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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds 'ObamaCare,' Reversing Federal District Court Decisions
Posted on 28 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By the LexisNexis Jury Verdicts and Settlements Team On Thursday, June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the individual mandate set out in the "ObamaCare" health insurance reform bill, more properly known as... Read More

4th Circuit: Virginia Lacked Standing To Challenge Health Care Reform Act
Posted on 8 Sep 2011 by Cheryl Keely

RICHMOND, Va. - (Mealey's) A Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Sept. 8 reversed a lower court ruling holding that the individual mandate provision contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was unconstitutional... Read More

Supreme Court Denies Review Of Health Care Reform Suit
Posted on 9 Nov 2010 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 8 declined review of the first petition for writ of certiorari filed in a case challenging the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) ( Steven Baldwin, et al. v. Kathleen... Read More

How Your Elected Legislators Have Chiseled Away Your Legal Rights
Posted on 21 Nov 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By Keith Ecker, a reporter for Lawyers.com, www.lawyers.com/our-blog There is a battle being fought at the highest levels of government over your right to file a medical malpractice or defective drug lawsuit. On the one hand are pro-business groups... Read More

This is Real Law: Rx for Litigation: New Inpatient Rule May Lead to More Malpractice Suits
Posted on 21 Feb 2014 by Real Law Editorial Team

Our circumstances are often defined by fateful decisions. Those decisions can be our own, those made by others (with or without our knowledge or consent), or both. That’s particularly true with regard to our personal health. You climb a wonky... Read More

Judge Rules Parts Of Health Care Act Unconstitutional
Posted on 13 Dec 2010 by Cheryl Keely

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... Read More

11th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments In Lawsuit Over Health Care Law
Posted on 10 Jun 2011 by Cheryl Keely

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... Read More

Arguments Heard Over Dismissal Of Lawsuit Challenging Health Care Reform Act
Posted on 15 Sep 2010 by Cheryl Keely

PENSACOLA, Fla. - (Mealey's) Oral arguments were heard Sept. 14 in a Florida federal court to determine whether a lawsuit brought by attorneys general challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) should be dismissed ( State of... Read More

States Petition Supreme Court In Health Care Act Case
Posted on 29 Sep 2011 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) States challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) filed a petition on Sept. 28 for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court, saying an 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision affirming... Read More

4th Circuit Considers Whether Individual Mandate Unconstitutional
Posted on 10 May 2011 by Cheryl Keely

RICHMOND, Va. - (Mealey's) The federal government argued before a panel of the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 10 that a district court judge erred in finding that the individual mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable... Read More

High Court Hears First Day Of Arguments On Health Care Reform Act
Posted on 26 Mar 2012 by Cheryl Keely

The U.S. Supreme Court on March 26 heard oral arguments on whether challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are premature under the Anti-Injunction Act and should be barred until penalties for failing to purchase health care insurance... Read More