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List of Case Briefs (old)

Most of these briefs were written by Professor Richards for the American College of Legal Medicine and were published in Legal Medical Perspectives.

10th Circuit Affirms Fraud Conviction of Hospital Administrator - United States v. McClatchey, No. 99-3274 (10th Cir. 06/13/2000)
Adams v. Poudre Valley Hospital District, 478 P.2d 565 (Colo. 1970).(Statute of Limitations, Staphylococcus Infection, Negligence, Breach of Contract)
Aesthetic injury recognized in rat regulation standing case - Alternatives Research & Development Foundation v. Glickman, 101 F.Supp.2d 7 (D.D.C. Jun 21, 2000)
Aldrich v. Charles Beauregard & Sons, Inc., 200 A.2d 14 (N.H. 1964).(Water supply, Typhoid Fever, Negligence, Assignment, Motion to Dismiss, Settlement Agreements, Restitution for Injuries)
Ames v. Lake Independence Lumber Co., 197 N.W. 499 (Mich. 1924). (Typhoid Fever, Water, Worker's Compensation, Injury on the Job)
Anti-kickback violations as false claims - U.S. ex rel. Thompson v. Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp., 125 F.3d 899 (5th Cir. 1997)
Anti-kickback violations as false claims - U.S. ex rel. Thompson v. Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp., 125 F.3d 899 (5th Cir. 1997)
Anti-kickback violations as false claims -U.S. ex rel. Thompson v. Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp., 20 F.Supp.2d 1017 (S.D.Tex. 1998)
Applequist v. Oliver Iron Mining Co., 296 N.W. 13 (Minn. 1941). (Personal Injury, Mining, Adequate Ventilation, Pneumoconiosis, Silicosis)
Are Leash Laws Strict Liability Statutes? - In re Egenreither, No. ED75956 (Mo.App. E.D. 05/16/2000)
Aronson v. City of Everett, 239 P. 1011 (Wash. 1925).(Water, Typhoid Fever, Negligence, Appeal)
Bacon v. United States Mut. Acc. Ass'n, 25 N.E.399 (Ct. App. N.Y. 1890)(Anthrax, Insurance, Accidental Death)
Bang v. Independent School District No. 27, 225 N.W. 449 (Minn. 1929).(Tuberculosis, Negligence, Government Liability)
Basic elements of a false claims case - Young-Montenay, Inc. v. U.S., 15 F.3d 1040 (Fed.Cir. 1994)
Basil v. Butterworth Hospital, 262 N.W. 281 (Mich. 1935)(Worker's Compensation, Scarlet Fever, Industrial Accident)
Bohaker v. Travelers' Insurance Co., 102 N.E. 342 (Mass. 1913) (Insurance, Typhoid Fever, Accidental Death)
Boom v. City of Utica, 2 Barb. 104, 1848 WL 4861 (N.Y.Sup.Gen.Term, 1848) (Trespass, Small Pox, Takings, Police Powers)
Brief - 5th Circuit Reaffirms MDA Preemption - Martin v. Medtronic, Inc., 254 F.3d 573 (5th Cir. 2001)
Brief - ADA Employment Provisions Do Not Apply To The States - Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama v. Garrett U.S. 02/21/2001)
Brief - Anti-abortion WWW Site is Protected Speech - Planned Parenthood of Columbia/Willamette, Inc. v. American Coalition of Life Activists, --- F.3d ----, 2001 WL 293260 (9th Cir. 2001)
Brief - Applying Daubert to Medical and Other Non-scientific testimony - Kumho Tire Co., Ltd. v. Carmichael ,119 S.Ct. 1167 (U.S. 1999)
Brief - Are Claims against Medicare HMOs Subject to Medicare Administrative Review Limitations? - McCall v. Pacificare of California, Inc., (N0. SO 82236)(Cal. 5/3/01)
Brief - Are Health Plan Disputes Arbitrable? - Broughton v. Cigna Healthplans of California, 21 Cal.4th 1066, 988 P.2d 67 (Cal. 1999)
Brief - Are state university health service physicians immune from medical malpractice suits? Ex parte Cranman, 1999 WL 1065051 (Ala. Nov 24, 1999)
Brief - California may license and regulate mental health professionals - National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis v. California Board of Psychology, 228 F.3d 1043, (9th Cir. 2000)
Brief - Can plaintiffs sue medical device manufacturers for defrauding the FDA? - In re Orthopedic Bone Screw Products Liability Litigation, 193 F.3d 781 (3rd Cir. 1999)
