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11th Circuit Allows Adversary Action Against Aetna To Proceed

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 that a settlement in the Managed Care Multidistrict...

Virginia's Suit Challenging Health Care Act Continues

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 overseeing the Commonwealth of Virginia's challenge...

Supreme Court Denies Review Of Health Care Reform Suit

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 Sebelius, et al. , No. 10-369, U.S. Sup.). The...

Prominent National Managed Care Lawyer Joins Manatt

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 Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the national trade...

Florida Judge Finds Individual Mandate In Health Care Act Unconstitutional

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- (Mealey's) A Florida federal judge on Jan. 31 struck down as unconstitutional the individual mandate portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and, finding that the provision is not severable, held that the entire act must be declared void ( State of Florida...

Order Declaring Health Care Law Unconstitutional Is Stayed Pending Immediate Appeal

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 al. v. United States Department of Health and Human...

4th Circuit Considers Whether Individual Mandate Unconstitutional

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 Care Act (PPACA) is unconstitutional, while the...

6th Circuit Finds Individual Mandate In Health Care Act Constitutional

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 in affirming the dismissal of...

Liberty University Petitions Supreme Court Over Dismissal Of Health Care Reform Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A Christian school on Oct. 10 filed a petition for certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking review of a divided lower court decision that held that the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA) stripped the court of jurisdiction to hear a challenge to the Patient Protection and...

3rd Circuit: Humana Can Sue GSK For Reimbursement For Avandia-Related Expenses

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 drug, a unanimous Third Circuit U.S. Court...