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ERISA Fiduciary Duties and the Tension Between the Affordable Care Act and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") has significantly changed the healthcare industry in the United States. Among the many changes is the new requirement that healthcare providers must provide all "Food...more

The ERISA Litigation Newsletter - May 2012

In This Issue: - Editor’s Overview ...1 - Health Care Reform Remains Alive and Well as DOL Enforces ACA through Plan Audits ...2 - Class Warfare — ERISA Class Litigation in Light of Wal-Mart v....more

New Hampshire Governor Fights Subpoena Over Efforts to Dip Into Malpractice Fund to Reduce Budget Deficit

The governor and attorney general of New Hampshire are fighting a subpoena to testify about state efforts to take $110 million from a malpractice fund to plug a budget hole. Policyholders of the medical malpractice Joint...more

Our Tax Dollars to Study "Tort Reform" - What About Patient Safety?

Massachusetts obtained a $3 million grant to study "alternatives" to a consumer's 7th Amendment right to a jury trial when it comes medical malpractice claims. The grant is part of a U.S. Department of Health and Human...more

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