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Where there's a will: How to minimize probate fees
Globe and MailAugust 1, 2011

Likewise, the death benefits of any insurance policies on your life will sidestep probate fees if you name beneficiaries under those policies. By designating beneficiaries (other than your estate), these assets fall outside of your estate and pass ...more »

Agnes Varis, Founder of Drug Company, Dies at 81
New York TimesAugust 3, 2011

She helped draft the Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984, intended to ease generics' passage to market. She also helped draft the Greater Access to Affordable Pharmaceuticals Act, which was intended to close loopholes in the 1984 law. ...more »

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Former Skyline patient's sexual assault lawsuit is revived
The TennesseanAugust 31, 2011

The case is back in Davidson County Circuit Court this month after the Tennessee Court of Appeals determined that the lower court erred when it applied the rules of the Tennessee Medical Malpractice Act. The 2008 law started requiring a “certificate of ...more »

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Medical malpractice: A national epidemic
San Diego Gay & Lesbian NewsAugust 26, 2011

There is a national epidemic of medical errors, and they do occur everyday. Doctors and hospitals can be held liable for injuries and deaths that result from mistakes. Nearly 250000 people die each year due to medical malpractice – nearly half of them ...more »

Legal Malpractice
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Malpractice Suit Hits Quality of BigLaw's Temporary Lawyers
ABA JournalAugust 3, 2011

A legal malpractice suit filed against McDermott Will & Emery raises questions about outside lawyers hired to help screen documents for clients. An amended malpractice suit filed last week by JM Manufacturing, also known as JM ...more »

Professional Malpractice - Other
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Research Roundup: Majority Of Docs Face Malpractice Claims
Kaiser Health NewsAugust 19, 2011

New England Journal Of Medicine: Malpractice Risk According To Physician Specialty -- The authors "analyzed malpractice data from 1991 through 2005 for all physicians who were covered by a large professional liability insurer with a nationwide client ...more »

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