Federal Court Dismisses Medical Certification Suit

A federal court in Philadelphia recently dismissed a complaint that challenged requirements for physicians seeking to maintain certification set by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The lawsuit, brought by a group of internal medicine specialty physicians, alleged that ABIM illegally “tied” certification and re-certification in violation of the antitrust laws.  It also alleged… Read more »

Court Declines to Set Limits on Gerrymandering

The Supreme Court today declined to impose limits on partisan gerrymandering, a decision that could embolden lawmakers from both parties intent on redrawing congressional maps for political advantage. The 5-4 decision was written by Chief Justice John Roberts who, along with the court’s other conservatives, concluded the courts have no role in policing whether partisan… Read more »

AHP Coalition Files Brief in Support of DOL Appeal

ASAE and The Coalition to Protect and Promote Association Health Plans (AHPs) filed an amicus brief June 7 with the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in support of the Department of Labor’s final AHP rule. The Trump administration is appealing a federal district court decision earlier this year that invalidates the Labor Department’s… Read more »

Nonprofits Tracking States’ Online Sales Tax Adoption

Associations and other nonprofit groups are closely tracking activity in state legislatures across the country to impose a state sales tax for online purchases in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision last year. The Supreme Court’s groundbreaking ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair throws out the previous “physical presence” threshold for when sellers… Read more »

DOL Files Appeal of AHP Ruling

The Trump administration on April 26 filed a notice of appeal of a recent court ruling invalidating the Department of Labor’s final rule on association health plans (AHPs). The Department of Justice has not asked for a stay of the U.S. District Court decision while the lawsuit is on appeal, meaning that the March 28… Read more »