Archive for October 2016

American Health Care Association files lawsuit challenging CMS rule

Our firm previously sent a news update regarding the rule issued by CMS on September 28, 2016, banning pre-dispute arbitration agreements in nursing homes. Since then, the American Health Care Association filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of this rule. According to the lawsuit, pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act, Congress is the only entity…

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Kakos Decision Announced

In Kakos v. Butler, 2016 IL 120377, the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously held that Public Act 98-1132 (eff. June 1, 2015), which limited the size of a civil jury to 6 person and increased juror pay, infringed on the right to trial by jury. Article I, § 13 of the Bill of Rights to the…

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Sandra Iorio and Jillian Taylor Secure Defense Verdict

In September, ARP attorneys Sandra Iorio and Associate Jillian Taylor obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a hospitalist and her group in a case involving allegations of failure to timely diagnose lung cancer. The hospitalist was consulted during the plaintiff’s psychiatric admission for a chest x-ray which, by report, showed an opacity which may…

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