Indiana's ACA Employer Mandate Challenge Moves Forward

Law360, Washington (August 13, 2014, 5:34 PM EDT) -- An Indiana federal judge ruled on Tuesday that the state and its public school corporations can challenge the Internal Revenue Service's ability to penalize state and local governments for failing to comply with the Affordable Care Act's so-called employer mandate, saying they're injured by the policy.

U.S. District Judge William T. Lawrence pared down Indiana's suit against the IRS, but left standing an Administrative Procedure Act claim which alleges the IRS exceeded its legal authority when it issued a regulation that charged large financial penalties to employers who do not offer health insurance to people working more than 30 hours per...

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