Dickie McCamey Applauds Its Super Lawyer and Rising Star Selectees

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. is proud to announce that 40 of the firm’s attorneys were selected for the 2017 list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

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2017ís Medicare Conditional Payment Trilogy?

On May 3, 2017, the United States District Court for the Central District of California declared that CMS’ interpretation of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act as it pertains to demands for conditional payments is unlawful. However, the Court declined to provide injunctive relief to Plaintiff, California Insurance Guarantee Association, prohibiting CMS from continuing to engage in their unlawful conditional payment demand practices, and now the matter has been set for trial later this year.

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Reservation of Rights Letters:
Lack of Specificity Proves Fatal
To CGL Insurer In South Carolina

Second Dismissal Affirmed, Based on the Law-of-the-Case Doctrine

Law360.com recently featured the South Carolina Supreme Court ruling in Harleysville Group Insurance v. Heritage Communities, Inc., No. 2013-001291 (South Carolina 2017), as one of the five most important but potentially overlooked insurance rulings in the first quarter of this year. The Harleysville case points out the peril insurers face for issuing general, non-specific reservations of rights letter.

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In 2016, attorney Joe Nelson obtained a dismissal of the legal malpractice claims in the North Carolina case of Freedman v. Payne, applying the in pari delicto doctrine. However, four counts remained pending.

Following remand, the Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of the remaining counts, this time applying the law-of-the-case doctrine, finding that the facts underlying all claims had already been determined in the first decision.

Here is what happened when a hog farmer first had trouble with his farm, then with the law, and pushed the blame onto his defense attorneys.

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