Walsworth, Franklin, Bevins & McCall

Medicare Mandatory Reporting: More to Consider As You Defend

The Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 was signed into law by former President George W. Bush to protect Medicare's interests in personal injury matters. The act requires that tort cases involving a Medicare…more

| Health, Insurance

Popcorn Lung

If it smells like butter but it’s not, it’s probably diacetyl (die-AS-i-tl), a food additive that gives microwave popcorn and other processed foods their buttery flavor. Recently, Orville Redenbacher and kin have become uneasy…more

| Personal Injury, Products Liability, Toxic Torts

Court Strikes Down Los Angeles General Order 29

Los Angeles General Order Second Amended No. 29, commonly referred to as "G.O. 29," was an important discovery tool for defendants in asbestos cases. Unfortunately, on Tuesday, December 18, the California Court of Appeal ruled…more

| Toxic Torts

So What's Wrong With Paying Your Clients?

Actually, plenty. And for good reason. Over the past several months, there has been a spate of newspaper articles reporting on the downfall of some very prominent lawyers. This sudden interest was triggered by their criminal…more

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Stemming the Tide of Trace Benzene Claims

Manufacturers, retailers and suppliers are finding themselves in the midst of a new legal battleground. Certain plaintiff's attorneys have been testing the legal waters by increasing their filing of "trace benzene" claims…more

| Civil Procedure, Health, Toxic Torts

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