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In the recent case of Arkansas Dep't of Health and Human Services v. Ahlborn, S.Ct. No. 04-1506 (U.S.S.C. May 01, 2006), the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that federal Medicaid and anti-lien law precludes a state Department of Health and state AGs from recovering more out of a tort claimant's settlement than that portion of the settlement which actually represents reimbursement for medical payments. State third-party liability provisions attempting to recover a greater amount (such as 100% of medical expenses paid) are preempted by the federal law. Hence, for example, if the plaintiff's PI monetary settlement is only one sixth of the value of the plaintiff's claims, Medicaid can take no more than one sixth of the recovery.


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In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, No. 16-466 (June 19, 2017), the U.S. Supreme Court held that a state court does not generally have specific personal jurisdiction to entertain class-action claims by non-resident plaintiffs against a company headquartered outside of the forum state (here Bristol-Myers Squibb was not based in California). In future class action claims against nationwide corporate defendants, it appears that the U.S. Supreme Court is generally requiring piecemeal litigation in each state where a plaintiff was injured, instead of allowing for a single consolidated class action in a single state court lawsuit.

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