Recent News and Industry Developments

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 »

Rod Dillman Secures Four Consecutive Medical Malpractice Defense Verdicts
News | Verdicts | Rod Dillman Secures Four Consecutive Medical Malpractice Defense Verdicts

November 26, 2019 Between October 2, 2019 and November 25th, 2019, Rod Dillman and our Virginia Beach, VA team secured four medical malpractice defense verdicts within the state of Virginia.… Read more »

2020 Virginia House Leadership
News | 2020 Virginia House Leadership

November 21, 2019 The Virginia House of Delegates had announced the following leadership positions: Speaker of House:            Elieen Filler-Corn Majority Leader:               Charniele Herring Caucus Chair:                     Rip Sullivan… Read more »

2020 Virginia Senate Leadership
News | 2020 Virginia Senate Leadership

November 21, 2019 From the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus: Richmond–Senate Democrats held leadership elections for the 2020-2024 term. The following members were elected to leadership positions:  Senator Dick Saslaw (D-Fairfax)… Read more »

Democrats Sweep the Virginia House and Senate
News | Democrats Sweep the Virginia House and Senate

November 6, 2019 A true statement but as we start this first day after the election, there are several things still in play.  First, today is the day that absentee… Read more »

New Guide Issued to Provide Advice to Clinicians Contemplating or Initiating a Change in Opioid Dosage
Advisories | News | New Guide Issued to Provide Advice to Clinicians Contemplating or Initiating a Change in Opioid Dosage

October 17, 2019 On October 10, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a new guide for tapering opioids safely and effectively for patients on long-term… Read more »

CMS ISSUES DISCHARGE PLANNING FINAL RULE SUPPORTING PATIENT PREFERENCES AND HEALTH INFORMATION INTEROPERABILITY
Advisories | News | CMS ISSUES DISCHARGE PLANNING FINAL RULE SUPPORTING PATIENT PREFERENCES AND HEALTH INFORMATION INTEROPERABILITY

September 30, 2019 On September 26, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published finalized revisions to 42 CFR Parts 482, 484, and 485 regarding patient discharge planning. … Read more »

John Mumford named a Virginia Lawyers Weekly Leader in the Law for 2019
News | John Mumford named a Virginia Lawyers Weekly Leader in the Law for 2019

Congratulations to John B. Mumford, Jr., who has been named one of Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s “Leaders in the Law” for 2019. Now in its 14th year, the program honors lawyers… Read more »

New Proposed Regulations Issued under 42 CFR Part 2 – Substance Use Disorder Records
Advisories | News | New Proposed Regulations Issued under 42 CFR Part 2 – Substance Use Disorder Records

August 30, 2019 On August 26, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (“SAMHSA”) published new proposed regulations regarding confidentiality of… Read more »

REGULATORY RESPONSIVENESS ON TRIAL: NEW ENGLAND COMPOUNDING CENTER LITIGATION DEVELOPMENTS
Advisories | News | REGULATORY RESPONSIVENESS ON TRIAL: NEW ENGLAND COMPOUNDING CENTER LITIGATION DEVELOPMENTS

August 6, 2019 SUMMARY The New England Compounding Center (NECC) tragedy that sickened hundreds and killed an estimated 64 people ultimately resulted in fundamental changes in the way pharmacy compounding… Read more »

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