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In a civil case, there are two parties as the plaintiff and defendant. If the plaintiff feels disadvantaged, then he/she would make the claim letter which is registered to the authorized local district court and by the district court, it would be sent to defendant. In the matter of the claim letter which has been registered by plaintiff, then the plaintiff may perform the amendment of claim.
Exception, in Civil Procedural Law context, is defined as objection. Exception can also be defined as defense (plea) proposed by the defendant against the plaintiff’s lawsuits material. However, the objection which is proposed in the form of exception is aimed on the formality requirement of a lawsuit, for example, if the lawsuit has a defect or formal violation which can cause the lawsuits tobe unlawful.
Supreme Court Regulation No. 03 of 2012 on Process of Case Settlement Fees and Its Management in Supreme Court - Indonesia
Process Fee of Case Settlement (“Process Fee”) is a processing fee for civil case settlement, a state administrative case settlement, and a judicial review settlement at Supreme Court (Mahkamah Agung) and Judicial Body under the Supreme Court. The respective Process Fee is charged to the litigant.
August 29, 2012 By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
Skechers is currently facing dozens of lawsuits filed by consumers who suffered injuries, allegedly, as a result of wearing the Skechers Shape-Ups. With more than 250 reports of adverse events have been filed by Skechers Shape-Ups consumers, the toning shoes are the cause for a variety of different types of injuries including:
August 29, 2012 By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
Spinal fusion is a surgical technique used to treat fractured or broken vertebrae. Typically, supplementary bone tissue is harvested from other areas of the body and used to stimulate bone growth in the damaged area, and fuse the vertebrae. This procedure immobilizes the spinal joints and eliminates the pain and discomfort caused by the abnormal motion of faulty vertebrae.
August 24, 2012 By Wolpert Schreiber P.C.
If a serious injury happens at work which was caused by a person or entity other than the employer, the injury person may have a personal injury claim. In Pennsylvania, if you were injured at work due to an unsafe condition caused by a "third party" you might have a claim for personal injury. Understand that you can not sue your employer for personal injury due to the Worker's Compensation Law, you can only bring a worker's comp claim against your employer.
August 24, 2012 By McDole & Williams, P.C.
When it comes to pleading the citizenship of an LLC, Fifth Circuit law regarding diversity jurisdiction is both well settled and rarely followed. In theory, it seems simple: for diversity purposes the citizenship of a LLC is determined by the citizenship of all of its members. In practice, however, many attorneys treat LLCs like corporations by alleging the entity’s state of incorporation and principal place of business.
August 22, 2012 By Reitz Worldwide, Court Reporting -Taipei & Hsinchu, Taiwan
Today’s business world has become very global. So it makes sense that more and more litigation involving business would be global as well. Lawyers try to find critical evidence, which can reside outside the boundaries of the U.S. The question often becomes….What do I do next?
August 22, 2012 By Mamo TCV Advocates
Nicholas Valenzia (Mamo TCV Advocates examines the judgment in Air Malta plc and Shield Insurance Company (Guernsey) Limited v. Malta International Airport plc (by Justice Raymond C. Pace presiding the First Hall of the Civil Court ) : The author was involved in this litigation as a member of the plaintiffs’ external counsel team.
August 22, 2012 By Yav & Associates
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recently acceded to OHADA (“Organisation pour l'Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires”), which will render OHADA legislation applicable in the DRC in September 2012. This article discusses some implications matters of the Ohada law on the doing business in the DRC. It also discusses the issues investors in the DRC should consider with regard to the compliance of existing commercial companies with OHADA law.
August 20, 2012 By Jaburg Wilk
The traditional method to handle a contract dispute has been to use the court system which has a long process and can be very expensive. Another alternative is binding arbitration which uses an outside third-party known as an arbitrator to hear, consider and decide the dispute. When faced with a contract dispute, parties frequently hire attorneys and use the court system to resolve their dispute.
Letters of Request; Service and Taking of Evidence Abroad in Commercial Matters – Indian Perspective
August 20, 2012 By Rautray & Co.
Letters of Request is a formal communication in writing sent by the Court in which action is pending to a foreign court or Judge requesting the testimony of a witness residing within the jurisdiction of that foreign court may be formally taken thereon under its direction and transmitted to the issuing court making such request for use in a pending legal contest or action.
