Ariz. Malpractice Bill Moves Forward
Hoping for a change of heart by Gov. Janet Napolitano, the Arizona Senate on Monday narrowly approved a medical malpractice bill to raise the bar on the legal burden of proof required for malpractice lawsuits involving emergency medical care.
C.A. Revives Rape Victim’s Legal Malpractice Claim
A tenant who lost her suit against the owners and managers of the apartment complex at which she was raped has a viable malpractice claim against the lawyers who represented her in the matter, the Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled yesterday.
Local veterinarian accused of malpractice. Courthouse seen increase in number of lawsuits filed as lawyers try to get in ahead of the commencement of state tort reform law.
Focus is better jobs, not more
WAIKAPU – During a visit to Maui on Monday, Gov. Linda Lingle said the state doesn’t need to promote jobs, but it does need to promote higher-skilled, better-paying jobs.
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Attorney Ad Rules Spark Unusual Collaboration Between Judges, Bar
The bars involvement in the formulation of new attorney advertising limits marked an unprecedented collaboration between the legal community and court administrators, and one entered into with considerable consternation, a top New York judge revealed Thursday.
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Standards for jury selection
Trial judges in New Jersey are now required to ask prospective jurors the following questions approved by the state Supreme Court: CRIMINAL CASES 1. In order to be qualified under New Jersey law to serve on a jury, a person must have certain qualifying characteristics. A juror must be:Age 18 or older. A citizen of the United States. Able to read and understand the English language. A resident of ...
Judges ask jurors new questions
On Tuesday morning, Superior Court Judge Francis P. DeStefano asked a set of 29 questions to potential jurors for an armed robbery trial who were sitting in the jury box. Each time a juror was excused, DeStefano then went over the same set of questions with a new juror. Its all part of a new procedure that took effect Jan. 22 requiring judges to use a standard set of questions when querying ...
Putting a price on malpractice
The cap on pain and suffering thats part of President Bushs health plan has its share of critics and supporters. Steve Charbonneau lost his kidney after a surgical error and asks, is that consequence worth only $250,000?