Mike Furey was quoted in several articles, including "Valley Health latest to settle with Horizon over OMNIA plans," published by NJBIZ; "Horizon averts trial over whether it pushed community hospitals out of N.J. health care market," published by NJ.com; and "Horizon settles OMNIA suit with last hospital," published by ROI-NJ. As noted in the articles, Valley Health System has settled its long-running lawsuit with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey over the insurer's OMNIA tiered plan. The settlement was reached on the day the trial was set to begin and marks the end of litigation that began in 2015. In addition to Valley Health, Day Pitney represented two other hospitals, CentraState Medical Center and Holy Name Medical Center, which were involved in the litigation and settled previously.
In a statement, Furey said, "Valley Health System is pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with Horizon that is beneficial to the hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents Valley serves. The agreement helps ensure Valley's ability to serve its community for years to come." Additionally, he told NJBIZ, "We are gratified that, through the terms of this agreement, Horizon and Valley will continue our longstanding relationship, working together to assist our mutual communities to live longer, better and healthier lives."The settlement and Day Pitney's representation of Valley Health was also covered in a Law360 article, "Horizon Settles With Last Hospital In Tiered Plan Suit."
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.
Elizabeth Sher, chair of the firm's Complex Commercial Litigation business unit, served as co-editor of the 2019 edition of New Jersey Federal Civil Procedure, the leading treatise on federal practice in New Jersey, published by ALM.
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.
Joy Harmon Sperling, Christina Parlapiano and Michelle Moshe authored an article, "NJ Court Confirms Standing Based on Lost Note Affidavit, When Loss Is Prior to Assignment," published by the New Jersey Law Journal.
On November 12, Naju Lathia will be speaking on a panel called "Tips from Young Lawyers: What they Need to Succeed," at the New Jersey Defense Association's 9th Annual Women and the Law Seminar.
Gary Betensky and Michael Napoleone were featured in a profile, "Day Pitney LLP: Firm Expands to Better Serve South Florida Clients," published in the March issue of The Boca Raton Observer magazine.
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Day Pitney's representation of Walmart is noted in a Law360 article, entitled "Walmart Wins At NJ High Court In Fight Over Medical Terms."
Day Pitney associate Darian Butcher has been elected as Vice President of the Board of Directors of GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD).
On October 29, Tom Goldberg, Day Pitney's Managing Partner, was elected to the Board of the Federal Bar Foundation and to the position of Secretary at its annual meeting.