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April 2012




Supreme Court Decides Fate of Healthcare Act

Ben MathisBy Ben Mathis

With oral argument concluded, the United States Supreme Court will now decide the constitutionality of the new Federal Healthcare Act. I have had the privilege of serving on Attorney General Sam Olens’ team of pro bono lawyers representing the State of Georgia, which along with 25 other States, is challenging the constitutionality of the law.

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Practitioner Data Bank Summary of Basics

Mike FlintBy Mike Flint

Almost without exception, at some point during the first fifteen minutes of the initial meeting with a doctor who has been sued for malpractice, we get a question about the dreaded National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). Our experience has taught us that this common fear among physicians derives more from what they don’t know about the NPDB than what they do.

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Different Severance Pay May Be Unlawful Discrimination

Mary Anne AckoureyAnthony Del RioBy Mary Anne Ackourey and Anthony Del Rio

Individuals offered less favorable severance packages than others in similar positions can sue for discrimination under Title VII, according to Karla Gerner v. County of Chesterfield, Va., a new decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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