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December 2015 Archives

U.S.'s Oldest Potato Chip Co. Violated NLRA, DC Cir. Rules

The oldest potato chip company in the United States violated Sec. 8(a)(5) of the NLRA, according to the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.

We hope this little procedural hiccup won't halt the production of Mike-Sell's potato chips. However, the future for the company hasn't looked this dim in a very long time.

Hospital Can't Revive Medicare Reimbursement Case, DC Circuit Rules

The D.C. Circuit dismissed the appeal by Canonsburg General Hospital (CGH) involving Medicare reimbursements. In the appeal, the hospital sought to have a 2001 decision reheard. The circuit court wasn't convinced.

This latest ruling against CGH is probably the most significant against the hospital because it essentially closes any future attempts to revive reimbursement claims for procedures "atypical in nature and scope."

Sharif Mobley, a U.S. citizen, has been detained in Yemen for five years -- for reasons unclear to him, his lawyers, or the D.C. Circuit. Mobley claims he was plucked from the streets by armed men, shot, interrogated by the FBI and other federal agencies, and has remained in custody ever since.

Mobley sued to uncover the reasons behind his detention and other "proxy detentions" in Yemen. That information won't be forthcoming anytime soon, though, after the D.C. Circuit rejected his Freedom of Information Act claims.