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HIPAA Compliance Is More Important than Ever for Business Associates of Health Care Entities

HIPAA Compliance Is More Important than Ever for Business Associates of Health Care Entities

The Health Care Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) has been a defining feature of the health care landscape for nearly twenty years. Key pieces of HIPAA are its Privacy and Security Rules, which set standards for how “covered entities” (health care providers, health care clearinghouses and health plans) and their “business associates” […]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Affirms Decision to Extend Insurance Coverage to a Defendant as a Permissive User Under the Plaintiff’s Auto Insurance Policy

Wisconsin Supreme Court Affirms Decision to Extend Insurance Coverage to a Defendant as a Permissive User Under the Plaintiff’s Auto Insurance Policy

This past July the Supreme Court decided Blasing v. Zurich American Insurance Company, 2014 WI 73.  At issue was whether the plaintiff’s insurance company had a duty to defend and possibly indemnify Menard, Inc. under the plaintiff’s automobile liability policy. The plaintiff, Ms. Blasing, had an automobile insurance policy with American Family Mutual Insurance Company.  […]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Affirms Employer Liability for Inherently Dangerous Activity of Independent Contractors: Clarifies Employers Must Exercise Reasonable Care

Wisconsin Supreme Court Affirms Employer Liability for Inherently Dangerous Activity of Independent Contractors: Clarifies Employers Must Exercise Reasonable Care

This past June, the Wisconsin Supreme Court affirmed a decision of the court of appeals that an employer/property owner could be held liable for damage to his neighbors property caused by the acts of the independent contractor he hired to spray herbicide. The case is Brandenburg v. Briarwood Forestry Services, LLC, 2014 WI 37. The […]

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Mark Budzinski selected as member of FDCC

Mark Budzinski selected as member of FDCC

Corneille Law Group congratulates Mark Budzinski for his acceptance as a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC).  The FDCC was founded seventy-eight years ago as an international defense organization dedicated to the principles of knowledge, justice, and fellowship.  It is a limited, selective, “by nomination only” organization composed of recognized leaders […]

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Revised Informed Consent Statute Provides Greater Protection for Healthcare Providers

Revised Informed Consent Statute Provides Greater Protection for Healthcare Providers

In April 2012, the Wisconsin Supreme Court dealt a significant blow to the medical community when it handed down its decision in Jandre v. Wisconsin Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund, 2012 WI 39.  The issue before the Supreme Court was whether a physician, who had been found not negligent in the treatment of the […]

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