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The Medicare Secondary Payer Act and The Continued Impact on Litigation and Claim Handling Programs

A USLAW EduNet Webinar
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
1-2 p.m. ET

The two qui tam cases filed by Hayes and Takemoto as relators on behalf of the U.S. Government seeking the recovery of civil penalties and damages under the False Claims Act has brought renewed attention upon the self-insured, carrier... more

Sign up today: Discovery of Social Media Evidence and Use of Social Media Evidence at Trial

A USLAW EduNet Webinar brought to you by the USLAW Internet Media & Privacy Group
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
1-2 p.m. ET

Whether you like it or not, social media usage has exploded. Consequently, it is an unrivaled source of evidence for all types of cases. It has been seen largely in cases involving... more

San Antonio, Boston named destinations for 2015 USLAW NETWORK Client Conferences

USLAW will be headed to San Antonio, Texas, and Boston, Mass., for the 2015 Spring and Fall Client Conferences, respectively. The spring event will be held April 9-11, 2015, at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio followed by the fall event from Sept. 17-19, 2015, at the... more


After a Family Trip to Africa, a Connecticut Girl, 7, Is Unwelcome at School

Amid continued fears of Ebola, the student, Ikeoluwa Opayemi, has not been allowed in class since she returned from a 10-day trip to Nigeria.

Connecticut Child Barred From School After Trip to Africa; Father Sues

The father of Ikeoluwa Opayemi, a third grader from Milford, Conn., said that his daughter has been unfairly barred from school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while in Africa.

Judge Orders Mediation in Guardrail Lawsuit

The judge said that the mediator could invite the Justice Department and the Federal Highway Administration, which did not participate in the lawsuit, to be involved.

Jian Ghomeshi, CBC Radio Host, Is Fired in Sex Case

Mr. Ghomeshi, the former host of “Q,” contends the sexual acts were consensual and is suing the Canadian Broadcasting Company, claiming breach of confidence.

A Rare Victory for Public Defense

When New York State settled a seven-year-long lawsuit, it started to move in a better direction with this core but neglected constitutional right to provide lawyers for the indigent.

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Estate Planning 101: The Basics

Most people (including me) take a long time to solidify their estate planning documents. We lead busy lives, and we do not consider these documents to be priority items. From a philosophical standpoint, that may make sense. But, from a practical family standpoint, it does not. In over 29 years ...

Restrictions on online selling through selective distribution systems – a hot topic in German law

Background Turnover from internet sales of products has surged in recent years. For vendors, online selling offers unprecedented possibilities. Online platforms such as eBay and Amazon are booming. Manufacturers meanwhile, particularly at the high end of the market, are trying to counter this by prohibiting their vendors from selling goods ...

Insolvency rules in Germany – general liability of the managing director and constant challenges by the insolvency administrator?

I’d like to start this article by answering the question raised in the title. Under German law, the managing director of a GmbH (limited company) has no general liability in the event of insolvency. Nor is it the case that all administrators in all insolvencies exercise the right to challenge ...

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