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Senate Confirms Jimmie V. Reyna As Federal Circuit Judge
Posted on 13 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an 86-0 vote April 4, the Senate confirmed President Obama's nomination of Jimmie V. Reyna to serve as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). Reyna will be the first Latino to serve on... Read More

Former CFTC Deputy General Counsel Brad Berry Joins Baker Botts
Posted on 27 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Brad Berry, formerly deputy general counsel of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), has joined Baker Botts L.L.P. as a partner. He is based in the firm's Washington office. Berry joins Baker Botts as the CFTC... Read More

High Court Agrees To Hear Appeal Of NLRB Quorum Dispute
Posted on 24 Jun 2013 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 agreed to decide whether President Obama's "recess" appointments of three members to the National Labor Relations Board in 2012 should be upheld ( National Labor Relations... 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

Justice Kennedy Again A Dominant Figure On Roberts Supreme Court
Posted on 7 Jul 2011 by Gregg Lawson

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Supreme Court released 82 rulings in its 2010-2011 term ending in June, with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy once again the dominant figure on the court, making the majority in 14 of the 16 cases that were decided by a 5-4 vote, according... 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

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

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

Williams Mullen: D.C. U.S. Court of Appeals Pushes Back At NLRB, President Obama
Posted on 28 Jan 2013 by Williams Mullen

By David C. Burton Once again the National Labor Relations Board has been found to have issued a decision without the statutorily mandated three member quorum. On January 25, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia found... Read More

Gulf Oil Claims Facility Payouts Total $1.7 Billion To Date
Posted on 5 Nov 2010 by Gregg Lawson

MIAMI BEACH -- The Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) has received just shy of 350,000 emergency claims and paid out about $1.7 billion on just under 100,000 of them as of Nov. 5, according to Michael Rozen of Feinberg Rozen LLP in New York. Rozen... Read More