2008 February

Articles Articles in this issue:

Calculating Medi-Cal’s reimbursement rights under Ahlborn

The California Welfare & Institutions Code and Ahlborn make clear that the state’s demands for Medi-Cal reimbursement must comply with federal laws

Shirley Watkins
Jin Lew

2008 February


Federal preemption cases: Reflections on the U.S. Supreme Court’s busy docket

In today’s partisan lineup, a “conservative” is most likely to support a claim of federal preemption that would eliminate state laws and favor corporate interests

James C. Sturdevant
F. Paul Bland, Jr.

2008 February


Californians steel for collateral damage from subprime mortgage implosion

Civil rights violations are seen as foreclosures continue to worsen in 2008

Michele Magar

2008 February


Part One: Practical, inexpensive, time-billing programs

Contingent-fee practices that don’t track work time risk taking a big hit

Althea T. Kippes

2008 February


“When Congress gives you lemons . . .”

Plaintiffs’ attorneys are forced by the Class Action Fairness Act to devise innovative new ways to prosecute interstate class actions

Daniel R. Karon

2008 February


Costuming for the courtroom

“Who said that clothes make a statement? What an understatement that was. Clothes never shut up.” — Susan Brownmiller

Katherine James

2008 February


Riegel v. Medtronic may leave no remedy for patients injured by FDA-approved medical devices

The coming U.S. Supreme Court decision on preemption is a matter of great importance to patients and the medical-legal community

Mary K. Bedard

2008 February


The coming year, starting in February

The coming year, starting in February

Donna Bader

2008 February

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