NEW YORK - A Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Aug. 13 partially affirmed and partially vacated a decision in favor of plaintiffs suing over regulations related to fair hearings under the Medicaid Act (Boris Shakenes, et al. v. Elizabeth R. Berlin, executive deputy commissioner of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, et al., No. 11-2003, 2nd Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 16912).