Virginia’s Suit Challenging Health Care Act Continues

RICHMOND, Va. – (Mealey’s) Saying that no case from any federal appellate court has extended the commerce clause or tax clause of the U.S. Constitution to include the regulation of a person’s decision not to purchase a product, the federal judge overseeing the Commonwealth of Virginia’s...

Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act Not Violative of Constitution, Permitted under Commerce Clause, Rules Federal Judge

DETROIT - (Mealey's) A Michigan federal judge on Oct. 7 dismissed a constitutional challenge to the health insurance mandate/federal income tax penalty of the Health Care Reform Act, saying Congress has a right to try to eliminate cost-shifting by uninsured Americans ( Thomas More Law Center, et...

Virginia Federal Court Dismisses Liberty University Lawsuit Claiming Health Care Reform-Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act is Unconstitutional

LYNCHBURG, Va. - (Mealey's) A Virginia federal judge on Nov. 30 dismissed a lawsuit brought by group of plaintiffs in Virginia, including a private Christian university, challenging the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (PPACA), saying that the new law is constitutional...

Federal Judge Rejects Commerce Clause Argument, Finds PPACA Health Insurance Individual Mandate is Unconstitutional

RICHMOND, Va. -- (Mealey's) A Virginia federal judge on Dec. 13 held that the individual mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is unconstitutional and severed it from the rest of the act; the judge denied the plaintiff's request for injunctive relief ( Commonwealth...

More States Seek to Join Fight Against Health Care Reform - LexisNexis® Legal News Podcast

Six more states seek to join the Attorneys General challenge to the Health Care Act, and, the U.S. Supreme Court says it will not hear an appeal in a defective window case. Hear these and other stories from LexisNexis® Mealey's Publications. Copyright© 2011 LexisNexis, a division of Reed...

Judge Declines to Dismiss Health Care Lawsuit-Plaintiffs Cannot Afford To Buy A Car and Health Insurance-Legal News Podcast

A Pennsylvania federal judge declines to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the Health Care Act, and, the 2nd Circuit affirms a ruling for a defendant in a copyright ownership dispute. Hear these and other stories from LexisNexis® Mealey's Publications. Copyright© 2011 LexisNexis, a division...

Religious Freedom Restoration Act Challenge to Health Care Reform Individual Mandate Requirement Dismissed

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A District of Columbia federal judge yesterday dismissed a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), finding that Congress did not exceed its power in enacting the individual mandate provision and that the act did not violate the plaintiffs’ religious...

Legal News Podcast - Federal Judge Dismisses Religious Challenge to Health Care Reform Individual Mandate Requirement

The U.S. Supreme Court reverses a California decision involving a minivan's seatbelts, Williamson v. Mazda Motor of Am., Inc., 2011 U.S. LEXIS 1711 (U.S. Feb. 23, 2011) , and a challenge to the Health Care Reform Act based on religious beliefs is dismissed, Mead v. Holder, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18592...

11th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments In Lawsuit Over Health Care Law

ATLANTA - (Mealey's) An 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel heard more than two hours of oral argument on June 8 in the federal government's challenge to a district court's decision finding the minimum coverage provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) unconstitutional...

6th Circuit Finds Individual Mandate In Health Care Act Constitutional

CINCINNATI -- (Mealey's) The individual mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is a valid exercise of Congress' power under the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution, a Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel held June 29 in affirming the dismissal of...

Dismissal Of Lawsuit Challenging Health Care Reform Act For Lack Of Standing Affirmed By Panel

NEWARK, N.J. - (Mealey's) A Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Aug. 3 affirmed the dismissal of a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) brought by a New Jersey physician, one of his patients and a physician organization, saying that the plaintiffs failed to...

11th Circuit Finds PPACA's Individual Mandate Unconstitutional

ATLANTA - (Mealey's) A split 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Aug. 12 reversed summary judgment involving the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act but said the health care reform law's mandate that American buy health insurance or pay a penalty is unconstitutional ( State of...

11th Circuit Strikes Health Insurance Requirement

ATLANTA - (AP) A federal appeals panel struck down the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care overhaul Friday, moving the argument over whether Americans can be required to buy health insurance a step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court. The divided three-judge panel of the 11th...

Federal Judge Says Health Care Reform Act's Individual Mandate Is Unconstitutional

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Sept. 13 held that the individual mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is an unconstitutional extension of authority granted to the federal government under the U.S. Constitution's commerce clause ( Barbara...

Circuit Panel Finds Individual Mandate In Health Care Reform Act Constitutional

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A split panel of the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Nov. 8 affirmed that the individual mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is constitutional, with the dissenting judge saying the court lacked jurisdiction...

Breakdown of the Supreme Court Ruling on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

By Elise Klein and Joseph Hegedus In one of the most anticipated opinions of its term and perhaps in over half a century, the United States Supreme Court today resolved constitutional challenges to two provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the "ACA"): First, a surprising...

U.S. Supreme Court Orders 4th Circuit To Reconsider Health Care Act Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 26 revived a Christian university's challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) when it ordered the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to review the case in light of the high court's ruling in a similar...