Brief - Cancer Registry Data May Be Available Through FOIA - Southern Illinoisan v. Department Of Public Health, No. 5-99-0568, 2001 WL 337191  ( 03/28/2001)
Brief - Changing job structures as an ADA accommodation - Hoskins v. Oakland County Sheriff's Department, No. 99-1491 (6th Cir. 07/31/2000)
Brief - Child conceived after Parent's Death is Legal Heir - Woodward ex rel. Estate of Woodward v. Commissioner of Social Sec., 435 Mass. 536, --- N.E.2d ----, 2002 WL 4289 (Mass. 2002)
Brief - Clinical Trial Issues Result in Criminal Prosecution - U.S. v. Prigmore, 243 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2001)
Brief - Counties Are Persons Under the FCA and Substance Abuse Records are Protected from Discovery - U.S. ex rel. Chandler v. Cook County, Ill., 277 F.3d 969 (7th Cir. 2002)
Brief - Court allows 1000 foot no tobacco sales buffer zone - Consolidated Cigar Corporation v. Reilly, No. 00-1107 (1st Cir. 07-17-2000)
Brief - Court Dismisses Malpractice Claims as Predicate for EMTALA Violation - Reynolds v. MaineGeneral Health, 218 F.3d 78 (1st Cir. 2000)
Brief - Court Rejects Claims of Physician Terminated from State Residency - Shaboon v. Duncan, --- F.3d ----, 2001 WL 558206 (5th Cir.(Tex.) 2001)
Brief - Court Reviews the Factors that Determine Whether an Agency is an Arm of the State for 1983 Actions - Kirchmann v. Lake Elsinore Unified School Dist., No. E026060, 83 Cal.App.4th 1098, 100 Cal.Rptr.2d 289 (Cal.App. Dist.4 09/27/2000)
Brief - Court rules denial of contraceptive benefits is prohibited sex discrimination - Erickson v. Bartell Drug Co., --- F.Supp.2d ----, 2001 WL 649651 (W.D. Wash. 2001)
Brief - Court upholds rule requiring a physician to evaluate patients in restraints within 1 hour - National Ass'n of Psychiatric Health Systems v. Shalala, 120 F.Supp.2d 33 (D.D.C. Sep 14, 2000)
Brief - Criminal Liability for a Bad Dog - State v. Bash, 925 P.2d 978, 130 Wash.2d 594 (Wash. 1996)
Brief - Do General Health Care Proxies Allow Voluntary Commitment? Cohen v. Bolduc, No. SJC-08554 (Mass. 01/11/2002)
Brief - Does PMA approval trigger federal preemption of state lawsuits against a medical device supplier? - Haidak v. Collagen Corp., 67 F.Supp.2d 21 (D.Mass. 1999) and Weiland v. Telectronics Pacing Systems, Inc., 721 N.E.2d 1149 (Ill. 1999)
Brief - Does the 11th Amendment bar EMTALA claims against state hospitals? - Ward v. Presbyterian Healthcare Services, 72 F.Supp.2d 1285 (D.N.M. 1999)
Brief - Does the federal bribery statute extend to institutions receiving funds from Medicare? - Fischer v. United States, No. 99-116 (U.S. 05/15/2000)
Brief - Due process implications of student handbooks - Schaer v. Brandeis University, 432 Mass. 474, 735 N.E.2d 373 (Mass. 2000)
Brief - Duty to protect patients against sexual assault by other patients. - Delk v. Columbia/Healthcare Corp., 259 Va. 125, 523 S.E.2d 826 (Va. 2000)
Brief - Establishing clinical laboratory negligence/public health malpractice - Anderson v. Alabama Reference Laboratories, 2000 WL 1174214, No. 1982182 (Ala. 08/18/2000)
Brief - Evidentiary rulings under Daubert standard are to be reviewed with abuse of discretion standard - General Electric Co. v. Joiner, 522 U. S. 136 (1997)
Brief - Federal courts split over whether PMA approval triggers federal preemption under the MDA - Kemp v. Medtronic, Inc., 231 F.3d 216 (6th Cir. 2000)
Brief - Fifth Circuit Finds Family and Medical Leave Act Unconstitutional as Applied to States - Kazmier v. Widmann, No. 99-30242 (5th Cir. 08/25/2000)
Brief - Firing employees for substance abuse - E.E.O.C. v. Exxon Corp., 203 F.3d 871 (5th Cir. 2000)
Brief - Governmental Immunity for Public Health Service Physicians - Cuoco v. Moritsugu, No. 98-2954 (2d Cir. 07/28/2000)
Brief - Green v. Commissioner of Mental Health and Mental Retardation ---A.2d----, 2000 WL 635438 (Me.)
