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The ACA and Legal Practices (#18) / The limits of adaptability

Nov 26, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is probing the limits of adaptability for people and technology when faced with complex, interactive programs.

Settlement Tactics Series: Figuring out your starting position

Nov 26, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

How do you decide your opening settlement offer? How do you decide when it’s right to settle? Here are some factors to consider.

Holiday traffic no excuse for erratic driving

Nov 26, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Police have probable cause to stop driver whose truck crossed over solid white onto the shoulder during holiday weekend.

Are the courts right to dismiss ‘single-scheme’ RICO fraud cases?

Nov 25, 2014 By: Rebecca Spear

In case after case, courts dismiss RICO actions based on mail/wire fraud if there is a single victim or scheme, describing them as “garden variety” fraud

Constitutional Challenges to Wisconsin Open Enrollment Program

Nov 25, 2014 By: Nia Doherty

On Nov. 18, 2014, a group representing three families of children with disabilities filed a challenge against Wisconsin’s open enrollment program

Vicarious Liability of Health Insurers for Medical Negligence

Nov 25, 2014 By: John K. DiMugno

The control MCOs exercise over the physician-patient relationship may create situations in which an MCO may be vicariously liable for negligence of their networks’ health care providers

Former Mayor’s Estate Receives $97M for Police Officer’s Excessive Use of Force/Unnecessary Seizure and City’s Hiring/Retention Practices

Nov 25, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Former Mayor’s  Estate Receives $97M for Police Officer’s Excessive Use of Force/Unnecessary Seizure and City’s Hiring/Retention Practices Reeves, as personal representative for

Fact that cow jumped fence does not mean that fence was inadequate

Nov 25, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

A cow jumping a fence once does not make the fence inadequate.

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Bankruptcy, November 24, 2014

Nov 24, 2014 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Bankruptcy provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Bankruptcy law

Constitutional issues in confidentiality agreements in insurance law

Nov 24, 2014 By: Dennis Wall

Court holds that stipulated confidentiality provision is not enough to keep records sealed under U.S. Constitution

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