This article aims to explain about Resolution in the Course of Litigation Proceedings regarding Turkish Law. Dispute resolution in the course of litigation is held with article 313 – 315 of Turkish Procedural Law. Article 313 states that dispute resolution is an agreement between the parties in order to cease the dispute partially or completely at the presence of the court.
This article aims to explain about Appointment of a Turkish Lawyer with Power of Attorney. - Representation of an applicant at the court is only possible by giving power of Attorney. In Turkish Law, representative is called as an “Attorney” and “Applicant” who will be represented called as a “Client”. In Turkish Law, the power of attorney can be solely issued on behalf of an attorney for practicing law in Turkey.
This article aims to explain Interim Injunctions in accordance to Turkish Law. Interim injunctions are required to avoid any possible negative results in the course of the case. Therefore, in the course of the case, court may decide cautionary judgment in order to prevent any damages. İnterim injunctions can be requested from the court before or after the case is filed.
August 16, 2012 By Ross Feller Casey, LLP
Owing a home is part of the American dream but if you're not careful it can become a nightmare. Identifying sources of lawsuits, and taking steps to avoid them can lower your risk of becoming a liability casualty and keep yourself a happy homeowner. Being a homeowner comes with many perks, not the least of which is the freedom of having your own “castle.” However, it also comes with certain responsibilities, since you may be held liable for incidents that occur on your property.
August 12, 2012 By Wagner Sidlofsky LLP
The legislatures, courts and Law Reform Committees in Canada have provided different policy reasons to justify strict compliance with the formalities of execution.Section 4(1)(a) of the Succession Law Reform Act is clear and unambiguous. A will is not valid unless there is strict compliance with the formalities of execution. Nonetheless, uncertainty exists because several Ontario cases suggest the Courts may dispense with the strict compliance.
I. Getting Started - As a lawyer, or sometime in your life, you have probably heard the saying by Abraham Lincoln: “He who would be his own lawyer has a fool for a client.” (Mr. Lincoln also said “A lawyer’s time is his stock in trade.” a useful motto in our profession. My hometown lawyer had that sign above his receptionist’s desk.) I mention this slogan (the first one) because a common problem that I have with my business-owner clients is that they work beyond their skill set.....
What is written is fundamental to the Phoenix business laws, so obviously document review is crucial in the litigation process. It is a key to the discovery process. According to KPMG, first level document review can be anywhere from 58 to 90 percent of the total litigation cost. Doing it right is crucial to a successful outcome. Failing to notice a significant document may result inadvertent disclosure of a privileged document or a significant document only showing up at a deposition.....
Attorney-Client privilege is a particularly tricky issue for attorneys who handle business transactions in Phoenix, as they so often have clients for both legal and non-legal services. A client who requires legal services is protected by quite strict attorney-client privilege ethics rules. However, a client who is provided strictly non-legal services cannot be protected by attorney-client privilege.
August 8, 2012 By Wagner Sidlofsky LLP
Spouses & children who are disinherited often commence applications for dependant’s relief under Part V of the Succession Law Reform Act. Even if a party qualifies as a dependant, it is important to ensure that there are sufficient assets in the estate to fund support. To that end, section 72 of the Succession Law Reform Act includes assets which ordinarily are excluded in order to fund that support. One such asset is a “gift mortis causa”.
August 7, 2012 By Wagner Sidlofsky LLP
The recent British Colombia Supreme Court case of Borkenhagen v. Kessler (FN 1). It is a worthwhile read for those interested in area of estates and trusts because it reviews the basic tenets of resulting and constructive trusts. “I don’t care who paid for the property – it’s in my name.” But that’s the middle of the story – let’s start at the beginning.
August 6, 2012 By Cindemir Law Office
This article aims at explaining the stages of legal proocedings in Turkey and in Turkish Procedural Law. Subsequent to establishment of modern Turkish Republic, the law regarding procedural law had been changed in the light of Swiss law in 1927. Since 1st October 2011, Swiss adopted rules were applying to the proceedings of lawsuits in Turkey. Due to the need of speeding up the litigation procedure and candidateship for EU, a new Turkish procedure law is entered into force in 1st October 2011.
