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  January 3, 2013

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FDIC Capping Amount of Money Insured in IOLTA Accounts Starting Jan. 1, 2013

Excerpt from Texas Lawyer: Starting on Jan. 1, lawyers need to take extra steps to protect clients’ money in their Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA). Lawyers holding more than $250,000 for a client in such an account need to research the bank to ensure it won’t fail or consider depositing the cash in multiple IOLTA accounts at separate banks. For the past two years, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) has insured an unlimited amount of money in IOLTA accounts, but starting in the New Year, the FDIC will only insure up to $250,000 per client per bank, says Betty Balli Torres, executive director of the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, the administrator of the IOLTA program in Texas. Click on the headline to learn more.  





Female MTA Employee Files Discrimination Suit

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A female executive at the New York MTA has filed a lawsuit against the agency, claiming she was discriminated against because she is a lesbian. In her suit, the plaintiff says she was "paid less than a man in an equivalent work position and subjected to inappropriate and offensive comments in the office."
Pete Donohue, New York Daily News 01/03/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Wrongful Death



Chicago Nursing Home Named in Wrongful Death Suit

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A Chicago nursing home has been hit with a wrongful death lawsuit over the death of a patient caused by an alleged medication overdose. The lawsuit claims the woman's two doctors prescribed an "inappropriate dosage and combination of medications" that caused her death in January 2011. The lawsuit is seeking more than $200,000 in damages.
Jennifer Delgado, Chicago Tribune 01/02/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Suit Over NC Athlete's Death Dropped by Family


A wrongful death lawsuit filed against athletic personnel at Western Carolina University over the 2009 death of a football player has been dropped. The student died hours after collapsing during a preseason workout; an autopsy found he had an enlarged heart and that sickle cell trait contributed to his cardiac arrest. The family voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit.
Wire Report, Charlotte Observer  12/29/2012  Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn icon

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