Legal Malpractice. Legal news and articles for February 10 - 14, 2012

Senate OKs Kitzhaber's health care overhaulIP Dispute Spurs Legal Malpractice Suit in DC Federal CourtOregon Senate backs Kitzhaber health overhaulExcess Insurer May Bring Malpractice Action Against Lawyers Retained by ...Parker Waichman LLP Opposes Efforts by US Government to Expand Feres Doctrine ...Parker Waichman LLP Opposes Efforts by U.S. Government to Expand Feres ...ER Immunity Could Be Dead for SessionMarcellus Shale boom has pressed law firms to boost their staffs, but experts ...Miccosukee Indians: We owe the IRS nearly $26 million, and our lawyer Dexter ...Company briefs | Law firm celebrates 75th yearFlorida Gov't Weekly Roundup: Redistricting Done, Prison PrivatizationLA Personal Injury Attorneys, Grayson & Grayson to Offer Consultation for ...Feldman Shepherd Names Patricia Giordano a Partner in Philadelphia Personal ...Woman who lost leg in accident loses malpractice suit against legal firm who ...KAUFMAN v. MEDICAL LIAB. MUT. INS. CO.

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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 »

Kutak Rock awaits ruling on $10M claim against it for legal malpractice
Kansas City Business JournalFebruary 17, 2012

The firm advised Brooke on stock offerings, securities filings and other corporate governance matters from 2004 to 2008, when Brooke fell apart amid lawsuits about its hundreds of complicated franchising arrangements. The trustee claims that despite ...more »

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Senate OKs Kitzhaber's health care overhaul
KTVLFebruary 14, 2012

Johnson said she changed her position after she was convinced that the legal issues were too complicated to address immediately. Republicans said liability limits would drive down costs by reducing malpractice insurance premiums and reducing defensive ...more »

IP Dispute Spurs Legal Malpractice Suit in DC Federal Court
The BLT: Blog of Legal Times (blog)February 14, 2012

Rader, Fishman & Grauer has been hit with a malpractice suit by a former client for providing allegedly faulty advice in an intellectual property dispute. The 45-lawyer IP boutique, which has offices in Michigan, Washington DC, California and Tokyo, ...more »

Oregon Senate backs Kitzhaber health overhaul
MSN MoneyFebruary 14, 2012

Johnson said she changed her position after she was convinced that the legal issues were too complicated to address immediately. Republicans said liability limits would drive down costs by reducing malpractice insurance premiums and reducing defensive ...more »

Excess Insurer May Bring Malpractice Action Against Lawyers Retained by ...
Bloomberg BNAFebruary 14, 2012

By Joan C. Rogers An excess insurance carrier has a direct cause of action for malpractice against the law firm the primary carrier retained to defend their insured, the Mississippi Court of Appeals declared Jan. 31 in a second look at this case (Great ...more »

Parker Waichman LLP Opposes Efforts by US Government to Expand Feres Doctrine ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)February 14, 2012

Parker Waichman LLP Urges the US Justice Department to End its Assault on the Feres Doctrine, Calls on the US Congress to Amend the Language of the Federal Tort Claims Act to Protect the Legal Rights of Military Personnel and their Families.more »

Parker Waichman LLP Opposes Efforts by U.S. Government to Expand Feres ...
PR Web (press release)February 14, 2012

Parker Waichman LLP Urges the US Justice Department to End its Assault on the Feres Doctrine, Calls on the US Congress to Amend the Language of the Federal Tort Claims Act to Protect the Legal Rights of Military Personnel and their Families.more »

ER Immunity Could Be Dead for Session
Sunshine State NewsFebruary 14, 2012

Also, the bill includes a legal change that could help defense attorneys get information about injured patients in malpractice cases. But sponsor Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, said he had to drop part of the bill that would have used the state's ...more »

Marcellus Shale boom has pressed law firms to boost their staffs, but experts ...
Pittsburgh Post GazetteFebruary 13, 2012

As gas companies continue to obtain leases, legal needs will shift from lease negotiations to parts of the law that actually involve the use of the land, Mr. Saunders said. Those areas -- including environmental law, permitting compliance, ...more »

Miccosukee Indians: We owe the IRS nearly $26 million, and our lawyer Dexter ...
MiamiHerald.comFebruary 13, 2012

For the first time, the Miccosukees revealed the financial fallout of Internal Revenue Service audits for 2000-05 to bolster their argument that Lehtinen gave them “faulty advice” on personal income-tax disputes, causing the tribe and its members to ...more »

Company briefs | Law firm celebrates 75th year
Bradenton HeraldFebruary 13, 2012

SARASOTA -- The law firm of Dickinson & Gibbons, PA is celebrating its 75 year anniversary. The firm has an emphasis on litigation and trial practice and clients represent every industry and trade. The firm's practice areas include construction, ...more »

Florida Gov't Weekly Roundup: Redistricting Done, Prison Privatization
NorthEscambia.comFebruary 12, 2012

A short time later, the Senate gave final approval to redistricting maps — only to be greeted immediately by a Democratic Party-backed legal challenge. Meanwhile, chatter continued in the Capitol about divisions within the Senate, as President Mike ...more »

LA Personal Injury Attorneys, Grayson & Grayson to Offer Consultation for ...
PR.com (press release)February 11, 2012

Free radiology malpractice case evaluation now available from the LA based personal injury law firm, Grayson & Grayson. Victims can fill out a no-obligation form to get their free case review. Los Angeles, CA, February 11, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Leading Los ...more »

Feldman Shepherd Names Patricia Giordano a Partner in Philadelphia Personal ...
Exec Digital (press release)February 10, 2012

Giordano is a personal injury lawyer who handles complex litigation, including catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice and pharmaceutical errors. With extensive litigation experience in Southern and Central New Jersey and the Philadelphia ...more »

Woman who lost leg in accident loses malpractice suit against legal firm who ...
The RepublicFebruary 10, 2012

A Louisville jury has rejected claims from woman who lost a leg in an accident that the Becker Law Office committed malpractice in pursuing her claim over the injury. The jury on Thursday voted 9-3 that Tonia Freeman, who was injured when she impaled ...more »

KAUFMAN v. MEDICAL LIAB. MUT. INS. CO.
Leagle.comFebruary 10, 2012

Following this Court's decision in the underlying case, plaintiff commenced this action against defendant and Carter Conboy, asserting breach of contract and deceptive business practices claims against defendant and alleging legal malpractice as to ...more »

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