| Jul 9, 2013
| 9:28 PM
It's a very rare thing for a legislator to admit that a law he sponsored hasn't worked out as expected. It's even rarer for him to label it "oppressive" and call for its revision.
But that's the case with former California Assemblyman Barry Keene and...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:58 AM
Eugene K. Pettis, a co-founder of Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, has an extensive civil trial practice. He litigates matters in areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, commercial litigation, professional liability and employment law. Mr. Pettis...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 11:08 AM
The charges that former — and, evidently, future — Anne Arundel County Councilman Daryl Jones had evaded income taxes may have been a surprise, but everything that has come after that has been sadly predictable. The fact that he is now...
| May 9, 2013
| 2:15 PM
In 2005, to reduce the number of frivolous or marginal lawsuits involving medical malpractice, the General Assembly passed a law requiring that before such a suit can be brought to trial, a so-called "certificate of merit" must be obtained. This is a...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 9:01 PM
The time has come to put the Medical Board of California out of its misery.
The board oversees the licensing of doctors and their discipline for misdeeds or incompetence. It also has jurisdiction over doctor-owned surgical clinics. Long ago the board...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 10:04 AM
The murder trial of Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion provider, entered its fifth week today riding a peculiar media firestorm. The focus of much attention in recent days was not on Dr. Gosnell, who is charged in the death of seven babies and an...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 3:41 PM
A medical malpractice case filed by the parents of a Woodstock teen who died days after being deprived of oxygen during a routine wisdom teeth surgery in Howard County two years ago has been settled out of court, according to court records and an attorney...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 8:43 PM
William H. Ginsburg, a seasoned medical malpractice attorney who bolted to national prominence in the brutal arena of Washington politics as Monica Lewinsky's lawyer, died Monday at his home in Sherman Oaks. He was 70.
The cause was cancer, said his...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 6:53 PM
WOLCOTTVILLE -- Ruth and Alvin Lambright Jr. grew up together on the family "homeplace" in rural LaGrange County.
Ruth and her younger brother, Alvin, ran the farm together for decades after their parents died and are described variously as "salt of...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Since the Motown sound went silent -- except on oldies stations -- and General Motors and Chrysler (but not Ford) required life support from Washington, there has been little to recommend Detroit, Mich., to visitors, much less its residents.
| Feb 22, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Two former patients of Johns Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita Levy filed lawsuits against him and his former employer Friday over concerns that he might have secretly photographed them, as a victims advocacy group joined lawyers in pressing for more...