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Get It In Writing – Even At Mediation: Top 5 Lessons from United Health Alliance
Disputes between health care professionals in a small community like Delaware are particularly well-suited for mediation. The process provides a means for sophisticated litigants to resolve their disputes in private without having to air their “dirty laundry” on the town square. The Morris James Health Care Team routinely urges our clients to participate in mediation in the hopes of avoiding trial. Mediation works. But it can be an exhausting process. At the end of a long mediation that results in settlement, the natural inclination of the parties is to shake hands (or not) and go home with the understanding that the settlement documents will be drafted on another day. Once upon a time a handshake was all that was required to seal a deal. The Chancery Court’s recent decision in United Health Alliance, LLC v. United Medical, LLC, however, is a cautionary tale about going home without a signed agreement. After a brief discussion of this recent Delaware court decision you will find the top 5 takeaways for navigating and avoiding, or successfully mediating, healthcare related disputes. More ›Share
Astra Zeneca Job Losses and Closings: The Impact on Delaware’s Healthcare Industry
As reported by the News Journal, Astra Zeneca is pulling over 1,000 jobs out of Delaware and demolishing its labs on Route 202. Here is a quick hit from the Morris James Healthcare Industry Team on the issues this raises for Delaware’s healthcare industry. Intellectual Property: "Astra Zeneca's business decision demonstrates the impact of federal patent law at the local level. Expiration of many of Astra Zeneca's current drug patents and fewer new drugs in the pipeline that are patent eligible is likely a driver in the business thinking here." Kenneth L. Dorsney, Esq. Intellectual Property More ›Share