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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 »

ACCC sets out its five priorities for 2012
Clayton UtzMarch 1, 2012

ACCC Chairman Rod Simms outlined the regulator's priorities for 2012 last week, and launched its updated Compliance and Enforcement Policy. The changes in Australian Consumer Law , described by Mr Sims as "profound", offer more regulatory options to ...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 »

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Actor Woods supports medical apology bill in RI
Huffington PostMarch 1, 2012

The bill makes doctors' apologies inadmissible in a malpractice suit. "Sometimes you have to put a face on an issue, on a bill," he said. Studies show medical malpractice claims decrease when doctors apologize for mistakes and other negative outcomes.more »

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Medical malpractice lawsuit tossed by appeals court
Thomson Reuters News & InsightMarch 1, 2012

In dismissing malpractice claims brought by the mother, Katherine De Jesus, against Dr. Aruna Mishra, the Appellate Division, First Department, rejected what it called De Jesus's "extraordinary" legal argument. While De Jesus is pursuing claims against ...more »

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Proper understanding and preparation are essential to effective deposition skills
Ortho SuperSiteMarch 8, 2012

Some commentators believe that there are too many lawsuits related to claims of medical malpractice, and that the legislature needs to limit patient access to legal recourse, or limit economic damages arising from medical lawsuits.more »

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