Brief - Health Care Providers Cannot Appeal HHS Regulations Directly to District Court - Shalala v. Illinois Council on Long Term Care, Inc., 120 S.Ct. 1084 (U.S. 2000)
Brief - Illegal Telemedicine Drug Sale Not Deceptive Trade Practice - State ex rel. Stovall v. Confimed.com, L.L.C., 38 P.3d 707 (Kansas 2002)
Brief - Is a state hospital entitled to sovereign immunity? - University of Texas Medical Branch Hosp. at Galveston v. Hardy, 2 S.W.3d 607 (Tex.App.-Hous. (14 Dist.) Aug 31, 1999)
Brief - Is There A Duty To Recommend Quack Cures? - Schiff v. Prados, 92 Cal.App.4th 692, 112 Cal.Rptr.2d 171, 157 Ed. Law Rep. 264, (Cal.App. 1 Dist. 2001)
Brief - Jury may Allocate Liability to Immune Non-Parties - Carroll v. Whitney, No. W1997-00246-SC-R11-CV (Tenn. 10/04/2000)
Brief - Learning disabilities under the ADA - no right to attend medical school - Betts v. Rector and Visitors of University of Virginia, 113 F.Supp.2d 970 (W.D.Va. 2000)
Brief - Liability for allowing a drug salesman in an examination room - Sanchez-Scott v. Alza Pharmaceuticals, 86 Cal.App.4th 365, 103 Cal.Rptr.2d 410 (Cal.App. 2 Dist. 2001)
Brief - Liability for negligent public health reporting - Molien v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, 27 Cal. 3d 916, 616 P.2d 813, 167 Cal. Rptr. 831 (Cal. 1980)
Brief - May a State Authorize the Distribution of Marijuana? - United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative, No. 00-151 (U.S. 05/14/2001)
Brief - May state employees sue for age discrimination under federal law? - Kimel v. Florida Board of Regents, 120 S.Ct. 631, 145 L.Ed.2d 522 (U.S. 2000)
Brief - May the Court Allow Medical Dope Smoking? - United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative, 190 F.3d 1109 (9th Cir. 1999)
Brief - Medical Device Liability in Louisiana - Grenier v. Medical Engineering Corp., 243 F.3d 200 (Cir5 2001)
Brief - Medical Staff Privileges under the ADA - Menkowitz v. Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, 154 F.3d 113 (3rd Cir.(Pa.) 1998)
Brief - Misrepresentations about a physician's qualifications void informed consent - Duttry v. Patterson, 741 A.2d 199 (Pa.Super., 1999) - on appeal
Brief - NJ Establishes Standards for Embryo Disposition Disputes - J.B. v. M.B., 331 N.J.Super. 223, 751 A.2d 613 (N.J.Super.A.D. Jun 01, 2000)
Brief - No emotional damages for witnessing injury to a dog - Rabideau v. City of Racine, 2001 WI 57 (Wis. 06/12/2001)
Brief - No Ex Parte Young exception for physicians challenging abortion tort law - Okpalobi v. Foster, No. 98-30228 (5th Cir. 03/12/2001)
Brief - No liability for providing life-saving care to an infant over the parents' refusal - HCA. Inc. v. Miller, 36 S.W.3d 187 (2000)
Brief - No medical necessity defense for using marihuana in Virginia. - Murphy v. Commonwealth, 31 Va.App. 70, 521 S.E.2d 301 (Va.App. 1999)
Brief - Patient cannot discover peer review proceedings - State ex rel. Faith Hosp. v. Enright,706 S.W.2d 852 (Mo. 1986)
Brief - Physician can obtain peer review proceedings - State ex rel. Health Midwest Development Group, Inc. v. Daugherty, 965 S.W.2d 841 (Mo. 1998)
Brief - Physician fails in emotional distress claiming against drug manufacturer for injury to patient - Fetick v. American Cyanamid Co., 38 S.W.3d 415 (Mo. 2001)
