French Court Says Doctors Must Resume Life Support for Paralyzed Patient French Court Says Doctors Must Resume Life Support for Paralyzed Patient
A French appeals court on Monday ordered doctors to resume giving food and water to a French quadriplegic, lawyers said, some 12 hours after medics switched off the man's life support against his parents'will.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Claim seeks $45M for incapacitated woman who gave birth
Lawyers for an incapacitated woman who gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility have filed a $45 million notice of claim against the state (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Feds charge "sleazy porn star" lawyer Michael Avenatti with allegedly stealing from client Stormy Daniels
(Natural News) When it came to allegations against POTUS Donald Trump by porn queen Stormy Daniels, a.k.a. Stephanie Clifford, attorney Michael Avenatti saw his golden opportunity to make a name for himself on the national stage. But in the end, it looks like he’s the one who was trying to screw her over, figuratively speaking.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

900-lb. Man Pleads in Drug Case from Ambulance
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who weighs more than 900 pounds (410 kilograms) pleaded guilty in a federal cocaine conspiracy case Tuesday during a hearing that was held in a courthouse loading dock as the defendant lay on a stretcher inside an ambulance. U.S. Magistrate Judge David Novak said the court engaged in "some extraordinary procedures" Tuesday to deal with Kenneth Hicks' health issues and to "protect his dignity." Hicks, 48, stayed inside the ambulance and wasn't visible to several of his family members and reporters who attended the hearing. He was visible to Novak and a prosecutor...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

