Argument Recap

Argument Recap – Metropolitan Area EMS Authority v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Last week, the Federal Circuit heard oral argument in Metropolitan Area EMS Authority v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, a veterans case that attracted an amicus brief. In this case the Federal Circuit is reviewing a final rule passed by the Department of Veterans Affairs that would enable VA to pay the lesser of the actual charge or the Medicare fee schedule amount for non-contract ground transports. Judges Lourie, Stoll, and Stark heard the argument. This is our argument recap.

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Court Week

Court Week – July 2024 – What You Need to Know

This week is Court Week at the Federal Circuit. In total, the court will convene 8 panels to consider 43 cases. Of these cases, the court will hear oral arguments in 35. The Federal Circuit is providing access to live audio of these arguments via the Federal Circuit’s YouTube channel. This month, three cases scheduled for oral argument attracted amicus briefs. Here’s what you need to know about these three cases.

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Argument Preview

Argument Preview – Metropolitan Area EMS Authority v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Three cases that will be argued in July at the Federal Circuit attracted amicus briefs. One of those cases is Metropolitan Area EMS Authority v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs. In this case, the Federal Circuit will review a final rule passed by the Department of Veterans Affairs that would enable VA to pay the lesser of the actual charge or the Medicare fee schedule (MFS) amount for non-contract ground and air ambulance transports. This is our argument preview.

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Panel Activity

Update on Important Panel Activity

Here is an update on activity in cases pending before panels of the Federal Circuit where the cases involve at least one amicus brief. We keep track of these cases in the “Other Cases” section of our blog. Today with respect to these cases we highlight one new opinion in a veterans case and four new cases that attracted amicus briefs: a veterans case and three patent cases. We also highlight new briefing in two patent cases as well as recent oral arguments in a trademark case and veterans case. Here are the details.

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