Brief - Physicians do not have a duty to disclose illicit drug use to their patients - Albany Urology Clinic, P.C. v. Cleveland, 272 Ga. 296, 528 S.E.2d 777 (Ga., Mar 06, 2000)
Brief - Police Powers and Sexual Predator Laws - Kansas v. Hendricks, 521 U.S. 346 (1997)
Brief - Professional golf tournament covered by the ADA - PGA Tour, Inc. v. Martin, 121 S.Ct. 1879 (2001)
Brief - Registering medical marijuana users does not violate privacy rights - Rollins v. Ulmer, No. S-9197 (Alaska 2000)
Brief - School district immunity under 42 USC 1983 - Kirchmann v. Lake Elsinore Unified School Dist., 83 Cal.App.4th 1098, 100 Cal.Rptr.2d 289 (Cal.App. 4 Dist. 2000)
Brief - School pregnancy test violates student's privacy rights - Gruenke v. Seip, 225 F.3d 290 (3rd Cir. 2000)
Brief - Standard of Review for Agency Actions under Medicare - Association of American Medical Colleges v. United States, No. 98-56190 (9th Cir. 07/11/2000)
Brief - Standards for firing an employee who is on FMLA leave - O'Connor v. PCA Family Health Plan, Inc., 200 F.3d 1349 (11th Cir.(Fla.)  2000)
Brief - Supreme Court Refines the Definition of Disability under the ADA - Toyota Motor Mfg., Kentucky, Inc. v. Williams, --- S.Ct. ----, 2002 WL 15402 (2002)
Brief - Supreme Court Rejects State Law Fraud on the FDA Claim - Buckman Co. v. Plantiffs' Legal Committee, 121 S.Ct. 1012, 148 L.Ed.2d 854 (U.S. 2001)
Brief - Supreme Court Reviews Drug Testing of Pregnant Women - Ferguson v. City of Charleston, No. 99-936 (U.S. 03/21/2001)
Brief - Taking a Professional Licensing Exam as a Significant Life Activity under the ADA - Bartlett v. New York State Bd. of Law Examiners, 226 F.3d 69 (2nd Cir.(N.Y.) 2000)
Brief - Telephone advice to a third party triggers the physician-patient relationship - Albert & Forestean Adams v. Via Christi Regional Medical Center, 19 P.3d 132, (Kan. 2001)
Brief - The Fen-Phen Settlement - Brown v. American Home Products Corporation Diet Drugs, No. 99-20593 (E.D.Pa. 08/28/2000)
Brief - The Right to Medicate Involuntarily Committed Patients without Consent - Steele v. Hamilton County Community Mental Health Board, No. 99-1771 (Ohio 10/18/2000)
Brief - Third Circuit Finds Private ADA Claims Against the States Unconstitutional - Lavia v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, No. 99-3863 (3d Cir. 08/08/2000)
Brief - What duty does a third party drug testing sample collection firm owe to employees it is testing? - Duncan v. Afton, Inc., 991 P.2d 739 (Wyo. 1999)
Brief - What is the standard for a pharmacist's duty to warn? - Morgan v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 03-99-00700-CV (Tex.App. Dist.3 08/10/2000)
Brief - When are Expert Witnesses Liable for Malpractice? - LLMD of Michigan, Inc. v. Jackson-Cross Co., 559 Pa. 297, 740 A.2d 186 (Pa. Oct 26, 1999)
Brief - When Do New Medical Devices Render Old Ones Defective? - Hansen v. Baxter Healthcare Corp., 2002 WL 93106 (Ill. 2002)
Brief - When is a contractor physician a U.S. Public Health Service employee? - Dedrick v. Youngblood, 200 F.3d 744 (11th Cir. 2000)
Brief - When is the PDR hearsay? - Spensieri v. Lasky, 94 N.Y.2d 231 (N.Y. 1999)
