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GreenbergTraurig
Court Holds that ‘Supremacy Clause’ Does Not Create a Private Right of Action to Enforce the Provisions of Medicaid

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, Inc. , No. 14-15 (U.S. March 31, 2015), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that private parties do not have the right under the U.S...

Ballard Spahr LLP
Third Time Is the Charm: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Argument in Disparate Impact Case

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. , [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]—the case presenting the issue of whether...

Peter J. Gallagher
Divorce Equality Comes To New Jersey

By Peter J. Gallagher ( @pjsgallagher ) When asked about same-sex marriage, the musician/politician/author Kinky Friedman is quoted as having said: “I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.”...

Foley & Lardner LLP
State AGs Take Sides as U.S. Supreme Court Hears Housing Discrimination Case

On January 21, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court heard argument in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project , [ writ of certiorari granted, enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], on the question of...

DLA Piper
Ninth Circuit Rejects EA’s “Incidental Use” Defense in Madden-Related Right of Publicity Suit

By Matt Ganas, Frank Ryan and Melissa Reinckens On January 6, 2015, the Ninth Circuit decided that Electronic Arts Inc.’s (“EA”) unauthorized use of former NFL players’ likeness as avatars in the Madden NFL video game series...

Peter J. Gallagher
Free Speech In Condos and Co-Ops: Round III Goes To The Resident

By Peter J. Gallagher ( @pjsgallagher ) It is not quite Ali-Frazier or even Gatti-Ward , but the New Jersey Supreme Court just delivered its third opinion in the past seven years regarding the free speech rights of residents in common interest communities...