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Read the leaked report. According to this article by Sarah Kliff, the report, produced by the health research firm Avalere Health and the consulting firm McKinsey and Company includes graphs on what the Republican plan to overhaul Obamacare’s tax credits,... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at CL&P Blog
That's the name of this Washington Post article by Ashley Halsey III. Among other things, Halsey discusses the research of law professor Bryant Smith, who has written Automated Driving and Product Liability, which Halsey calls "the most definitive public legal... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at CL&P Blog
It was issued on Friday, February 24, and you can read it here. The order requires most federal agencies to appoint a "Regulatory Reform Officer" and create a "Regulatory Reform Task Force" to review and possibly ditch or modify existing... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at CL&P Blog
There's a lot out there that you've no doubt read about the difficulties for Republicans in actually repealing the Affordable Care Act. Surprise, surprise: It's not as easy as saying "Public Law 111-148, as amended, is hereby repealed." (Gotta have... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at CL&P Blog
That is the name of this article by law prof David Reiss. (Jeff had posted earlier on Reiss's views on this topic.) Here is the abstract: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch would have an outsized influence on federal... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at CL&P Blog
The Department of Transportation says that "[a]lthough rail incidents have declined over the last 10 years, railroad crossing fatalities spiked in 2014. [And in 2016] alone, 232 people died in railroad crossing accidents, and approximately every three hours, a person... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at CL&P Blog
AAJ Research (an arm of the American Association for Justice) has written Driven to Safety: Robot Cars and the Future of Liability. Here is the abstract: Widespread adoption of robot cars could have a revolutionary impact on these figures, potentially... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at CL&P Blog
This article by LA Times reporter Jim Puzzanghera explains how congressional democrats are planning to defend the Dodd-Frank financial reform litigation from serious incursions or repeal. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at CL&P Blog
Go, for instance, here and here. Update: The Consumerist has this nice explanation. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at CL&P Blog
This article by Melody Peterson explains that a Trump Administration, with the agreement of Congress, may expand a trend in which the Food and Drug Administration cares less about certain drugs' effectiveness than it used to. Here's an excerpt concerning... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at CL&P Blog
This blog is focused on consumer policy, but I figured that some of our readers may be interested in having ready access to the key litigation documents in Washington State's case against the president over the travel ban. So, here... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at CL&P Blog
Read about it in this article by Jim Puzzanghera and Michael Memoli. An excerpt: At a White House meeting with top corporate chief executives, including Jamie Dimon of J.P. Morgan& Co., Trump said Friday that major reductions in financial regulations... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at CL&P Blog
In In re Target Corp Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, No. 15-3909 (Feb. 1, 2017), the Eighth Circuit reversed a district court's approval of a class-action settlement because of its unreasoned class certification, which the court of appeals said "was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at CL&P Blog
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Read this note from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau head Richard Cordray to his staff in the wake of the PHH decision. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at CL&P Blog
Read this Washington Post opinion piece by my colleague Alicia Plerhoples. Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at CL&P Blog
In this column, using the controversy over sky-high insulin prices as his case in point, David Lazarus explains why he thinks replacing the Affordable Care Act with a free-market health care system is "doomed from the start." Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at CL&P Blog
Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on a range of vehicle-to-vehicle communications to be required in all new cars and light trucks. The agency thinks the rule is revolutionary. As the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at CL&P Blog
Possibly, yes, according to this study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The study tested the following question: "Do patient outcomes differ between those treated by male and female physicians?" by examining a "nationally representative data of hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries." It... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at CL&P Blog
Hat tip to Arthur Bryant who tells us that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a guidance urging judges and litigants to ensure that every protective order and agreement in litigation “specifically allow for disclosure” to the “CPSC... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at CL&P Blog
The Food and Drug Administration has announced that it "is now making it easier and faster for health care professionals and patients to get the most up-to-date drug safety information on the more than 18,000 drugs available on our website.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at CL&P Blog
The law firm Edelson PC has filed a RICO suit against a bunch of lawyers and law firms that regularly represent objectors to class-action settlements. The complaint, filed in federal district court in Chicago, is worth a look. Basically, it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at CL&P Blog
Here. An excerpt: To begin with, rather than facing punishment from President Trump, Carrier will garner a $7-million state tax break from Indiana over 10 years to keep 730 jobs in town, with no guarantee the jobs will even last... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at CL&P Blog
Click here or on the embedded video below to watch Prof. Christopher Yoo and federal transportation policy journalist Stephanie Beasley discuss the safety, cyber-security, and privacy of self-driving and other automated vehicles. Though there are few completely self-driving cars on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at CL&P Blog