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Elder Law

279 ABA Journal Elder Law articles.

Feds announce $2M in grants for elder crime victims

The federal government announced $2 million in grants for elder crime victims on Tuesday, as part of a broader $50 million initiative by the Obama administration, private companies and foundations…

ABA says the reauthorized Older Americans Act will give nation’s seniors a stronger safety net

A bipartisan effort paid off this spring when Congress reauthorized the Older Americans Act of 1965. The action means that the act will more effectively respond to the needs of…

Legal aid group adds representation for people facing guardianships, finds evidence of overbilling

A lawyer hired by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada to represent clients facing guardianship proceedings says she has found evidence of overbilling by guardians.

Lawyer Christine Miller was…

Nursing homes increasingly eject residents; are they following the law?

Nursing homes are increasingly ousting residents, often expelling patients who are considered undesirable because they require more care or because their families complain more often, according to elder advocates.

Federal…

Man rejected by just one of 11 law schools files age-bias suit

A 68-year-old man who applied to 11 law schools over the past few years has filed an age-bias suit against the single school that rejected him: the UConn School of…

Judge orders eviction of 100-year-old woman for causing commotion

A judge in Riverside County, California, evicted a 100-year-old woman from her Palm Springs apartment on Friday based on a request from her landlord, who sought her ouster because of…

Judge OKs first ‘assisted death,’ with help of physician, in Canada

For the first time in Canadian history, a judge has OK’d a plan for physicians to provide an “assisted death” to a patient, in this case a retired psychologist suffering…

Jury deadlocks in case against lawyer accused of neglect causing his dad’s death

A jury has deadlocked in the case of a suburban Philadelphia lawyer accused of causing his father’s death by moving the elderly man to his home, using some of his…

Can son bind mother in nursing home to arbitration? Suit over slaying raises the issue

Lawyers will argue next month that a Massachusetts nursing home shouldn’t be able to force arbitration in a lawsuit over the death of a 100-year-old woman who was allegedly killed…

Feds announce ‘Operation Cocoon,’ hoping to curtail use of unwitting seniors as drug mules

Those seeking to protect individuals who are elderly and vulnerable have a new issue to worry about—the possibility that they will be tricked into serving as international drug couriers.

Increasingly,…

Chief judge changes policies after news of guardianship work by judge’s wife

Following a series of articles last month by the Palm Beach Post about a judge whose wife works as a professional guardian for elderly people, the chief judge of…

Does ADA require nursing homes to admit obese patients?

Rising obesity rates in the United States are creating new dilemmas for nursing homes confronted with the increasing costs of caring for overweight patients.

Nursing homes throughout the United States…

New Jersey lawyer suspended for 1 year over large unsecured loan from client

In one of the harshest penalties ever imposed on a New Jersey attorney for borrowing money from a client, the state supreme court has suspended William Torre for 12 months.

Scalia was rejected by two schools; Dad told him schools without all smart kids might be better

Justice Antonin Scalia—under fire for his reference to the argument that some blacks might do better at “slower-track” schools—was himself rejected by two schools.

Scalia was rejected by his…

Court was right to nix $12M will payout to drafting lawyer but should have resurrected prior bequest

A Florida probate court properly invalidated a 1994 will that largely left an elderly woman’s $12 million estate to the drafting attorney and two others, including his legal assistant.

However,…

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