Performant Capital has announced the acquisitions of DavLong Business Solutions and its affiliate Administrative Advantage (collectively DBS) and On Demand Solutions (ODS).

DBS, headquartered in Savannah, Ga., provides IT solutions for physician practices. Founded in 1983, the company also provides revenue cycle management services.

ODS, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, provides business solutions for

In Drazen v. Pinto, –F.4th–, 2022 WL 2963470 (July 27, 2022), the Eleventh Circuit vacated a district court’s decision to certify a class under Rule 23 and approve the class settlement because the class included members who lacked Article III standing.
This case involves three consolidated class actions against GoDaddy.com, each of which alleges the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (“TCPA”) by using a prohibited automatic telephone dialing system to make unsolicited contact with plaintiffs through calls and texts to market its services and products. 

In May 2022, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Cothron v. White Castle System, Inc. — a case that will have a substantial impact on the liability for violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”).  BIPA is considered to be among the most robust law in the U.S. governing biometric privacy, and Illinois is among the few jurisdictions permitting private suits for the unlawful collection, storage of such data.  Since its inception in 2008, BIPA has been the source of a flurry of lawsuits, many of which have resulted in substantial settlements.  The court is set to determine how to calculate the number of individual BIPA violations, whether damages accrue each time an employee scans her fingerprint, or whether the first recorded scan is the sole violation.  If the Illinois high court determines that damages accrue with each scan and BIPA violations are ongoing, then the potential damages for BIPA lawsuits would increase exponentially and open a flood of new claims.  Fortunately, insurance policyholders have had recent success arguing that coverage exists for BIPA violations under Commercial General Liability (“CGL”) policies.  A plaintiff-friendly ruling in the Cothron case would make the ability to recover under these policies even more important, and potentially open additional avenues for recovery.  In anticipation of this important ruling, this article provides a brief background on BIPA and summarizes the key decisions relating to insurance recovery of BIPA damages.

Linden Capital Partners has completed its acquisition of Aspirion from Aquiline Capital Partners, according to a news release.

Aspirion, based in Columbus, Ga., is a full-service revenue cycle management company. Founded in 2006, the company specializes in motor vehicle accident, third-party liability, workers’ compensation, Veterans Administration, out-of-state Medicaid, and Medicaid eligibility and enrollment

Last month, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in United States ex rel. Polansky v. Executive Health Resources, Inc., a case presenting the question whether the federal government forfeits the authority to dismiss False Claims Act (FCA) suits brought in its name if it first declines to intervene in them.

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The Riverside Company has announced it has acquired Rockpointe.

Rockpointe, based in Columbia, Md., is a healthcare education company. Founded in 1995, the company provides accredited continuing education activities and related training for healthcare professionals.

Riverside Co., co-headquartered in Cleveland and New York, focuses on acquiring and investing in growing businesses valued at

Great Point Partners (GPP) has announced a growth investment in Ephicacy Consulting Group.

Ephicacy, based in Iselin, N.J., is a biometrics contract research organization. Founded in 2005, the company provides outsourced statistical programming, data management and “real-world” evidence analytics services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

GPP, based in Greenwich, Conn., is a private