900-lb. Man Pleads in Drug Case from Ambulance
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who weighs more than 900 pounds (410 kilograms) pleaded guilty in a federal cocaine conspiracy case Tuesday during a hearing that was held in a courthouse loading dock as the defendant lay on a stretcher inside an ambulance. U.S. Magistrate Judge David Novak said the court engaged in "some extraordinary procedures" Tuesday to deal with Kenneth Hicks' health issues and to "protect his dignity." Hicks, 48, stayed inside the ambulance and wasn't visible to several of his family members and reporters who attended the hearing. He was visible to Novak and a prosecutor...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Hawaiian County: U.S. High Court Should Reverse Clean Water Act Ruling
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The County of Maui, Hawaii, on May 9 filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to reverse a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' ruling that upheld a summary judgment award to five environmental groups that accused the county of violating the Clean Water Act (CWA) when discharging pollutants from its wells into the Pacific Ocean because point source permitting is required only where pollutants are being delivered to navigable waters by point sources (County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, et al., No. 18-260, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Jury Awards More Than $2.05B To California Cancer Victims In Glyphosate Trial
OAKLAND, Calif. - A California jury on May 13 awarded a husband and wife suffering from cancer $2,055,206,172.77 in total damages against Monsanto Co., finding that the company was negligent in designing, manufacturing and supplying the herbicide Roundup, which was a "substantial factor" in causing their injuries (Alva Pilliod, et al. v. Monsanto Company, No. RG17862702, Calif. Super., Alameda Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 22, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Split 6th Circuit Denies Rehearing Of Flint Water Crisis Immunity Ruling
CINCINNATI - A divided en banc Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 16 denied rehearing of a decision in which a panel held that the city of Flint, Mich., and some of its employees are not entitled to immunity in the lead-contaminated water crisis litigation brought by residents (Shari Guertin, et al. v. Michigan, et al., No. 17-1699, 6th Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 14480). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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City Of Flint Denies Claims In Water Crisis Case, Says Standing Is Lacking
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The city of Flint, Mich., on May 15 filed an answer in Michigan federal court denying the allegations in the fourth amended consolidated complaint in the lead-contaminated water crisis case brought by 100,000 residents who say the city and Michigan state officials are liable for their injuries. The city also asserted affirmative defenses that the city lacks standing and the claims are barred (In re Flint Water Cases [Elnora Carthan, et al. v. Governor Rick Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 22, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Lago Agrio Attorney: Chevron's Motion To Compel Deposition 'Rife With Bad Faith'
NEW YORK - Steven R. Donziger, the attorney who won an $18.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. in a court in Ecuador for injuries only to have it reversed, on May 7 filed a brief in New York federal court contending that Chevron's motion to compel the deposition of Donziger's wife, Laura Miller, "is rife with bad faith and ugly harassment" (Chevron Corporation v. Steven Donziger, No. 11-691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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DuPont C8 Judge Combines Cases, Says Mass Tort Has 'Reached Maturity'
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A federal judge in Ohio on May 13 combined five cases in each trial of post-settlement cases involved in the multidistrict litigation against E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. for alleged injuries connected to exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (known as C8), saying the tort has "reached maturity" (In re: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. C8 Personal Injury Litigation, MDL No. 2433, No. 13-2433, S.D. Ohio, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80613). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Aqueous Film Forming Foam New Jersey: 3M Co., Others Tainted Groundwater With Firefighting Chemicals
TRENTON, N.J. - The state of New Jersey on May 14 sued The 3M Co. and others, seeking damages for alleged damage to groundwater and other resources as a result of manufacturing and selling the firefighting chemical known as aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) (Gurbir S. Grewal, et al. v. The 3M Co., et al., No. LCV 2019847298, N.J. Super., Mercer Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 22, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Panel Reverses, Says Issue Of Material Fact Exists In Legionnaires' Disease Case
RALEIGH, N.C. - A panel of the North Carolina Court of Appeals on May 7 reversed a trial court ruling and said a family had established a genuine issue of material fact that the Airbnb hosts from which they rented a cabin were liable for the family's injury from Legionnaires' disease (Cheryl Christine Poage, et al. v. Ira Cox, et al., No. COA18-1066, N.C. App., 2019 N.C. App. LEXIS 378). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 22, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge: Company 'Misconstrues' CERCLA; Liability Ruling Stands In Groundwater Case
HATO REY, Puerto Rico - A federal judge in Puerto Rico on May 13 denied a manufacturer's motion to reconsider a liability ruling in the first phase of a groundwater contamination lawsuit brought by the U.S. government, ruling that the company "misconstrues" CERCLA (United States v. Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, No. 15-2328, D. Puerto Rico, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80889). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 22, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Putative Class: 3M, Others Conspired To Conceal Groundwater Contamination
WILMINGTON, Del. - A putative class of residents on May 14 filed a lawsuit in Delaware federal court contending that the 3M Co. and others are liable for contaminating their groundwater with per- and polyfluorocarbons (Susan Henry v. Wolverine World Wide Inc., et al., No. 18-01924-MN, D. Del.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 22, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Amici Tell Pennsylvania High Court Aggregate Causation Theory Contradicts Law
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A collection of industry groups filed a joint amicus curiae brief in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on May 14, contending that a lower court erred when it approved the plaintiffs' aggregate causation theory in a wrongful death lawsuit because the Frye evidence standard was not met (Richard Thomas Walsh v. BASF Corporation, et al., No. 14 WAP 2019, Pa. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 22, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Missouri Federal Judge Remands Property Owners' Landfill Contamination Class Suit
ST. LOUIS - The owners and operators of a Missouri landfill who are accused in a putative class complaint of failing to stop radioactive contamination of neighboring properties failed to establish federal subject matter jurisdiction and to rebut the plaintiffs' showing that the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) local controversy exception applies, a Missouri federal judge ruled May 8, granting a motion to remand (John C. Kitchin, Jr., et al. v. Bridgeton Landfill, LLC, et al., No. 18-672, E.D. Mo., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77640). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 22, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Lead Paint Plaintiffs: Court Should Exclude Defense Expert's Testimony
MILWAUKEE - Plaintiffs who sued the former makers of lead-based paint on May 17 moved in Wisconsin federal court to exclude the testimony of a defense expert on grounds that the court has previously excluded most of his opinions, particularly those based on estimates of parental IQ (Glenn Burton v. American Cyanamid, et al., No. 07-0303, E.D. Wis.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 22, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Vacates Default Ruling Against Landlord In Lead Paint Lawsuit
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - A New York state judge on April 25 vacated a default judgment against the defendant landlords who failed to answer a lead-based paint poisoning claim against them in a timely manner and accepted a late answer filed by different defense counsel, saying "the defendants did not intend to abandon this action" (I.H. v Hernandez, N.Y. Sup., Kings Co., 2019 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 2317). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 22, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Testifying while black: A linguistic analysis of disparities in court transcription
(Linguistic Society of America) A new study has found that court reporters transcribe speakers of African American English significantly below their required level of accuracy. The study 'Testifying while black: An experimental study of court reporter accuracy in transcription of African American English,' by Taylor Jones (University of Pennsylvania), Jessica Kalbfeld (New York University), Ryan Hancock (Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity), and Ryan Clark (University of Pennsylvania) will be published in the forthcoming June 2019 issue of the scholarly journal Language. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

