Document(s) published by this organization: 45
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|Two Early New Year's Gifts from CMS and the OIG Concerning the Donation of Electronic Health Records|
Carol D. Scott; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
January 10, 2014, previously published on January 7, 2014In 2006, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) published a Final Rule that provided an exception to the Stark Physician Self-Referral Law (42 USC Section 1395nn, Section 1877 of the Social Security Act) for the donation of...
|Court Finds that Statute Eliminated the Distinction Between Agents and Brokers|
Donald A. O'Brien; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
January 6, 2014, previously published on December 30, 2013Plaintiffs brought an action against an insurance agent and the insurance carrier seeking damages for the agent's negligence in procuring automobile insurance that did not name the insured's girlfriend and her son as insureds. When the girlfriend's son was struck by a vehicle while riding his...
|Under Maine Law, Advice to Seek Independent Counsel Is Unnecessary When an Engagement Agreement Contains a Clear Arbitration Clause|
Patricia Lynch Franklin, Terrence P. McAvoy; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
December 27, 2013, previously published on December 23, 2013The United States First Circuit Court of Appeals, considering Maine law, determined that an arbitration clause in an attorney-client engagement letter was enforceable. The attorneys were not required to advise the client to obtain the advice of independent counsel, and were not required to discuss...
|Is Section 2-622 a Dead Letter After Gauto?|
Jason K. Winslow; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
December 19, 2013, previously published on December 17, 2013On September 5, 2013, the Illinois Appellate Court, Fifth District, published a written opinion in Rickie Fox and Ruth Fox v. Suzanne Gauto, Executor of the Estate of Nelson Gauto, deceased, a medical malpractice case. The Gauto Court grappled with the issue of what standard applies when...
|Plaintiffs Beware - Case Law Updates|
Dawn A. Sallerson; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
December 19, 2013, previously published on December 17, 2013Two decisions out of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, are significant medical malpractice cases for physicians, hospitals, risk managers, insurance carriers and their counsel, one decision reflecting the importance of diligent opposition to plaintiff's late expert disclosures and the...
|Illinois Stops Civil Conspiracy Claims In Asbestos Litigation|
Craig T. Liljestrand; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
December 13, 2013, previously published on November 21, 2013In Gillenwater v. Honeywell International, et al., 2013 WL 5273355 (Ill.App. 4 Dist.) (Sept. 18, 2013), the Illinois Appellate Court for the Fourth District affirmed the Circuit Court of McLean County, granting Defendant's motions for judgment notwithstanding the verdict on the Plaintiff's...
|Rejecting Res Judicata Argument, Sixth Circuit Reverses Judgment for Debt Collector, But Finds that Debtor Lacks Standing|
Marka Belinfanti, Elizabeth K. Devine; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
December 13, 2013, previously published on November 14, 2013Plaintiff sued debt collector, defendant DH Capital Management ("DHC"), alleging that DHC violated the FDCPA and Kentucky's usury laws by attempting to collect a debt to which it was not legally entitled.
|Selling to an ESOP May be a Possible Exit Strategy for a Closely-Held Business Owner|
Hinshaw Culbertson LLP;
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 11, 2013Transitioning a closely-held company is not easy. An owner of a closely-held company often wants to convert a portion of his or her shares into cash to reduce investment risk. An owner who is evaluating complete exit strategies should consider selling his or her shares to an ESOP among the possible...
|Final Due Date for Filing Estate Taxes Triggered Statute of Limitations in Third-Party Complaint for Contribution|
Terrence P. McAvoy, Katherine G. Schnake; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 12, 2013Plaintiff, an executor of an estate, filed a legal malpractice action arising out of the defendant lawyer's failure to timely file the estate's tax returns. The defendant lawyer then filed a third-party complaint against various accountants for contribution alleging they failed to timely file the...
|The California Court of Appeal Bars Assignee's Claim Against Broker Under the Superior Equities Doctrine and Refuses to Expand Broker's Duty to Procure Insurance|
Daniel S. Clark; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
December 13, 2013, previously published on November 21, 2013The assignee of an insured sought to expand the current duty of a broker to impose implied obligations to procure prior-competed-work coverage, even when not requested by the insured. Before reaching this issue, the Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District, in an unpublished decision,...