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SCOTUS Issues Rare Life Insurance Opinion

This week, the United States Supreme Court decided Hillman v. Maretta, which concerned an area the nation’s highest court rarely addresses: life insurance. I don’t want to mislead you; the case is just a plain-old Supremacy Clause case that just … Continue reading

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SCOTUS: Obamacare Constitutional

In what may be the most highly anticipated Supreme Court decision in this century so far, the Supreme Court, by a 5-4 margin, just declared that the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act is CONSTITUTIONAL as a tax.  The opinion was … Continue reading

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Supreme Court: If a Claim is Arbitrable, You Have to Arbitrate.

Parties resisting arbitration sometimes claim that compelling arbitration would result in “piecemeal” litigation because some claims are arbitrable and some are not.  The U.S. Supreme Court, however, has made it clear (again) that courts cannot refuse to compel arbitration merely … Continue reading

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Supremes to Take Up Health Care Reform

  Let’s be honest:  we all knew this was coming.  But since it just came out, let’s bust out the Drudge-style siren! The U.S. Supreme Court has granted cert on several appeals concerning the Affordable Care Act.  The Court will … Continue reading

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