Downtown Binghamton Restaurant Week In Progress

Spring is here, and that means it’s time to celebrate Downtown Binghamton Restaurant Week, March 24-April 2.  https://www.facebook.com/events/945455758820585/

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HHK Scenes From 2015 Lourdes Ball

Hinman, Howard & Kattell attorneys and guests enjoyed the 2015 Lourdes Ball held on February 28 at the Holiday Inn Arena in Binghamton.  The annual Ball is the Lourdes Hospital Auxillary’s largest fundraiser for Lourdes Hospital, with proceeds from the 2015 gala going towards purchase of an ultramodern GPS bronchoscope for Lourdes’ cancer center.  Hinman, [...]

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Marty Kane To Present At BCBA Elder Law CLE Program Today

HH&K Special Counsel Marty Kane will be presenting as part of a Broome County Bar Association continuing education seminar on Elder Law on Thursday, March 5, 2015.  Marty’s segment will cover the rules and regulations regarding Medicaid and Homestead exemptions. Marty is an experienced elder law and estate planning and estate administration attorney.  He counsels [...]

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Affordable Care Act Subsidies Before US Supreme Court Today

The Supreme Court is hearing argument this morning in the case of King v. Burwell, which challenges the validity of subsidies offered to millions of Americans under the Affordable Care Act.  The question is whether the statute, which provides for subsidies to individuals who purchase insurance through a state exchange, includes individuals who purchase insurance [...]

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Associate Michael Keenan Speaks to Binghamton University Students

On February 17, HHK attorney Michael Keenan spoke to engineering students at Binghamton University about how intellectual property laws impact engineering careers.  The goal of the discussion, which also included presentations from the University’s faculty, was to expose the students to intellectual property law; explain how intellectual property facilitates the monetization of engineering work; and [...]

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Red Bull Dispute Exemplifies The Risks Associated With Sending Cease and Desist Letters

Cease and desist letters are a lot trickier than they seem – just ask Red Bull.  An internet post went viral this week in which the owner of Old Ox Brewery – a small, family-run brewery in Virginia – took the energy drink giant to task over a cease and desist letter Red Bull sent [...]

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CMS Releases Ratings for Long Term Care Facilities Under the New Metrics

On Friday, the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services released the new star ratings for nursing homes.  According to CMS, the new ratings include changes that Incorporate quality measures for use of antipsychotic medications Increase the number of points necessary to reach a level of 2 or more stars Made changes to the way staffing is rated [...]

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Experienced Nurse Practioners No Longer Require Written Practice Agreement

It has been a little over a month since New York’s Nurse Practitioner Modernization Act went into effect.  The Act permits Nurse Practitioners with at least 3,600 hours of practice to dispense with the requirement of a written practice agreement with a collaborating physician who reviews and signs off on charts. Instead, the Act permits [...]

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NLBR Issues Guidance on the New Standard to Be Applied in Deferral to Arbitration Cases

The General Counsel’s Office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a General Counsel Memorandum with guidance for regional offices on managing cases in which a party claims deferral to arbitration.  The GC Memorandum also sets out the standard Administrative Law Judges should follow going forward.  The Memorandum is issued in the wake [...]

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Hinman, Howard & Kattell Presents STAHR Labor and Employment Seminar

On Tuesday, February 10 Hinman, Howard & Kattell attorneys Dawn Lanouette and Michael Keenan presented “A Drunk, Drugged and Stoned Workforce in 2015? Untangling the Web of Drug and Alcohol Testing, Medical Marijuana Use, E-Cigarettes and More”.  The seminar was presented in conjunction with the Southern Tier Association for Human Resources, and provided updates on [...]

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