Legal Help–Estate Planning and Wills

Legal Encyclopedia–Over 200 products. Nolo’s mission is to increase the average person’s access to the law. When the company began back in 1971, a book was the best way to put the law into people’s hands. So Nolo published paperbacks that gave folks the step-by-step instructions and forms they needed to handle day-to-day legal tasks. Now this information is available online. Head Injury Law Firm–Nelson Tyler Langer (Telephone: 206-623-7520) are a law firm dedicated to helping people receive the medical care and compensation they deserve after suffering the effects of a brain injury, spinal cord injury or other serious injury following an accident. Hospice Patients Alliance–Resuscitation, DNR Orders, CPR in …

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Traumatic Brain Injury Law STATUTORY DEFINITIONS OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

ALABAMA: 38-9C-3 (2) Traumatic brain injury. An injury to the brain, not of degenerative or congenital nature but caused by an external physical force, that may produce a diminished or altered state of consciousness, which results in impairment of cognitive abilities or physical functioning.

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Understanding Federal Legal Citations

A legal citation is a set of letters and numbers that describes how to locate a statute, regulation or rule. Below is a brief explanation of the conventions used in citing federal and state statutes, rules and regulations. Federal Statutes All federal statutes are called public laws, abbreviated as P.L. Statutes are first introduced into Congress as bills. The first number of the public law identifies the Congress that enacted the bill. The second number identifies the order in which the bill was enacted. For instance: P.L. 94-142 means that this law (the Education For All Handicapped Act) was the 142nd Public Law enacted by the 94th Congress. P.L. 94-142 …

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Oral Argument Heard on No-Fault Challenge Oral argument in the important legal challenge to the State Insurance Department’s “no-fault” auto insurance regulations (known as “Regulation 68”) was held on Thursday, October 3, at 2:00 PM, in the Appellate Division, First Department. As you know, the plaintiffs perfected this appeal in August, challenging the decision of Acting Supreme Court Justice William Wetzel that rejected our Article 78 petition against the harsh no-fault rules promulgated by the Insurance Department. These rules changed the deadline for providing notice of claim from 90 days to 30 days, and the deadline f. Co-petitioners include several health professional organizations, the Suffolk County Bar Association, two small …

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Brain Injury Law 2

Petitioners Files Reply Brief in No-Fault Challenge NYSTLA and its allies have filed the Reply Brief in the legal challenge to the State Insurance Department’s new, anti-consumer regulations on No-Fault auto insurance. The case is before the Appellate Division, First Department. Our legal challenge is based on the argument that the State Legislature has not delegated authority to the State Insurance Department to establish new exclusions from benefits or to upset the balance of interests that the Legislature intended when it adopted the No-Fault Law. We also argue that the Department once again failed to meet the disclosure and analysis requirements for rulemaking under the State Administrative Procedure Act. &n …

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Brain Injury Law 3

Petitioners File Brief on Appeal NYSTLA’s challenge to the State Insurance Department’s onerous No-Fault regulations (known as “Regulation 68”) continues. NYSTLA and its allies, including several professional organizations, consumer groups, small businesses and individuals, filed the brief on appeal in the Article 78 challenge on June 8. Our legal challenge is based on the argument that the State Legislature has not delegated authority to the State Insurance Department to establish new exclusions from benefits or to upset the balance of interests that the Legislature intended when it adopted the No-Fault Law. We also argue that the Department once again failed to meet the disclosure and analysis requirements for rulemaking under …

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PRESIDENT CLINTON: CHALLENGING REPUBLICANS TO PROVIDE ALL SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES WITH A REAL MEDICARE BENEFIT OPTION

Press Release: June 14, 2000       “A private insurance model simply cannot guarantee affordable coverage for all. To make the promise of affordable coverage real for all older Americans, there must be a true Medicare drug option… Anything less would be an empty promise.” President Bill Clinton June 13, 2000 Today, President Clinton, along with Senate Democratic Leader Daschle, House Democratic Leader Gephardt, and representatives of older Americans, people with disabilities, and pharmacists, challenged the Republicans to ensure that all seniors and people with disabilities have access to a real Medicare prescription drug benefit. The President stated that he is open to private insurance options, as the Republicans …

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Spring 2000 Newsletter

This publication is delivered free to Brain Injury Society members and is free at symposia, workshops and in-service training. Circulation Destinations: Australia, Canada, Europe, Israel, Japan, Pakistan, Johannesburg, Switzerland, and United States.

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Social Security Administration Press Release

Below please find a press release announcing the Social Security Administration’s Work Site focusing on people with disabilities. It provides information valuable to people with disabilities receiving Social Security benefits as well as employers, advocates, youth, and service providers. Congratulations to Commissioner Apfel and everyone who worked on this project. The site is: www.ssa.gov/work. Thursday, May 4, 2000 Catherine Noe For Immediate Release 410-965-8904 News Release SOCIAL SECURITY Social Security Administration Launches High Tech Web Site To Promote Return to Work Activities Kenneth S. Apfel, Commissioner of Social Security, announced today the launching of a new web site-The Work Site-which contains important information and support for disability beneficiaries, employers, service …

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Winter 1999 Newsletter

Serving Acquired (includes Traumatic) Brain Injured Individuals and Family Members Volume 3, Issue 3 Quarterly Newsletter–Winter 2000

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