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On Thursday, the President held a White House event to discuss surprise medical bills, calling on Congress to pass bipartisan legislation to increase price transparency and limit patients’ out-of-pocket medical costs.  During his remarks, President Trump outlined the following policy principles to guide Congress in developing potential legislation: Read More ›

A number of our clients have provided medical care to patients covered by the now-defunct Riverstone Capital LLC multiple employer welfare arrangement (the “Riverstone MEWA”) and have still not been paid. This Alert offers an update on the liquidation proceedings in California federal court, and identifies steps that providers should take in order to protect their rights to payment in the coming months.

As background, Bakersfield, CA-based Riverstone Capital LLC was held after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to have mismanaged the Riverstone MEWA. Among other things, Riverstone failed to set adequate premiums, commingled funds, and charged excessive fees to over a hundred employers who hired Riverstone to provide healthcare benefits to their employees and dependents. Because there were insufficient assets to pay claims, Riverstone began to delay the payment of approved claims and "cherry-picked" which claims to pay. DOL found these actions to be serious violations of the Employer Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), which governs the vast majority of the affected employers’ participating plans. Read More ›

Hooper, Lundy & Bookman announced today that the firm has again been recognized in the 2019 edition of leading legal industry ranking publication Chambers USA among the best health care firms in the United States with top-rated lawyers nationally and in California and Washington, D.C.  Chambers USA rankings are based on extensive research, including interviews with clients and members of the legal community.

The rankings distinguish the firm as one of the top two firms in California and among the top firms nationally and in Washington, D.C.  Seven lawyers are ranked throughout the United States, including a new ranking for Managing Shareholder, Mark Reagan, and a jump in the ranking for D.C. partner Bob Roth. Read More ›

Hooper, Lundy & Bookman congratulates our 2019 District of Columbia Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers ranks those who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, and the selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

  • Robert Roth
  • David Vernon, Rising Star

Abandoned at 4 years old, OS, now 17, has received his Permanent Resident card thanks to the unwavering support of partner Linda Kollar over the course of two years.  The Alliance for Children’s Rights asked Ms. Kollar to take on OS’ case through the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) program.  The case involved navigating the labyrinth of immigration laws, starting with a Petition for Evidentiary Findings in the Probate Court to the application process at Homeland Security. 

Kollar said, “OS is a great kid and will graduate next month from Pasadena High with excellent grades.  He is a firefighter explorer, volunteers at a homeless shelter, is active in his church and plays soccer. Now he can apply for scholarships and financial aid for college and get a social security card. He plans to go to Pasadena City College and enroll in the firefighting program.”

HLB is proud of the successful road OS now travels and for the wonderful advocacy of Linda Kollar.

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