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UPDATE - Big Win for Arkansas Hospitals: protecting the quality assurance process
Category: Health Care, Litigation
Last month, we wrote that the Arkansas Court of Appeals had recently affirmed the critically important quality-assurance privilege in Arkansas, codified at Arkansas Code Annotated section 16-46-105. We also noted that that the Plaintiff was seeking review of the Court of Appeals’ decision with the…
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Big Win for Arkansas Hospitals: Protecting the Quality Assurance Process
Category: Health Care, Litigation
The Arkansas Court of Appeals recently affirmed the critically important quality-assurance privilege in Arkansas, codified at Arkansas Code Annotated section 16-46-105. At issue was whether a hospital must convene a formal committee in order to trigger the protections of the privilege, or whether…
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MDLs and Bellwether Trials: What are they?
Category: Drug & Device, Litigation
What is an MDL? And, what is a bellwether trial? (The name certainly is funny and – at first glance – tells you nothing about the type of trial it seeks to describe.) How are MDLs and bellwether trials related? What purpose do they serve? These were all questions I found myself asking when I first…
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