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On April 27, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the federal government is on the hook for $12 billion it failed to pay insurers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) risk-mitigation program known as the Risk Corridors Program. The decision, Maine Community Health Options v. United States, likely has significant implications for ongoing litigation

On April 22, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia issued another amended emergency order extending court deadlines. The order can be found here. The Court’s new order delays all court deadlines for matters scheduled to occur during the emergency period from March 23, 2020 to May 15, 2020 until May 18, 2020.

On April 22, the United States Department of Justice announced an ongoing multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional offensive targeting hundreds of online scams and phishing, spoofing, and malware schemes related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.1 Only days earlier, however, on April 20, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to review an unrelated case brought

On April 17, a class action complaint was filed by plaintiff Heather Sweeney against Life on Air, Inc. – creator of the video chat app Houseparty – and Epic Games, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Epic is the company behind the popular video game, Fortnite, and acquired

Like most industries today, consumer finance services businesses are being significantly impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have developed a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Center to guide clients through this unprecedented global health challenge. We regularly update this site with COVID-19-related news and developments, recommendations from leading health organizations, and tools

With the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic dominating the news these days, it is understandable that many missed that New York’s Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (“SHIELD”) Act went into full effect on March 21. The SHIELD Act allows the New York Attorney General to prosecute businesses that fail to provide proper data breach notices

Earlier this week, the American Council on Education (“ACE”) wrote a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) requesting extended student loan relief on behalf of more than 30 higher education organizations. In the letter, which focuses on the likely long-term economic impact of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”)

Earlier this month, in Davis v. Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC, et al., the United States District Court for the District of Nevada held that consumer reporting agencies are not obligated to determine the legal status of debts. The Court also reinforced the plausible pleading standard for Fair Credit Reporting Act cases, while providing

As the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) crisis continues to lead the legal profession into uncharted waters, one issue remains less than clear: how service of process will be affected for both the parties who are being served, and the parties who are serving. There is no question that service of process is more difficult given the number

New York’s legislature granted final approval last Thursday to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2021 Executive Budget, ending a months-long policy battle to focus instead on the ongoing war with the coronavirus (“COVID-19”). The approved budget, however, is substantially different than the one originally proffered by Gov. Cuomo on January 21, 2020. As New