Well folks, the Information Blocking Rule (IBR) April 5th compliance deadline is behind us at this point.  However, I know that many of you are continuing to work through your top IBR challenges and questions one at a time.  At this point, I have worked through many thorny IBR issues with numerous health care providers and health information exchanges (HIE), so I thought it might be interesting for me to share what is the main topic that I see Actors are focused on. And the winner is …..…
By Jason L. Cassidy and Daniel S. Herder, Attorneys at Ryley Carlock & Applewhite Over the past year, the big story has been the search for vaccines to protect people from Covid-19. You can’t vaccinate a business, but Arizona businesses are now protected from liability related to Covid-19. Arizona has given businesses a qualified immunity for their Covid-19 response. On April 5, 2021, Governor Ducey signed SB 1377 into law, which creates a statewide Good Samaritan-esque law that protects against civil lawsuits over an injury or death that “relates to a public health pandemic.” Under the new A.R.S. § 12-515,…
Ryley Carlock & Applewhite is pleased to announce that six of the firm’s Phoenix-based attorneys have been listed in the 2021 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. The Phoenix attorneys named in the 2021 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers include: James E. Brophy John J. Fries John C. Lemaster Michael D. Moberly Michael P. Ripp The Phoenix attorney named in the 2021 edition of Southwest Rising Stars is: Kevin Heaphy About Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Only up to 5 percent of attorneys in a state are named as Super Lawyers. Selecting these attorneys involves an in-depth, measurable…
I am delighted to announce Russell’s new book to all.  The Five Tool Negotiator: The Complete Guide to Bargaining Success officially ships as of yesterday and I am looking forward to getting my hands on this in print!  Having seen this grow from a kernel of an idea to now having a full book is very exciting.  And, as a baseball fan, I love the concept of using five tools to organize your thinking before a negotiation.  As the book notes, Baseball scouts prowl the globe for what are known as “five-tool” players: athletes with superior ability to hit for…
Most people do not know, but intellectual property theft is real. The general public needs to know private investigators protect owners against IP theft. Even the US government gets involved in IP protection. What is Intellectual Property Theft? The FBI states Intellectual property theft involves robbing persons or companies of their ideas, inventions, and/or creative expressions. The concept may be a little vague because there are several types of intellectual property: Those types of intellectual… The post 3 Ways to Get Sued for Intellectual Property Theft appeared first on Legal Business Global.…
No one wants to be contacted by a debt collection agency. If you’re in this situation, it’s important to know your rights and the actions and claims these entities are and are not capable of. Unfortunately, debt collection agencies have a long history of engaging in harassment and illegal practices. Being able to identify unlawful […]…
A quarter century ago, Professor Len Riskin published an article describing a grid of mediator orientiations including a facilitative-evaluative dimension.  Despite critiques of this framework, including by Len himself, many mediators, trainers, and teachers still use these concepts as mediation models, expressing strong feelings that one model is good and the other is bad. These models are very misleading because they are based on false assumptions, and they provide counterproductive concepts to guide mediators’ behaviors and set parties’ expectations.  This post outlines a unified conceptual framework using clearer, practical concepts and omitting the problematic assumptions.  It is an outline…
There is more to business success than turning a profit. In the long term, the health of your company may depend as much on repelling legal threats as it does on meeting production and sales targets. 2. PRACTICE GOOD CORPORATE HYGIENE. Simply generating your liability shield is not enough. Depending on which type of entity you select, various ongoing maintenance requirements keep that liability shield in place. If a plaintiff wins a significant judgment against your business, their attorney may try to convince a judge to “pierce the corporate veil,” which involves disregarding your liability shield and allowing the creditor…
After more than a decade in digital marketing, I’ve noticed one thing remains constant: people don’t lie to Google when they need or want something. That isn’t true in most other instances. Ask someone directly what they want, and you’ll likely get something other than the whole truth. People say what they think they’re supposed […] The post Your Potential Clients Don’t Lie to Google (And That’s a Good Thing for Your Practice) appeared first on LawLytics.…
Medication errors can and do kill and injure patients in hospitals, outpatient clinics and as a result of doctor ordered prescriptions.  There are literally thousands of medications, which can be prescribed for patient use.  Many have confusing names.  Many have names which are very similar to those of other medications.  Many come in various dosage strengths.  In short, there are lots of ways to make mistakes in medication administration. People prescribe medications, fill prescriptions, issue medications in hospitals and deliver them to patients and people make mistakes.  The sheer number of medications, their similarities and their varying doses make human…