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Developmentally Disabled Man Dies Before Court Decides His Fate

AUGUST 16, 1999 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 7 Though once viewed as slightly out of the mainstream of American thought, the “right-to-die” movement has become widely accepted today. Few would argue with the notion that a competent patient has the right to refuse life-sustaining treatment, even when the medical community collectively believes that the treatment should …

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Disinherited Sister Has No Claim Against Brother’s Lawyer

AUGUST 9, 1999 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 6 Walter Heine never married and never had children. His closest relative was his sister, Alma Francis. In 1987, after Mr. Heine suffered a stroke, the Minnesota courts appointed a conservator to handle his money. Before his stroke, Mr. Heine had never gotten around to making out a will. …

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Telemarketers Convicted For Fraudulent Sales Techniques

JULY 12, 1999 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 2 Thomas Mullen and 28 other defendants were charged with telemarketing fraud in New York federal court. At trial, the jury convicted Mullen on two of four counts, but the trial judge decided that there had been insufficient evidence of Mullen’s intentions and set aside the conviction. The government …

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Generic Living Will May Not Prevent Life-Sustaining Care

JULY 5, 1999 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 1 In nearly every state, living wills and health care powers of attorney can effectively declare a patient’s wishes regarding medical treatment and authorize an agent to carry out those wishes. In some states, the two kinds of documents may be combined into a single form, and they may …

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“Early Retirement” Program Discriminates On Basis Of Age

JUNE 28, 1999 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 52 Beginning in 1970, the Gary, Indiana public school system was faced with a major problem. Student enrollment was declining rapidly (the number of students was to drop by one third in the next fifteen years), and the school system found itself laying off teachers and administrators. In 1982, …

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Agreement To Convey Half Interest In Home May Be Valid

JUNE 21, 1999 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 51 Sylvia Ann Patterson and Dennis Strickland began seeing each other socially in 1963. After Ms. Patterson’s divorce in 1969, their relationship continued to intensify, until Ms. Patterson moved into Mr. Strickland’s mobile home in 1975. That year, Mr. Strickland bought a new home in Charlotte, North Carolina, and …

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