• 06.02.11

    First Comprehensive Review of the HITECH Act’s Implementation

    Manatt Health today released a comprehensive review of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act’s implementation to date. HITECH was a key component of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, designed to improve the quality, efficiency, and ...

  • 04.14.11

    Let Twin Towers Lessee Build, Get on With Life

    You could call this column an open letter to Justice Anthony Kennedy. On January 7, 2002, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council, Inc. v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, 535 U.S. 687 (2002). The central issue in the case was whether government – ...

  • 04.14.11

    Voters Ride The Property Rights Roller Coaster

    Property rights. It’s the issue of the day – every day. It is hard to pick up a newspaper without being confronted with property rights stories. They cover the country. From the East Coast, we get stories about the still smoldering aftermath of Kelo v. City of New London, 125 S. Ct ...

  • 04.14.11

    Though No Blockbuster, ''Lingle'' Disentangles Takings, Due Process

    When it issued its recent decision in Lingle v. Chevron U.S.A. Inc., 2005 WL 1200710, the U.S. Supreme Court untangled a quarter-century-old jurisprudential knot that it confessed probably was caused by its near absence from the field of takings law since 1922. Lingle involved a challenge ...

  • 04.14.11

    San Remo Hotel: When Ship Comes In – But Only Passes By

    Twenty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court established a “ripeness” hurdle for property owners wanting to litigate Fifth Amendment claims that government regulations took their property for public use without compensation. To give federal courts jurisdiction to hear them, the owners ...

  • 04.14.11

    What's The U.S. Supreme Court Been Up To Lately?

    Introduction I was planning to rant about how the Supreme Court seems to have been ignoring land use and property cases lately, having denied certiorari in a significant number of cases presenting interesting issues. But then the Justices came back from summer recess and — so far — ...

  • 04.14.11

    Recent Developments In The Right To Take

    Introduction The issue of the right to condemn has been increasingly the subject of judicial attention. Courts have been both strict and loose in their interpretation of the power, particularly where the concept of "public use" is involved. Indeed, the issue has hit such a boil that it ...

  • 04.04.11

    Revisioning Medicaid as Part of New York’s Coverage Continuum

    The Medicaid Institute at the United Hospital Fund—in a report authored by Deborah Bachrach, Patricia M. Boozang and Melinda J. Dutton of Manatt in collaboration with Danielle Holahan of United Hospital Fund—explores New York’s Medicaid eligibility and enrollment in the context ...

  • 03.31.11

    Medicaid's Role in the Health Benefit Exchange: A Road Map for States

    The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), in a report authored by Manatt Health Solutions, identifies the new opportunities under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for states to consolidate and rationalize the oversight of public and private insurers, and the decision points for states as ...

  • 03.28.11

    Implementing National Health Reform in California: Opportunities for Improved Access to Care

    The California HealthCare Foundation released a report authored by Melinda Dutton, a partner in the Healthcare Division, and Alice Lam, Manatt Health manager, providing a roadmap for California in implementing national health reform. The report "Implementing National Health Reform in ...



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