August 6, 2012 By Cindemir Law Office
This article explains what is required for lawsuit petition in Turkish Procedural Law. In consideration of litigation, there are two procedures in Turkey. Written Proceeding which can be appllied to the court of first instance. In this procedure, preparation of the case sources requires written documents. It is noteworty to mention that the court is also obliged to review oral proceedings.
The Constitutionality of Mandatory Arbitration Proceedings in Malta in Light of Recent Case Law Developments
July 31, 2012 By Mamo TCV Advocates
In a recent judgment delivered by the Maltese First Hall Civil Court, acting in its constitutional capacity, mandatory arbitration proceedings were declared unconstitutional for failing to afford litigants sufficient guarantees against potential infringements to their right to a fair hearing before an independent and impartial tribunal. This judgment, which is currently under appeal, is the latest jurisprudential episode in what has transpired to be a controversial and ever-changing legal saga…
July 30, 2012 By Hartman-Imbriale LLP
Atlanta Injury Attorneys James Imbriale, Jeff Yashinsky, and Michael Gumprecht of Hartman-Imbriale represent a slip-and-fall case against a Statesboro motel, leading to a $1.78 million verdict from a jury in Bulloch County Superior Court. A slip-and-fall case against a Statesboro motel led to a $1.78 million verdict from a Bulloch County Superior Court jury.
July 30, 2012 By Denena & Points, P.C.
Houston product liability attorney provides details on the dangerous inflatable water slide that has caused severe injuries and death. Following several serious injury reports and one reported death, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled the Banzai Falls in-ground pool inflatable waterslide. The recall states that the six-foot vinyl slides can reportedly deflate quickly and without warning, and that the structure can topple over suddenly, with or without windy conditions.
July 30, 2012 By Siskinds The Law Firm
A class action lawsuit is brought collectively by a large number of people who harbor the same legal complaint against the same defendant. Products liability is a common area in which class action lawsuits are commenced. In general, you don’t have to “join” a class action lawsuit to participate.
July 29, 2012 By Wagner Sidlofsky LLP
When deciding whether to remove executors, Ontario courts focus on the best interests of the beneficiaries & the future administration of the estate. For judges, removing executors is about protecting beneficiaries & not about punishing someone for past misdeeds. In our experience, when families argue over which beneficiary should be executor the court’s default position is to appoint a neutral estate trustee.
July 22, 2012 By AB Lexmall & Associates
The number of land disputes pending at various courts in Ghana bears testimony to the problems surrounding land acquisitions. One false step in the acquisition process has the potential to lock the buyer in an expensive and never ending litigation in Court. This article provides some practical steps a potential purchaser can follow to reduce the risk of litigation
July 22, 2012 By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Pfizer has agreed to pay $14.5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that it violated the False Claims Act by improperly marketing its prescription drugs Detrol and Detrol LA.
July 22, 2012 By Furtuna Law Office
What is the appeal. - In law, the appeal is a process through which parties may request from a higher court to change decision of the court of first instance. Which decisions can be appealed. - Moldovan Code of Civil Procedure explicitly determine which decisions could be appealed, but generally speaking, may be appealed decisions of the courts of first instance.
July 20, 2012 By Jaburg Wilk
What is an Appeal and Why do I need an Appeals Lawyer? An appeal is a request for a higher court to review a lower court’s decision. An appeal is a request for a higher court to review a lower court’s decision. An appeals lawyer handles cases on appeal when a party loses or is unhappy with some part of the decision made by the lower court. The appeals court reviews the record made in the trial court.
July 17, 2012 By Angela Wang & Co.
Many times as solicitors we have been asked if we would accept our fees on a contingency basis with some clients proposing a certain percentage share of the claim or damages that they hope to receive in the event of success of their claim. Whilst such a fee arrangement may be permitted in some other jurisdictions, it is still prohibited in Hong Kong.
July 17, 2012 By Rautray & Co.
Appointment of arbitrator(s) under the Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 through court assistance. I. Introduction - Arbitration may be defined as “the process by which a dispute or difference between two or more parties as to their mutual legal rights and liabilities is referred to and determined judicially and with binding effect by the application of law by one or more persons (the arbitral tribunal) instead of by a court of law”.
