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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit recently ruled that a Florida law requiring nursing homes to disclose patient records of deceased patients was preempted by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability...more
On April 9, 2013 the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued an opinion regarding HIPAA preemption in the case of Opis Management Resources, LLC v. Florida Agency for Care Administration. Opis...more
The scenario is not difficult to imagine: An employee designates her spouse as the primary beneficiary under her employer’s life insurance and retirement benefit plans. Years later, the couple divorces, and in the marital...more
Erbrecht – Niederlassungs- und Konsularvertrag vom 22. Juli 1868 zwischen der Schweiz und Italien. Professio iuris. Herabsetzungsklage. Verjährungsfrist.
Bundesgericht, I. Zivilabteilung, Urteil vom 22. März 2012 i.S. A. SA...more
In Allen v. Stoddard (--- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, Cal.App. 4 Dist., January 9, 2013), a California Court of Appeal considered how to resolve a conflict between two statutes that provide for different time periods during which a...more
Bad prison food, compensation for sex on the job and neat contracts cases: all this and more in the BLG Monthly Update for June 2012!...more
Mit Urteil vom 29. Oktober 2009 hat das schweizerische Bundesgericht entschieden, dass das Verbot der Errichtung von Familienfideikommissen nach Art. 335 Abs. 2 ZGB keine sog. «loi d’application immédiate» im Sinne von Art....more
The biggest challenge for unclaimed property practitioners is determining how new forms of property fit into unclaimed property laws. Recent technological and entrepreneurial innovations continue to challenge historic...more
Information on estate tax and inheritance tax in Germany. Calculate your tax liability if you inherit money or property in Germany. Easy to follow explanation in English from a German lawyer in the United States....more
Introduction to German probate and inheritance law from an attorney licensed in Germany and the US (California)....more
This article covers the importance of Advanced Directives. This is one of the single most important decisions that one can make during their life as it effects the way you want to be taken care of if you or a loved are faced...more
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