The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Professor Brendan Maher will speak Nov. 4, 2016, at the University of Houston Law Center on the topic of “Good Health Policy or Discrimination? How to Tell the Difference.” He will address the legal and ethical issues behind policies that discriminate on the basis of health-related factors, such as smoking and obesity in a panel discussion touching on employment law, ERISA, public health law and Medicaid.
Professor Alexandra Lahav will give a presentation at the 110th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in San Francisco on Jan. 6, 2017. She will speak on a panel sponsored by the association’s Torts and Litigation sections on the subject of mass tort multi-district litigation.
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 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.