Michael Furey was quoted in a Politico article about two hospitals that will be downgraded to second-tier status by New Jersey's largest insurer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, in its value based health plan called Omnia. The status level of a hospital in the two-tiered ranking system is of "particular importance," according to the article, because the plan encourages customers to choose Tier 1 hospitals and doctors.
Day Pitney is representing three other New Jersey hospitals in a lawsuit against Horizon Healthcare relating to its Omnia health plan. While neither of the hospitals whose status is being changed is involved in the lawsuit, according to the article, the plan to downgrade them "is sure to raise new questions about the validity of Horizon's selection criteria." In the article, Furey said, "This tier reshuffling suggests the selection process was not as thoughtful as Horizon has claimed." He continued, "It is also at odds with Horizon's contention in the litigation where my clients seek Tier 1 designation that it cannot add new Tier 1 hospitals."
Furey and Dennis LaFiura are representing three of the plaintiff hospitals - CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, and Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. The case, Centrastate Medical Center Inc. et al v. Horizon Healthcare Services Inc. is pending in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division.
On March 11, Paul Williams presented at the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association (CDLA) seminar, "Titans of the Defense," where he discussed tips, strategies and lessons learned from his trial experience.
Michael Furey and Sylvia-Rebecca Gutiérrez authored an article, "Is It Worth the Risk? Doing Business With Your Client," published by the New Jersey Law Journal in a Professional Malpractice special section.
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Becky Gutierrez wrote an article, "Limitations On Direct-To-Consumer Tests In Md. And NY" for Law360. The article offers best practices to comply with Maryland’s and New York’s statutory limitations on direct-to-consumer testing results.
Paul D. Williams and Jennifer Shukla updated the Q&A guide "Initial Civil Appeals: Connecticut" for Practical Law. This Q&A addresses starting an appeal (as of right or by permission), obtaining a stay pending appeal, completing preliminary requirements (like mediation), submitting a factual record or appendix, briefing the appeal, arguing the appeal and requesting rehearing.
Day Pitney's representation of Walmart is noted in a Law360 article, entitled "Walmart Wins At NJ High Court In Fight Over Medical Terms."
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Day Pitney LLP, led by partner Michael Furey, is representing a major retailer in connection with a personal injury case of first impression that is pending in the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
Boston-based Day Pitney partner Jonathan I. Handler was quoted in an article, "Split Mass. Top Court Says Strict Time Bar Can Apply To 93A," published by Law360.