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Medical Malpractice Liability: Kazakhstan Law and Practice

Liability for medical malpractice in Kazakhstan remains poorly regulated. The Kazakhstan healthcare system has recently undergone a crucial transformation, with pending reforms designed to improve the quality of...more

California Senate Introduces Bills to Expand Abuse Claims

For our readers who are involved in insuring public and private entities against sexual abuse claims, you may be interested to know that legislation to reform the civil and criminal statute of limitations for childhood sexual...more

Scrutinizing A Law Enforcement Officer's Tactical Decisions Before Using Deadly Force

BB&K Attorney Tamara Bogosian Anaylzes Recent Court Decisions That Call for Monday Morning Quarterbacking - The U.S. Supreme Court made clear in the 1989 landmark ruling of Graham v. Connor that hindsight was not the...more

Serving Process, User Harassment and Misappropriation of User Likenesses: A Review of Recent Cases Involving Facebook

Along with Google, no entity is more ubiquitous on the internet these days than Facebook. Expectedly, the social networking giant, which was recently valued at over 100 billion dollars, has found itself involved in a surfeit...more

Aviation Flyer - Spring 2013

In This Issue: - The United States Supreme Court’s Competing Guidance Regarding Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Manufacturers - Recent French Appeals Court Decision in Concorde Crash Step Forward Towards...more

New UK Press Self-Regulation – With a Small Blog Exemption

Following concerns raised by bloggers, the UK government has clarified that small blogs will be exempt from the scope of the new UK press watchdog which is to be introduced as a result of the findings of the Leveson Inquiry....more

There is No Coverage for Fighting in Alaska, Seriously

Late last month, the Supreme Court of Alaska affirmed the lower court’s decision in favor of an insurance company that denied coverage to insured, Kent Bearden, for liability in a civil suit filed by the victim of his...more

Counties in California Can Learn a Few Lessons from State on Inmate Health Care - BB&K Health Care Attorney Shares Tips on...

Inmates in the Riverside County jails served a federal class-action lawsuit last month, claiming the county is subjecting them to cruel and unusual punishment by depriving them of basic medical and mental health care. A...more

Defrauding Facebook: How One Man Almost Stole The World’s Largest Social Network

In October 2012 Paul Ceglia of New York was arrested on charges he forged documents in a multibillion-dollar scheme to defraud Facebook and its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Mr. Ceglia had brought a much publicized lawsuit...more

10 Annoying Attorney Traits

10 bad habits of attorneys...more

Can I Sue For Injuries I Sustain During An Assault?

Individuals who perform criminal acts potentially face two types of prosecution. (Is this the best word? Or might it be confusing to the lay person?) Regardless of the type of offense, they can deal with criminal charges,...more

Instruct+

Society of Solicitor Advocates announce launch of Instruct+ App...more

Illinois Supreme Court to Consider Possible Limits on Homeowners Association Security

Our preview of the civil cases on the Illinois Supreme Court's November oral argument docket continues with Poris v. Lake Holiday Property Owners Association, a case which poses a number of interesting questions about the...more

Orrick's Policy Observer - October 2012

The Observer highlights significant developments in insurance recovery and risk management. In This Issue: - State of California v. Continental Insurance: Opinion Holds Insurers to Their Words - Sixth...more

October 1 Brings New Wrongful Death Limitations Accrual for Acts of Criminal Homicide

October 1 is around the corner, which in Maryland means that several new laws from the spring legislative session will take effect. One such law will change (or perhaps clarify) when the 3-year statute of limitations period...more

No Duty to Defend Wrongful Death Action Where Death Was Classified as a Homicide

In Galvani v. Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Ins. Co., Ltd., 2012 WL 2568220 (N.D. Cal. July 2, 2012), the district court entered summary judgment for a homeowner’s insurer on the grounds that it had no duty to defend an...more

RI Court Holds No Coverage for Criminal Proceedings Involving Nightclub Tragedy

In its recent decision in Derderian v. Essex Insurance Company, 2012 R.I. LEXIS 54 (R.I. Apr. 27, 2012), the Supreme Court of Rhode Island had occasion to consider whether under a general liability policy, an insured was...more

Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Huguely Case

The mother of slain University of Virginia student Yeardley Love has filed a Wrongful Death lawsuit against her murderer, George Huguely, in the Circuit Court for Charlottesville, VA, according to multiple news outlets. I...more

District Court Dismisses Claim by U.S. Citizen Against the U.S. Arising on Non-U.S. Soil On Sovereign Immunity Grounds

Cottonham v. United States Embassy, Bankok, Thailand, No. C-11-3131 (N.D. Cal. 2011), is almost a more brief decision than this posting, but the issue is one worth consideration for those in international...more

Prospective Client Questionnaire | Khayoumi Law Firm

Prospective Client Questionnaire \ Khayoumi Law Firm | Albuquerque, NM | (505) 333-8613 ...more

RICO Claims in Bonus Annuity Case Headed for Trial?

On October 13, 2011, the United States District Court for the Central District of California denied defendant’s renewed motion for summary judgment in Negrete v. Allianz Life Ins. Co. of North America (No. CV 05-6838) and...more

Illinois Rules of Evidence

2011 Illinois Rules of Evidence contrasted with the 2010 Federal Rules of Evidence

A color-coded guide containing the new Illinois Rules of Evidence, the Committee's General and Specific comments, A comparison with the Federal Rules of Evidence and additional commentary....more

The Model Citizen: An Actual Client Call

The following is a true account of an actual call made by a prospective client (as always, names and details are omitted in order to protect the identity and confidentiality of the caller!): A lady called in order to ask...more

Civil RICO Complaint Based on Alleged Diamond Scheme Dismissed

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida dismissed a civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act complaint based on a series of investments made with a group of India-based...more

Divorce In Tennessee - A Start

A summary of what to expect during divorce in Tennessee at the initial steps....more

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