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Nursing Home Residents Granted Right to Sue

A major change is coming to the way nursing homes and their residents negotiate contracts. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that all long-term care facilities that receive any compensation from Medicaid and/or Medicare will be barred from imposing mandatory, pre-dispute, binding arbitration clauses in residency... Read more »

Agencies Propose Speed Limiting Device for Heavy Trucks

In an effort to stem the tide of traffic fatalities involving large vehicles, federal regulatory agencies are proposing mandatory installation of speed limiting devices on all heavy trucks and other vehicles weighing at least 26,000 pounds. The concept, currently being championed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the... Read more »

Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act Extended until 2090

Congress voted to extend The James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act, providing much-needed medical coverage to individuals with Ground Zero-related health illnesses for the next 75 years. Enacted by President Barack Obama in 2011, the act ensures that the heroes of 9/11 continue to receive treatment services for chronic... Read more »