Judges Tire Of Procedural Delays After Years Of ACA Suits

Law360, New York (October 23, 2013, 7:59 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge's refusal this week to dismiss a challenge to Affordable Care Act subsidies underscores that courts seem increasingly weary of procedural objections to health reform litigation, according to experts who see judges as eager to rule on the merits and erase stubborn legal uncertainty surrounding the landmark law.

At least three suits in recent months have survived arguments by the federal government that certain employers and individuals lacked standing to sue over various ACA provisions, despite a seemingly good reason for siding with...
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