July 17, 2012 By Yanger Law Group, P.A.
Between email and texting and IM and social media messaging in its varied forms, the number of ways to communicate without ever actually speaking is astonishing. And it can lead to big problems when combined with continuing contract discussions. If your life is anything like mine, you were forced into text messaging kicking and screaming.
July 17, 2012 By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Litigation pending over BPA in plastic bottles has hit a major roadblock.
July 17, 2012 By Wolpert Schreiber P.C.
If you are injured in the course of your employment, you may have a personal injury claim if the injury was caused by a third-party (not your employer). In Pennsylvania, the Worker's Compensation Act was passed to both protect employers and facilitate with worker's compensation claims. What does this mean?
July 13, 2012 By Law Offices of Sheadyn R. Rogers, P.C.
Voir Dire, the First Stage of a Jury Trial, is a Key Aspect of the Case and Can Win or Lose Your Case Before Evidence is Even Presented
July 12, 2012 By Stuarts Walker Hersant, Attorneys at Law
The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has re-affirmed the distinction between segregated portfolio companies (“SPCs”) and their segregated portfolios and the insolvency implications for each. In ABC Company (SPC) v J & Co. Ltd (CICA Unreported, May 2012) the Court of Appeal re-affirmed that the insolvency of one segregated portfolio in an SPC will not impact the other segregated portfolios in that SPC so as to require a winding up order to be made over the SPC as a whole.
July 10, 2012 By Family Law Center
Child support is a monthly payment to cover the day-to-day expenses of child/children. Both parents are financially responsible for their children, and the court may order either or both of the parents to pay Child support, based upon each parents’ income, and the percentage of time each parent spends with the children.
Transvaginal Mesh products have been associated with a number of complications. Lawsuits have been intiated in multiple courts. In 2011, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have issued a warning to inform patients and healthcare providers of serious complications associated with implantation of surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse.
The antibiotic Zithromax (Z-Pak) has been linked to sudden Heart Attacks. The law firm of Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C. is investigating cases of Zithromax Heart Attack. Azithromycin (Zithromax or Z-Pak) is an antibiotic in the macrolide drug class commonly prescribed to those with sinus infection, bronchitis or pneumonia.
The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to Bladder Cancer. Litigation is now underway as a new study confirms the actos bladder cancer link. Pioglitazone (Actos) is an antidiabetic agent in the thiazolidinedione drug class. The British Medical Journal published an article May 31, 2012, stating that pioglitazone has been found to be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer development according to a case-control study.
The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to Bladder Cancer. Litigation is now underway and Canada recently warned it's citizens of this risk. As more and more patients are reporting the development of bladder cancer, Canada adds themselves to the list of nations that are warning their citizens of the severe risks of using Actos for a long period of time.
The Infuse Bone Graft by Medtronic has been used off-label and been associated with major side effects. Can you imagine how it would feel to have to fight for every breath? How would you feel if swallowing became so difficult and there was no relief in sight? This is the fate of thousands of patients who suffer side-effects after surgical implantation of a Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft placed in the cervical spine.
July 1, 2012 By Parris Whittaker, Attorney at Law
Are you defending a legal action, or do you anticipate court proceedings may be commenced against you in the near future? If so, you may be justifiably concerned that should you succeed in defending the claim you won’t get your costs back from the other party. The expert dispute resolution lawyers at Parris Whittaker can take prompt action on your behalf to protect your financial interests by obtaining an order for security for costs.
June 26, 2012 By Shulman DuBois LLC
Losing a loved one is hard enough without having to fight the Oregon funeral home, crematorium, or cemetery. But many people every year are appalled by the actions of these businesses, and seek help from injury lawyers for guidance. But how do you know if you have a case?
June 26, 2012 By Avellum Partners
Traditionally M&A transactions involving Ukrainian targets are structured in a specific way in order to reflect peculiarities of the Ukrainian business environment. Enforcement of such structures requires deep knowledge and outstanding expertise in arbitration involving Ukrainian parties. Before drafting any dispute resolution clause, the following issues should be addressed.
