Legal News Alerts

  • Legal Hot Topic: Healthcare
    2017-06-12

    Legal Hot Topic: Healthcare

    THE PROBLEM: Hospitals and clinics often produce a patient’s medical record multiple times and all copies are not the same; that creates problems in litigation.

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  • News Alert: 2017 Arkansas Legislative Update on Healthcare Acts
    2017-06-08

    News Alert: 2017 Arkansas Legislative Update on Healthcare Acts

    Earlier this year, 91st General Assembly of the Arkansas State Legislature held a legislative session during which various acts were passed that are applicable to medical care and treatment. These acts include the Palliative Care Act, Wrongful Birth Civil Liability Protection Act, Patient Right-To-Know Act, POLST, Peer Review Fairness Act and the Telemedicine Act.

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  • News Alert: New Proposed Chapter 13 Rules Provide Traps for Secured Lenders
    2017-06-07

    News Alert: New Proposed Chapter 13 Rules Provide Traps for Secured Lenders

    A process to come up with a standard national Chapter 13 Plan has resulted in a number of proposed changes to the Bankruptcy Rules which have a target effective date of December 1, 2017. A national chapter 13 Plan has been proposed and will be mandatory unless a judicial district opts-out by adopting a “Local Form” that complies with new bankruptcy rule 3015.1. Judicial districts in Arkansas appear poised to opt-out and adopt their own local plan but the form has not yet been finalized. Attorney Harry A. Light explains the proposed rules in more detail.

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  • News Alert: Change in Bank Control Act Present Compliance Challenges
    2017-05-23

    News Alert: Change in Bank Control Act Present Compliance Challenges

    The Change in Bank Control Act ("CIBC Act") may be the most often overlooked (and, likely, one of the most often violated) of all banking regulations. Inadvertent violations have recently become more common in Arkansas given the increase in estate planning related stock transfers by shareholders planning for the next generation of ownership. These transfers commonly run afoul of the provisions of the CIBC Act.

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