Case Name: Strausberg v. Laurel Healthcare Providers
Court: NM Supreme Court Docket: 33,331
Case Issue: Should a nursing facility have the burden of proving that an arbitration agreement between it and a nursing facility resident was not unconscionable?
Case Name: Brown v. District of Columbia (formerly known as Thorpe v. District of Columbia)
Court: U.S. Dist. Ct. D.C. Docket: 1:10-cv-02250-ESH
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Case Issue: Is D.C. violating the ADA by failing to make available services and support in appropriate, integrated community settings to disabled persons residing in Medicaid-funded nursing facilities, which thereby results in unnecessary institutionalization?
Case Name: Pitts v. Greenstein
Court: U.S. Dist. Ct. MD La. Docket: 3:10-cv-00635
Case Result: Louisiana agreed to restore needed home and community-based services to enable Medicaid recipients to remain in the community.
Case Name: Bilski v. Kappos
Court: U.S. Supreme Court Docket: 08-964
Case Result: Court held that the claimed "business method" was not patent eligible but left unanswered which "business method" patents would be upheld in the future.
Case Name: Oster v. Wagner
Court: U.S. Ct. App. 9th Cir. Docket: 09-17581
Case Issue: Does state law reducing in home Medicaid services violate the Supremacy Clause?
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