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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

11th Circuit Allows Adversary Action Against Aetna To Proceed
Posted on 12 May 2010 by Cheryl Keely

ATLANTA - (Mealey's) The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in a per curiam opinion issued on May 12 vacated an injunction prohibiting Doctors Health Inc. from pursuing its adversary action against an Aetna Inc. subsidiary in bankruptcy court, finding... 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

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 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

3rd Circuit: Humana Can Sue GSK For Reimbursement For Avandia-Related Expenses
Posted on 29 Jun 2012 by Tom Moylan

PHILADELPHIA - (Mealey's) Medicare Advantage provider Humana Medical Plan Inc. is allowed under Medicare law to seek reimbursement from GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) for the costs of treating insurance customers who were injured by GSK's Avandia diabetes... Read More

6th Circuit Finds Individual Mandate In Health Care Act Constitutional
Posted on 29 Jun 2011 by Cheryl Keely

CINCINNATI -- (Mealey's) The individual mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is a valid exercise of Congress' power under the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution, a Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals... Read More

Order Declaring Health Care Law Unconstitutional Is Stayed Pending Immediate Appeal
Posted on 4 Mar 2011 by Cheryl Keely

PENSACOLA, Fla. - (Mealey's) A Florida federal judge who declared the federal health care reform law unconstitutional responded March 3 to a federal government motion to clarify by issuing a stay pending an immediate appeal ( State of Florida, et... Read More