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A California federal judge on Monday rejected a psychiatrist's post-trial bid to escape a $1 million award in a suit accusing the doctor of wrongly reporting an Iraq War veteran as a homicide risk, saying state case law was properly applied.
The Utah Supreme Court has ruled that a state law requiring medical malpractice claimants to obtain a “certificate of compliance” from a state agency is unconstitutional because it violates the separation of powers doctrine, reinstating a suit that accused a hospital of negligently causing a patient’s death.
The insurer of a foster care service that placed a 3-year-old girl in the care of a woman who was later convicted of killing her is not liable for the full $4 million settlement the girl’s estate reached with the service, the Seventh Circuit affirmed Friday.
A now-closed pain management clinic operator and a Tennessee state senator were part of a scheme that bilked federal and state programs out of $25 million by submitting claims for unneeded urine tests, the federal government and the state of Tennessee alleged Monday.
The California Supreme Court reinstated a defense verdict Monday in a lawsuit seeking to hold a California bus dealer liable for a 2010 collision that killed two and injured eight Chinese tourists in Arizona, ruling that the trial court did not err in applying defense-friendly Indiana law to the case.