Read Consumer Protection updates, news, and legal commentary from leading lawyers and law firms:
Bill on Bankruptcy: Delaware Garners Almost All Big Chapter 11s
Bill on Bankruptcy: Listening in the Dark at the NCBJ
Dean: Law Schools Use Merit Scholarships To Boost Rankings
Dean: Law Firms 'Support' NYLS's 2 Year Degree Program
Bill on Bankruptcy: LightSquared, the Battle among Hedge Funds
Bill on Bankruptcy: Appeals Court Changes the Law on Fraud
Bill on Bankruptcy: Make-Whole Premiums, Lehman, ResCap
Rice: Banking Lobby Won't Let New Glass-Steagall Bill Pass
Bar President: 3Ls Should Get Paid for Internships
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lawyers Must Disclose What Clients Pay
NALP: 18-Year Low for Law Grad Employment
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
Unique Privacy Concerns for Mobile Apps
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Trustees Sleep Easy after High Court Ruling
Could This Law School Ranking Unseat US News?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Kodak Plan Bumps the Debt, Craters Stock
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Bill on Bankruptcy: Easterbrook Turns the Tide on Student Loans
Bill on Bankruptcy: Stockton May Win the Battle, Lose the War
Chicago, IL, April 15, 2013 - Many restaurants, especially upscale and higher-end independents, are moving toward prix-fixe menus, tasting menus, and policies that restrict additions, subtractions, and substitutions. Such...more
This article discusses the need for medical practitioners to consult state law rather than rely exclusively on ACOG Practice Bulletins when attempting to determine their obligation of informed consent when it comes to the...more
On January 19, 2012, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson exercised her authority under the HITECH Act by filing a lawsuit against a business associate for the failure to protect protected health information ("PHI") and...more
Filed Oct. 31 in Riverside County Superior Court, the lawsuit alleges that Dr. Kali P. Chaudhuri, who is a majority stakeholder in the Integrated HealthCare Holdings, Inc. (IHHI), which owns the Western Medical Centers of...more
Qui tam claims by whistleblowers or relators are most commonly brought under the federal False Claims Act for 15-30% of whatever funds the Government recoups from Medicare fraud as an example. Yet, some states have legislated...more
California has long been considered a bastion of consumer protection and individual privacy rights. By its recently issued decision in Brown v. Mortensen, (2011) 51 Cal. 4th 1052 the California Supreme Court buttressed that...more
Aspetti e considerazioni sulla responsabilità professionale medica...more
On March 1, 2011, California State Senator Noreen Evans introduced Senate Bill 361 as spot bill legislation. The legislation was at the request of California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones who seeks to enable consumers to...more
An updated annual ranking of state medical boards by the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen reveals widespread discrepancies in both the numbers of disciplinary actions taken against physicians' licenses, and the rates of...more
In a boon to plaintiff lawyers, the Illinois Supreme Court strikes down medical malpractice law.
In 2005, a statute took effect in Illinois that placed limits on awards for noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering,...more
Family practitioners, obstetrician-gynecologists, and internists are gatekeeper physicians with the first professional opportunity to detect breast cancer. When they fail, the results can be fatal....more
Section 2: Your Medicare Rights
If you have Medicare, you have certain guaranteed rights and protections.
You have these rights whether you have the Original Medicare Plan (with or
without a Medigap policy) or a Medicare...more
Physician as whistleblower or relator in a qui tam claim, pursuant to the False Claims Act, responded too vigorously to a limited Government subpoena by unnecessary and intensive internal investigations viewed by the...more