June 21, 2012 By International Law Offices
The Law, long-awaited by the national port industry, establishes the basis of governmental regulation and defines new procedures for building, expanding and closing seaports in Ukraine, as well as the procedure for performing any economic activity on the sea ports’ territory.
June 18, 2012 By Wolpert Schreiber P.C.
Assumption of the Risk is a rule that is used by Defendants in civil lawsuits. Assumption of the Risk is a potential defense, or way to defend a personal injury case. It is, however, often misunderstood. First, the person injured must have an understanding that they are taking a risk of danger by doing what they are doing. Second, they must voluntarily choose to accept the risk and do the activity anyway. Specifically, the likelihood and seriousness of the threatened harm must be appreciated.
June 15, 2012 By Kosmidis & Partners
Successful debt recovery in Greece is dependent on many factors; a creditor must choose carefully which law firm will handle his debt collection case, in order to ensure successful collection. - Out-of Court Debt Recovery - Debt recovery in Greece is mainly handled by law firms; while debt recovery agencies do exist, the relevant legislation is fairly recent providing for special requirements for their establishment and operation, and, thus, are not so common in Greece.
June 14, 2012 By Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth, P.C.
I. General Standard - With some exceptions, the general legal standard of care for business actors and agents is “prudence.” In this context “prudence” means to act as an ordinary prudent person would act under the circumstances. But, this standard can be misleading because, at law, prudent people arguably do not make common mistakes, like combing their hair or changing the radio dial while driving, let alone sending texts.....
June 12, 2012 By Rahayu Partnership
If Malaysia has always been viewed as a more economical jurisdiction for Ship Arrest in the South East Asia region, then (with this new amendment) we would likely see a sudden growth of Admiralty cases in Malaysia. In any maritime dispute, obtaining security for a claim is undeniably of high priority. Where a ship is arrested and judicially sold, the proceeds are used to pay off the claimants.
June 7, 2012 By Femi Ojumu & Co Barristers and Solicitors
International arbitration: substantive law, procedural law and arbitration rules in the context of the United Kingdom Arbitration Act 1996. International arbitration: substantive law, procedural law and Arbitration Rules in the context of the Arbitration Act 1996. By: Mr. Femi D. Ojumu*
June 6, 2012 By Shulman DuBois LLC
If you've been injured, you can send a demand letter to the at-fault driver's insurance company to begin the negotiation process for compensation. This is a basic guide for what to include in the demand letter, although with cases where liability is an issue or there are major injuries, contacting a personal injury attorney to create a demand for you may be more successful.
June 3, 2012 By Oserogho & Associates
Legal Alert – May 2012 – Admissibility of Electronic Evidence - The inestimable benefits of the various advancements in information and communication technologies have until the enactment of the new Evidence Act in 2011 remained a matter of much debate and judicial uncertainty. The enactment of the Evidence Act, 2011 has attempted to correct some of the difficulties that the admissibility of electronically generated evidence do encounter in Nigerian Courts.
June 2, 2012 By Wolpert Schreiber P.C.
Interrogatories are a discovery tool in personal injury cases. Interrogatories are a routine part of personal injury lawsuits. They are a set of written questions sent by one party or side, to the other. They are part of the discovery phase of the lawsuit. The purpose of Interrogatory questions is to obtain information, i.e. discover information, about the other party. The questions will usually have a set of instructions to help define the terms or specific time frame of the interrogatories.
May 29, 2012 By Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C.
We all know the risks involved in using a cell phone or texting while driving. We even know statistics that tell us that drivers using phones are four times more likely to be involved in crashes. However, we often fool ourselves into thinking that we will not be a victim in such accidents. We believe that the numbers do not apply to us.
May 28, 2012 By Law Office of Jason Ostendorf LLC
The U.S. Court of Appeals, in its published opinion, Warren v. Sessoms & Rogers, P.A., No. 10-2105, 2012 WL 76053 (4th Cir. Jan. 11, 2012), analyzes the materiality and knowledge requirements under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C. § 1692 et seq. The decision is significant for consumer attorneys, as it involves an interpretation in favor of consumers by a court that has a conservative reputation.
