Ken Strickland-Garcia

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Texas State Appeals Court Rules Stop-Loss Insurance Premiums Cannot Be Taxed As Health Insurance Revenue

On Friday, in the Third District of the Texas State Courts of Appeal, an appellate panel ruled that stop-loss insurance premiums could not be taxed like health insurance premiums in the State of Texas in...

Tex. Court Holds Hospitals Cannot Sue Insurance Cos. for Unpaid Medical Debts Under Quantum Meruit

On Thursday, in the Northern District of Texas, Judge Brantley Starr ruled against a group of hospitals seeking payment under a theory of quantum meruit for emergency room services provided to patients insured by...

Mississippi Statewide Ban on Home Health Agencies Challenged in Federal Court

On Wednesday, in the Southern District of Mississippi, an entrepreneur desiring to offer “needed home health services in the Jackson metropolitan area” commenced legal action against the state of Mississippi challenging the constitutionality of...

Maryland Court Rules FDA Cannot Mandate In-Person Dispensation of Abortion Drugs During Pandemic

On Wednesday, in the District of Maryland, the Honorable District Judge Theodore D. Chuang kept in place his earlier injunction from July that enjoined the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from requiring that abortion-inducing medications...

Federal Judge Rules Certain Gender Dysphoric Prisoners Have Constitutional Right to Sex Reassignment Surgery

On Tuesday, in the Western District of Wisconsin, Judge James D. Peterson granted a prisoner with severe gender dysphoria an injunction mandating the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WDOC) provide the prisoner with sex-reassignment surgery (SRS)....

Judge Denies FTC Injunction Enjoining Merger of Two Hospitals Pending Agency Approval

Today in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Judge Gerald J. Pappert denied the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) a preliminary injunction that would block a merger between two healthcare providers, Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson) and...