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DAVIS MALM ATTORNEY REBECCA ANDREWS PARTICIPATES IN WOMEN’S BAR ASSOCIATION LAW STUDENT COMMITTEE’S ANNUAL EVENT "WHAT THEY DIDN’T TEACH YOU IN LAW SCHOOL"

April 07, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

On April 6, Davis Malm attorney Rebecca L. Andrews participated in the Women’s Bar Association Law Student Committee’s annual event, “What They Didn’t Teach You in Law School.” The event featured a variety of current practicing female attorneys – including judges, mediators, government attorneys, solo practitioners, and private practice attorneys – discussing their choice of career paths and their diverse experiences. The program was structured in a speed-networking format, allowing students helpful one-on-one time with the practicing attorneys. As in past years, the event provided the students with invaluable insight into the “ins and outs” of certain career paths and the actuality of practicing law day-to-day. Ms. Andrews focussed her discussions on her experiences as a litigator and practicing law at a private practice firm.

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DAVIS MALM ATTORNEY DAVID RAPAPORT PARTICIPATES IN BBA PROGRAM “CURRENT CHALLENGES IN DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION CASES AND THE INTERRALATIONSHIP BETWEEN DISABILITY BENEFITS AND DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS”

March 25, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

On March 23, Davis Malm attorney David Rapaport led a Boston Bar Association Continuing Legal Education program titled, “Current Challenges In Disability Discrimination Cases And The Interrelationship Between Disability Benefits And Discrimination Claims.” In this roundtable discussion, Mr. Rapaport focused on challenges facing plaintiffs in disability discrimination cases and the effects of recent changes in the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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DAVIS MALM ATTORNEY JAMES E. GALLAGHER PARTICIPATES IN BOSTON REGIONAL NATIONAL APPELLATE ADVOCACY COMPETITION

March 25, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com
On March 11, Davis Malm attorney James E. Gallagher acted as a mock trial judge at the Boston Regional National Appellate Advocacy Competition sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division. Student competitors participated in a hypothetical appeal to the United States Supreme Court, which required them to write a brief, as either respondent or petitioner, then argue their case in front of the mock court. Mr. Gallagher judged oral arguments of four teams. The NAAC is one of the largest moot court competitions in the country and emphasizes the development of oral advocacy skills through a realistic appellate advocacy experience. This year’s competition was the largest in its history, with 198 teams from 119 schools throughout 15 states competing.
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DAVIS MALM ATTORNEY DAVID RAPAPORT PARTICIPATES IN BOSTON BAR ASSOCIATION PROGRAM "IS THE CIVIL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN NEED OF SERIOUS REPAIR: PART II"

March 25, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

On March 22, Davis Malm attorney David Rapaport spoke on a panel with Justice Giles of the Massachusetts Superior Court, along with other experience trial lawyers, at a Boston Bar Association program titled “Is the Civil Justice System in Need of Serious Repair: Part II.” The program focused on the Final Report of the American College of Trial Lawyers Task Force on Discovery, which recommended significant changes to the rules of discovery in civil cases, and the basis for its conclusions, as well as two of the more controversial recommendations. Mr. Rapaport discussed problems presented by the proposed new rules for employment plaintiffs who need full and fair discovery in order to prove their cases.

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Lidings advises Turkey’s Ipek Jut in major delivery to Russian trading network Magnit

Lidings advises Turkey’s Ipek Jut in major delivery to Russian trading network Magnit

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MARJORIE SUISMAN NAMED ONE OF BOSTON’S 2010 FIVE STAR WEALTH MANAGERS

February 12, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

Davis, Malm & D’Agostine, P.C. is pleased to announce that Marjorie Suisman was selected as one of Boston’s 2010 FIVE STAR Wealth Managers. Ms. Suisman is featured in the February issue of Boston Magazine. In a survey conducted by Crescendo Business Services by mail and phone, more than 100,000 high net worth residents in the Boston area and subscribers of Boston Magazine, and more than 10,000 financial services industry professionals, were asked to evaluate wealth managers. After a very thorough selection and evaluation process, the resulting list of 2010 FIVE STAR Wealth Managers was chosen by a blue ribbon panel comprised of individuals from within the financial services industry. This elite group represents less than 4% of the wealth managers in the Boston area and only 536 of the top-scoring wealth managers made this year’s list. For more information about the FIVE STAR Award please visit the FIVE STAR website.

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DAVIS MALM ATTORNEY DAVID M. COGLIANO CONDUCTS EMPLOYMENT LAW PROGRAM FOR SBANE

February 11, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

On February 11, Davis Malm attorney David M. Cogliano conducted an employment law program, “2010 Legal Update,” for the Smaller Business Association of New England in Waltham, Massachusetts. David was joined by two other employment attorneys on the panel. The interactive program provided a comprehensive overview of the many employment law changes that came about in 2009 that directly impact employers and their HR practices and the consequences of non-compliance. Specific topics included: the importance of properly classifying workers; utilizing non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements; changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act; the use of social media in the workplace; the duty to accommodate persons with disabilities; and the Employee Free Choice Act.

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DAVIS MALM ATTORNEY PAUL L. FELDMAN PARTICIPATES IN MCLE ZONING PRACTICE SEMINAR

February 03, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

On January 26, Davis Malm attorney Paul L. Feldman participated in the “Zoning Practice: MCLE BasicsPlus” seminar. This seminar was designed for the practitioner who needs a solid understanding of zoning including the basics for both residential and commercial properties, handling issues that arise when special permits or variances are required, dealing with nonconforming uses and structures, and dealing with municipalities. Updated information on recent important legislative changes and important judicial changes were also discussed during the seminar. Mr. Feldman was part of a faculty comprised of experienced real estate experts.

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How Can You Telemarket? The OIG Adds a New Twist to DME Suppliers’ Telemarketing Prohibition

by Jana Kolarik Anderson and George B. Breen

February 2010


On January 13, 2010, the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) revised and reissued its 2003 Special Fraud Alert regarding prohibited telemarketing conduct by durable medical equipment (“DME”) suppliers. There is a new twist.

Both the previous and new OIG Special Fraud Alert explains that DME suppliers are statutorily prohibited from making unsolicited telephone calls to Medicare beneficiaries regarding the furnishing of a Medicare covered item, except in certain limited circumstances.[1] The OIG explained that the statute also prohibits payment to a supplier who “knowingly” submits a claim generated pursuant to a prohibited telephone solicitation and that such claims are false. Consequently, violators are potentially subject to criminal, civil and administrative penalties, including exclusion from the Federal health care programs.

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Lidings is becoming the partner of choice for businesses throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States

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