May 24, 2012 By The Harrison Firm, PC
In litigation that already has lasted nearly twice as long as the war itself, volleys are still being fired over the copyright for a portion of the memorial to a war that ended in armistice and not peace. On May 14, 2012, Gaylord v. United States was remanded by the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to the U. S. Court of Federal Claims for another shot at determining the amount of damages, the fifth courthouse battle in this protracted campaign.
May 24, 2012 By BUE Law Firm
In the event that the individual or the legal entity that has conferred power of attorney to a lawyer in Turkey files a lawsuit or initiates a collection proceeding, he is under the obligation to provide collateral. However, the citizens or legal entities of the listed countries are excluded.
May 23, 2012 By Asia Law
Can a company that does business only in Asia, with all of its manufacturing, sales and deliveries taking place there pursuant to contracts signed in Asia, be held liable for infringement under the U.S. Patent Act? Yes, quite possibly, as explained in this article by an international technology attorney based in Taipei, Taiwan.
May 21, 2012 By Walcheske & Luzi, LLC
Sometimes leaving the TV on for background noise can yield results. About 2 weeks ago, I caught a brief teaser for an upcoming story about a former Indiana Catholic school teacher, Emily Herx, who was fired by her diocese after they learned she was trying to have a baby. More specifically, after they learned she was trying to conceive using fertility treatments. Here’s what happened:
May 18, 2012 By Carl Kandutsch Law Office
I spent three weeks in Brazil at the end of 2011, traveling in Campinas, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and the upscale resort town of Buzios in RJ State. One way in which Brazilian urban and suburban landscapes differ from those in the United States is that almost everywhere you look, you see new multi-family construction projects being built, mostly high-rises.
May 16, 2012 By Walcheske & Luzi, LLC
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court gave religious organizations more freedom in hiring and firing by expanding the “ministerial exception” to anti-discrimination laws, meaning that churches and religious employers cannot be sued for discrimination by employees who qualify as a “minister.” According to the Supreme Court, a minister is anyone who conveys or promotes the religious organization’s message. That’s a very broad and flexible standard, but that is as specific as the Court would get.
May 15, 2012 By Walcheske & Luzi, LLC
Recently in Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker repealed 2009 Wisconsin Act 20, which allowed victims of employment discrimination in Wisconsin to seek compensatory and punitive damages in state court. There has been a lot of talk about this Act and its repeal recently (the vast majority politically slanted one way or another). We thought we’d provide you with the straight facts about Governor Scott Walker’s repeal and the practical effects it will likely have.
May 14, 2012 By TroyGould
In the latest in a rash of cases striking down arbitration provisions in employment agreements, the California Court of Appeal has done it again. In Samaniego v. Empire Today, LLC, the court found that the following facts showed the arbitration provision to be unconscionable and unenforceable:
May 14, 2012 By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
The Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft has been implanted into thousands of patients for spinal fusion surgery. Although the medical device was approved for only one purpose, analysts estimate that as much as 85.2 percent of Infuse use was for off-label purposes.
May 12, 2012 By Ferrer Shane, PL
A New Jersey jury recently gave $20 million to a group of co-workers who were part of a lottery pool gone sour when one member tried to hide the winning ticket. Money does strange things to people. Every day, many Florida citizens spend a few of their hard-earned dollars on lottery tickets hoping to win big. When jackpots rise, even more people play – sometimes chipping in with friends or co-workers with the hope of increasing the odds of winning.
May 12, 2012 By Ferrer Shane, PL
A corporate executive was killed recently in New York when she attempted to ride the elevator to her office. According to city investigators, a crucial safety device was not activated at the time of the elevator accident, opening the doors, so to speak, to possible and significant premises liability.
May 9, 2012 By Asia Law
Patent licensing demands can be extremely costly to resolve, often running into millions of dollars. Fortunately, when handled skillfully, in-house counsel should be able to successfully dispose of most licensing demands at little or no cost, without the need for licensing or litigation.
May 9, 2012 By Quadrino Schwartz
What are retrospective audits? Once insurance claims are settled, physicians’ practices hope, and probably assume, that the claims won’t be revisited. The American Medical Association (AMA) and American Academy of Neurology presented a cautionary report, updated in 2010, warning physicians that insurers may be taking a backward look at previously settled transactions from even years earlier.
