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Physicians must take action to avoid fraud pitfalls (access required)

In light of the recent surge in federal health care fraud cases, it’s increasingly important for physicians to be aware of potential pitfalls that could leave them on the hook for penalties. While medical professionals may not be able to ...

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To build business, try not writing like a lawyer (access required)

When it comes to writing for marketing and business-building, even the brightest of attorneys has to be reminded of the basics for effective communications: • Use short, complete sentences. • Choose active voice and action words. • Avoiding case citations ...

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Woman, 89, hurt by chair defect, repair kit at issue – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, then 89, was seated in her home stairway elevator when her seat pivoted without warning, causing her to fall out of the chair and down the staircase, breaking her neck and wrist. Suit was filed against the product manufacturer ...

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Psychiatric patient committed suicide while at hospital – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff’s decedent, a 23-year-old man who suffered from schizophrenia, was voluntarily admitted to the defendant psychiatric hospital for worsening symptoms associated with his condition. Upon admission, he denied suicidal ideation, but reported an overwhelming sense of dread, and stated ...

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VSB takes up lawyer’s challenge to blog regulation

Internet-savvy lawyers are closely watching a Virginia State Bar disciplinary case set for hearing next week involving the right of an attorney to blog about his cases without posting an advertising disclaimer. Richmond lawyer Horace F. Hunter – armed with ...

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VSB takes up lawyer’s challenge to blog regulation

Internet-savvy lawyers are closely watching a Virginia State Bar disciplinary case set for hearing next week involving the right of an attorney to blog about his cases without posting an advertising disclaimer. Richmond lawyer Horace F. Hunter – armed with ...

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