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September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675345
Australia's ABC network discusses the idea ("Law group suggests legal action over late doctors", Sept. 13) as do KevinMD's commenters (Sept. 13). It's not actually new, though: a Nevada patient filed an action in small...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675337
By reader acclaim:In the midst of administering chest compressions to a dying woman several days after Hurricane Katrina struck, Dr. Mark N. Perlmutter was ordered to stop by a federal official because he wasn't registered...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675338
For stepping forward to represent the prison grievances of one of Massachusetts's most infamous killers, Daniel LaPlante, supposedly on a pro bono basis; for your skill at turning into a civil rights claim LaPlante's complaints...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675339
We're one of the "Wekelijkse aparte links" on the Netherlands portal Leukestart.nl. If this is your first time here, our page on personal responsibility is especially popular with readers; we've also got pages on, among...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675336
Early one morning in 1997, Vernon Valdez Stewart, under the influence of marijuana, hot-wired a Chevy Suburban in Seattle, ran a red light in Tacoma at 60 mph, and collided with Paula Joyce's pickup, killing...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675334
For the last 24 hours+ new postings to this site have been disabled due to technical difficulties. We're back up now, for the moment, but the continuing recurrence of these technical problems is going to...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675331
I've got a prototype of the new Overlawyered (powered by Movable Type 3.2) up and running at Hosting Matters and it shouldn't be long before we're ready to switch over, once I can transfer miscellaneous...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675332
I was a guest on Kirby Wilbur's nationally syndicated radio show last Friday, based at Seattle's KVI, to discuss the Supreme Court vacancy. Yesterday I appeared on Danny Fontana's Charlotte-based show and Ron Smith's popular...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675333
Readers were not shy about recommending hosting services (thanks for all your emails!) and I've now decided to go with Hosting Matters, which has many articulate fans and seems to make a specialty of Movable...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675335
"As floodwaters consumed their hospitals, nurses and doctors throughout New Orleans took heroic measures to save hundreds of patients. But could the facilities' owners still be liable for the effects of the disaster? Dallas-based Tenet...