Barbara Grzincic

Transgender teen brings bid for Medicaid coverage of surgery to 9th Circuit

Nov 18 2021

Attorneys for a transgender teen will urge a federal appeals court on Friday to find that the U.S. Constitution and the Affordable Care Act require Medicaid to pay for his double mastectomy.

Dish not insured against TCPA penalties – 10th Circuit

Nov 02 2021

An AIG unit's umbrella insurance policies provided no possible coverage for claims by the U.S. government and four states that Dish Network violated federal rules against robocalling tens of millions of times between 2003 and 2011, a federal appeals court said on Tuesday.

California county defeats retirees’ health-plan appeal - 9th Circ

Oct 28 2021

Orange County, California, did not breach its contract with retired employees by slashing the amount of a monthly grant to defray the cost of their health insurance premiums, a U.S. appeals court said on Thursday.

Atrium Medical defeats contaminated-mesh claim

Oct 20 2021

A federal jury in Chicago has cleared Atrium Medical Corp. of liability in a lawsuit by a patient who had accused the company of supplying adulterated surgical mesh for his 2013 hernia-repair surgery.

SoClean sues Philips for disparaging ozone CPAP cleaners

Oct 13 2021

Dutch medical equipment company Philips has been hit with a $200 million lawsuit accusing it of deceiving the public and the healthcare industry by falsely linking the problems with its recently recalled sleep-apnea machines to ozone-based cleaning methods.

Judicial panel consolidates Philips CPAP, J&J sunscreen litigation

Oct 11 2021

A federal judicial panel on Friday granted motions to consolidate pretrial proceedings for more than 110 federal lawsuits against CPAP-maker Philips, and for at least 16 actions over Johnson & Johnson’s Neutrogena- and Aveeno-brand aerosol sunscreens.

Week Ahead in Insurance: Oct. 11, 2021

Oct 08 2021

Here are some events of interest to the Insurance Law community this week. All times are local unless otherwise noted.

Week Ahead in Products: Oct. 11, 2021

Oct 08 2021

Here are some events of interest to the Products Liability Law community this week. All times are local unless otherwise noted.

2nd Circuit orders trial of bladder-cancer suit against DuPont

Oct 06 2021

A federal appeals court on Wednesday said DuPont must face trial in a “toxic tort” lawsuit by a man who developed bladder cancer more than 40 years after a short-term job at a tire plant exposed him to the chemical ortho-toluidine.

Companies, minor-league baseball teams lose 9th Circuit COVID-19 coverage appeals

Oct 01 2021

All-risk property insurers on Friday scored three more wins against businesses seeking coverage for lost income and related expenses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – this time in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, where more than a third of all such federal appeals are pending.

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