• 06.18.18

    New York Attorney General’s Cartel Bust Is Just the Beginning

    Earlier this year, the New York attorney general’s office brought two separate criminal actions against local firms and associated individuals for antitrust violations ...

  • 06.18.18

    Insights From State AG Coordinated Opioid Investigation

    In a slow but steady trickle of filings over the past 12 months, starting with Ohio, 23 state attorneys general have brought lawsuits against opioid manufacturers.

  • 05.01.18

    Mooting Mootness

    With over 2,000 judges, California probably has the largest court system in the world. Such a massive system—directly employing about 19,000 people in over 500 buildings—is an expensive operation.

  • 04.25.18

    Eminent Domain, the Movie

    If you ever wanted to know what it’s like to be the target of a government agency that covets your home, go see a new movie called “Little Pink House.” It is largely the backstory of Kelo v. City of New London, 545 U.S. 469 (2005). In case you have forgotten, Kelo was the case ...

  • 04.23.18

    California Employers Not Required to ‘Police’ Meal Breaks

    As employers are not required to “police” whether or not workers take meal breaks, a California appellate panel dismissed a putative class action suit seeking payment for missed breaks under state law.

  • 04.23.18

    DSRIP Antitrust Considerations: The Case for a COPA

    Editor’s Note: On March 27, 2018, the author partnered with Christine White, vice president of legal affairs at Northwell Health, Inc., to present a webinar for the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) entitled “DSRIP Antitrust Considerations: The Case for a COPA.” ...

  • 04.23.18

    SEC Awards Whistleblower Record Amount, Uses ‘Safe Harbor’

    Continuing its recent streak of notable whistleblower awards, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced more than $2.2 million in the first award under the “safe harbor” of Exchange Act Rule 21F-4(b)(7).

  • 04.23.18

    The Risk Corridors Program: Should the Government Pay?

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) established health insurance exchanges where insurers can offer qualified health plans (QHPs) to individuals and certain employers.

  • 04.23.18

    How Can All-Payer Claims Databases Support Insurance Regulation?

    Editor’s Note: On March 24, 2018, Joel Ario, managing director at Manatt Health, and Kathy Hempstead, a senior advisor to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, delivered a presentation on All-Payer Claims Databases (APCDs) to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Regulatory ...

  • 04.19.18

    Two Trials and Other Developments as RMBS Litigation Continues Unabated

    Almost a decade has passed since the mortgage foreclosure crisis of 2007–08, but the litigation from the economic fallout of the crisis continues. As one court put it, the 2007 residential mortgage-backed securitizations (RMBS) “earthquake may have subsided, but its aftershocks ...