The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended a criminal defense attorney for one year, with six months stayed, over the attorney filling a Pringles can with his own feces and throwing it in the parking lot of a victim advocacy center just before meeting with the center’s staff in court about a murder case. Jack […]
Insurance companies often use service deadlines to avoid responsibility when plaintiffs have trouble with service of process. I don’t remember seeing an insurance company’s lawyers have the same problem. An insurance company that wanted to avoid defending a company that inspected and certified an amusement park drop tower ride that fatally ejected a 14-year-old boy […]
But not this notice to DFS if your policy was issued before the date of this statute. The Sixth District Court of Appeal on Wednesday reversed a Collier County Circuit Court judge’s order granting Universal Property and Casualty Insurance Co.’s motion to dismiss a suit brought by its policyholder Rebecca Hughes, and remanded the case for […]
Insurance carriers have already begun using artificial intelligence to deny health insurance claims. A new lawsuit in Minnesota identifies United Health as using algorithms to deny the health insurance claims of elderly and disabled insureds, When claims are denied, necessary treatment is delayed – increasing the likelihood of serious injuries and death. The lawsuit, filed […]
Part of speech: noun Origin: Ancient Greek, early 17th century 1. A lover of learning; a student or scholar. 2. An astrologer or predictor.
A major victory for Maya’s family, their lawyers, and patients everywhere. I cannot overstate how impressive this work is under difficult circumstances.
A Florida jury tacked on $50 million in punitive damages to a roughly $211 million award to the family of Maya Kowalski, the child at the center of the Netflix documentary “Take Care of Maya,” against Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital for mistreating Maya to the point that her mother took her own life. Read […]
When I was a young lawyer, jurors were not routinely allowed to ask their own questions of witnesses. When the jury instructions and other trial rules were modified to make this a regular feature of trials, most of us came to believe that juror questions were an important and useful change to the way trials […]
My favorite football coach is famous for his mantra: “The standard is the standard”. In court, however, proving negligence often depends upon establishing a “standard of care” that may be vague. In medical malpractice cases, expert witnesses often testify to a national minimum standard 0f care that applies in all communities. In this interesting Florida […]
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present … fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. Abraham Lincoln (1862), on the imperative of winning the Civil War
Knowledge is in every Country the surest basis of public happiness. George Washington (1790), urging the pursuit of science in his first address on the State of the Union.