Buckingham v. Plymouth Water Co., 21 A.Rep. 824 (Penn. 1891) (Typhoid Fever, Water Supply, Negligence)
Burroughs v. Mortenson, 143 N.E. 457 (Ill. 1924) (Small Pox, Vaccination, Police Powers of School Boards)
Can the DOA use HACCP to Inspect Meet Processors - Supreme Beef Processors, Inc. v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 2000 WL 680395 (N.D.Tex., May 25, 2000)
CDC Assumes Liability for Warning of Vaccine Side-effects - Mazur v. Merck & Co., 964 F.2d 1348 (3rd Cir. 01/23/1992)
City can be liable for not preventing lead poisoning through special relationship with victim - Valencia ex rel. Franco v. Lee, 123 F.Supp.2d 666 (E.D.N.Y. Dec 13, 2000)
County of Saguache v. Decker, 10 Colo. 149, 14 P. 123 (Colo. 1887)  (Small Pox, Expenses)
Court Rejects Nurses as Learned Intermediaries for Mass Immunizations - Reyes v. Wyeth Laboratories, 498 F.2d 1264 (5th Cir. 07/31/1974)
Court Sanctions Attorneys for Sham Trial - In re Alcorn, No. SD-01-0075-D (Ariz. 01/09/2002)
Crayton v. Larabee, 110 N. Rep. 355, 220 N.Y. 493 (N.Y. Ct. of App. 1917) (Small Pox, Quarantine, False Imprisonment)
Defendants motion in opposition to the US request for an injunction in the Oakland Cannabis Buyer's Co-op case.
Department of Justice - Reply Brief - Writ of Certiorari - Oakland Cannibis Buyer's Co-op
Department of Justice Petition for a Writ of Certiorari - Oakland Cannibis Buyer's Co-op
Fetick v. American Cyanamid Co., 38 S.W.3d 415 (Mo. 2001)
Health and Safety Regulations Upheld for Abortion Clinics - Greenville Women's Clinic v. Bryant, No. 99-1319, 2000 WL 1152224 (4th Cir.(S.C.) Aug 15, 2000)
HIV Carrier Must Notify Sexual Partners - People v. Jensen, 231 Mich.App. 439, 586 N.W.2d 748 (Mich.App., Aug 28, 1998)
Ignoring prisoner's HIV medications can be constitutionally impermissible - Sullivan v. County of Pierce, 2000 WL 432368 (9th Cir (Wash) 2000)
IPA model HMO can be vicariously liable for a physician's medical malpractice - Hinterlong v. Baldwin, 720 N.E.2d 315 (Ill.App. 2 Dist. 1999)
Jacobson v. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11 (1905)
Maryland Court Imposes Judicial Review on Non-Therapeutic Research on Children - Grimes v. Kennedy Krieger Institute, Inc., No. 128 September Term, 2000 (Md. 08/16/2001)
Maryland Court Imposes Judicial Review on Non-Therapeutic Research on Children - Summary - Grimes v. Kennedy Krieger Institute, Inc., No. 128 September Term, 2000 (Md. 08/16/2001)
Mass Immunization Exception to the Learned Intermediary Defense - Davis v. Wyeth Laboratories, Inc., 399 F.2d 121 (9th Cir.(Idaho) Jan 22, 1968)
MCO plan members cannot force MCOs to disclose physician incentive schemes - Ehlmann v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Texas, 198 F.3d 552 (5th Cir. 2000)
Measure of damages for improperly dismissing a medical student from school - Sharick v. Southeastern University of the Health Science, Inc., No. 3D98-2674 (Fla.App. 08/02/2000)
Morgan v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 03-99-00700-CV (Tex.App. Dist.3 08/10/2000)
Municipal Mass Gathering Permits - Coalition for the Abolition of Marijuana Prohibition v. City of Atlanta, No. 99-11385 (11th Cir. 2000)
Must Regulations of Mass Gatherings be the Least Intrusive? - Ward v. Rock Against Racism, 491 U.S. 781 (1989)
