Barak A. Bassman, a partner in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton, was quoted in the September 29, 2016 Courthouse News Service article, "Insurer Blasts 'Absurdity' of Obamacare Funding."
Barak Bassman, an attorney for the insurer with Pepper Hamilton, drew a hypothetical in which two men named Andy and Newman owe each other money, with the one who owes more refusing to pay yet still demanding money from the other.
"Despite its obvious lack of merit, this is precisely the position the government has taken with NMHC," the complaint states. "But, rather than $50, millions of dollars are at stake." (Emphasis in original.)