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- THE SAN FRANCISCO WAY. // Business Insurance;7/5/2010, Vol. 44 Issue 27, p0006
The article presents a timeline of major events in the history of San Francisco's health care spending law. The legislation was unanimously approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in July 2006. In November 2006, the Golden Gate Restaurant Association (GGRA) filed a suit against the...
- A hazy tobacco verdict. Lavelle, Marianne; Loftus, Margaret // U.S. News & World Report;07/19/99, Vol. 127 Issue 3, p29
Discusses the implications of a Florida jury ruling that cigarette makers are liable for smokers' illnesses. The ruling unlikely to hurt tobacco companies; Nature of the companies' appeal of the ruling; Little change in the value of tobacco stocks; Possible revival of a national tobacco settlement.
- Arbitration resolves billing disputes without costly litigation. Brown, Curtis // Managed Healthcare Executive;Feb2007, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p33
The author reflects on the benefits of alternative dispute resolution system over billing dispute litigation. He said that a properly administered arbitration program can specifically tailor procedural rules for the unique challenges of health care billing disputes. The author believes that in...
- In Personal Injury Action, Evidence May Be Presented on the Value of Medical Treatment Received to Rebut Presumption That Medical Expenses Are Limited to the Amount Actually Paid. McCarter, W. Dudley // Journal of the Missouri Bar;Nov/Dec2010, Vol. 66 Issue 6, p312
The article discusses a court case wherein the plaintiff, Edith Deck, filed a case against Delmar Teasley because of the injuries she sustained wherein she underwent surgery in Missouri. However, Teasley filed a motion to determine the value of her medical care in pursuant to section 490.715.5....
- Federal lawsuit is next test for Big Tobacco. Scherer, Ron // Christian Science Monitor;9/23/99, Vol. 91 Issue 209, p2
Reports on the potential impact the United States federal government lawsuit against the tobacco industry as it attempts to recover smoking related health costs.
- Is Smoking Finally Out of Style? // USA Today Magazine;Feb2005, Vol. 133 Issue 2717, p16
Reports on a decline in the number of cigarettes smoked per person around the world in 2005. Efforts of organizations to eliminate cigarettes and tobacco; Health effects of cigarette smoking; Number of deaths per year caused by smoking-related illnesses.
- Gender Reassignment Surgery/Hormone Therapy Deductible As Medical Expenses. // Federal Tax Course Letter;Mar2010, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p6
The article discusses a court case wherein the Tax Court ruled that the medical costs of a male taxpayer with gender identity disorder (GID) for his sex realignment surgery were deductible medical expenses. It states that Section 213(a) held that the hormone therapy is deductible but the breast...
- Senate clarifies Justice Department's authority to sue tobacco industry. // Nation's Health;Sep99, Vol. 29 Issue 8, p4
Reports on the United States Senate agreement that allows the Department of Justice to pursue litigation against tobacco companies. Amount of budget proposed for the litigation; Clarification issued by the Senate; Factor that contributed to the agreement.
- More "Domotor" Damage: Blanket Denial Means Claimant Can Sue Without Submitting Bills First. Rogak, Lawrence N. // Insurance Advocate;3/8/2010, Vol. 121 Issue 5, p41
The article presents the court case between DHD Medical PC and Fiduciary Insurance Co. through arbitration. It notes that the plaintiff filed prima facie case regarding the total amount of medical services required after a motor vehicle accident. It states that the respondent has filed a blanket...