and...
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The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that the provisions of the Lanham Act prohibiting trademark infringement and unfair competition are not extraterritorial and extend only to claims where the claimed infringing “use in commerce” occurs in the United States. The decision, Abitron Austria GmbH, et al. v. Hetronic International, Inc., is a major setback for...
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The doctrine of informed consent posits that the patient is entitled to understand: What the doctor proposes and why; The risks and benefits of that proposed course of action; The available alternatives and the risks and benefits of each of those, including doing nothing. In Virginia, the duty of the physician, like all other aspects...
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Generative AI is a type of artificial intelligence system that creates new data from patterns and structures learned from enormous amounts of training text and data such as books and websites, images, sound recordings and videos. In response to prompts, generative AI will produce realistic, human-like text and conversations, and some applications will create images,...
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The federal Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) was designed to protect U.S. national security and the U.S. financial system from money laundering and other illicit activities concealed by anonymous shell companies by requiring domestic companies and foreign companies registered to do business in the U.S. to report information on their beneficial ownership. Effective Jan. 1, 2024...
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Recognitions The following Christian & Barton attorneys were included on the Virginia Business Legal Elite list for 2023: Lauren E. Fisher White, Christopher M. Gill, Michael C. Guanzon, Callaghan S. Guy, W. David Harless, Belinda D. Jones, Jonathan M. Joseph, Robert D. Michaux, and Michael W. Smith. In addition, these attorneys were selected for The...
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Christian Tucker has joined the firm as an associate in the Energy department. He assists clients with electricity, natural gas, water, telecommunications, cable television and other public utility regulatory matters. He also has significant general civil litigation and product liability experience in both state and federal courts. Tucker holds degrees from the University of Richmond...
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