Monthly Archives: July 2016

The right to refuse life-extending medical care is well-established in the U.S. Millions of Americans have living wills instructing doctors not to give them certain kinds of treatment. In Japan the idea is a novel one and being hotly debated. In the United States when you prepare your estate plan, you will be asked if […]

Muammar Gaddafi's son might have stolen money from the Libyan government and stashed it in a foreign bank. The new Libyan government would like it back, but questions over the legitimacy of the new government make that difficult. Muammar Gaddafi's son opened a bank account in Malta in 2002 and by the time the son was killed […]

Under federal law if a nursing home patient goes to a hospital and the nursing home subsequently refuses to readmit the resident, the resident is entitled to an administrative hearing conducted by state government. However, even when residents win the hearings it can be difficult to get some states to enforce their own rulings. Bruce […]

The Department of Labor's pending regulation concerning financial planners who handle retirement accounts has caused some concern that popular media figures like Dave Ramsey might be censored. Elder law advocates have long been concerned that people who receive bad or self-interested advice from financial and retirement planners have little, practical recourse. If someone follows bad […]