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Top Board Concerns Heading into 2017 Remain a Hot Topic

Each year, a number of surveys and commentators describe and predict the trending topics of interest and importance to boards of directors in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. As we wrap up the first quarter of 2017, it appears that many of the predicted hot topics continue to garner attention from various corners. Cybersecurity – […]

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Recent Arizona Appellate Decisions of Note to Providers

With change, breaking news, and uncertainty dominating the legal concerns of health care providers on a federal level, it remains important to review and refresh on state-level concerns and legal rules. This is especially true for those currently or frequently involved in health care litigation. In particular, Arizona appellate courts issued three decisions early this […]

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Yahoo! Data Breach Results in Another Lawsuit Against Corporate Directors and Officers

A number of claims have been made against companies’ directors and officers alleging a breach of fiduciary duty for failing to adequately oversee data security programs.  To date, the defendants’ oversight of the programs and their documentation of that oversight have been sufficient enough so as to allow courts to rule in directors’ and officers’ favor. The […]

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Internal Revenue Service Denies Tax-Exempt Status for a Commercial ACO

In April 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (the “Service”) issued a final determination denying a nonprofit corporation (the “Network”) tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”).[1]  The private letter ruling involved a tax-exempt health system (the “System”) that formed the Network to operate an accountable care organization (“ACO”) that […]

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