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Language on Authority of New Federal Insurance Office Agreed to by Drafters of the House and Senate Financial Reform Bill

Late last week, the House and Senate drafters of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (H.R. 4173) came to final compromise on the language creating the first ever office in the federal government that is focused on the insurance industry called the Federal Insurance Office (the...

Legal News Podcast - New Hampshire Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to Obamacare - Standing Not A Fiction

A New Hampshire federal judge dismisses a challenge to the Health Care Act by a Medicare recipient, and, a $111 million interest award is issued in a Texas federal patent case. Hear these and other stories from LexisNexis® Mealey's Publications. Copyright© 2011 LexisNexis, a division of...

The Supreme Court's Decision in Hillman v. Maretta: The Perils of Beneficiary Designation

By Professor by Leo P. Martinez Hillman v. Maretta , decided by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 3, 2013 [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], illustrates the intricacies of the constitutional preemption doctrine and the difficulty of accounting for human behavior. The case, decided...