SF Employer-Funded Health Care Appeal Nixed

Law360, New York (March 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- San Francisco's controversial program requiring employers to spend specific amounts on employees' health care may be headed for a showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court, with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit shooting down a bid by a group representing restaurant operators to revisit an earlier decision finding the program legal.

In a split decision Monday, the majority of an 11-judge panel in the Ninth Circuit voted to deny the association's petition for a rehearing of the court's October ruling rejecting the argument...
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