E & O. Legal news and articles for February 24 - 29, 2012

Student brings 'proxy' to help him crack GMAT - massive score in just 21 minutesWoman Says State Won't Protect HerLee Byrd Elected President Of Sands Anderson Law FirmLee Byrd Elected President Of Sands Anderson Law FirmKramon & Graham P.A. Appoints David Shuster as Managing PrincipalLaw and OrderWhen You Can't Stop It, Nibble Away At ItNAICOM mulls stiffer penalty for late submission of accountsSAVANNAH - 'Corporate Super Lawyers' Name from Bouhan, Williams & Levy Law...Physicians have ethical, legal obligation to report child abuseQBE forms new merged casualty and professional/financial lines teamFiduciary: Underrated Risk?Florida Supreme Court to Decide on Damages CapsFirm adds lawyer, changes name to Boyd, Kimball & WilsonWiseman named Lawyer of the Year

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Change in leadership at malpractice insurer
Parkersburg NewsFebruary 1, 2012

"We had a change in leadership," said Dr. R. Austin Wallace, who has taken over as president and chief executive officer of West Virginia Mutual Insurance Company. "It's been a very great transition." Wallace took over the top positions at the ...more »

Wrongful Death vs. Murder
U.S. Politics TodayFebruary 2, 2012

When most people think of murder, they think of a willful act that resulted in death. By contrast, wrongful death is often a result of a negligent act such as an automobile accident, medical malpractice, or a defective product.more »

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Student brings 'proxy' to help him crack GMAT - massive score in just 21 minutes
Deccan ChronicleFebruary 29, 2012

Following this the test centre complained to the city police that some of its employees allegedly helped the candidate in the malpractice. GMAT score is a must for admission to US business schools. The incident occurred at Pearson Professional Centre ...more »

Woman Says State Won't Protect Her
Courthouse News ServiceFebruary 29, 2012

In November 2011, Franchi - who had removed the minors' counsel and "said that the legal system had made a lot of mistakes resulting in harm to mother and children" - recused himself on the day that he was scheduled to hear the case, Michele Fotinos ...more »

Lee Byrd Elected President Of Sands Anderson Law Firm
DigitalJournal.com (press release)February 29, 2012

L. Lee Byrd, former chair of the Business and Professional Litigation practice and current member of the Board of Directors of the law firm of Sands Anderson PC, has been elected President of the firm, reported M. Pierce Rucker, immediate past ...more »

Lee Byrd Elected President Of Sands Anderson Law Firm
PR Web (press release)February 29, 2012

L. Lee Byrd, former chair of the Business and Professional Litigation practice and current member of the Board of Directors of the law firm of Sands Anderson PC, has been elected President of the firm, reported M. Pierce Rucker, immediate past ...more »

Kramon & Graham P.A. Appoints David Shuster as Managing Principal
Citybizlist (press release)February 29, 2012

He is very well-respected in the legal community and has the vision, energy, and leadership to assure the firm's continued success." Shuster, 43, graduated magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law. After law school, he served as a ...more »

Law and Order
STLtoday.comFebruary 29, 2012

Doctor's license suspended • The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has suspended the medical license of Dr. Abid Nisar, 60, who pleaded guilty Feb. 16 to a federal misdemeanor charge of introducing misbranded prescription ...more »

When You Can't Stop It, Nibble Away At It
Lez Get RealFebruary 28, 2012

The more a health care professional does, the more they get paid. Additionally, there is so much fear of malpractice claims that health care providers overdo themselves to make sure they don't make a mistake. So, there is a culture of over-ordering ...more »

NAICOM mulls stiffer penalty for late submission of accounts
The NationFebruary 28, 2012

Daniel told The Nation that most operators are comfortable with the current N5,000 daily penalty, adding that the anticipated Insurance Act will place stricter discipline on defaulters. Investigation revealed that about four companies are yet to get ...more »

SAVANNAH - 'Corporate Super Lawyers' Name from Bouhan, Williams & Levy Law...
CarriageTradePR.com (press release)February 27, 2012

Frank "Sonny" Seiler has an extensive litigation practice which includes defense of personal injury claims, medical malpractice, products liability law, prosecution of serious personal injury claims, white collar criminal cases, and divorce/domestic ...more »

Physicians have ethical, legal obligation to report child abuse
AAP News (subscription)February 27, 2012

However, failure to report abuse can have serious consequences: In many states, a medical professional could be charged with a misdemeanor and held liable for financial damages. A physician might be the subject of a medical malpractice action if a ...more »

QBE forms new merged casualty and professional/financial lines team
Insurance Business ReviewFebruary 27, 2012

The new division will also be supported by internal appointees that include David Fitzpatrick as QBE's regional head of casualty international, Australia, Canada, South Africa, medical malpractice and pharmaceutical. Alastair Herbert will be the ...more »

Fiduciary: Underrated Risk?
PropertyCasualty360February 27, 2012

Fiduciary duties are different in kind from professional standards of care. Put another way, a professional may breach a fiduciary duty without committing malpractice, or vice-versa, or may do both, depending on the act committed.more »

Florida Supreme Court to Decide on Damages Caps
JD Supra (press release)February 24, 2012

The health care debate is heating up in Florida as the state's highest court weighs the constitutionality of a law that places caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. The case, known as McCall v. US, concerns 20-year-old Michelle ...more »

Firm adds lawyer, changes name to Boyd, Kimball & Wilson
Sacramento Business JournalFebruary 24, 2012

Boyd and Kimball are specialists in legal malpractice law and will continue to represent lawyers in civil, ethics and practice management matters, as well as clients facing legal malpractice claims. Kimball also is certified in appellate law and will ...more »

Wiseman named Lawyer of the Year
The TennesseanFebruary 24, 2012

Cottontown resident Thomas Wiseman was named the 2011-12 Lawyer of the Year in the area of medical malpractice defense while his home Nashville-based Wiseman Ashworth Law Group receiving first tier for both medical malpractice law defense and personal ...more »

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