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Judge Rules On Attorneys General Lawsuit Challenging Health Care Law; 2 Claims Remain

PENSACOLA, Fla. - (Mealey's) Two of six claims remain in a suit brought by attorneys general challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) after a Florida federal judge issued his ruling Oct. 14 on a motion to dismiss brought by the federal government ( State of Florida, et al...

Minnesota's Pawlenty Ups Challenge To Health Care Reform Law

ST. PAUL, Minn. - (AP) Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a potential GOP presidential candidate, stepped up his attack Thursday on President Barack Obama's federal health care law with a court filing challenging its cost to states. Pawlenty and Rhode Island Gov. Donald Carcieri, both Republicans leaving...

Hooper, Lundy & Bookman Expands San Francisco Office

SAN FRANCISCO - Hooper, Lundy & Bookman P.C. (HLB) has announced that four veteran health law attorneys have joined the firm as partners in the firm's San Francisco office. The four - M. Steven Lipton, Harry Shulman, Paul T. Smith and W. Clark Stanton - were most recently partners in the San...

Virginia Wants Health Care Lawsuit Before Supreme Court

RICHMOND, Va. - (AP) Virginia's attorney general wants his lawsuit against the federal health care law to go straight to the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said Thursday he plans to file a motion to bypass an appeals court after he won a federal judge's ruling in December...

Supreme Court Takes No Action On Virginia's Challenge To Health Care Law, For Now

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Although the state of Virginia has asked for its lawsuit challenging the federal health care law to go straight to the U.S. Supreme Court, the high court on April 15 took no action on the request, the Associated Press has reported. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in February...

Supreme Court Rejects Quick Review Of Health Care Law

ASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court rejected a call Monday from Virginia's attorney general to depart from its usual practice and put review of the health care law on a fast track. Instead, judicial review of President Barack Obama's signature legislation will continue in federal appeals...

4th Circuit Considers If Dismissal Of Health Care Law Challenge Appropriate

RICHMOND, Va. - (Mealey's) A group of plaintiffs in Virginia, including a private Christian university, argued before the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 10 that a lower court erred in finding that Congress acted within its power in enacting the individual mandate contained in the Patient...

Government Urges Appeals Court To Uphold Health Care Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Obama administration said Wednesday that health care reforms should be upheld in the courts because the costs of the uninsured are a burden on interstate commerce. In arguments filed in a federal appeals court in Atlanta, the government said the new law provided a comprehensive...

New Jersey Doctors' Group Suing To Block Health Care Law

NEWARK, N.J. - (AP) A federal appeals court hearing arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of last year's U.S. health reform law focused primarily on whether plaintiffs need to demonstrate they are suffering economic harm now or will when the part of the law mandating...