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Regulation

  • Insurers Mount Pressure as US House, HHS Try to Resolve ACA Case

    By Mike Scarcella

    Lawyers for the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services on Monday asked a federal appeals court to freeze for another 90 days a dispute over billions of dollars in insurance industry subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, a delay that could further unnerve the health insurance markets.

  • Former US House Lawyers Tee Up Likely Legal Issues on Mueller's Long Road

    By Marcia Coyle

    Kerry Kircher and William Pittard, longtime former U.S. House lawyers , have seen their share of investigations. The two attorneys concede they have never seen anything quite like the Trump-Russia-Comey affair unfolding in the nation's capital. We reached out to Kircher and Pittard this week to get their thoughts on possible legal fights that could unfold in a process that history shows will take months, if not years, to resolve.

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Litigation

  • Strike 3 for Abbott & Costello Heirs' 'Who's on First' Copyright Dispute

    By P.J. D'Annunzio

    After a swing and a miss at both the trial court and appellate level, a copyright infringement lawsuit over the use of comedy duo Bud Abbott and Lou Costello's "Who’s on First" routine has struck out, with the U.S. Supreme Court declining to review the case.

  • Skadden Loses a Tax Dispute, and Jenner Wins Fee Fight

    By Marcia Coyle

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered multimillion-dollar good news and bad news to two major law firms. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom lost its challenge to a tax refund in Michigan. Jenner & Block prevailed in a fee dispute that involved a former client. Here's a snapshot of the two cases.

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