A Michigan veteran completed a cross-country walk in a mission to raise awareness for veteran suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Fruitport native Marty Wills trekked 1,000 miles to Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps base in North Carolina. He began the two-month journey in Muskegon on Memorial Day. Wills... 
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By Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA This is the second in a series of articles dealing with lien resolution in personal injury cases. Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans Medicare Part C. commonly known as Medicare Advantage, is a Medicare substitute program operated by private health insurance companies as... 
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By Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA The Concept A sole benefit of trust is a creature of HCFA Transmittal 64.’ These trusts have traditionally been used in crisis planning. They can be established for the benefit of disabled persons—a Disability Annuity Trust (“DAT”).2 The idea is that assets would... 
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Summer is over and football is back.  My University of Texas Longhorns are off to a great start with a big season-opening win over Notre Dame.  Even my daughter’s high school is 2-0.  Everything about football season is great, right? Maybe not. You see, football season may be affecting your case. Earlier... 
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A 25-year-old man was on the balcony of a friend’s Chicago apartment when he leaned against the railing and felt it detach from the building. “There was no sort of horseplay going on. It was just three fellas outside having a conversation,” said his attorney. As the rusty railing gave way, he grabbed another... 
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An employee and his wife recently filed a lawsuit against Elevator Industries of Illinois, Inc., Standard Elevator Building Company; and Chicagoland Community Management Inc., alleging that an improperly inspected and maintained belt manlift resulted in injuries to the employee’s legs and feet. The plaintiffs seek... 
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A “personal injury” case is a legal dispute wherein one person is injured or harmed and another individual or company may be legally at fault for the harm that person incurred. These types of cases often take a significant amount of time to move through proceedings, which can leave the injured person in a precarious... 
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“Good Samaritan” laws are written with the goal of extending legal protections to those who try in an emergency to help others who are injured, ill, incapacitated or in danger. The purpose is to encourage bystanders to get involved and try to help those who might need it, without the fear of being sued... 
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by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA One of the trusts used in Medicaid Planning is a Disability Annuity Special Needs Trust (“DASNT”). A previous article discussed a Disability Annuity Trust (“DAT”). These trusts are designed so that an individual can establish a trust and transfer assets to the trust for the benefit... 
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The Plaintiffs in the Fun 5’s lottery game lawsuit against GTECH (International Game Technology) have filed their Fourth Amended Petition along with an Exhibit “A” which lists the names of the Plaintiffs who have sued GTECH.  The Hiatt Intervenors have also filed a Second Amended Petition and 7th... 
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