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11th Circuit: Heath Care Reform Law's Individual Mandate Is 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

Virginia Petitions High Court Over Dismissal Of Challenge To Health Care Act
Posted on 3 Oct 2011 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Commonwealth of Virginia on Sept. 30 filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court, saying that the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals erred in finding that Virginia lacked standing to challenge... Read More

Supreme Court Denies Fast-Track Review In Challenge To Health Care Act
Posted on 25 Apr 2011 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on April 25 rejected Virginia's request for a writ of certiorari before judgment for review of a lower court's decision holding that the individual mandate contained in the Patient Protection... Read More

4th Circuit Considers If Dismissal Of Health Care Law Challenge Appropriate
Posted on 11 May 2011 by Cheryl Keely

RICHMOND, Va. - (Mealey's) A group of plaintiffs in Virginia, including a private Christian university, argued before the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 10 that a lower court erred in finding that Congress acted within its power in enacting... Read More

4th Circuit: Court Lacks Jurisdiction To Hear Challenge To Health Care Act
Posted on 9 Sep 2011 by Cheryl Keely

RICHMOND, Va. -- In a divided opinion, the majority of Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Sept. 8 held that the Anti-Injunction Act strips the court of jurisdiction to hear a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA... 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

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

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

Feds Seek Dismissal Of Va. Health Reform Lawsuit
Posted on 25 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RICHMOND, Va. - (AP) President Barack Obama's administration on Monday asked a federal judge in Virginia to dismiss the state's lawsuit alleging Congress overstepped its constitutional bounds with the new health care reform law. Health and Human... Read More

Virginia Responds To Motion To Dismiss Health Care Lawsuit
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RICHMOND Va. - (AP) Virginia on Monday disputed the Obama administration's claim that the state lacks standing to challenge the new federal health care reform law. State Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli also said Health and Human Services Secretary... Read More

Cigarettes Will Carry Grisly New Warning Labels
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RICHMOND, Va. - (AP) Rotting teeth and gums. Diseased lungs. A sewn-up corpse of a smoker. Cigarette smoke coming out of the tracheotomy hole in a man's neck. Cigarette packs in the U.S. will have to carry these macabre images in nine new warning... Read More