Recent News and Industry Developments

Hancock Daniel COVID-19 Taskforce & Resource Center
Advisories | News | Hancock Daniel COVID-19 Taskforce & Resource Center

March 12, 2020 On March 12, 2020, Governor Northam declared a state of emergency in Virginia and outlined additional measures to combat COVID-19. The full release is included here. In… Read more »

Coronavirus Impact on Contract Performance: Do Your Agreements Include a “Force Majeure” Clause?
Advisories | News | Coronavirus Impact on Contract Performance: Do Your Agreements Include a “Force Majeure” Clause?

March 12, 2020 The rapid world-wide spread of the Coronavirus is now resulting in drastic measures from both private and government actors to address what the World Health Organization has… Read more »

Department of Justice National Nursing Home Initiative
Advisories | News | Department of Justice National Nursing Home Initiative

March 12, 2020 On March 3, 2020, United States Attorney General William Barr announced the launch of the Department of Justice’s National Nursing Home Initiative (the “Initiative”) which aims to… Read more »

This is “Not a Drill”: Issues Facing Employers Preparing for COVID-19
Advisories | News | This is “Not a Drill”: Issues Facing Employers Preparing for COVID-19

March 9, 2020 On March 5, 2020, the director-general of the World Health Organization warned governments that the continued spread of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 is “not a drill” and will… Read more »

TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS CONSTITUTIONALITY OF BOTH STATUTORY CAP ON NONECONOMIC DAMAGES AND HEALTH CARE LIABILITY STATUTE, AS ELIDED
Advisories | News | TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS CONSTITUTIONALITY OF BOTH STATUTORY CAP ON NONECONOMIC DAMAGES AND HEALTH CARE LIABILITY STATUTE, AS ELIDED

March 5, 2020 In two landmark decisions issued within the past week, the Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of two statutes having great impact on Tennessee defendant health… Read more »

HD Gives Back
Events | News | HD Gives Back

HD Gives back is a community service initiative with a mission to donate time and resources to the communities we serve in each of our office locations around the east… Read more »

CMS ISSUES FINAL RULE CHANGING SUPERVISION REQUIREMENTS FOR HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT THERAPEUTIC SERVICES
Advisories | News | CMS ISSUES FINAL RULE CHANGING SUPERVISION REQUIREMENTS FOR HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT THERAPEUTIC SERVICES

December 13, 2019 On November 1, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published the 2020 Outpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule (“Final Rule”). The Final Rule changes… Read more »

Reorganization of CMS Regional Offices
Advisories | News | Reorganization of CMS Regional Offices

December 9, 2019 On November 25, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a notice (the Notice) in the Federal Register (84 FR 64899) announcing several changes… Read more »

House of Delegates announces Committee Chairs
News | House of Delegates announces Committee Chairs

December 9, 2019 Committee Chair selection Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Ken Plum Appropriations Luke Torian Commerce and Labor Jeion Ward Counties, Cities and Towns Kaye Kory Courts of Justice… Read more »

John Mumford Obtains Opinion from the U.S. District Court
News | John Mumford Obtains Opinion from the U.S. District Court

John Mumford, head of our insurance coverage and commercial litigation group, recently appeared in a Virginia Lawyers Weekly article reporting on an opinion he obtained from the United States District… Read more »

Senate Republican Leadership
News | Senate Republican Leadership

November 25, 2019 The Virginia Senate Republican Caucus today elected its leadership team for the four-year term beginning on January 8, 2020.  Senator Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) was… Read more »

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