May 9, 2012 By Baumgartner Law Firm - Texas Truck Accident
In short, Texas drunk driving accident cases pose a significant risk to insurance companies who choose to go to trial. Over the last twenty-five years much as changed in Texas for personal injury victims. Generally, between court rulings and legislative changes, the environment in Texas has become much less plaintiff friendly and very much defense oriented.
May 8, 2012 By WiseLink Law Firm Shanghai
A foreigner and the potential employer should get proper permit before the foreigner starts his work in China. This article also give some basic guidance for the legal issues about the employment contract.
May 8, 2012 By Carlisle Legal Costing
Not all costs involved in litigation are how much you pay your solicitor or attorney. There are hidden costs. Most people should know that when they instruct a solicitor, it will cost them money. Solicitors charges are either calculated by way of a fixed fee, a percentage of damages or the estate, or by reference to time spent multiplied by an hourly rate. In addition, clients may be asked to pay for something called disbursements – fees paid to other people, usually experts, or court fees etc.
May 7, 2012 By Arias Ozzello & Gignac LLP
The Need for Stroke and Heart Attack Medication - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. Healthy blood vessels allow oxygen and other nutrients to flow to the brain. When a clot is formed that blocks the brain’s input of blood, a stroke may result, resulting in mild, moderate or severe impairment - or death.
May 7, 2012 By Arias Ozzello & Gignac LLP
Pradaxa is an anticoagulant, or blood thinner, that was approved by the FDA in Oct. 2011 to prevent blood clots in patients who experience atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat. When the heart does not beat in a regular, healthy rhythm, blood may collect in the heart and clots may form as it collects. If a clot is pumped into the bloodstream and it reaches the brain, a stroke may result. Pradaxa was designed to thin the blood, allowing it to flow freely without clotting.
May 7, 2012 By Baumgartner Law Firm - Texas Truck Accident
With the explosion of smart phones, text messaging, e-mail and real-time communications came the unexpected consequence of an increase in car and truck accidents because the driver was distracted at the time or shortly before the crash. Much has changed in the last ten years and the changes have had a significant and profound impact on our ability to communicate with each other.
May 7, 2012 By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
As more and more lawsuits are being filed against Skechers for Shape-ups related injuries and damages, a number of law firms are gathering plaintiffs for a class action suit against the shoe manufacturer. However, a class action settlement may not be in the best interests of severely injured individuals. Before you entrust your serious Skechers Shape-ups injury case to an attorney, make sure they can help you recover the full and fair compensation you deserve.
May 7, 2012 By Law Offices of Jose Noriega
This article discusses the items you should bring to the initial consultation with an attorney. Many times individuals forget to bring things, thus making the process more complicated. When you are going to meet with a Dallas personal injury lawyer regarding your injury incident be sure to bring the following items:
May 3, 2012 By The Law Offices of Jonathan W. Evans & Associates
For many Americans, trying to understand the rules that regulate the securities industry and the investment firms that invest their money is like trying to read another language. The investment industry has grown immensely over the past decade, and that growth has brought a complicated and massive system of policing along with it. If you have invested your money in a security or a company, you must take extra precaution to protect your rights and avoid being a victim of fraud.
May 2, 2012 By Shulman DuBois LLC
Medical records are one of the most important factors used to determine the worth of a personal injury claim. They show your medical treatments, what you've told the doctor and pain, and how the injury has affected your everyday life. But, medical providers can charge for those records.
May 1, 2012 By Wolpert Schreiber P.C.
The personal animus exception to worker's comp allows an employee to make a personal injury claim against his or her employer. The general rule in Pennsylvania is that you cannot sue your employer for personal injury arising from your employment. There is an exception called the "personal animus" exception.
April 30, 2012 By Pohl & Short, P.A.
Frequently, general contractors will work with the same subcontractor or supplier on two separate, unrelated projects. When that happens, the situation may arise that on the first project (Project A), the subcontractor defaults on its contract, resulting in a back-charge that exceeds the subcontractor's contract balance, i.e. the subcontractor owes the general contractor money.
