• Pharmaceuticals in our Waters

    Published in the Hauppauge Reporter On May 28, 2015, the HIA-LI Environmental/Green Industries Committee presented a well attended program entitled “Pharmaceuticals in Our Waters”.  The program was held at the Education Center of the Suffolk County Water Authority in Hauppauge and was followed by a tour of the lab facility where the Authority does its water testing. The disposal of pharmaceuticals is a growing area of concern in our over-medicated society.  According to Adrienne Esposito, Director of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, nearly 4 billion prescriptions are filled in the US each year, of which about one third or 200,000 pounds ...

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    Wednesday, July 08th, 2015

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  • Pharmaceutical Disposal – A Work in Progress

    Printed in the Suffolk Lawyer The disposal of pharmaceuticals is a growing area of concern in our over-medicated society. According to Citizens Campaign for the Environment, nearly 4 billion prescriptions are filled in the U.S. each year, of which about one third, or 200,000 pounds, are unused. Trace amounts of these drugs enter our surface and ground waters from various sources, including landfill leachate, animal feedlots, aquaculture, land application of organic materials, pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, and deliberate flushing. Most ubiquitous of all, the pharmaceuticals pass through our bodies and are secreted, ending up in cesspools and sewage treatment plants, neither of ...

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    Wednesday, July 08th, 2015

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  • It’s time to stop complaining and get back to work. Who’s with me?

    Lately, when I attend local business meetings, I hear complaints about the economy, or trouble attracting high-paying customers, or a lack of skilled workers, or workers who are not pulling their weight, or taxes as reasons for that person’s business not doing well. It’s time for Long Island business leaders to realize that we – not the government or anyone else – are responsible for the future of work and life on Long Island. We must take action to cherish and protect the amazing ecosystem of resources available to the business community here on Long Island, instead of merely complaining ...

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    Wednesday, July 08th, 2015

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  • June 2015 Legal Brief – Firm Newsletter

     

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  • Campolo live with LI News Radio host Jay Oliver

    Joe Campolo, Managing Partner at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP talks with LI News Radio 103.9 FM host Jay Oliver about his latest Op-Ed piece published in the Long Island Business News, “Six leadership lessons I learned in the Marine Corps.” Watch a clip of the interview here.          

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    Monday, June 29th, 2015

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  • CMM Represents RSI Equipment, Inc. in Sale

    Campolo, Middleton & McCormick represented RSI Equipment, Inc., a New York based medical equipment distributor, in their sale to Claflin Medical Equipment, a Rhode Island-based medical equipment distributor, effective May 29, 2015. Claflin will expand their business with RSI Equipment, a family-run business specializing in small and large renovations and new construction for hospitals and healthcare facilities in the New York Metro area. The deal, closed by the Campolo, Middleton & McCormick legal team of Alan Weinberg, Arthur Yermash, and Lauren Kanter-Lawrence is the latest in the growing trend of significant acquisition work handled by CMM in the healthcare space. “The key to this transaction was ...

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  • Six Leadership Lessons I Learned in the Marine Corps

    In a recent opinion article I challenged the Long Island business community to be leaders instead of complainers. The response was overwhelming, with many people asking for some guidance; they wanted to know if I had any rules that I could share. The best rules I know I learned as a Marine. The U.S. Marine Corps is all about mission, discipline and dedication – principles Long Island business leaders can use to grow their business. Here are six of those lessons: 1. Lead by example. Before you expect your employees to demonstrate personal and professional integrity in their work, you must demonstrate ...

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    Friday, June 26th, 2015

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  • Best Practices for Internal Investigations

    On May 19, 2015, Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell, the leader of the Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) Criminal Division, gave a speech offering companies “best practices” guidance for corporate internal investigations. Presently, the DOJ is guided by the nine factors outlined in Deputy Attorney General Mark Filip’s 2008 memo entitled “Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations.”  These are collectively known as the “Filip Factors.”   Factor 5 states that the charging decision depends in part on “the existence and effectiveness of the corporation’s pre-existing compliance program.”  U.S. Attorneys Manual (“USAM”) 9-28.300.  Caldwell emphasized that a company will get credit from the ...

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    Monday, June 22nd, 2015

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  • The Towns Must Step Up Environmental Review of Commercial Solar Projects in Suffolk County Because They Can’t Rely on LIPA to Do It

    LIPA apparently believes, contrary to all evidence, that it need not comply with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”)  If so, LIPA is wrong. The Power New York Law of 2011 amended and reenacted Chapter 10 of the Public Service Law, which addresses the siting of major electrical generating facilities.  The former version of Article 10 lapsed on ...

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    Monday, June 22nd, 2015

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  • Court Strikes Down CMS Prohibition on ‘Per-click’ Equipment Rentals, Upholds ‘Under-Arrangements’ Prohibitions, Under Stark Law

    Freddy Kreuger from Nightmare on Elm Street, Jason from Friday the 13th, and The Exorcist.  This triumvirate struck fear in me as a kid and caused many sleepless nights.  Fast forward to present, and the Stark Law invokes similar fears, with its strict liability and draconian punishments for even inadvertent violations.  The Stark Law prohibits a physician from billing any federal healthcare program for items or services provided by another entity with whom the physician has a financial relationship, unless the arrangement falls within a statutory exception.  See generally, 42 U.S.C. 1395nn. The Secretary for Health and Human Services has enacted ...

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