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21 Feb 2013, 7:39 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman After the Supreme Court's decision last June largely upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), we asked this question: Which states, if any, will back out of the Medicaid expansion? [read post]
14 Jul 2008, 4:34 pm
by Brian Wolfman For a few weeks now, I've been planning to let you know about the Seventh Circuit's June 11 Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) decision in Spivey v. [read post]
10 May 2013, 7:38 am by Greg Beck
by Greg Beck As Brian Wolfman previously noted on this blog, the Supreme Court's holding in Genesis HealthCare v. [read post]
8 Apr 2013, 5:02 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman Congress crafts the outlines of federal regulation -- sometimes providing little direction and other times giving more specifics -- and delegates the rest of the job to expert federal agencies, which are duty bound to protect the people's interests in health, safety, and economic well-being (taking into account feasibility, costs and benefits, federalism concerns, etc.). [read post]
11 Feb 2014, 4:34 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman Remember JP Morgan Chase's agreement with the federal government to pay $13 billion to settle claims that it knowingly sold faulty mortgage securities that contributed to the financial crisis? [read post]
10 Apr 2013, 9:16 pm by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA) was sold to Congress in large part on the argument that state courts were abusing the class action--for instance, by certifying class actions that should not have been certified--and harming the interests of law abiding corporations that do business nationally. [read post]
1 Jul 2013, 5:03 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman This June 21 article by James Stewart explains that In a departure from long-established practice, the recently confirmed chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Jo White, said this week that defendants would no longer be allowed to settle some cases while “neither admitting nor denying” wrongdoing. [read post]
8 Mar 2007, 3:31 pm
By Brian Wolfman The day before yesterday, in Progressive West Insurance Company v. [read post]
30 Apr 2010, 5:49 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman This story reviews a Washington Post-ABC News poll that shows that a majority of the public thinks prior judicial experience is the single most important qualification for appointment to the Supreme Court. [read post]
2 Apr 2013, 4:13 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman At this blog, we have covered issues of employment discrimination. [read post]
24 Jan 2014, 8:06 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman According to this Associated Press story, in 2012, the Vermont Attorney General sued a company called Vermints under Vermont’s consumer protection law alleging that Vermints had mislabeled its mints “Vermont’s All-Natural Mints” (my emphasis). [read post]
22 Nov 2013, 9:30 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman Ninth Circuit chief judge Alex Kozinski and his wife, Marcy Tiffany, own a Nissan Leaf, an all-electric car. [read post]
11 Mar 2015, 6:04 am by Amy Howe
  Brian Wolfman and Bradley Girard analyzed the opinion for this blog, while Noah Feldman weighs in at Bloomberg View. [read post]
16 Dec 2012, 9:22 pm by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman Indiana University medical school professor Jon Duke and two co-authors have published this study entitled "Consistency in the safety labeling of bioequivalent drugs." [read post]
6 Dec 2012, 7:25 am by Ken
I agree with Brian Wolfman that the article's claim that such suits are "growing" appears to be part of the growing trend of unsubstantiated trend-story ass-ertions. 2. [read post]
1 Dec 2016, 3:13 am by Walter Olson
Louis Jury Returns Another Jaw-Dropping Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson” [Evan Tager and Miriam Nemetz, Mayer Brown Punitive Damages Blog] Study: pro se cases aside, not clear that Iqbal/Twombly pleading decisions have done much to alter case outcomes [William Hubbard via Brian Wolfman, CL&P] “Historic tobacco case revisited: biggest litigation win ever or a complete scam? [read post]
14 Feb 2018, 12:00 pm by Jeff Sovern
  Harvard has also been a presence in consumer law with its clinic, Brian Wolfman again, impressive visitors, and of course, it formerly had Elizabeth Warren. [read post]