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Same-sex domestic partner policy does not discriminate against opposite-sex couples

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2011

Reversing a decision by the Westchester County Human Rights Commission, a New York appeals court recently held that a policy adopted by a local Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to offer health care to same-sex domestic partners did not unlawfully discriminate against opposite-sex domestic partners

Judge puts off decision on whether receiver’s CalPERS benefits are unconstitional

  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 20 2013

On January 23, 2008, the federal court appointed J. Clark Kelso as a receiver for California’s prison health care system. In 2011, a taxpayer filed a

Federal court jurisdiction found for state law claims based on disputed withdrawals under federal reinsurance program

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 9 2012

School districts brought a case in state court against their insurers, alleging that the insurers’ withdrawal of funds from the federal Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP) on the school district’s behalf was improper under the ERRP’s scheme

High-profile lawsuits headed to the Sixth Circuit in 2013

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 25 2013

Last year was an active year for the Sixth Circuit, particularly on its business docket. As you know from following our blog, the Sixth Circuit

District court grants the EEOC summary judgment in its age discrimination claim against Baltimore County's pension plan

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 26 2012

Although claims against pension plans are unique and involve challenging issues, the EEOC has shown no reluctance in filing systemic suits alleging that provisions in public employers’ retirement plans are discriminatory

Stockton, California, ruling: bankruptcy court powerless to prevent retiree benefit reductions by municipal debtor

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 1 2012

Amid the economic hardships brought upon us by the Great Recession, the plight of cities, towns, and other municipalities across the U.S. has received a significant amount of media exposure

Courts hold move to CPI is lawful

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • April 5 2012

What have the courts been looking at?

Supreme Court upholds constitutionality of Affordable Care Act

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 29 2012

In perhaps the most widely anticipated Supreme Court decision since Bush v. Gore in 2000, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) was upheld on Thursday in a narrow 5 to 4 decision

Indexation: lawful index switch and potential scrapping

  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • February 17 2012

Following a challenge brought by a number of unions, the High Court ruled in December 2011 that the Government had acted lawfully in deciding to increase public sector pensions in line with the Consumer Prices Index (“CPI”) rather than the Retail Prices Index (“RPI”

US Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare could impact shared spending in Canada

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • June 28 2012

On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the Constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, being health care legislation commonly referred to as “Obamacare”