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Your Medical Privacy Rights and Remedies

Federal Laws and Regulations Background on HIPAA The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996. Sections 261 through 264 of HIPAA required the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to publicize standards for the electronic exchange, privacy and security of health information. These are called the… Read more »

How Long Does Child Support Last?

In Florida, both parents have an obligation to support a child until that child reaches the age of 18, the age of majority in Florida. Fla. Stat. § 61.13(1)(a)(1)(a). However, under Florida Statute Section 743.07(2), child-support can be extended for children beyond the age of 18 under two separate and distinct circumstances. Option 1: Will… Read more »

Typical Civil Litigation Stages

Each case is unique and can end at any point by a settlement or dismissal, but these are the main stages of any civil injury lawsuit from start to finish: 1) Pre-suit Investigation This is the stage where the case is started by the law firm and client when they believe there is a valid… Read more »

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