• 09.18.23

    Massachusetts’ Cutting-Edge Health Equity Initiatives

    While the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the structural racism experienced by people of color, racial and ethnic inequities in healthcare resulting from structural racism have long been a reality in the United States.

  • 09.18.23

    CA Governor to Sign Unprecedented Private Business Climate Disclosure Mandates

    California Governor Gavin Newsom publicly confirmed that he will sign two unprecedent climate disclosure mandate bills into law.

  • 09.14.23

    CFPB Loses Major UDAAP Case

    On September 8, 2023, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued an opinion and order vacating a March 2022 anti-discrimination update to the UDAAP section of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) Supervision and ...

  • 09.13.23

    Post-Facebook v. Duguid Litigation Roundup

    A summary of some recent noteworthy district-level decisions applying and interpreting Facebook follows.

  • 09.13.23

    Eleventh Circuit Reverses Position on Standing, Single Text Sufficient

    A unanimous en banc Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the court’s prior precedent and ruled that the receipt of a single text message is sufficient to establish Article III standing for purposes of a Telephone Consumer Protection Act suit.

  • 09.13.23

    Seventh Circuit Rejects FCC Guidance in Fax Case

    The Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to follow Federal Communications Commission guidance when it ruled that faxes offering a “free dinner” did not run afoul of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

  • 09.13.23

    TCPA Defendant Sidesteps Suit With Improper Identification

    The failure of a plaintiff in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act action to properly identify the defendant led a New Jersey federal court to dismiss the action with prejudice.

  • 09.13.23

    Unprecedented Mandatory Climate Disclosure Bills Go to CA Governor

    California Governor Gavin Newsom will now decide whether businesses with any operational connection to California—physically present in the state or not—either privately held or publicly traded, and with specified revenues annually, will be mandated to publicly disclose all global ...

  • 09.11.23

    Access to Care for Justice-Involved Pregnant People With a Substance Use Disorder

    There is a critical need to increase access to evidence-based care for justice-involved pregnant people with a substance use disorder (SUD)—and connect them to continued coverage and care upon release—according to national physician and policy experts in a May 2023 webinar sponsored by ...

  • 09.11.23

    CMS Guidance on Conducting Eligibility Redeterminations at the Individual Level

    On August 30, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a State Medicaid Director Letter (SMDL) instructing states to assess whether they are in compliance with federal Medicaid regulations that require all renewal processes be conducted at the individual level.



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