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Legal News Podcast - New Hampshire Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to Obamacare - Standing Not A Fiction

A New Hampshire federal judge dismisses a challenge to the Health Care Act by a Medicare recipient, and, a $111 million interest award is issued in a Texas federal patent case. Hear these and other stories from LexisNexis® Mealey's Publications. Copyright© 2011 LexisNexis, a division of...

Health Care Reform Scores a Victory: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Individual Mandate Upheld by Sixth Circuit

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 panel held June 29, ( Thomas More Law Center, et...

Legal News Podcast: 9th Circuit-No Standing to Challenge Obamacare; 11th Circuit-Healthcare Reform Individual Mandate Unconstitutional

The 11th Circuit finds the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's individual mandate to be unconstitutional in Fla. v. United States HHS , 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 16806 (11th Cir. Fla. Aug. 12, 2011) , and, the 9th circuit affirms that plaintiffs lack standing to challenge the act in Baldwin v...

LexisNexis® Legal News Podcast - Challenges to Obamacare (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) Rejected

The 4th Circuit finds Virginia lacked standing to challenge the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Virginia ex rel. Cuccinelli v. Sebelius, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 18632 (4th Cir. Va. Sept. 8, 2011) , and, in a separate case, finds the Anti-Injunction Act strips a court of jurisdiction to hear...

State Supporters of Terrorism Must Pay Insurers - Judgment for Insurers Against Syrian Government

By Barry Zalma, Attorney and Consultant Several insurers who paid for an airliner after a 1985 hijacking sued state sponsors of terrorism to recover, in subrogation, what they had to pay the owners of the airliner destroyed by terrorists. In Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, London, et al. v....

S.D.N.Y. Dismisses Plaintiffs’ “Shadow Insurance” Class Action Claims

A federal judge has granted AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company’s motion to dismiss claims brought against it by insureds who alleged that AXA violated New York law by engaging in various “shadow insurance” transactions, [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion:...