The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Professor Peter Kochenburger will speak at a conference, Transparency and Insurance Regulation: Global Perspectives, Sept. 23, 2016, at the College of Law at National Taiwan University in Taipei. He will address the topic Transparency and Insurance Regulation in Europe and the U.S. He will also take part in a group discussion that will include Professor Qingwu Li of the University of International Business and Economics and Pierpaolo Marano of Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, both of whom have taught at UConn School of Law, as well as Professor Tadao Koezuka of Kagawa University, who holds an LL.M. in insurance from UConn School of Law.
Professor Alexandra Lahav will speak at a symposium at the New York University School of Law, to be held Dec. 2-3, 2016, on the 50th anniversary of the Class Action Rule, which was promulgated in 1966. Her topic will be Mass Tort Class Actions: Past and Future.
Professor Sachin S. Pandya will present his working paper, Employer Rights Against Worker Involuntary Servitude, at the Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law, September 23-24, 2016, in Seattle, Washington.
Professor Richard Pomp will speak at the the Lincoln Institute National Conference of State Tax Judges, which will be held Sept. 8 through Sept. 11, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. The conference meets annually for presentations on tax law, valuation, finance, economics and tax policy.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit cited a paper co-written by Professor John Aloysius Cogan Jr. in an opinion released July 11, 2016, in In Re: Bayou Shores SNF. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services terminated a Medicare provider agreement with Bayou Shores, a skilled nursing facility in Florida, which led to loss of the facility's Medicaid agreement, as well. The company filed for bankruptcy and a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge ordered the provider agreements reinstated. On appeal, the U.S. District Court found that the Department of Health and Human Services, not the Bankruptcy Court, has jurisdiction in such cases. The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit agreed, in an opinion written by Judge Raymond C. Clevenger, which cited the paper Administrative Channeling Under the Medicare Act Clarified: Illinois Council, Section 405(h), and the Application of Congressional Intent by Cogan and Rodney A. Johnson, published in 2000 in the Annals of Health Law.
Professor Alexandra Lahav will present her paper The Disintegration of Procedure at faculty workshops at the University of Virginia School of Law on Sept. 2, 2016, at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Law School on Oct. 18, 2016, and Harvard Law School on Nov. 10, 2016.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has cited Professor Julia Simon-Kerr's paper Moral Turpitude in an opinion released Aug. 24, 2016 in Marie Eudofilia Arias v Loretta E. Lynch. Arias appealed a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals, which had found that her conviction for using a false Social Security number constituted a crime involving "moral turpitude." That designation made her ineligible to seek discretionary relief from a deportation order. Simon-Kerr's paper, published in 2012 in the Utah Law Review, was cited several times in the body of the opinion by Judge David Hamilton. The court remanded the case to the board and instructed it to "consider Arias’s case under an appropriate legal framework for judging moral turpitude."
Professor Richard Pomp will speak at the Advanced State & Local Tax Institute at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 5, 2016. He will address issues related to state and local taxation with Doug Lindholm of the Council on State Taxation and Jeff Friedman of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP.
Professor Alexandra Lahav will speak at the American Bar Association's 20th Annual National Institute on Class Actions Oct. 19, 2016. in Las Vegas. She and Professor John C. Coffee Jr. of Columbia Law School will address the topic The Past Year in Class-Action Action.