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Elder Law and Special Needs Law News Roundup – 9-23-2022

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  • New case: Thompson v. Rogas (E.D. N.Y. Case No. 21-CV-3748 9/20/2022) (Plaintiff’s motion to remand in diversity case denied where Plaintiff failed to include an ad damnum clause specifying the amount of damages sought even though Defendant knew held a Medicaid lien in the preliminary amount of $251,544.35 and a public assistance lien in the amount of $1,630.01; the 30-day clock in Section 1446(b)(1) was not triggered by the complaint’s inclusion of the jurisdictional clause required by C.P.L.R. § 3017(c) or Defendants’ subjective knowledge of the DSS Lien Letter)
  • New case: Harvard v. John D. Archibold Memorial Hospital (Ga. Ct. App. 8/25/2022) (Affirmed grant of summary judgment for Defendant where Plaintiff’s expert provided testimony too vague to establish that delay in treatment caused hemorrhage)
  • New case: Patel v. Patel (Ga. Ct. App. 8/26/2022) (Summary judgment reversed in part because issue of fact existed regarding whether there was valid consideration, as opposed to love and affection, to support inter-family agreement regarding transfer of home; Court afirmed portion of decision finding statute of frauds did not apply because plaintiff performed her part of the bargain)
  • IRS may enforce lien to pay off deceased life partner’s tax debts (applying Michigan Uniform Voidable Transfers Act; Resulting Trust) (Decision)

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