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Judge blasts lawyers for attempt to seal settlement (access required)

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A federal judge in a medical malpractice wrongful death action berated lawyers for both sides for trying to keep settlement terms under wraps. U.S. District Judge Michael F. Urbanski on Jan. 28 said he was “appalled” to learn that attorneys ...

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Tips for crafting the proper arbitration clause (access required)

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Parties to arbitration frequently complain that the process has become nearly as time consuming and expensive as litigation. Such comments are typically made by people who do not have an accurate sense of the time and expense involved in litigation, ...

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The extra mile: Two solos secure $21M for badly injured bicyclist (access required)

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A federal judge has approved a $21 million settlement, with $7 million in attorneys’ fees, for the severely injured victim of a collision between a bread truck and a bicycle. The settlement is “one of the largest personal injury settlements ...

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Virginia doctors’ group targets insurance red tape (access required)

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Doctors say they are spending too much time seeking approval from insurance companies for their patient treatment, and they’re asking the General Assembly to help their cause. Physicians complain of complex and varying forms and procedures they must use to ...

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