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Posts from June 2018.

This article appeared in the April 2018 edition of the Louisville Bar Association's "Bar Briefs."

Actions from a national bankruptcy law firm will likely cast a gray cloud over the consumer-based national law firm model for some time. On February 12, 2018, a Virginia bankruptcy judge issued a 64-page opinion in the consolidated cases of Robbins v. Delafield et al., Adv. No. 16-07024 (Bankr. W.D. Va.) and Robbins v. Morgan et al., Adv. No. 16-05014 (Bankr. W.D. Va.) sanctioning the practices of a national consumer bankruptcy practice, UpRight Law. In these Virginia cases, as outlined more below, the court found significant evidence of an overarching scam that “preyed upon some of the most vulnerable in our society.”

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), a relatively new way to provide health care services to patient populations, have grown in numbers since their promotion in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

On May 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a highly anticipated ruling clarifying that employers can require employees to sign class action arbitration waivers. It may not sound like a big deal, but employers should recognize that it is.

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