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Health care reform: strike two!
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2011

On Jan. 31, 2011, yet another federal district court, this one in Virginia, ruled that the individual mandate to purchase health insurance in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the “Act”) is unconstitutional.


Virginia's Attorney General announces intent to directly appeal case involving health care reform law to U.S. Supreme Court
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2011

Virginia's Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli announced today that he intends to appeal the district court's decision in Commonwealth of Virginia, ex rel. Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II v. Sebelius, which found parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) unconstitutional but left the remainder of the PPACA intact, directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.


Virginia federal district court judge rules individual mandate unconstitutional
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2011

U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia Henry E. Hudson ruled that the Minimum Essential Coverage Provision (commonly referred to as the "individual mandate") requiring every U.S. citizen maintain a minimum level of health insurance coverage (with limited exceptions) or pay a penalty was unconstitutional.


Federal court in Virginia finds health care reform bill’s individual mandate unconstitutional
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2010

In a ruling entered on December 13, 2010, United States District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson held, in a challenge to the health reform law filed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, that Section 1501 (the “Individual Mandate”) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), Pub. L. No. 111-148 (2010), is unconstitutional.


Health reform individual mandate ruled unconstitutional
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2010

On December 13, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled that 1501 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Affordable Care Act) is unconstitutional because it exceeds the powers of Congress under the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.


Court finds individual mandate of PPACA unconstitutional
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2010

On December 13, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued a memorandum opinion in Commonwealth of Virginia Ex. Rel. Cuccinelli v. Sebelius (Case number 3:10-cv-00188-HEH), ruling that the individual mandate to maintain health insurance coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) must be stricken from the law on constitutional grounds.


Federal judge in Virginia declares health insurance mandate unconstitutional challenges to health care reform are ongoing
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2010

In an opinion filed Monday, December 13, 2010, Judge Henry Hudson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia invalidated a health care reform provision requiring most Americans to obtain medical insurance by 2014.


Virginia court finds health care insurance mandates unconstitutional
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2010

The future of health care reform became murkier on Monday after a federal district court in Virginia determined that a key section of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") is unconstitutional.


Virginia district court rules health care reform's individual mandate unconstitutional; Supreme Court likely to have final say
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2010

On Monday, December 13, 2010, a federal district judge in Virginia ruled that a key provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 ("Health Care Reform") is unconstitutional.


Federal court in Virginia declares PPACA's "minimum essential coverage" provision unconstitutional
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2010

On December 13, 2010, Judge Henry E. Hudson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia held that a key portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA"), passed by Congress in late 2009 and signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010, was unconstitutional.