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Government Seeks Dismissal Of Challenges To Contraceptive Mandate

The federal government on Aug. 6 filed 11 motions to dismiss in federal courts across the county, seeking to dismiss cases brought by religious groups that allege that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), 111 P.L. 148 mandate requiring ...read more

Illinois Federal Judge Denies Dismissal Of Medicaid, Disability Discrimination Suit

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Springfield Division, on Oct. 3 denied an Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services motion to dismiss an injunctive and declaratory relief action ...read more

Illinois Federal Judge Declines Class Certification In Unfair Trade Practices Case

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - An Illinois federal judge on Oct. 15 declined to grant class certification in an unfair trade practice case against a health insurance company ( Charlotte Phillips, et al. v. WellPoint Inc., et al., No. 10-357, S.D. Ill.; 2012 U ...read more

Mealey's Emerging Drugs & Devices Bulletin: 7th Circuit Says Motion to Consolidate Depakote Suits Triggers CAFA Jurisdiction

CHICAGO - Resolving a split between two district courts, the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals today ruled that plaintiffs' motions to consolidate 10 Illinois state court cases involving Abbott Laboratories' anti-seizure drug Depakote were ...read more

Ruling In Medicare Case Leaves Claims Against 1 Facility, Individual Doctors

CHICAGO - An Illinois judge on March 6 dismissed two medical facilities from a Medicare and Medicaid fraud case but left claims against a third facility and individual doctors (Robert S. Goldberg, M.D., et al. v. Rush University Medical Center, et al ...read more

Illinois Federal Judge Dismisses Medicare Suit For Lack Of Jurisdiction

CHICAGO - An Illinois federal judge on April 12 granted a defense motion to dismiss a Medicare dispute for lack of jurisdiction (Columbus Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center v. Kathleen Sebelius, No. 10-4317, N.D. Ill.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 52774 ...read more