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Affordable Care Act webinar set for Oct. 18

Butzel Long attorneys Mark W. Jane and Diane M. Soubly will address the future of The Affordable Care Act during a free webinar from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18. 

“Employers large and small have wrestled with the sheer scope of ACA requirements and changes over the past eight years,” noted Jane.

 “Almost two years into a very different administration, the ACA landscape has radically changed,” Soubly said. “Regulatory changes and the many ACA lawsuits filed by states, health care providers, and insurers have created uncertainty and potentially increased costs for employers.” 

The webinar will explore such questions as:

• What legal challenges have employers faced as a result of the ACA’s provisions?
• What ACA requirements have changed and what are their likely impacts?
• What must an employer do today? 

To register for the webinar, visit

$50M awarded after brain injury deemed preventable

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois jury has awarded a Michigan family $50 million after finding the brain damage suffered by a new born was preventable.

The jury determined that negligence and bad decisions in 2009 by Dr. Armin Drachler and nurse Lisa Wegrzyn at NorthShore Evanston Hospital outside Chicago resulted in the injury to the child of Aimee and David Florez.

Attorney Matt Williams says if a C-section had been performed sooner, a drop in heart rate wouldn't have resulted in a lack of blood flow to Julien Florez's brain.

He also cited the doctor's decision to give Aimee Florez the drug Pitocin, which strengthens labor contractions.

Representatives for NorthShore University Health System said they plan to appeal the verdict.

It said the hospital supports the care provided by the delivery team.

Trump administration appeals ruling that immigrants can stay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration is appealing a judge's ruling that prevents the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants from four countries who are living and working in the U.S. under temporary protected status.

Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice filed the notice of appeal on Thursday.

It was expected after U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco issued a preliminary injunction stopping the administration from ending the protections for immigrants from Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador.

Temporary protected status is granted to people from countries ravaged by natural disasters or war.

The judge said there was evidence that President Donald Trump harbors prejudice against non-white, non-European immigrants.

Naming Rights: Orlando’s new police chief is named Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando's newest police chief is already making a name for himself. His name? Orlando.

Mayor Buddy Dyer announced Orlando's newest police chief during a ceremony Thursday. Orlando Rolon will also be the city's first Hispanic police chief.

The Orlando Sentinel reports Rolon previously was a deputy chief overseeing the agency's patrol services bureau.



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