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$21 Million Verdict Against Allstate for...$21 Million Verdict Against Allstate for Abusive Conduct Upheld by Arkansas Supreme CourtJanuary 29, 2011Jan. 28, 2011 Noel E. Oman - Arkansas Online LITTLE ROCK ”” The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed the decision in a case in which a Pulaski County jury found that an insurance company defamed a radiologist, and the high court reinstated $15 million in punitive...Medicare Fraud by For-Profit Nursing Home ChainsMedicare Fraud by For-Profit Nursing Home ChainsJanuary 28, 2011January 14, 2011, 1:20 pm Report Questions Nursing Home Charges By PAULA SPAN The way Medicare pays, and overpays, for nursing home care has been the subject of investigations, calls for reform and general hand-wringing for years. And here it all comes again, but with a...Innovative Treatment For Alzheimers PatientsGREAT ARTICLE ON INNOVATIVE TREATMENT FOR ALZHEIMERS PATIENTSJanuary 3, 2011GIVING ALZHEIMERS PATIENTS THEIR WAY, EVEN CHOCOLATE By PAM BELLUCK PHOENIX ”” Margaret Nance was, to put it mildly, a difficult case. Agitated, combative, often reluctant to eat, she would hit staff members and fellow residents at nursing homes, several of which kicked her out. But when...Nursing Home Abuse & NeglectNursing Home Abuse & Neglect - America's Dirty Little SecretOctober 18, 2010Elder Abuse: America's Dirty Secret By Ken Connor 10/17/2010 The plight of elderly Americans has been a top concern of the Center for a Just Society since our inception in 2005, and as senior citizens comprise an ever increasing percentage of our nation's population, the need is greater...Medical Malpractice Premiums DecreasingMedical Malpractice Premiums Decreasing - More Evidence that the Medical Malpractice Crisis is a MythOctober 16, 2010October 11, 2010 Malpractice insurance premiums for internists, general surgeons, and obstetrician/gynecologists in 2010 decreased on average for the third year in a row, but barely, according to the publication Medical Liability Monitor (MLM). The rate of decline in 2010 is 0.5% compared with 2.5% in 2009...Indiana Supreme Court Issues 30 Day Rule on...Indiana Supreme Court Issues 30 Day Rule on Direct Mail Solicitation of Accident VictimsOctober 15, 2010Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Responds to Supreme Court Rule Indianapolis- The Indiana Trial Lawyers Association has learned that the Indiana Supreme Court will be promulgating a new rule imposing a 30 day moratorium on direct mail legal solicitation. In May of 2007, ITLA’s Board of Directors voted in favor...Important Ind. Supreme Ct. Decision on...Important Ind. Supreme Ct. Decision on Products Liability Verdict vs. FordOctober 14, 2010Justices order new trial to determine fault in Ford rollover suit October 14, 2010 The Indiana Supreme Court has reversed the allocation of fault... Report Confirms that Civil Justice System is...Report Confirms that Civil Justice System is Critical to Protect Senior CitizensOctober 6, 2010Washington, D.C. A new report released today by the American Association for Justice (AAJ) illustrates how the civil justice system is the most effective force in uncovering abuses by corporate nursing homes and insurance companies that target elderly Americans. There are 1.5 million elderly Americans currently residing in...Sweeney Law Firm case argued before the...Sweeney Law Firm case argued before the Indiana Supreme CourtSeptember 15, 2010Justices to hear arguments at Bloomington law school in the Pfenning case September 10, 2010 The Indiana Supreme Court travels to Bloomington Monday to hear arguments in the case of a teenage girl who was injured by a golf ball while driving the beverage cart at a golf...Medical Malpractice Costs Are Not to Blame for...Medical Malpractice Costs Are Not to Blame for Skyrocketing Health Care CostsSeptember 15, 2010Medical Malpractice is sometimes cited as one of the major reasons for sky rocketing healthcare costs, but a recent study shows that the malpractice expenses are just a fraction of the total healthcare costs even when factoring in defensive medicine: tests, procedures, etc. Most defensive medicine expenses are ordered by...