French court says doctors must resume life support for paralyzed patient
A French appeals court on Monday ordered doctors to resume giving food and water to a French quadriplegic, lawyers said, some 12 hours after medics switched off the man's life support against his parents' will. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Doctors end life support for French patient in landmark right-to-die case
Doctors stopped giving food and water to French quadriplegic Vincent Lambert on Monday, lawyers said, renewing a fierce debate over the right to die that has split his family and country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lawyer says woman never forced kids to get birth control
Police have charged a woman accused of forcing her friend's 12-year-old daughter to get a birth control implant in her arm without the mother's permission, allegations the woman's lawyer says are completely false (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Woman charged over birth control turns self in
The lawyer for a woman accused of forcing her friend's 12-year-old daughter to get a birth control implant says the allegations are completely false (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pa. Supreme Court sharply questions on UPMC-Highmark consent decree
Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices on Thursday morning sharply questioned lawyers for the attorney general, Highmark and UPMC over whether the five-year consent decree could be extended beyond the June 30 end date. The justices' questions, in a packed courtroom at the Capitol Rotunda, began moments into the first oral argument. Much of the focus was on whether the consent decree's modification provision allowed for the extension of the agreement, whether contract law allowed the end date to move,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

April 9, 2019: Indivior Inc. Indicted for Fraudulently Marketing Prescription Opioid
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

April 5, 2019: VA Medical Center Nurse Sentenced for Tampering with Hospital Prescriptions
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: FDA Source Type: news

April 11, 2019: Former CEO Convicted of Defrauding Food and Drug Administration and Distributing Adulterated Drugs
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

March 14, 2019: Haverhill Nurse Charged with Drug Tampering
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

April 3, 2019: Marquette Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Smuggle Goods into the United States
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

March 19, 2019: Chinese Citizen Sentenced in Scheme to Sell Mislabeled Dietary Supplements
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

April 5, 2019: VA Medical Center Nurse Sentenced for Tampering with Hospital Prescriptions
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

March 27, 2018: Compounding Pharmacy Owner Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for $10.5 Million Health Care Fraud
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: u.s. Department of Justice Source Type: news

March 27, 2018: Federal Jury Finds Three Guilty in Fentanyl Distribution Conspiracy
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: u.s. Department of Justice Source Type: news

April 4, 2018: Canadian Pharmacist Sentenced for Distributing Counterfeit and Adulterated Botox to Local Doctors
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: u.s. Department of Justice Source Type: news

April 4, 2018: Fences Indicted in Multi-Million Dollar, Multi-State Criminal Theft Operations
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: u.s. Department of Justice Source Type: news

March 30, 2018: Counterfeit Cigarette Smuggler Sentenced to Prison
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: u.s. Department of Justice Source Type: news

March 30, 2018: KC Paramedic Indicted for Stealing Fentanyl, Morphine from Ambulances
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: u.s. Department of Justice Source Type: news

March 30, 2018: Lynn Man Sentenced to Over 10 Years in Prison for Role in Counterfeit Steroid Conspiracy
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: u.s. Department of Justice Source Type: news

