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By Jacob Mattinson, J. Christian Nemeth, Judith Wethall, Elizabeth M. Rowe
An employer learned the full cost of ambiguity when a Connecticut federal district court agreed with an employee's widow that the word "maximum" was ambiguous in the company's life
By David Henry
On 10 September 2019, European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen nominated Margrethe Vestager as Competition Commissioner for a second consecutive term.
By Richard Pearl
A Texas federal court certified a class in case brought by participants in one plan, and allowed those participants to represent participants in unaffiliated plans.
By Richard J. Pearl
In two opinions—one published and one unpublished—the Ninth Circuit overturned prior precedent and held that a Plan amendment requiring arbitration meant that an individual
By Marc Sorini
In August, the US District Court for the District of Columbia issued its final decision in Bellion Spirits, LLC v. United States, Civ. No. 17-2538 (JEB).
By Jacob Mattinson, Todd Solomon, Erin Steele
A growing number of medical organizations, courts and administrative bodies have stated that transition-related medical care is medically necessary and should be covered by employer-sponsored medical plans.
By David Quinn Gacioch, Tony Maida, Laura McLane, Amandeep Sidhu, Paul M. Thompson, Edward Zacharias
In this second installment of the Healthcare Enforcement Quarterly Roundup for 2019, we cover several topics that have persisted over the past few years and identify new issues that will shape
By Lisa Schmitz Mazur
Telemedicine collaborations, whether between technology companies and providers, health systems and patients, or other creative partnerships we have yet to see in the industry, can present numerous benefits to our healthcare...
By Judith Wethall
A Third Circuit appeals panel upheld the lower court ruling in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. President United States of America et al. No. 17-3752.
By Joshua W. Eastby, Caroline Ruiz Palmer
The second quarter of 2019 proved to be a busy season for antitrust matters. In the United States, agencies continued to be aggressive and blocked transactions or required significant remedies
By Vernessa Pollard, Anisa Mohanty
In April 2019, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a white paper, "Proposed Regulatory Framework for Modifications to Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
By Amandeep Sidhu, Marshall Jackson, Jr., Irene A. Firippis
During the second quarter of 2019, DOJ continued its focus on enforcement activity in telemedicine.
By Judith Wethall, Jacob Mattinson
The IRS issued a private letter ruling (PLR) this week indicating that an FSA (and presumably an HSA and HRA) may reimburse a portion of the purchase of genetic testing and reports regarding ancestry
By Stephen Kranz, Diann Smith, Charles Moll, III, Troy M. Van Dongen
Legislators in Sacramento are mulling over one of the most (if not the most) troubling state and local tax bills of the past decade
By Stephen Kranz, Kathleen Quinn
Taxpayers may have celebrated too soon when the New Jersey Division of Taxation announced that it was withdrawing TB-85 and the GDP-based
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