Claridge House, Inc. v. USDHHS, 795 F. Supp. 1393 (1991)

Filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief against the United States Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of a nursing home. The federal government alleged the nursing home failed to meet Medicare/Medicaid certification criteria, and it wanted to terminate the nursing home’s participation in the federal payment programs. On behalf of the nursing home, I argued the federal law did not permit the termination. The court agreed with the argument, stating the federal regulations were beyond the scope of federal law, and stated that defendants were enjoined from terminating the nursing home from federal payment programs. This was first lawsuit challenging the validity of federal regulations filed in the United States.