Court Rulings in the US

House Bill Threatens Roadway Safety

Earlier this month, Representative Reid J. Ribble of Wisconsin introduced a bill called “Safe, Flexible, and Efficient Trucking Act of 2015” (H.R. 3488). HensonFuerst Attorneys has always stood up for truckers, who are often unfairly maligned, and for greater safety of our roadways. If this bill passes, it will hurt everyone. It will put bigger, …

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Judges Find in Favor of Property Owners in North Carolina Map Act Lawsuit

Landowners are getting some relief in North Carolina today after the state’s Court of Appeals ruled the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) could not use the Transportation Corridor Official Map Act to indefinitely tie up a property owner’s land. The Map Act allows the state to determine if a piece of property is in …

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Judge Halts Change to Medicaid

Good news for disabled and elderly people who require personal care services:  A federal judge has stopped North Carolina from ending services for some Medicaid recipients who receive in-home care. According to an article in the News & Observer, the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) had recently increased eligibility requirement for personal …

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California Nursing Home Lawsuit Settled for Millions

Patients and their families won a class action lawsuit against Skilled Healthcare Group Inc., which operates 22 assisted living facilities in California. Although the jury originally awarded $670 million, the case was settled for $50 million. Yes, it’s much less, but it also means that the patients will actually get compensation now, while they are …

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Finally…Nursing Home Financials to be Revealed

The Health Care Reform Act provides some much needed relief for victims of nursing home neglect and abuse. In recent years, many nursing home chain operators have avoided responsibility for injuries and death caused by their neglect. They have done so by setting up multiple dummy corporations and other legal entities to  siphon cash away …

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Court of Appeals Reverses Dismissal of Pierce the Veil and Fraudulant Transfer Case

In an excellent opinion written by Judge Ervin, the N.C. Court of Appeal reversed the trial court for dismissing plaintiff’s pierce the veil claim and fraudulent conveyance claim. This opinion should be helpful to nursing home neglect and abuse lawyers, who are frequently confronted with sham entities as the uninsured licensees of North Carolina  nursing …

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