Constitutional Law and Civil Rights

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Supreme Court Holds Providers Cannot Sue States to Challenge Low Medicaid Rates
Posted on 14 May 2015 by Foley & Lardner LLP

The Supreme Court ruled, on March 31, in a 5-4 decision, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], that hospitals and all other providers cannot sue to force a state to pay higher Medicaid rates. The name of the case is Armstrong v. Exception... Read More

Class Action Landscape May Be Altered By Supreme Court’s Grant of Cert In Campbell-Ewald Company v. Gomez
Posted on 24 Jun 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Mark J. Levin The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide a case that could alter the landscape of federal class action litigation. Granting the defendant’s petition for certiorari in Campbell-Ewald Company v. Gomez , the Court will review... Read More

Court Holds that ‘Supremacy Clause’ Does Not Create a Private Right of Action to Enforce the Provisions of Medicaid
Posted on 5 May 2015 by GreenbergTraurig

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, Inc. , No. 14-15 (U.S. March 31, 2015), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that private parties do not have the right under the U.S... Read More