Changes in Washington Practice (#19) / Family Law Appeals

Aug 27, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

This complex issue of appeals has been addressed in the family law context by Scott J. Horenstein in the 2013-2014 pocket parts to Family and Community Property Law, volumes 19 to 21 of Washington Practice.

Qui Tam Law in Florida

Aug 11, 2014 By: Lance O. Leider and George F. Indest, III

Under Florida law, may a wrongly named defendant in a qui tam lawsuit legally allowed to sue the qui tam relator who brought the lawsuit for damages?

Changes in Washington Practice (#19) / The public interest element in consumer protection actions

Jul 30, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

This is installment #19 in a continuing series of Changes in Washington Practice Reports. Differences between the treatments of consumer transaction disputes

Changes in Washington Practice Report (#18) / Strict compliance versus substantial compliance in probates

Jul 2, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

The Washington probate statutes are detailed and specific. They determine how an attorney is to proceed with a probate, and how the court is to rule on issues that arise.

Criminal Charges Against Doctors Accused in the Deaths of Patients Due to Overprescribing Are Being Reduced Due to Supreme Court Decision

Apr 29, 2014 By: Lance O. Leider

Since the Supreme Court’s Burrage v. U.S. decision, prosecutors are reducing criminal charges against doctors for patient deaths due to overprescribing

States Increase Medicaid Anti-Fraud Efforts

Apr 24, 2014 By: Lauren Jones

The Affordable Care Act offers states, including states that will not expand Medicaid, new authority to improve their anti-fraud, waste, and abuse measures.

Verify the Relationship Between the Physician and the Employer is Legal

Apr 15, 2014 By: Christopher E. Brown and George F. Indest, III

In reviewing employment contracts for health professionals, sometimes it’s necessary to look beyond the contract to determine if the relationship is legal.

Provider Consolidation: Boon or bane?

Apr 7, 2014 By: Lauren Jones

ACA implementation increases the demand for provider integration. This demand is, in turn, creating increased consolidation within the health care industry.

Florida Judge Rules Government Can Search Prescription Drug Monitoring Database

Feb 21, 2014 By: George F. Indest, III

On February 19, 2014, a Florida appeals judge dismissed a case challenging the release of prescription drug histories of more than 3,300.

List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) Recently Updated by OIG

Feb 7, 2014 By: George F. Indest, III

The Office of Inspector General updated the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) on January 8, 2014, which lists the health care providers excluded from all federal health care programs

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