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Prominent National Managed Care Lawyer Joins Manatt
Posted on 5 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP has announced that Stephanie Kanwit has joined the firm's Washington, D.C., office as counsel in the Healthcare Practice Group. Kanwit most recently served as special counsel to America's... Read More

Greenberg Traurig Grows National Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice Led By Atlanta Shareholder Lori G. Cohen
Posted on 10 Feb 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ATLANTA - Greenberg Traurig's Atlanta-based national Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice Group continues to grow with the addition of Ginger Heyman Pigott . Pigott, who joins as a shareholder, will work closely... Read More

Williams Mullen Alert: North Carolina Medical Malpractice Reforms Favor Long-Term Care Industry
Posted on 23 Sep 2011 by Williams Mullen

By Elizabeth D. Scott & Jonathan R. Bumgarner On July 25, 2011, the North Carolina House voted to override Governor Perdue's veto and approve a broad overhaul of North Carolina's medical malpractice laws. Ratified Senate Bill 33 expands... Read More

Plaintiffs Lack Standing To Challenge Health Care Act, 9th Circuit Affirms
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

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

David Harlow On Massachusetts Health Reform Plan, National Health Reform, Litigation
Posted on 1 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource 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

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

Foley & Lardner LLP: 7th Circuit Rejects Public-Disclosure Bar in Qui Tam Case
Posted on 19 Aug 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By Eric G. Pearson A cardinal rule of a qui tam action brought under the False Claims Act is that the relator must be the information’s original source. In United States ex rel. Heath v. Wisconsin Bell, Inc. , No. 12-3383 (7th Cir. July 28... Read More

Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Health Care Class Arbitration Dispute
Posted on 25 Mar 2013 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on March 25 heard oral arguments to address whether, in a dispute over a health insurer’s reimbursement of physicians’ claim, an arbitrator acted within his authority in determining that the... 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

Virginia's Suit Challenging Health Care Act Continues
Posted on 3 Aug 2010 by Cheryl Keely

RICHMOND, Va. - (Mealey's) Saying that no case from any federal appellate court has extended the commerce clause or tax clause of the U.S. Constitution to include the regulation of a person's decision not to purchase a product, the federal judge... Read More

DLA Piper: 9th Circuit Joins Majority Of Circuits To Lower Barrier For Whistleblowers In False Claims Act Lawsuits
Posted on 4 Aug 2015 by DLA Piper

By Todd C. Toral and Greg Young The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a case likely heralding an increase in the number of qui tam False Claims Act lawsuits, has abrogated prior precedent and lowered the jurisdictional bar for whistleblowers... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: West Virginia Legislature Changes Medical Professional Liability Act
Posted on 3 Apr 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Paul K. "Kip" Reese and Jace H. Goins During its recent 2015 session, the West Virginia Legislature passed significant tort reform measures affecting Long Term Care (LTC) providers. These measures largely involve changes to the West Virginia... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: Vermont AG Offers Limited Penalty For Failure To Report Data
Posted on 25 Feb 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Benjamin Koplin , Selina Coleman and R. Jeffrey Layne The Vermont Attorney General's Office announced an offer to accept a limited penalty from medical device and biologic manufacturers to resolve failure to report expenses related to health... Read More