Federal Judge Says North Carolina Health Plan Violates ACA

By , and on December 15, 2022

A North Carolina health plan’s refusal to cover gender dysphoria treatment violated the Affordable Care Act. According to this Law360 article, the December ruling by US District Judge Loretta C. Biggs is a win for participants and parents of transgender children enrolled in the North Carolina State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees. McDermott’s Warren Haskel, Dmitriy Tishyevich and Lauren H. Evans represented the health plan’s participants.

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Warren Haskel
Warren Haskel is a commercial litigator who represents clients in class actions and other complex litigation throughout the country, including in federal and state trial courts, arbitration proceedings, and appeals. His matters have spanned a variety of industries, with a focus in healthcare, consumer products, and private equity.Read Warren Haskel's full bio.

Dmitriy Tishyevich
Dmitriy Tishyevich focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts. He has a particular emphasis on healthcare litigation, and has extensive experience representing clients in lawsuits and arbitrations involving claims payment, provider contracting, and ERISA and Sherman Act issues that arise in disputes between payors and healthcare providers. He has first-chaired two multi-week arbitration hearings, and has also second-chaired multiple federal trials and arbitrations. His other work includes antitrust, business tort matters, contract disputes, and product liability. In addition to healthcare work, Dmitriy also regularly represents clients in the pharmaceutical and private equity industries, among others.Read Dmitriy Tishyevich's full bio.

Lauren Evans
Lauren H. Evans advises clients on litigation matters, with a particular focus on commercial disputes. She has experience in a broad range of litigation matters in both state and federal courts. She has represented clients in breach of contract and business disputes, products liability and toxic tort lawsuits, accounting firm defense and regulatory matters, and Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act litigations, among others. Lauren also maintains an active pro bono practice, including successful representation of a minor human trafficking victim in the dependency system. Lauren joined the Firm’s Washington D.C. office in 2018 after previously practicing in McDermott’s Miami office.Read Lauren H. Evans's full bio.




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