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Reforms coming to the state foster care system
kjrh.comMarch 1, 2012

"Litigation was hotly contested for years," said Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. "The state defended the case pretty aggressively," said Marica Lowry, executive director of Children's Rights. It's all been over a federal suit that claims the ...more »

Opponents question EPA authority in greenhouse gas case
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

Although the judges questioned the standing of the challengers' case, Sentelle and fellow judge David Tatel appeared open to the industry argument that the EPA could have used a different interpretation of the Clean Air Act, rather than having to use ...more »

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Lessons from the Wu-Tang Clan School of Law
Minnesota LawyerMarch 2, 2012

The result can be what Eric Cooperstein of the Cooperstein Law Offices calls “chasing retainers.” Cooperstein, a legal malpractice defense attorney, described how lawyers who accept partial payments sometimes fall into the trap of setting a client's ...more »

Medical Malpractice
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The Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. ...
PR Web (press release)March 1, 2012

For one, patients are required to provide expert testimony regarding the cause of their injury, which requires the participation of a practicing medical professional. Furthermore, the new changes require any medical malpractice action to be filed in ...more »

Legal Malpractice
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Seyfarth Shaw | Georgia Court of Appeals Holds That Legal Malpractice Claims ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)March 2, 2012

First American Title Ins. Co., the Court explicitly held, for the first time, that legal malpractice claims are assignable under OCGA § 44-12-24 and Georgia law. The underlying facts in Villanueva are as follows: When a closing attorney, Villanueva, ...more »

Professional Malpractice - Other
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Mediation On St. Francis Child Sex Abuse Cases To Resume
Hartford CourantMarch 6, 2012

The coverage dispute involves conflicting claims about whether Reardon's abuse triggers the hospital's professional liability or general liability coverage. A finding that the abuse amounted to professional malpractice would shift significant costs ...more »

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