News @ a glance
- Lawsuit will help migrant workers. // Asian Pacific Post;3/15/2012, p15
The article reports on the class-action lawsuit filed by several temporary, foreign workers with the Supreme Court of British Columbia against Northland Properties Corporation, operator of Denny's Restaurants in the country.
- Limitation Period in Pension Class Action Is "Postponed". Kindness, Heather // Plans & Trusts;Sep/Oct2013, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p18
The article explores the decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court (BCSC) on March 4, 2013 in a class action lawsuit. It states that the case has something to do with the conversion of the defined benefit (DB) pension plan to a defined contribution (DC) plan of Teck Metals Ltd., a producer...
- Suit attacks LA County closures. // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;9/20/95, Vol. 69 Issue 18, p17
Reports on the class-action lawsuits filed in Los Angeles County, California, for the closure of public health centers. Budget deficit in the county's health services.
- Pay day for Indian boarding school abuse. Sillars, Les // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;11/16/98, Vol. 25 Issue 48, p7
Discusses the lawsuits being filed by former Indian residential school students in Canada. Question of how the lawsuits will be settled and for how much; Government and churches' preference for out-of-court settlements; Comment of Shawn Tupper, a senior policy advisor with Indian Affairs;...
- Offensive strike. Lentz, Rebecca // Modern Physician;02/26/2001, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p2
Comments on the class action lawsuits filed by the Connecticut State Medical Society officials and individual physicians against several health plans on February 13, 2001. Reasons for the lawsuits; Comments from Paul Ginsburg, president of the Center for Studying Health System Change in...
- AAHP Offers Strong Backing For Class Action Fairness Act Now Under Consideration By House. // Insurance Advocate;3/18/2002, Vol. 113 Issue 11, p11
Reports that the American Association of Health Plans has urged the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Class Action Fairness Act.
- IN BRIEF. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;12/12/2009, Vol. 339 Issue 7734, p1334
This section offers news briefs on public health and medicine. The plan of the Chinese government to lift ban on entry of people with HIV has been confirmed by Vice Minister of Health Huang Jiefu. A class action lawsuit was launched by a lawyer in Israel against Haifa Municipal Theatre in Israel...
- Supporting the neck after trauma. Ilves, Peter // GP: General Practitioner;5/26/2003, p77
Immobilization collars are not an everyday surgery item, but on roads frequented by kamikaze cyclists and manic BMW drivers, it is only a matter of time before there is a need for the application of these collars to some hapless victim. The right size of collar is important, otherwise airway...
- Louisiana facilities fight class action over transfusions. Bradford, Michael // Business Insurance;07/24/2000, Vol. 34 Issue 30, p3
Focuses on the efforts of Louisiana hospitals and blood banks to defend themselves against scores of hepatitis C claims. Expected impact of the hundreds of lawsuits on the facilities; Allegations made by the plaintiffs over transfusions of blood tainted with hepatitis C virus; Unusual nature of...