Judge Again Tosses Suit Challenging ACA

Law360, New York (August 24, 2012, 2:31 PM EDT) -- A Mississippi federal judge on Thursday dismissed, for the second time, a putative class action challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, saying the court did not have jurisdiction to rule on the plaintiffs’ medical privacy claims and that proof was lacking for other claims.

U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett granted a motion for summary judgment by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury. He said two...
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