Legal Malpractice. Legal news and articles for February 27 - 29, 2012

Poor Patients Less Likely to Sue Doctors, Analysis ShowsThree Newspaper Publishers Ordered to Appear in CourtKAPPE v. LENTZ, CANTOR, & MASSEY, LTD.WRIGHT v. WICKERSHAMPoor Patients Less Likely to Sue Doctors, Analysis ShowsLee Byrd Elected President Of Sands Anderson Law FirmUh-Oh, It's Minkow, Marsch v. The Bridges Again with Casey Anthony Attny ...Poor Patients Less Likely to Sue Doctors, Analysis ShowsCouple sues Karoly brothers over $1 million malpractice awardDeveloper Sues DLA Piper Over Golf ProjectBREYTMAN v. SCHECHTERJohn Karoly, sons accused of engaging in conspiracy to avoid paying $1 million ...Candidates tout resumes, swap barbs at forumSAVANNAH - 'Corporate Super Lawyers' Name from Bouhan, Williams & Levy Law...The poor, in fact, are less likely to sue their doctor

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Doctors win key victory in malpractice lawsuits
Verde IndependentFebruary 7, 2012

Brown said under Arizona law, a plaintiff in a medical malpractice case must prove the "causal connection' between an act or omission and the ultimate injury through expert medical testimony. "To establish the requisite causal connection, ...more »

Emotional Distress Enough for Medical Malpractice Suit, Says PA Supreme Court
JD Supra (press release)February 7, 2012

She filed a suit against the radiologist, the hospital, and the University of Pennsylvania, which was immediately thrown out of trial court in its early stages because of lack of legal precedent. Toney appealed and the appellate court said she had a ...more »

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Poor Patients Less Likely to Sue Doctors, Analysis Shows
Health.comFebruary 29, 2012

For the study, the investigators reviewed previous research to analyze litigation rates and medical malpractice claims among low-income patients, and compared them with other groups of patients. The research team found that poor people are less likely ...more »

Three Newspaper Publishers Ordered to Appear in Court
AllAfrica.comFebruary 29, 2012

According to the writ, a copy of which is in the possession of the Center for Media Studies and Peace Building (CEMESP), the three newspapers are said to have published a story about the Temple of Justice in connection with US$1.2 million malpractice.more »

KAPPE v. LENTZ, CANTOR, & MASSEY, LTD.
Leagle.comFebruary 29, 2012

This case arises from a legal malpractice dispute between Appellant Robert J. Kappe (Kappe) and the law firm Lentz, Cantor & Massey, Ltd. (Lentz Cantor) through shareholders Robert CF Willson (Willson) and Andrew H. Dohan (Dohan) (collectively ...more »

WRIGHT v. WICKERSHAM
Leagle.comFebruary 29, 2012

The complaint alleged claims labeled fraudulent concealment, unjust enrichment, legal malpractice, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and sought damages for fraud and deceit. Respondent demurred. In its tentative ruling on the demurrer, the superior ...more »

Poor Patients Less Likely to Sue Doctors, Analysis Shows
iVillage EntertainmentFebruary 29, 2012

The research team found that poor people are less likely to sue because they do not have access to legal resources and they may not have enough money to initiate a medical malpractice claim, according to the report published in the Feb.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 »

Uh-Oh, It's Minkow, Marsch v. The Bridges Again with Casey Anthony Attny ...
Ah Ha Rancho Santa fe NewsFebruary 28, 2012

A real estate developer accused one of the world's largest law firms of legal malpractice involving a gated golf project in one of the world's richest communities, Rancho Santa Fe. Nicolas Marsch and Briarwood Capital sued DLA Piper US LLP and law firm ...more »

Poor Patients Less Likely to Sue Doctors, Analysis Shows
U.S. News & World ReportFebruary 28, 2012

The research team found that poor people are less likely to sue because they do not have access to legal resources and they may not have enough money to initiate a medical malpractice claim, according to the report published in the Feb.more »

Couple sues Karoly brothers over $1 million malpractice award
Allentown Morning CallFebruary 28, 2012

By Kevin Amerman, Of The Morning Call A Lower Macungie Township couple is suing the sons of imprisoned attorney John Karoly Jr., claiming the brothers changed the name of their father's law firm to avoid paying the couple a $1 million legal malpractice...more »

Developer Sues DLA Piper Over Golf Project
Courthouse News ServiceFebruary 28, 2012

By MATT REYNOLDS SAN DIEGO (CN) - A real estate developer accused one of the world's largest law firms of legal malpractice involving a gated golf project in one of the world's richest communities, Rancho Santa Fe. Nicolas Marsch and Briarwood Capital ...more »

BREYTMAN v. SCHECHTER
Leagle.comFebruary 28, 2012

Plaintiff BREYTMAN commenced this action for alleged legal malpractice, breach of contract, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation committed against him by defendants DONALD SCHECHTER and DONALD SCHECHTER, PC (collectively ...more »

John Karoly, sons accused of engaging in conspiracy to avoid paying $1 million ...
The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.comFebruary 28, 2012

A Lower Macungie Township couple that won $1 million in a malpractice case against the Allentown-based Karoly Law Offices is now alleging the firm has engaged in a criminal conspiracy to avoid making the payment. Ronald and Beverly Yorston were awarded ...more »

Candidates tout resumes, swap barbs at forum
Alton TelegraphFebruary 28, 2012

The biggest jury award was a legal malpractice verdict of $3.5 million. "That may mean it is a bigger hell hole for the lawyers," Hylla quipped. He said that of 15 medical malpractice cases in the five years, 13 of them were decided in favor of the ...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 »

The poor, in fact, are less likely to sue their doctor
Science Daily (press release)February 27, 2012

Their analyses show that, in reality, low-income patients actually sue their doctors less often than other patient groups, in part because of a more limited access to legal resources and a payment system in medical malpractice claims which requires an ...more »

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