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Deciding When to Assign Separate Counsel for Public Human Service Agency Co-Defendants.
(American Bar Association, 2016-12)
The Effects of COVID-19 on Appealing a Summary Judgment Ruling.
(Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, 2020-09-15)
Summary judgment or summary disposition is a mechanism that permits parties in a lawsuit to obtain a court ruling before trial regarding certain elements of that case. It is designed for situations in which the court ...
Ensuring Safer Foster Care Placements Is Possible
Prior lawsuits and data kept by child welfare departments contain clues regarding what types of foster children were abused or were abusive in specific kinds of placements. Using this knowledge could help ensure safer ...
Managing settlement awards for victims of sexual abuse.
(Washtenaw County Bar Association, 2020-05)
Victims of sexual abuse are litigating. Among the most prominent defendants are schools, medical professionals, entertainment industry tycoons, politicians, coaches, and clergy. Often, if the case ...
"Failure to Train" lawsuits against Departments of Human Services.
(American Bar Association, 2013-11)
Of the legal theories pursued against state departments of human services and their child welfare agencies,1 “failure to train” theories are often pled but rarely prevail. The theory is often raised in boilerplate ...
How to Minimize Group Home Liability.
(American Bar Association, 2016-06)
Attorneys who represent group homes face many challenging situ-ations. For attorneys who represent children or families in litigation against group homes, many issues may arise. When defending a group home in litigation, ...
Meeting the Challenge of Child Maltreatment in Rural Areas.
(American Bar Association, 2015-03)
Data shows child maltreatment reports are higher in rural than urban areas. This suggests rural practitioners may be more likely to encounter children who are victims of maltreatment. This is true regardless of ...
The Growing Use of State Child Welfare Report Cards: What Attorneys Should Know.
(American Bar Association, 2017-09)
State child welfare agencies are facing increasing accountability of their performance. Private foundations and other organizations have issued report cards on the well-being of a state’s children and its children’s services. ...
The Role of Claims Adjuster and Defense Counsel in Human Service Litigation.
(American Public Human Services Association-APHSA, 2016-02)
Because these organizations tend to have unique and diverse coverage needs, insurance for human service corporations is considered a specialty area. The traditional tripartite relationship between the insurance company, ...