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GA Appeals Court Limits Emotional Distress Claims in Suit Over Deadly Boating Accident

Stock image.  Atlanta—The Georgia Court of Appeals Wednesday concluded three children’s claims for emotional distress stemming from a deadly boating accident could go forward, but it limited those claims only to what involved the children's own physical injuries. Malibu Boats LLC … Continue reading

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GA Appeals Court Throws Out Verdict in Med Mal Trial Over Back-Breaking Fall From Deer Stand

Stock image. Atlanta—Georgia's Court of Appeals this week threw out a defense verdict in a 2015 medical malpractice trial against a doctor blamed for a hunter’s back-breaking fall from a deer stand. Berryhill v. Daly, STCV1102180.  Read more detail on … Continue reading

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Former California Medical Doctor Sentenced To Over Three Years In Prison For Unlawfully Prescribing Oxycodone to a Patient. Judge Noted Doctor Did Not Run a Pill Mill But Feeding One Patient's "Habit" Is Enough.

Previously, only physicians who went far over the line and ran "pill mills" got targeted for prosecution. Times have changed. One recent case shows a prosecution for a prescription of opioids to a single patient over a couple of years … Continue reading

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European Parliament to EU: Turn over ACTA docs! (Ars Technica)

The European Parliament has demanded more transparency in the EU, and it made a point of singling out the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. Parliament has been considering a general transparency bill, but one amendment to the bill demanded access to … Continue reading

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Jury Delivers $2.4M Verdict Against Philip Morris, but $0 Punitives, at Trial Over 31-Year-Old's Cancer Death

Stock image.  Miami—Jurors this week leveled a $2.4 million verdict against Philip Morris for its role in the death of a 31-year-old Florida smoker, but ultimately declined to impose punitive damages against the company. Chadwell v. Philip Morris, 2010CA17931. Read … Continue reading

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