WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court will determine if hospitals with a church
affiliation qualify for a church pension plan or if they must follow federal laws for pension benefits, a decision that would have a grave financial impact on hospitals.
SAN FRANCISCO – California has been taxing tampons and sanitary napkins for years, classifying them as “luxury” items, while labeling items like Viagra and Lubriderm lotion as” medical necessities. Now the court is being asked to change that classification.
SAN DIEGO – A group of parents and the nonprofit Education 4 All in California are suing the state over a new law (Senate Bill 277) requiring children to be vaccinated to attend school, which went into effect July 1.
SILICON VALLEY – More than 30 years of intellectual property knowledge (IP) is being added to Orrick. James Pooley, Orrick's new senior counsel, is bringing his passion for protecting trade secrets, his decades of cybersecurity knowledge and his international experience with him to Silicon Valley.