Supreme Court Vacates Seventh Circuit Ruling On Contraceptives

Supreme Court Vacates Seventh Circuit Ruling On Contraceptives

The Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act experienced a potential setback on Monday when the Supreme Court vacated a Seventh Circuit ruling denying a preliminary injunction requested by the University of Notre Dame against the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate.

7th Circuit Court of Appeals Creates Expansive Definition of “Referral” Under the Anti-Kickback Statute

By | Health Law & Policy Matters | February 12, 2015

On February 10, 2015, in United States v. Patel (Case No. 14-2607), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a physician makes a “referral” within the meaning of the federal health care programs Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) when the physician makes a certification and recertification for Medicare-reimbursed home health services even without playing any role in the patient’s selection of the provider.

Seventh Circuit Holds That EEOC Can Pursue Employers’ Other Businesses for Violations of Federal Employment Law by Dissolved Entities

By | EEOC Year-End Countdown | February 4, 2015
Seventh Circuit Holds That EEOC Can Pursue Employers’ Other Businesses for Violations of Federal Employment Law by Dissolved Entities

In EEOC v. Northern Star Hospitality, Inc., No. 14-1660, 2015 WL 353997 (7th Cir. Jan. 29, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that companies under common ownership can be liable as successor entities to companies that are incapable of paying judgments in federal employment actions if there is continuity between the operations and workforce of the entity that is incapable of paying the judgment and another of the employer’s businesses.