Tag: State law

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

No Private Right of Action under HIPAA, but State Law Claims May Still be Asserted

December 10, 2021

Via: LexBlog

A federal district court in Montana has confirmed that HIPAA precludes a private right of action for patients to claim an unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of protected health information. Nonetheless, the court denied the defendant covered entity’s motion to […]

Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Connecticut Workers’ Compensation: Laws, Providers, & Costs

January 4, 2021

Via: Fit Small Business

Connecticut state law requires all business owners with employees to carry workers’ compensation insurance in the event a worker is hurt on the job. The program is the exclusive remedy for injured workers in the state so that employees can’t […]

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Federalism vs. State Law: Effects on the Economy

July 14, 2020

Via: Investopedia

President Donald J. Trump’s administration has been marked by frequent clashes between the federal government and the states, in which he often claims maximum power for the executive branch but at other times defers to the states in matters typically […]

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Federal judge rules UnitedHealth improperly denied mental health coverage

March 6, 2019

Via: Jurist

A federal judge ruled Tuesday against UnitedHealth Group and its subsidiary United Behavioral Health, saying the insurer used overly restrictive guidelines to improperly deny benefits to thousands of mentally ill insureds. United Behavioral provides “mental health and substance use disorder […]

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

State AG refuses to release records of police misconduct

February 6, 2019

Via: ABA Journal

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has come under fire for refusing to release copies of misconduct complaints made against sworn law enforcement members of the California Department of Justice since 2014, along with files involving sustained cases of misconduct. A […]

Know Your Rights

Is It Illegal to Possess a Syringe?

August 24, 2018

Via: FindLaw

The short answer is maybe, and it is incredibly complicated. There is no federal law prohibiting the possession of syringes. It is all state law. About five states don’t have drug paraphernalia (DP) laws, and about 10 exclude syringes from […]

Know Your Rights

Give Me a Break! But Can You Make Me Take One?

August 15, 2018

Via: FindLaw

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. Similarly, you can give an employee a break, but you can’t make her take it. According to the federal Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA), employers are […]