Obamacare’s ‘risk corridor’ program: Litigation status and prospects

April 18, 2017 by David Kaufman

Health law attorneys Deborah Dorman-Rodriguez and David M. Kaufman analyze the controversy surrounding Obamacare’s “risk corridor” program — which was designed to reduce risks for insurers entering new marketplaces — and the resulting litigation. … Read More

Filthy on Facebook: Union Members Can Say What They Want

April 26, 2017 by Mark Fetzko

Although it isn’t a particularly good strategy for building strong workplace rapport, you probably won’t lose your job if you go on a profanity laced tirade using your favorite social media site (although that isn’t always the case), with one major proviso: the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently opined that you shouldn’t get fired, as long as your F-bombs and insults are tied closely to union activities. Last Friday, a three judge panel held that an employer could not fire an employee for his vulgar Facebook post promoting unionization while denigrating his manager’s mother, upholding an administrative decision made … Read More

JV ROUNDUP: Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts

April 21, 2017 by Jean Sica

Excerpts of recent jury verdict summaries with multi-million dollar awards, as summarized in Jury Verdicts & Settlements: *Kelly, an incapacitated individual v. County of Snohomish 2017 WL 1411028 (Wash.Super.) Verdict date: Feb. 13, 2017    Verdict amount: $10,800,000, reduced to $4,320,000 Joel Kelly, a 58-year-old man, reportedly suffered a catastrophic brain injury resulting in aphasia, neurological deficit on the left side, the need to use a walker, memory problems and other mental deficits, and the need for 24-hour care for the rest of his life, as well as a pulmonary contusion, broken sternum, ribs, clavicle and pelvis, and a fractured skull, which required … Read More


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It is a matter of common knowledge that snow gathers on a car’s windshield during a snowstorm


It is a matter of common knowledge that snow gathers on a car’s windshield during a snowstorm.

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