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California Appeals Court Suspends Lower Court Ruling, Reinstates End of Life Option Act

A California appeals court today granted emergency motions by the two terminally ill adults and a physician represented by Compassion & Choices for an “automatic stay” to immediately suspend a lower court’s judgment invalidating the End of Life Option Act. The appeals court … Continue reading

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Status of a spouse named as the primary beneficiary of a life insurance policy or similar instrument in the event the marriage is terminated by divorce

Status of a spouse named as the primary beneficiary of a life insurance policy or similar instrument in the event the marriage is terminated by divorceSveen, et el v Melin, United State Supreme Court, 584 U.S. ___ (Decided June 11, … Continue reading

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End of Life Care Strategic Plan for New Jersey

The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute has released the "End of Life Care Strategic Plan for New Jersey." From the executive summary: "New Jersey performs poorly on end-of-life care compared with almost every other state in the nation. The … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of the United States Issues Opinion on Beneficiary Designations of Divorce Spouse's Life Insurance Policies

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion regarding a Minnesota state statute that retroactively revokes designations of spouses of beneficiaries of life insurance policies upon divorce.  You can read the full opinion:  Sveen et al v. … Continue reading

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Little-Known Trap in U.K. Intellectual Property Litigation Could Cost Successful Plaintiffs: What Life Sciences Companies Need to Know

Did you know the U.K. patents system penalizes a failure to record a patent transaction at the Patent Office by depriving a successful plaintiff of its entitlement to recover its full legal costs in any subsequent infringement litigation on that … Continue reading

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