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2015 is lurking: are your health and welfare and cafeteria plans up-to-date?
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2014

The snow falling outside my window right now is a stark reminder that the end of 2014 is right around the corner. With 2015 approaching, employers


The importance of the state action exemption on state licensing boards
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • November 26 2014

This podcast discusses the background and potential legal implications, particularly on state licensing boards, of North Carolina Board of Dental


Life sciences patent subject matter eligibility two steps forward, one step back
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2015

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released its revised Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101 on Dec


The Supreme Court unanimously says changes to retiree medical coverage a matter of contract analysisbut with a mild twist
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2015

In what perhaps can be best described as a win for traditional contract analysis, the United States Supreme Court (the "Court") issued an opinion on


Health reimbursement accounts failed to satisfy collective bargaining agreement provisions: is the Sixth Circuit handcuffing employers?
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2014

We have a new Sixth Circuit decision regarding "vested" retiree health care benefits that is likely to be of concern to many employers, United Steel


Obamacare takes an unexpected hit!
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2014

A Federal Court of Appeals panel in Washington, D.C. today released a decision that, if upheld, would strike down one of the main pillars of the


The health care reform shared responsibility excise tax missing link: employer rights
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2014

Back in 2011, I mentioned a missing link in the Health Care Reform Section 4980H shared responsibility employer excise tax scheme.42 U.S.C. Section


The first progeny of the Hobby Lobby decision
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2014

As we noted in a previous blog entry, the United States Supreme Court recently ruled in two companion cases, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and


The Obamacare see-saw an opposing decision on subsidies
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2014

Just hours after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Halbig v. Burwell, which held that tax subsidies made available under the


A merger for better healthcare...no problem, right? Wrong, says the FTC
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2014

By now, you likely are accustomed to hearing about the federal government challenging the merger of two hospitals or health systems. More often than