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The healthcare reform debate December 21, 2009

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 21 2009

Healthcare reform efforts were marked with uncertainty and skepticism in the Senate last week, as Democratic leaders continued their scramble to reach a consensus on the controversial bill before Christmas

Court examines duty to defend funeral homes accused of participation in organ harvesting

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 23 2009

A federal judge in Pennsylvania recently examined whether an insurer must defend a crematorium and funeral home against several lawsuits alleging that they participated in an organ harvesting scheme

Partial repeal of McCarran-Ferguson Act dropped from Senate Health Reform Bill

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 21 2009

Media reports indicate that Senator Patrick Leahy’s (D-VT) amendment to repeal the antitrust exemption under the McCarran-Ferguson Act for health insurers and medical malpractice insurers, has been removed from the latest version of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590

Repeal of antitrust exemption gains traction as House and Senate Democrats reconcile healthcare reform bills

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 8 2010

U.S. House Representatives Peter DeFazio, (D-OR) and Gene Taylor (D-MS) drafted a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in support of repealing the antitrust exemption under the McCarran Ferguson Act for health insurers and medical liability insurers

Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate December 29, 2009

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 29 2009

After a prolonged floor debate that kept Senators in session through weekends for 25 consecutive days, the Senate completed its work on healthcare reform legislation in the early morning hours on Christmas Eve

Scottish Court rejects insurers' challenge over compensation for pleural plaques

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 13 2010

The Scottish Court has upheld legislation that maintains the right to compensation for pleural plaques sufferers in Scotland

Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate January 11, 2010

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 11 2010

Though both the House and Senate were officially in recess, several notable occurrences took place last week as key players moved ahead on the difficult task of how to reconcile the differences between the two chambers’ healthcare reform plans

Supreme Court of Canada considers the meaning of 'accident' under a group policy

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 22 2010

In the case of Co-operators Life Insurance v Gibbens, 2009 SCC 59, the insured contracted herpes through unprotected sex and, as a result, developed transverse myelitis, a rare complication of herpes, which left him paralysed from the waist down

Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate January 25, 2010

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 25 2010

Last Tuesday’s stunning Republican victory in Massachusetts left the future of healthcare reform legislation uncertain, at best

Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate February 1, 2010

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 1 2010

Healthcare reform efforts remained in flux last week, as President Obama sought to repackage his party's priorities in the wake of the shocking Republican victory in Massachusetts on January 19