Administrative and Employment Law

In re MVP Health Insurance Co.
Ms. Asay represented the Green Mountain Care Board in the first challenge to its exercise of insurance rate-review authority. While remanding for further proceedings, the Vermont Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge to the Board’s regulatory authority. (Opinion)

In re Grievance of John Lepore
The Vermont Supreme Court reversed a labor board decision reinstating a state employee terminated for misconduct. The Court agreed with the State—represented by Ms. Asay—that the employee’s misconduct and dishonesty as a juror in a federal capital murder trial was sufficient grounds for termination. (Opinion)

In re Grievance of Vermont State Employees’ Association
Ms. Asay successfully represented Vermont against a claim by the state employees’ union for an extended period of double pay for numerous state workers who were relocated after Tropical Storm Irene damaged the state office complex in Waterbury. The Vermont Supreme Court agreed with the labor board and the State that the collective bargaining agreement did not require double pay. (Opinion)