Feb 9 2009

News to Begin the Week

Did the fertility docs who impregnated the California woman who just birthed octuplets commit medical malpractice?  In light of the mother’s reproductive history, that is a question that merits serious consideration, according to Washington State’s News Tribune. Head of Illinois Trial Lawyers speaks out against tort reform that unfairly penalizes those plaintiffs who are most in […]

Feb 5 2009

U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Thwarts Access to Morbidity/Mortality Findings

The consumerist group, Consumers’ Checkbook/Center for the Study of Services won its lawsuit in 2007 forcing the Dept. of Health and Human Services to release Medicare claims data which would have allowed researchers to determine the frequency with which physicians in several states performed certain procedures, and what results were achieved, according to today’s Medical […]

Jan 28 2009

Out of State Companies May Be Caught in “Web” of NY Jurisdiction

Mark A. Berman, in today’s New York Law Journal, discusses one of the risks of doing business on the internet via a website:  depending on how solicitous a foreign website is to New Yorkers and their business, that website may serve as the basis for jurisdiction in New York in the event of a lawsuit. […]

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