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Federal Judge to Miss. Lt. Gov.: No Class Action Standing to Challenge Obamacare–Legal News Podcast
Posted on 10 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

A Mississippi federal judge dismisses a Health Care Act lawsuit for lack of standing, and, the 2nd Circuit affirms that a couple lacked sufficient evidence to support claims that a company's discharge of molasses violated the Clean Water Act. Hear... Read More

DLA Piper - Health Care at the Crossroads: The Supreme Court's Decision on the Affordable Care Act
Posted on 11 Jul 2012 by DLA Piper

On Thursday, June 28, the United States Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision on the constitutionality of portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ( Nat. Fed'n of Indep. Bus. v. Sebelius , together with Florida v. Dept. of HHS and... Read More

SCOTUS Obamacare Ruling In (Mostly) Plain English
Posted on 29 Jun 2012 by Philip Miles

The Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion on "Obamacare" (aka Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act): National Federation of Independent Business, et al. v. Sebelius (opinion here) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers... Read More

Legal News Podcast - Federal Judge Dismisses Religious Challenge to Health Care Reform Individual Mandate Requirement
Posted on 1 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

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... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Federal Court of Appeals Strikes Down Individual Mandate for Health Coverage
Posted on 24 Aug 2011 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Edward I. Leeds Deciding a case, Florida v. Department of Health and Human Services , that could herald a showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court, a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has ruled that the individual mandate... Read More

McGuireWoods on the Supreme Court's Federal Health Care Reform Law Decision
Posted on 29 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

By Stephanie A. Kennan , Brian Looser , Vincent A. Dongarra and R. Brent Rawlings Intro: On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its opinion in the case of National Federation of Independent Business et al. v. Sebelius, Secretary... Read More

Judge Declines to Dismiss Health Care Lawsuit-Plaintiffs Cannot Afford To Buy A Car and Health Insurance-Legal News Podcast
Posted on 2 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

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... Read More

Lawyer2Lawyer Podcast: David Harlow Speaks Out on Massachusetts Health Care Reform
Posted on 4 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

By David Harlow I am a guest on the latest edition of Lawyer2Lawyer , a podcast talk show on the Legal Talk Network hosted by fellow Bay State blawger Bob Ambrogi and Golden State lawyer Craig Williams, discussing aspects of the Massachusetts health... Read More

9th Circuit Affirms Plaintiffs Lack Standing To Challenge Health Care Act
Posted on 15 Aug 2011 by Cheryl Keely

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) A panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 13 affirmed a lower court ruling that plaintiffs challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Act (PPACA) lacked standing to challenge the act because they... Read More

Religious Freedom Restoration Act Challenge to Health Care Reform Individual Mandate Requirement Dismissed
Posted on 23 Feb 2011 by Cheryl Keely

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... Read More

Breakdown of the Supreme Court Ruling on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Posted on 28 Jun 2012 by Elise Klein

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... Read More

Dismissal Of Lawsuit Challenging Health Care Reform Act For Lack Of Standing Affirmed By Panel
Posted on 3 Aug 2011 by Cheryl Keely

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... Read More

Circuit Panel Finds Individual Mandate In Health Care Reform Act Constitutional
Posted on 9 Nov 2011 by Cheryl Keely

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... Read More

11th Circuit Finds PPACA's Individual Mandate Unconstitutional
Posted on 12 Aug 2011 by Cheryl Keely

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... Read More