Elder Law

Elder Law

Retirement home settles DOJ suit alleging segregation based on disability in dining rooms, events

Opening Statements

Increased awareness of Alzheimer’s disease is prompting a new push to use an old advance directive

U.S. Supreme Court

Should ineligible voters be counted in district remap? SCOTUS to consider ‘one man, one vote’

Criminal Justice

Judge: Woman with history of stowaway attempts will be jailed if she keeps going to airports

Criminal Justice

Serial stowaway attempter is charged with trespassing at Chicago airports

Disability Law

Ex-lawmaker charged with felony sex abuse is acquitted by jury

Celebrities

Sons charged with stealing from best-selling true-crime author Ann Rule

Elder Law

Harper Lee probe is closed with no finding of abuse

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer gets 10-year sentence for role in stealing $3.8M from elderly victims

Law in Popular Culture

Harper Lee was aware of book deal, one agency concludes

Elder Law

Alabama investigators interview Harper Lee after at least one complaint

Elder Law

Lawyer acted appropriately when representing client who wanted to leave nursing home, court says

Verdicts & Settlements

Estate of ‘kung fu judge’ wins $750K in suit over his claimed unlawful confinement in nursing home

Internet Law

Snapchat photo of incontinent nursing home patient leads to arrest and guilty plea for nurse’s aide

Report from Governmental Affairs

Financial commitment by Congress to address elder abuse issues is an encouraging step

Elder Law

Nursing homes seek guardianships of patients to ensure the bills get paid

Criminal Justice

Former lawmaker faces spouse-abuse case; AG’s office says wife’s dementia precluded consent to sex

Consumer Law

Feds cite ‘epidemic’ of debt-collection abuse, charge 7 individuals and company in ongoing probe

Elder Law

Elder law attorney accused of stealing from clients and estates takes plea, will forfeit $3M

Privacy Law

Will Illinois become the sixth state to allow granny cams in nursing homes?