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District Court Denies Motion To Dismiss Mental Health Parity Act Putative Class Action
In the latest volley between participants and group health plans over mental health services coverage, a federal district court in California denied United Healthcare's motion to dismiss a putative class action ...
United States
15 Aug 2019
New Jersey Expands Medical Marijuana Protections
CUMMA, which was signed into law on January 18th, 2010, legalized the use of medical marijuana for New Jersey residents suffering from a debilitating medical condition.
United States
1 Aug 2019
Nevada Enacts Laws Regarding Paid Personal Leave, Drug Testing, And Minimum Wage
Continuing the trend of states passing increasingly progressive employment regulations, Nevada recently enacted three new laws addressing paid leave, workplace drug testing, and minimum wage
United States
16 Jul 2019
Executive Order Seeks To Improve Consumer-Driven Healthcare
On June 24, 2019, the President issued his Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First.
United States
9 Jul 2019
State Liquor Law Tossed: Industry Changes Ahead
In a decision with major implications for fans of wine, liquor, or free trade, the Supreme Court has affirmed a ruling that struck down a Tennessee law, which imposed certain residency requirements to operate retail...
United States
8 Jul 2019
Illinois Legalizes Recreational Marijuana: Impact On Employers
Illinois will soon become the eleventh state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. On June 25, 2019, Governor Pritzker signed into effect House Bill 1438
United States
5 Jul 2019
Increasing Health Awareness Through Hip Hop Music
In recent years, increased transparency into the nutritional value of our food has enabled consumers to make more informed decisions on their own eating habits, knowing that their
United States
4 Jul 2019
Departments Publish Final Regulations Expanding The Availability Of HRAs
On June 13, 2019, the Department of Labor, together with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of the Treasury, published final regulations.
United States
1 Jul 2019
HHS Proposes To Narrow Scope Of Nondiscrimination Regulations Under Affordable Care Act
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently proposed regulations that scale back nondiscrimination protections under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
United States
27 Jun 2019
IRS Announces HSA And HDHP Limitations For 2020
Posted in Affordable Care Act, HSA On May 28, 2019, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2019-25 setting dollar limitations for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2020. HSAs are subject to annual aggregate contribution limits
United States
12 Jun 2019
Suit Over Use Of American Heart Association Certification Mark Maintains A Pulse
Is it deceptive to label food products with the mark of the American Heart Association ("AHA") without disclosing that the AHA was paid for use of its certification mark?
United States
4 Jun 2019
Ninth Circuit Denies Review Of Class Certification In Beer Labeling Brouhaha
In a 2-1 decision memorialized in a one-page order, a Ninth Circuit panel recently denied Kona Brewing's request for leave to appeal a grant of class certification to a consumer class.
United States
1 May 2019
New York City Council Passes Bill Limiting Pre-Employment Drug Testing For Marijuana
The New York City Council overwhelmingly passed legislation which would prohibit most City employers from requiring job applicants to submit to drug tests for marijuana use.
United States
30 Apr 2019
Snack Bar Class Action Powers On After USDA Action And FDA Inaction
Unlike a fine wine, a snack bar does not get better with age. Neither, apparently, does litigation. Last month, Judge William H. Pauley III in the Southern District of New York
United States
2 Apr 2019
Proskauer Releases Annual U.S. IPO Study
International law firm Proskauer today released its sixth annual IPO Study, which offers comprehensive analyses of U.S.-listed initial public offerings that priced in 2018 and identification of IPO trends from 2014 to 2018.
United States
12 Mar 2019
Making Gender-Affirming Surgeries A Possibility For Low-Income Transgender People
For many transgender people, undergoing gender-affirming surgery is a crucial step toward a healthy gender transition.
United States
18 Feb 2019
How To Identify And Address Secondary Trauma
Pro bono projects can provide some of the most meaningful and interesting moments in a lawyer's career. It's usually an easy decision to say "yes" ...
United States
12 Feb 2019
Nationwide Injunction Halts Exemptions And Accommodations To The ACA Contraceptive Coverage Mandate
On January 14, 2019, a district court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted a nationwide preliminary injunction halting the application of final regulations governing religious ...
United States
30 Jan 2019
Eighth Circuit Decision On "Cross-Plan Offsetting" Illustrates Importance Of Careful Plan Drafting
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently weighed in on a practice for recovering health plan overpayments known as "cross-plan offsetting."
United States
29 Jan 2019
No Use Crying Over Spilled (Almond) Milk: Ninth Circuit Upholds Dismissal Of Almond Milk Labeling Suit
On December 20, 2018, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal without leave to amend of a putative class action complaint against Blue Diamond Growers, which alleged that the term "almond milk" on Blue Diamond's beverages was misleading.
United States
18 Jan 2019
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