DC Circuit Holds Temporary Nurses Are ‘Employees’ for Purposes of Hospital’s General Liability Policy

DC Circuit Holds Temporary Nurses Are ‘Employees’ for Purposes of Hospital’s General Liability Policy

In Interstate Fire & Casualty Company v. Washington Hospital Center Corp., the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court decision holding that a temporary nurse hired to work at the Washington Hospital Center (the hospital) by a staffing agency was an “employee” of the hospital and therefore an “insured” under the Hospital’s general liability policy.

How Two Courts of Appeals Applied the Same Law to Reach Opposite Conclusions About the Affordable Care Act

By | Florida Appellate Review | July 30, 2014
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Last week, two federal courts of appeals–the 4th Circuit and D.C. Circuit–considered whether the IRS reasonably interpreted the Affordable Care Act as allowing the IRS to give tax credits to taxpayers that purchase health insurance through an exchange set up by the federal government.

Eight Million is More Than Enough: Sixth Circuit Orders Excess Insurer to Drop Down and Pay Insured’s Defense Costs

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently handed an $8 million defense bill to an excess insurer when the primary carrier denied coverage for an underlying liability claim and settled its liability claim for a mere fraction of the defense costs.

Pay Me Now: Court of Appeal Delivers Lessons On Fiduciary Duties, the Business Judgment Rule, and Executive Compensation

The business judgment of directors setting executive compensation was front and centre in the Ontario Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Unique Broadband Systems, Inc. (Re), 2014 ONCA 538 (UBS). Although the decision is based on unique underlying facts, it offers several important lessons on corporate governance.