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CMS Releases Proposed Rule on Modernizing Medicaid

On May 27, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") released a proposed rule that would "modernize the Medicaid managed care regulations to reflect changes in the usage of managed care delivery systems." The first major update to Medicaid managed...

The Supreme Court of the United States holds that ERISA plan fiduciaries have a continuing duty to monitor the prudence of plan investments in pension and 401(k)/defined contribution plans

A decision issued last week by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has significant implications for both ERISA plan fiduciaries and plan participants. In Tibble v. Edison, SCOTUS held that, in addition to the duty to exercise reasonable prudence in the...

Weddings are (Still) not an “Agricultural Operation”

The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently had the opportunity to review a 2014 amendment to the Right to Farm Act (the "RFA") in The Gerald P. Zarrella Trust et al. v. Town of Exeter et al., SU #2016-301-A. In that matter, the plaintiff sought a declaration that RFA, as...

IMPORTANCE OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE DURING THE PANDEMIC

It is widely recognized that the system of corporate governance is a key approach to preserving and protecting an enterprise and its stakeholders by checks and balances among the board and officers of a corporation. Strong governance policies make it possible to...