The owner of an Alabama-based clinic pled guilty Tuesday to charges she defrauded patients by pretending to be a naturopathic medical practitioner with experience in treating cancer, despite having no such credentials.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Tuesday it would not hear an appeal of a decision upholding a nearly $45,000 sanction on a defense attorney who sent a purportedly intimidating letter to the employer of an opponent’s expert witness in a closely watched medical malpractice case.
A Mississippi state appeals court on Tuesday refused to revive a suit accusing a nursing home of contributing to a resident’s death from sepsis, leaving in place a directed verdict in the home’s favor and agreeing with the trial judge that the resident’s family had not made a case against the home.
A Tennessee appeals court on Tuesday revived a medical malpractice suit accusing a hospital of being responsible for injuries a patient obtained during hip surgery, saying the patient had met the state's presuit notice requirements that were recently clarified in a state high court ruling.
The Tenth Circuit ruled Tuesday that a New Mexico nursing home hadn’t provided a valid reason to throw out an arbiter’s decision to award the estate of a deceased former resident court costs and fees in her case against the nursing home.
A Michigan hospital is demanding federal coverage for a medical malpractice case over a newborn’s developmental problems, saying in its own suit Monday that a government agency and its midwives, not hospital workers, were responsible for the alleged improper care.
A New Jersey appeals court on Tuesday overturned a defense verdict in a woman’s suit accusing a doctor of causing complications due to an improperly performed colonoscopy, ruling that evidence of her “informed consent” to the procedure was improperly admitted to the jury.
A New Jersey state appellate court decided Monday not to remove restrictions on a New Jersey doctor’s medical license, saying that an administrative board had not abused its authority in limiting her ability to practice medicine after she was diagnosed with a neurological disorder.
A veteran has sued the federal government for $11 million, alleging that a Miami VA hospital improperly performed a hip replacement, causing him to suffer a discrepancy in the length of his legs that led to back pain and altered walking.
An Ohio appeals court on Monday reversed a trial judge’s ruling sending to arbitration a suit accusing a nursing home of being responsible for a patient’s death, saying the patient’s estate’s breach-of-contract claim was a veiled attempt to assert an untimely wrongful death claim.
A medical malpractice insurance company that helped defend a doctor against a wrongful death suit did not handle the claims of the patient’s estate in bad faith, a Kentucky appeals court ruled Friday, saying the patient’s estate did not meet the state’s rigorous standards for proving such a claim.
A Texas appellate court held Friday that the family of a patient who died during spinal surgery at a sports medicine and spinal clinic didn’t adequately link alleged negligence by the doctor with the patient’s death.
An Indiana state appellate court ruled Friday that the state’s Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation laws did not protect a doctor reporting suspected child abuse to social services, allowing a family to proceed in their case against a doctor who told the Department of Child Services she suspected the parents were deliberately inducing symptoms in their daughter.
A Michigan appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a man’s suit alleging that a hospital's failure to respond to his calls for assistance led to injuries after he fell while attempting to walk unassisted, ruling that his allegations constituted medical malpractice, and thus required presuit notice and expert testimony.
Although women have made some strides toward gender parity in the lower ranks of law firms, breaking into the equity tier remains elusive. These 20 firms, however, are leaders in advancing equality at the top, earning them the designation of Law360 Ceiling Smasher.
While the legal industry continues to struggle with gender parity, this year’s Glass Ceiling Report shows that some firms are ahead of the rest. Here, Law360 reveals its third annual ranking of the best law firms for female attorneys, based on their representation of women at the nonpartner and partner levels.
In a bid to elevate more women to positions of authority, law firms are taking a page from the National Football League's playbook.
As gender bias suits pile up against law firms, it remains to be seen how they will impact recruiting in the industry. But some legal experts say firm leaders may want to look at the complaints as blueprints for change.
U.S. law firms have long been overwhelmingly dominated by men, particularly at the partnership level, and Law360’s latest Glass Ceiling Report shows that recent progress has been — at best — only incremental.
A handful of law firms of various sizes and types are outpacing their peers on including women in their ranks. Here’s why four of them are positioned toward the front of the pack.
In December 2015, an amendment to Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure was implemented with the intent of putting reasonable limits on civil discovery. The many subsequent cases that have applied the amended rules provide guideposts for litigants and practitioners, say Brandee Kowalzyk and Christopher Polston of Nelson Mullins LLP.
The simple practice of asking jurors important and substantive questions early can help make trial by jury a more reliable form of dispute resolution, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.
One year ago the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt decisively rejected the widespread anti-choice tactic of restricting women’s reproductive rights with sham legislation. A new lawsuit recently filed in Louisiana reveals exactly why that ruling is the most important decision on abortion rights in a generation, says Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights.
It was a privilege to spend a half-hour on the phone with the nation's foremost First Amendment lawyer. Floyd Abrams and I discussed his career, his new book and what he sees in his free-speech crystal ball. And he was a very good sport when I asked if it is constitutionally protected to yell inside a movie theater: “Citizens United is a terrible decision and should be set on fire,” says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.
Recent surveys show that law firms won't be able to rely on the flood of associates their business model demands as long as they require them to dedicate all day, most nights, every weekend and all holidays to firm business, says Jill Dessalines, founder of Strategic Advice for Successful Lawyers and former assistant GC at McKesson Corp.
Despite legal education training and the focus on logic and reason by the courts, lawyers address emotional issues on a daily basis — albeit more indirectly. But a shift to consciously and strategically addressing emotions gives us a powerful tool to help our clients reach faster, better decisions, say dispute resolution experts Robert Creo and Selina Shultz.
When it comes to medical marijuana, health care providers are in an awkward — but not impossible — spot. In many cases, state and federal laws governing medical marijuana are in direct conflict, leaving providers who want to encourage their patients to use marijuana on shaky legal ground, says Michaela Poizner of Baker Donelson.
The guessing game around Justice Anthony Kennedy’s possible retirement is reaching a crescendo. Yet the speculation does more than fuel bookmakers’ odds. It draws attention to his pivotal role as the court’s swing vote, says Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice.
One way to combat juror confusion and boredom is to allow jurors to ask witnesses questions. No federal evidentiary or court rule prohibits it, and every federal circuit court to address the practice has held it permissible, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.
In the midst of the worst drug crisis in American history, two key developments this month may have far-reaching impacts on both the underlying liability claims as well as the insurers to whom the defendants are looking to finance hundreds of millions of dollars in exposure, says Adam Fleischer of BatesCarey LLP.