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Harnage v. Lightner
United States Second Circuit
Health Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Revived a prison inmate's lawsuit alleging that medical personnel failed to adequately treat a health condition. Vacated a dismissal in relevant part...
02/15/2019 18‐1559‐pr
Price v. City of Chicago
United States Seventh Circuit
Health Law, Constitutional Law
Upheld the constitutionality of Chicago's abortion clinic buffer-zone ordinance, which bars pro-life sidewalk counselors or protestors from...
02/13/2019 17-2196
Reed v. Columbia St. Mary's Hospital
United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Health Law
Reinstated a patient's claims that a hospital discriminated against her on the basis of her disabilities by, among other things, putting her in a...
02/08/2019 17‐1469
US v. Maclin
United States Seventh Circuit
Health Law, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a conviction for Medicaid theft, in a case where a billing manager embezzled payments that belonged to medical practice.
02/07/2019 18-2158
The Depot, Inc. v. Caring for Montanans, Inc.
United States Ninth Circuit
Health Law, ERISA
Revived three employers' claims of fraud and misrepresentation in the sale of health insurance policies. Held that their Montana state law claims...
02/06/2019 17-35597
Gardner v. CLC of Pascagoula, L.L.C.
United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
Reinstated a nursing assistant's claim that a patient created a sexually hostile work environment for her. She alleged that an elderly resident at an...
02/06/2019 17-60072
Economy v. Sutter East Bay Hospitals
California Court of Appeal
Health Law
Held that a hospital was liable for terminating an anesthesiologist's ability to practice in the hospital for allegedly jeopardizing patient quality...
02/04/2019 A150211
American Beverage Association v. City and County of San Francisco
United States Ninth Circuit
Media Law, Health Law, Constitutional Law
In an en banc opinion, addressed the constitutionality of a San Francisco ordinance that requires health warnings to be included in advertisements for...
01/31/2019 16-16072
Rittinger v. Healthy Alliance Life Insurance Co.
United States Fifth Circuit
Health Law, ERISA
Held that a patient could not proceed with a lawsuit against a health insurer over the refusal to provide coverage for her weight loss surgery...
01/31/2019 17-20646
Fernandez v. Alexander
California Court of Appeal
Health Law, Injury & Tort Law
Held that a patient could not proceed with her medical malpractice lawsuit against an orthopedic surgeon who had treated her fractured wrist. Affirmed...
01/28/2019 B283949

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