Many people attempt to avoid estate planning at all costs, as it by its very nature involves conversations about some topics we would much rather not confront. This common desire to avoid discussing estate planning in turn leads to some common myths and misconceptions about wills and probate—among other estate planning issues.
A Federal judge signed an order in Columbus, OH, on the 27th of October, allowing communities to subpoena a national database held by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration that tracks the flow of prescription drugs. Big pharma manufacturers and distributors use the Automated Reports and Consolidated Ordering System (ARCOS) to report on their controlled substance […]
Seif and McNamee was chosen as one of a few elite law firms to represent Counties and citizens of Ohio as local counsel in litigation against pharmaceutical wholesale distributors as well as manufacturers. The movement will be spearheaded by lead counsel Paul Farrell Jr., recognized as a premier trial lawyer in the field of medical malpractice, making some thirty appearances before the West Virginia Supreme Court. The claims: a failure to report suspicious orders on behalf of counties.
These suits are targeting the heart of the opioid crisis in these communities by going straight to distributors and manufacturers. Each complaint details claims of public nuisance, Corrupt Practices Act violations, and negligence. AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp., Cardinal Health Inc., and McKesson Corp, are the distributors that will answer to these claims in Federal Court, while Purdue Pharma LP, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Cephalon are the manufacturers
It is unfortunately common for families to get into heated arguments over inheritances and estates of their deceased loved ones. In some situations, these disputes can tear families apart and cause lifelong feuds.
Even if you assume your family will handle the issue of their inheritances maturely, it is a good idea to ensure you are doing everything possible with your estate plan to prevent disputes from arising. Here are a few tips to help you accomplish this.