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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Missouri Court Rules No-Go on Expanding the Logo Liability Doctrine

September 15, 2020

Paulette Anthony was driving down the road when a truck crossed into her lane, causing her to crash into Lisa Hearn’s vehicle. Hearn sustained serious injury. Hearn claimed to have interacted with the truck driver following the accident, but the truck driver fled the scene before police arrived. The truck and its driver were never […]

Coverage Implications When An Insured Fails To Appear For An Examination Under Oath

September 10, 2020

Property insurance policies typically contain provisions requiring the insured to cooperate with the insurer in the investigation and adjustment of the loss. As part of those post-loss obligations, the insured may be required, if requested by the insurer, to submit to an examination under oath and produce documents and records related to the claim. The […]

A Review of Negligent Credentialing Case Law

September 3, 2020

“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!” –Michael Corleone, The Godfather Part III Al Pacino probably doesn’t know it, but his iconic line from The Godfather Part III encapsulates the plight of hospitals pulled into medical malpractice suits due to negligent credentialing claims. That’s because plaintiffs sometimes assert this claim […]

Use of National Databases to Determine Reasonableness of Charges for Medical Services

September 1, 2020

A person injured by another’s negligence is entitled to recover the reasonable value of the necessary medical care she received for her injuries. Although most injured parties have their medical care paid for by a third party—either health insurance or a government program—which settles the medical bills for a significantly discounted amount, in Illinois the […]

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