House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled their financial plan for the government next fiscal year, paving the way for tax reform tied to spending cuts in regulations, employee benefits and welfare benefits.
The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that a state medical board's review of patient records in the state's prescription drug monitoring database did not violate patients' privacy rights because it was justified by public interest in regulating potent prescription drugs and protecting patients from negligent doctors.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has removed the director and chief of staff at a New Hampshire veterans’ hospital after media reports detailed widespread dysfunction and unsafe conditions at the facility, VA Secretary David J. Shulkin said Monday.
A Baylor Scott & White hospital on Friday asked the Texas Supreme Court to resolve a split among lower appellate courts on whether a claim alleging fabricated medical records should be treated as a claim for misdiagnosis that requires filing an expert report.
A D.C. federal court on Friday trimmed a woman’s lawsuit claiming optical nerve surgery led to more severe head pain but refused to toss the entire case as untimely, finding too many open questions surrounding when the patient could have known about the alleged malpractice.
An Indiana state appeals court refused Friday to revive the question of whether the state Medical Licensing Board was right to proceed with a doctor’s suspension hearing even after the doctor, who is also facing criminal narcotics charges, allowed his license to expire.
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A Kentucky appeals court on Friday sent a nursing home patient’s negligence suit to arbitration, finding an arbitration agreement to be enforceable due to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Federal Arbitration Act-strengthening decision in Kindred v. Clark last May.
A Pennsylvania appellate panel on Friday affirmed the dismissal of a suit accusing a physician of causing a woman’s miscarriage by negligently prescribing a certain medication, saying the patient’s expert witness was not qualified to testify under state law.
A Florida appellate panel on Friday reversed a trial judge’s ruling that a doctor suing her former attorney for legal malpractice must produce confidential medical information, saying the attorney didn’t obtain authorization from the doctor’s former patient as required by state law.
The New Jersey Appellate Division on Friday affirmed the dismissal of a medical malpractice lawsuit against Virtua Health Inc., ruling that a lower court properly tossed the case for lack of expert testimony on a doctor’s alleged incompetence because the issue was complex enough to warrant it.
A nursing home won’t be allowed to force a wrongful death suit into arbitration, an Indiana federal judge has ruled, saying that the patient’s decision to sign an arbitration agreement wasn’t enough to bind her family.
A woman ordered to pay $11 million to a man she injured in a traffic accident can’t intervene in his subsequent medical malpractice suit after the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that losing parties in personal injury cases can’t seek reduced liability without first paying what they owe.
An Oregon magistrate judge said Wednesday that a Laguna Tribe member’s lawsuit claiming the Native American Rehabilitation Association refused to provide him medical treatment should be thrown out, finding the tribe member should have pursued administrative relief before filing the case.
A Connecticut appellate court on Thursday affirmed a jury’s decision to clear a doctor of medical negligence in connection with an infant’s allegedly botched circumcision, rejecting the parents’ argument that a courtroom viewing of a video showing a similar circumcision procedure was improperly allowed by the trial judge.
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims decided Wednesday that the federal government is on the hook for paying installments in a 1980s birth injury settlement after the annuity that was meant to provide the monthly payments stopped being able to meet its required minimum amount.
A Brooklyn orthopedic surgeon filed suit Wednesday against his former lawyer in New York state court, claiming that the attorney advised him to admit wrongdoing to a state disciplinary board without explaining the consequences.
A Pennsylvania appellate panel on Wednesday affirmed the dismissal of a suit accusing a doctor of failing to advise a patient to take blood monitoring tests while on blood-thinning drugs, which purportedly caused a brain hemorrhage, saying the patient’s expert opinion failed to establish the proper standard of care.
Justice Stephen Breyer discusses the extent to which oral arguments can influence his thinking and recalls his many debates with the late Justice Antonin Scalia, in the second of two articles based on an exclusive interview.
The federal government must face a man’s lawsuit claiming an eye surgery performed at a naval hospital caused him vision problems and eye pain, a Guam federal court ruled Tuesday, finding that he had properly demonstrated the possibility that he withdrew consent for the procedure.
Although the end often comes quickly, law firms do not fail overnight. Randy Evans of Dentons and Elizabeth Whitney of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions review five mistakes that expedite law firm failures.
Following the Eleventh Circuit's recent decision in United States v. Enmon, it remains unclear what conduct is prohibited under the Controlled Substances Act and what intent a physician must possess in order to support a conviction, say attorneys with Lightfoot Franklin & White LLP.
Scams resulting in access to confidential information are probably a lawyer’s greatest technology and cybersecurity risk. But hackers are more likely to gain access to a lawyer’s computer systems through human error, usually responding to a scam, than a brute force attack, says J. S. Christie Jr. of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.
The current push by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to ban consumer legal funding is an example of a pro-business policy masquerading as a pro-market policy. Voters should demand pro-market reforms and reject protectionist tariffs that threaten our economic growth and innovation, says Jeremy Kidd of Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law.
Many law firms use public-facing websites for business development and to streamline operational processes. While these sites are great for maximizing information-sharing, they could unknowingly be an unlocked gateway into a firm’s most confidential data, says Jeff Schilling of Armor Defense Inc.
Mediators’ proposals, which call for an unconditional and confidential acceptance or rejection, are resolving high-value disputes on a regular basis. Dennis Klein of Critical Matter Mediation examines why this is happening and the tactical implications for litigants in anticipating that a mediator’s proposal could resolve litigation.
In its first 100 days, the Trump administration has had mixed results and may be behind where it wants to be. The biggest threat to President Donald Trump’s domestic policy agenda beyond the first 100 days is the difficulty of reconciling the Freedom Caucus Republicans, moderate Republicans and Democrats, say Jim Flood and Cari Stinebower of Crowell & Moring LLP.
Out of 94 district courts, the Eastern District of Virginia has been the fastest civil trial docket in the country for nine straight years. Without micromanaging the process, the EDVA's judges, magistrate judges, and clerks and staff continue to perform at a stunningly efficient level, says Bob Tata of Hunton & Williams LLP.
Allowing attorneys to telecommute may seem like a great fix for law firms. But without significant changes to the firm's culture, telecommuting is just a patch applied to the problem of attrition, says Michael Moradzadeh, founding partner of Rimon PC.
Two recent opinions out of Pennsylvania and California state courts offer important lessons for avoiding claims of privilege waiver when using public relations consultants during litigation, say attorneys with Pepper Hamilton LLP.