March 13, 2019: Six Individuals and Two Companies Charged in Illegal Dietary Supplement Scheme
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

October 1, 2018: AmerisourceBergen Corp. to Pay $625 Million to Settle Civil Fraud Allegations Resulting from Its Repackaging and Sale of Adulterated Drugs and Unapproved New Drugs, Double Billing and Providing Kickbacks
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

March 11, 2019: Former Springfield Man Sentenced for Leading Scheme to Market Dietary Supplements
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

March 13, 2019: Five Individuals and Two Companies Plead Guilty to Felony Charges in Multimillion Dollar Scheme to Fraudulently Sell Popular Dietary Supplements
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

January 9, 2019: Owner of Seafood Company Sentenced to Prison for Blue Crab Scam
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Forget Sats – find a true measure of education | Letters
Clive Stafford Smithsays Sats are irrelevant to his son ’s life andMary Bousteddefends Labour ’s proposed assessment reforms, whileAnn MooreandRichard Wetherellhighlight the negative effects of testsAmanda Spielman may be warning the wrong people about exam anxiety, certainly as far as younger kids are concerned (Ofsted chief says teachers can cause ‘subliminal’ exam anxiety, May 14). My 10-year-old is not worried because I have told him Sats are irrelevant to his life. His secondary school will determine how best he will fit in, based on its own testing, when he gets there in September. I did ask h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Exams Education Sats Schools Primary schools Secondary schools Ofsted Teaching GCSEs Psychology Labour Education policy Liberal Democrats Source Type: news

Monsanto Ordered to Pay $2 Billion in Case Tying Weed Killer to Cancer
(SAN FRANCISCO) — A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.055 billion to a couple claiming that the company’s popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The jury’s verdict is the third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August, but a San Francisco law professor said it’s likely a trial judge or appellate court will significantly reduce the punitive damage award. The state court jury in Oakland concluded that Monsanto’s weed killer caused the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma Alva Pilliod and Alberta Pilliod each contracted. Jurors...
Source: TIME: Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Elias / AP Tags: Uncategorized Business onetime overnight Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Defends Anti-Insurer Gripe Site, Opposes Contempt Motion
PORTLAND, Maine - Stating that his insurer's attorney "whines like a harpy," a pro se defendant filed a brief in Maine federal court April 12, opposing a motion for contempt by his long-term disability (LTD) provider over his relaunch of a website critical of the insurer that purportedly contained information that he was forbidden to post pursuant to a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit alleging defamation and trademark and copyright infringement (Symetra Life Insurance Co. v. Guy Raymond Emerson, No. 2:18-cv-00492, D. Maine). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Federal Magistrate Judge Recommends Granting Motion For Attorney Fees
OAKLAND, Calif. - A California federal magistrate judge on May 1 recommended granting a disability claimant's motion for attorney fees and costs after determining that the claimant achieved some success on the merits of his claim (Eric Dmuchowsky v. Sky Chefs Inc., No. 18-1559, N.D. Calif., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 73752). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Discovery Is Limited To Administrative Record, Texas Federal Judge Says
DALLAS - Additional discovery regarding a disability insurer's alleged conflict of interest and procedural unreasonableness is not warranted because under the applicable de novo standard of review, discovery is limited to the administrate record, a Texas federal judge said April 22 in denying the disability claimant's motion to compel discovery (Jose Chavez v. Standard Insurance Co., No. 18-2013, N.D. Texas, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67669). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Documents Will Not Be Excluded From Administrative Record, Magistrate Judge Says
MADISON, Wis. - A Wisconsin federal magistrate judge on May 3 denied a disability claimant's motion to exclude the plan's insurance certificate and appointment of claim fiduciary form from the administrative record after determining that the claimant failed to provide any citation to statutory or case law that requires the exclusion of the documents from the administrative record based on the claim administrator's failure to provide the documents to the claimant upon request (Joleen M. Lerch v. Life Insurance Company of North America, No. 18-589, W.D. Wis., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74946). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's&tr...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news