Author: Joseph Gregorio

SCOTUS Set to Decide What Constitutes a Conditional Payment in the Context of a Health Plan’s Alleged Discrimination of ESRD Patients

6.15.2022 Blog
The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) is set to decide a case concerning what qualifies as a conditional payment, and the ability of health care providers to utilize the Private Cause of Action (PCA) in the context of a health plan’s alleged discrimination of Medicare-eligible patients.

Illinois COVID-19 Presumption of Compensability “Expires”

8.18.2021 Blog
On May 21, 2020, amendments to the Illinois Occupational Diseases Act created a rebuttable presumption in favor of compensability for COVID-19 first responders and front-line workers  who contract COVID-19; the expansive definition of “front-line workers” is based on occupations identified in the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-10 and includes employees of grocery stores, banks, postal workers, public transportation, hardware stores, etc. provided that their occupation required them to encounter members of the general public or to work in locations of more than 15 employees. 

MSP Case Law Update

7.16.2019 Blog
In Duncan v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, 2019 U.S. Dis. LEXIS 106265, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan found that a decedent’s Estate (“Plaintiff”) did not have standing to seek double damages against Liberty Mutual (“Liberty”), the decedent’s no-fault PIP carrier.