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Medicare Set-Aside Trusts: Latest Cms Policy Effectively Bars Closure Of Many Claims

September 06, 2006 BY Def Admin | General

Effective January 1, 2006, all Medicare set-aside agreement (MSA) must include the cost of prescription drugs. ... Continue Reading

Illegal Aliens And The Georgia Workers' Compensation Act

September 05, 2006 BY Def Admin | General

A conservative estimate of the number of illegal aliens living in is between 228,000 and 250,000. The majority of illegal aliens work in low paying jobs that require the performance of heavy physical labor and are often inherently dangerous, such as food processing and construction work ... Continue Reading

Expert Fees: Case Law Reform May Help Reduce Litigation Costs

September 02, 2006 BY Brian Moore | General

A recent opinion from the U.S. DistrictCourt for the Northern District of Illinois is the latest in a series of federaljudicial decisions narrowing the range of recoverable expert fees and denying aparty reimbursement of excessive "expert related" expenses. ... Continue Reading

"Open Sesame" – Do Bad Faith Allegations In A First Party Lawsuit Mandate That Insurers Must Produce Their Entire Claims File?

September 01, 2006 BY Def Admin | General

In the vast majority of first party lawsuits, the plaintiff brings allegations of bad faith on the part of the insurer, in addition to the foundation claim for breach of contract. ... Continue Reading

The Journal is a publication for the clients of Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP. It is written in a general format and is not intended to be legal advice to any specific circumstance. Legal Opinions may vary when based upon subtle factual differences. All rights reserved. 

Editorial Board:

H. Michael Bagley
(Editor-in-chief)

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