Tag Archives: court challenges

Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege for In-House Counsel

In the December 2013 edition of AHLA Connections, Tom Zeno and Emily Root analyzed the application of the attorney-client privilege to in house counsel and provided five practice tips to maximize the protection of the privilege for in house counsel.  In the article, Emily and Tom explore often overlooked principles of the privilege and illustrate … Continue Reading

Florida Court Declares All of PPACA Unconstitutional

In a lengthy decision in Florida v. DHHS yesterday, a judge in Florida ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, including 26 state attorneys general, that all provisions of PPACA are unconstitutional, as they exceed Congress’ authority. First, the court decided that the individual insurance mandate went beyond the appropriate scope of Congress’ power to regulate interstate commerce. The … Continue Reading

Constitutional Decisions on PPACA Begin

We are beginning to see action (and divergent results) on the various court challenges to PPACA, starting with two recent decisions. As explained in SSD’s Sixth Circuit Blog, the federal court for the Western District of Michigan dismissed the case of Thomas More Law Center, et al. v. Obama (E.D. Mich., Case No. 10-CV-11156) (PDF) that challenged whether Congress has authority … Continue Reading