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IN THE NEWS: WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED QUALIFIED IMMUNITY?

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

“There’s no economic incentive for policy to change,”explain Cecil Bohanon and Nick Curott in a recent issue of the Indianapolis Business Journal, referring to qualified immunity, that policy that shields police officers from legal consequences of their actions. Eliminating qualified immunity would go a long way towards addressing the policy of police brutality, the… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: RULING REVERSE ON POLICE SHOOTING – NEW NEWS, OLD STORY?

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

In light of recent events, with others undoubtedly in store, we thought the 2018 appeals court reversal of a judge’s 2013 ruling in a West Virginia police shooting case would be of special interest to our Ramey & Hailey NewsBlog readers…. Seven years ago, in Martinsburg, West Virginia, five police officers shot and killed… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: NURSING HOMES WITH COVID-19 CASES HAVE BEEN VIOLATING FEDERAL INFECTION CONTROL RULES FOR YEARS

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

After more than 40 years helping families deal with the tragic results of nursing home abuse and neglect, at Ramey & Hailey Law, we’re not surprised (appalled would be more like it) by the recent headline in the Washington Post. (Back in February of this year, we commented on the special investigative report published… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: PHYSICIAN NOT NEGLIGENT IN CHOOSING ONE TREATMENT OVER ANOTHER

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

A personal injury lawsuit in the state of Wisconsin centered around the fact that infant L.B. was born with severe and permanent neurologic injuries. The mother filed suit against the obstetrician for failing to accurately trace the fetus’ heart rate during labor (therefore not discovering that the fetus had suffered a lack of oxygen)…. Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: NURSING HOMES WITH COVID-19 CASES HAVE BEEN VIOLATING FEDERAL INFECTION CONTROL RULES FOR YEARS

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

After more than 40 years helping families deal with the tragic results of nursing home abuse and neglect, at Ramey & Hailey Law, we’re not surprised (appalled would be more like it) by the recent headline in the Washington Post. (Back in February of this year, we commented on the special investigative report published… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: INDIANA SUPREME COURT ISSUES FIVE ORDERS FOR LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

In order to give attorneys and their clients more latitude during the coronavirus emergency, the Indiana Supreme Court has “bent the rules”, allowing certain legal services to be provided while maintaining “social distancing”, the Indiana Lawyer reports. In one adjustment to the rules, notaries and court reporters may swear in witnesses by remote video…. Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LIMITS CHALLENGED IN CALIFORNIA

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

The fact that former boxing champ “Sugar” Shane Mosley has challenged California’s $250,000 cap on pain and suffering damages in medical malpractice cases highlights the importance of medical malpractice laws everywhere in the U.S.  Mosley is claiming that putting a cap on the damages an injured party can claim is unconstitutional. Why? The cap “hampers an individual’s right to legal… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: EMERGENCY MEASURES INSTITUTED IN INDIANA’S JUDICIAL SYSTEM

By Rich Hailey, Ramey & Hailey Law |

“Judicial systems across the nation have implemented a patchwork of policies to deal with the virus, including canceling in-person hearings or requiring litigants to alert the court if they feel ill,” law.com reports. Some examples cited in the article (published of March 10, 2020) include: New York: A key federal trial court prohibits guests… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: FACILITY HELD TO BLAME FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT DELIVERED IN A CARELESS AND NEGLIGENT MANNER

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

A.C. was admitted to a healthcare center on the northwest side of Indianapolis, and discharged a week and a half later. Not one month later, he was back. Then after just one week, A.C. died in that very facility. Now, A.C.’s widow is bringing a civil suit against that healthcare center for failing to… Read More »

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IN THE NEWS: DID CONNECTICUT SCHOOL OFFICIALS TURN A DEAF EAR TO SEXUAL OR PHYSICAL ABUSE?

By Ramey & Hailey’s Reporter Ricky |

Allegations of physical and sexual abuse have been leveled against nine former employees at the American School for the Deaf in Connecticut, CNN reports. After the school (in 2019) reported the allegations (which related to incidents going back to 1979) to both the West Hartford Police and the Connecticut Department of Children and Families,… Read More »

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