April 28, 2012 By Halliday Campbell WS
The UK's Company Names Tribunal deals with objections by brand holders to the bad faith or opportunistic registration of company names. Consideration of the emerging body of CNT decisions highlights the importance to brand protection of a combination of a company name watch service and a readiness to deal with any abusive registration by a speedy, and appropriate, application for an order.
April 27, 2012 By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
Medtronic Drug Infusion Pumps have been the cause of hundreds of adverse event reports to the FDA. The medical device manufacturing company recently recalled three of their devices, the SychroMed II, SynchroMed EL, and refill kits for potentially fatal defects. A few of the frequently asked questions are answered below:
April 26, 2012 By Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth, P.C.
I. General Standard - With some exceptions, the general legal standard of care for business actors and agents is “prudence.” In this context “prudence” means to act as an ordinary prudent person would act under the circumstances. But, this standard can be misleading because, at law, prudent people arguably do not make common mistakes, like combing their hair or changing the radio dial while driving, let alone sending texts. So, the prudent standard.
April 23, 2012 By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
According to new medical studies, the recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP-2), the active ingredient in the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft, may be linked to cancer. Recent research conducted by independent doctors has found higher rates of cancer amongst patients who received the Infuse Bone Graft than patients who did not.
April 23, 2012 By Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick
The New York State Consumer Protection Board has issued a directive urging consumers to make sure their children and loved ones are protected from extremely painful and possibly fatal scalding burns. Here are some helpful hints:
April 20, 2012 By Estey & Bomberger, LLP
When the bioengineered bone graft developed by Medtronic was approved for U.S. markets in 2002, it was for procedures in the lumbar spine. The FDA had approved the Infuse Bone Graft specifically for patients requiring spinal surgeries for scoliosis, spinal fractures, and other spinal injuries affecting the lower back.
April 18, 2012 By Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C.
The Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft has been used off label in a number of procedures and has caused serious complications including cancer, neck swelling, airway compression, difficulty breathing, nerve damage, and other life threatening complications.
April 16, 2012 By Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C.
New cases of serious, uncontrolled bleeding in user of the prescription drug Pradaxa have surfaced. Pradaxa is used for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation. Lawsuits are now being initiated, contact our firm for a free case evaluation.
California Supreme Court Hands Employers a Victory and Provides Clarity on Meal and Rest Break Litigation
April 13, 2012 By TroyGould
Today [April 12, 2012], the California Supreme Court, in Brinker v. Hohnbaum, handed employers an enormous victory, and brought clarity to the rules for meal and rest breaks. The Court also made important rulings on class certification of these lawsuits. This alert addresses only the clarification of the meal and rest break law.
April 12, 2012 By McEwen Law Firm Ltd
Should you worry about protecting a large drug manufacturer who may have acted negligently to protect the profitability of their product, while your child suffered as of result of this negligence? We get this question lot: Should I hire a Zoloft lawyer? A lot of our clients don't consider themselves the 'litigious type' and thus can feel apprehensive about filing a lawsuit.
April 12, 2012 By Craig T. Matthews & Associates
Senior citizens and elders are increasingly victims of scams. Abuses by attorneys in fact are among the worst. Elder Financial Abuse: Power of Attorney Scams - How to protect seniors from abuse of a power of attorney by family or friends, and how to spot this type of financial abuse.
April 11, 2012 By TroyGould
Clinical Trial Agreements (“CTAs”) can be surprisingly complex documents with numerous legal issues, particularly in the setting of a multi-center trial for a new drug product candidate. This outline highlights the principal issues typically arising in a CTA and some of the considerations for companies sponsoring pharmaceutical trials (“Sponsors”) in addressing these issues.
Analysis and commentary of the recent UBS vs. Regione Calabria High Court Judgment in respect of the issue of service of proceedings in EU countries.
Gabriele Giambrone, Managing Partner at Giambrone Law ILP, the Anglo-Italian law firm, comments on the failed venture of the British firm, British Gas and its decision to forego its business venture in Southern Italy. Setting up a business in a foreign country can be a daunting endeavor.
The Italian term “Avvocato” (from Latin “advocate”) is normally translated with similar equivalent terms in the English language, namely with the expressions “Italian lawyer” or “Italian solicitor” in England, Wales and Ireland or “Italian attorney” in the United States.