Early Saturday morning, the U.S. House of Representatives passed—by an overwhelming 363–40 vote—the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a COVID stimulus package.
COVID-19 is having a widespread impact on our communities and businesses, including the ability to place telephone calls under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and state law equivalents.
Universities and other academic institutions are facing a very real threat to the health and safety of their communities posed by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and many lack a digital plan that can be implemented quickly to ensure continuity of quality education.
In the early morning hours of March 14, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the Act), which provides various forms of relief to those affected by COVID-19.
In perhaps the first decision of its kind, Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero of the Northern District of California issued on February 28, 2019 his 106-page Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law (Order) in the ERISA class action Wit v. United Behavioral Health.
On May 1, 2018, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health & Human Services and the Treasury (Departments) clarified the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) “greatest-of-three” regulation (GOT regulation) in response to an entry of summary judgment against the ...
On June 4, 2018, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Case No. 16-111.
On September 23, 2016, the California Legislature passed, and Governor Jerry Brown signed, Assembly Bill 72 (AB 72 or the Act), creating a new regime for the regulation of “surprise bills.”
In an increasing number of cases, courts have used Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(2) to certify classes seeking injunctive and declaratory relief that includes, among other things, an injunction ordering the defendant to “reprocess” past claims for healthcare benefits.
The free exercise clause is found in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights and provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”