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A health insurance company rolled the dice with a Las Vegas jury and lost more than half a billion dollars....more
Here's an often asked question: "How long should I keep my insurance policies?" Is it three years? Seven Years?
The short answer is none of the above.
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In This Issue:
- AC33703 - Sigular v. Gilson
- AC33557 - Filippelli v. Saint Mary’s Hospital
- AC34524 - Capel v. Plymouth Rock Assurance Corp.
- AC34221 - Nichols v. The Milford Pediatric...more
In its recent decision in Hanover Am. Ins. Co. v. Saul, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29739 (W.D. Okl. Mar. 5, 2013), the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma had occasion to consider whether a...more
In this medical malpractice action, defendant-respondent hospital, skillfully represented by Aryeh Klonsky and Esther Widowski of Widowski Law Group LLP, moved for summary judgment to dismiss the patient plaintiff's case. ...more
Published on the National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education (CLE) website on January 3, 2012, as part of Michael Kaiser's ongoing Animal-Law blog. ...more
Short Essay describing the application of the concept of 'proportionality' in the English Legal Costs System. The essay outlines the areas where the concept has reduced legal costs, and where it has not....more
Complaint for declaratory relief filed in ERISA action to determine beneficiary's entitlement to accidental death benefits. ...more
Esther Widowski and Aryeh Klonsky of Widowski Law Group LLP successfully argued that defendant established its entitlement to summary judgment by showing that the treatment provided to plaintiff comported with good and...more
Brooklyn medical malpractice lawyer David Perecman comments on the death of a six-month-old baby at Brookdale University Hospital. Baby Amaan Ahmmad died after medical staff mistakenly gave him an adult dose of...more
A review of some of the court cases addressing the admissibility of nurses' medical causation opinions and an analysis of the underlying rationales that dictated the cases' outcomes....more
PacifiCare of California, et al. v. Bright Medical Associates, Inc. Court of Appeals, Fourth District (September 2, 2011)
Code of Civil Procedure Section 877.6 provides that one defendant who is a "joint tortfeasor" may...more
On August 12, 2011, the Fourth Appellate Court of Appeals of California decided Carter v. Prime Healthcare Paradise Valley LLC and affirmed a San Diego Trial Court's ruling sustaining the defendant hospital's Demurrer to...more
A brief overview of the new medical malpractice laws in North Carolina going into effect on October 1, 2011....more
Mijn powerpoint presentatie over aansprakelijkheden bij calamiteiten. Hierin behandel ik de juridische afwikkeling van enkele geruchtmakende rampen en de lessen die hieruit zijn te leren. Hierin komt naar voren welke...more
While CPRC § 41.0105 limits a plaintiff’s recovery of medical expenses to those that are actually paid or incurred, can the full, non-discounted bills be presented to a jury? The Texas Supreme Court addressed this issue on...more
Pre-trial dismissal of medical malpractice actions via motion practice provides significant cost savings to the client.
Mr. Klonsky obtained an award of summary judgment dismissing all claims against a major metropolitan...more
Malpractice claims are not out of control and a damages cap would not result in big insurance savings for doctors and hospitals, according to a new study of malpractice insurance in New York state. The study comes as...more
Funk & Bolton's Coverage & Defense Practice Group provides advice and counsel to insurers in coverage and extra-contractual matters, product development and claim compliance, and defends claims and litigation matters....more
Extraordinary Writs is a newsletter published by Jordan Coyne & Savits LLP covering recent developments concerning civil litigation defense in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia....more
The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently issued two opinions interpreting the revised costs statutes applicable to the recovery of expert witness fees in civil actions. This article discusses those two opinions in the...more
The New Jersey Appellate Division has held that a legal malpractice claim cannot be maintained against an expert who served in an unsuccessful malpractice action against another lawyer. In this matter, Malcolm Blum served as...more
Kan een schuldenaar een (derde-)benadeelde tegenwerpen dat deze laatste zijn schade had moeten beperken door het inroepen van een aan deze ten dienste staand juridisch verweer (op grond van artikel 6:101 BW)?
In a published decision in Dobbas v. Vitas (California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District), the California Court of Appeal addressed the right of an excess insurance carrier to intervene in a insurance agent...more
The idea that doctors order unnecessary tests to avoid being sued has enough surface plausibility that people nod "of course" as if it's undeniable truth. The "fraud" of "defensive medicine" is two fold: It doesn't really...more
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