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“Easy’s Getting Harder Every Day”

Social Security and Workers' Compensation Offsets - Legal and Practical Effect on Claims for Individual and Group Disability and Pension Benefits

February, 2005 | By J. Snowden Stanley, Jr.

This paper will discuss the resolution of some of the more common disputes which have arisen over the efforts to offset Social Security or Workers’ Compensation payments from disability or pension plan benefits.

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Maximizing Your Chances of Avoiding Lawsuits for Improper Medical or Nursing Care

| By J. Snowden Stanley, Jr.

Operators of assisted living facilities and related institutions are well aware of the oversight imposed by federal and state regulations. This article identifies the most common sources of potential liabilities. Paper submitted at the Eastern Claims Conference, February 28, 2005 View pdf The above publication is saved in PDF format. You will need the free Adobe…

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Access And Disclosure of Medical And Mental Health Records: Summary of Maryland Law

February, 2005 | By J. Snowden Stanley, Jr.

Paper submitted by J. Snowden Stanley, Jr. at the Eastern Claims Conference, February 28, 2005 Maryland laws that provide for the confidentiality of medical records, establish clear and certain rules for the disclosure of medical records, and bolster the privacy rights of patients. View pdf The above publication is saved in PDF format. You will…

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Can Individual Claimants Run to the Regulatory Agency to Recover Policy Benefits Instead of to Court?

April, 2002 | By J. Snowden Stanley, Jr.

This paper focuses on jurisdictions in which the insurance codes appear to authorize insurance commissioners to order payment of policy benefits to an individual insured as a result of a determination that the insurer has violated the Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act.

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