The Dec Page
As we noted here, the DC Circuit has vacated its panel decision deciding the ACA shoud be enforced as it reads to NOT allow subsidies sold outside of state health exchanges (i.e., through the federal exchange). This was a huge holding, but the odds were stacked against its survival within the more liberal DC Circuit.
When was the last time you received an email from a friend stuck in a foreign jail or a "business opportunity" to make millions from Nigeria? I doubt you took any of them seriously upon a moments reflection. What about an urgent email from your CEO asking you to wire money to an account? Would you dismiss that as quickly? The latest "masquerading" email fraud does exactly that. It is a growth industry:
The legal challenges to the ACA just keep on coming. We discussed the mixed bag that was the Hobby Lobby decision last month. For July, it is Halbig v. Burwell. Here is the skinny:
Nine former and current employees filed suit against Russell Stover Candies, a manufacturer of fine chocolates, alleging the failure to pay overtime. Just over a year after the lawsuit was filed, Russell Stover has obtained court approval for a settlement of $3,075,000 with a class that grew to 103 claimants: