Media Roundup for Aug. 11, 2017

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Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of Aug. 11, 2017:

Verstein on Providing Insider Information to Disable Trading

Legal Theory Blog

Aug. 11

Andrew Verstein (Wake Forest University School of Law; University of Chicago Law School) has posted Insider Tainting: Strategic Tipping of Material Non-Public Information (Northwestern University Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN.

In the Spotlight: Bob Walsh

Triad Business Journal

Aug. 10

Describe your experience serving as Wake Forest law dean from 1989-2007 and some of the accomplishments during your tenure. “Among other achievements, we raised money for and built the Worrell Professional Center building, dramatically increased student financial aid, recruited most of the current faculty, raised funds for and filled four faculty chairs and three endowed professorships, won an American Bar Association award for our three-year professionalism training program, and we were declared by a national magazine the best private law school for the money in America.”

Driesen on Deregulation of Activity & the Commerce Clause

Legal Theory Blog

Aug. 10

David M. Driesen (Syracuse University) has posted Inactivity, Deregulation, and the Commerce Clause: A Thought Experiment (Wake Forest Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN.

More Than $5B in Total Consumer Benefits from ACA Medical Loss Ratio Provision

Advisor Magazine

Aug. 9

The Federal Medical Loss Ratio: Implications for Consumers in Year 3, by researchers Michael McCue of Virginia Commonwealth University and Mark Hall of Wake Forest School of Law, analyzes the impact of the MLR provision on consumers. The authors find that in 2013, insurers paid out $325 million in consumer rebates, down from the $513 million paid to consumers in 2012 and the more than $1 billion paid in 2011, indicating a continuing trend toward greater compliance with the spending requirements. Insurers’ spending on activities to improve the quality of patient care has not changed, however.

N.C.’s Medicaid reford oversight plan includes transition to managed care, more focus on opioid addiction

Winston-Salem Journal

Aug. 9

“This is a well thought out plan that puts Medicaid reform on a strong footing,” said Mark Hall, a law professor at Wake Forest University and a national health-care expert. “I expect that it will be well-received and approved by the federal government.”

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