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- GA Tax Challenge Barred by Sovereign Immunity. // Sales & Use Tax Alert;3/1/2010, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p5
The article discusses the court case Georgia Department of Revenue v. Roof which was dismissed on the bases of sovereign immunity.
- Hospital's apology ends contentious litigation. // Healthcare Risk Management;Mar2010, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p30
A hospital president's impromptu apology immediately ended a highly publicized lawsuit involving a celebrity. The case illustrates the power of saying "I'm sorry," even when the litigation is far along. âˆŽ The hospital president apologized on the spur of the moment. âˆŽ There had been no...
- I never dreamed my malpractice trial would end like this. Haswell, John N. // Medical Economics;03/09/98, Vol. 75 Issue 5, p51
Offers information on a malpratice lawsuit involving the patient Vivian Andrews and John N. Haswell, M.D. Background information on Haswell's profession; Indepth look at Andrews idea to have a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC); What the procedure would involved; Details on the lawsuit.
- Chapter 10: The Ombudsman. // TI Source Book 2000: Confronting Corruption;2000, p83
Chapter 10 of the book "Confronting Corruption: The Elements of a National Integrity System" is presented. It offers information about the existence of the Office of the Ombudsman, and its role in the manifestation of an effective social governance. It discusses the Office's integral functions...
- SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY. // International Law Update;Nov2001, Vol. 7, p169
Focuses on the case of Robinson versus the government of Malaysia. Details of the case; Decision of the court to dismiss the case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction; Reference to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
- Malpractice: The Lessons In Other Surgeons' Woes. Weber, Paul // Review of Ophthalmology;Dec2001 Part 1of 2, Vol. 8 Issue 12, p24
Presents steps to avoid malpractice suits among ophthalmologists. Probability of incurring a claim by ophthalmologist according to the Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company; Analysis of decision whether to settle the case or go to trial; Importance of good documentation.
- PHYSICIANS ATTRIBUTE HIGHER COSTS TO DEFENSIVE MEDICINE. // Medical Economics;3/19/2010, Vol. 87 Issue 6, p13
The article reports on a study that showed physicians attribute 26% of overall healthcare costs to the practice of ordering extra tests, referrals, procedures and hospitalizations to protect themselves from medical malpractice lawsuits.
- Want to countersue? It's not that easy. Johnson, Lee J. // Medical Economics;10/11/99, Vol. 76 Issue 19, p179
Replies to an inquiry on a physician's ability to file a countersuit against a patient whose malpractice was dismissed by a court. Requirements for filing countersuits; Evidence needed to prevail in a countersuit; Obstacles to winning countersuits.
- Suppose you're sued? // Accounting Technology;Mar99, Vol. 15 Issue 2, pSR-10
Discusses how accountants can defend themselves in a malpractice lawsuit by asking themselves certain basic questions. Screening clients carefully as the best defense against litigation according to DPIC Cos. Inc.; Specific factors that should be discussed when evaluating the client.