Occ Med Physicians Cannot Delegate the Duty to Report Adverse Findings - Reed v. Bojarski, 2001.NJ.0000030 (N.J. 2001)
Physician recruitment agreements as illegal kickbacks - Polk Cty. V. Peters, 800 F. Supp. 1451 (E.D.Tx. 1992)
Physician's duty to protect others from contaminated tissue samples. - Doe v. Smith --- N.Y.S.2d ----, 2000 WL 557362 (N.Y.Sup. 2000)
Physician's Duty to Warn of Possible Vaccine Injuries - Tenuto v. Lederle Laboratories, Div. of American Cyanamid Co., 90 N.Y.2d 606, 687 N.E.2d 1300, 665 N.Y.S.2d 17 (N.Y. 1997)
Plaintiff's did not need to exhaust Medicare administrative remedies in claim against nursing home - Salas v. Grancare, Inc., No. 99CA0089 (Colo.App. 01/04/2001)
Radiologists Owe Patient Duty of Continuing Care for Statute of Limitations - Montgomery v. South County Radiologists, Inc., No. ED77285 (Mo.App. E.D. 12/19/2000)
Reynolds v. MaineGeneral Health, 218 F.3d 78 (1st Cir. 2000)
Right to change academic standards for enrolled students - University of Mississippi Medical Center v. Hughes, 765 So.2d 528 (Miss. 2000)
Standing to Contest Future Controls on Mass Gatherings - Park v. Forest Service of the United States, 205 F.3d 1034 (8th Cir. 03/03/2000)
State Constitutional Protections for Medical Information - King v. State, No. S99A1490, 2000 WL 1468217 (Ga. 10/02/2000)
State May Use Income First Method in Medicaid Eligibility for Nursing Home Patient - Wisconsin Dept. of Health and Family Services v. Blumer, No. 00-952 (U.S. 2002)
Suing physicians for negligent misrepresentation of MCO conflicts of interest - Shea v. Esensten, No. 99-1388 (8th Cir. 03/31/2000)
Supreme Court Preview - United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative, 190 F.3d 1109 (9th Cir. 1999)
Supreme Court Rules on Suing MCOs Under ERISA - Pegram v. Herdrich, No. 98-1949 (U.S. 06/12/2000)
SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS PROHIBITIONS ON ASSISTED SUICIDE
The Classic Case of Destruction of Bad Food without a Hearing - North American Cold Storage Co. v. City of Chicago, 211 U.S. 306 (1908)
The Establishment Clause and the State Regulation of Religious Food - Commack Self-Service Kosher Meats, Inc. v. Rubin, 106 F.Supp.2d 445 (E.D.N.Y. 2000)
The Rainbow People v. The National Forests - U.S. v. Kalb 86 F.Supp.2d 509 (W.D.Pa. 2000)
The Supreme Court rules on Partial Birth Abortion - Stenberg v. Carhart, 120 S.Ct. 2597, 68 USLW 4702 (2000)
The Supreme Court rules that the FDA has no authority to regulate tobacco - FDA v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp., No. 98-1152 (U.S. 03-21-2000)
The United States Supreme Court rules on the qui tam laws - Vermont Agency of National Resources v. United States ex rel Stevens, No. 98-1828 (U.S. 05/22/2000)
University must surrender its tenure committee minutes in discovery - PETER BERKOWITZ vs. PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE
What does the "best available science" mean for EPA standard setting? - Chlorine Chemistry Council v. E.P.A., 206 F.3d 1286 (D.C.Cir., Mar 31, 2000)
What is the action for a third party breach of medical confidentiality? - Jane Doe v. Community Health Plan-Kaiser Corp., No. 85529 (N.Y.App.Div. 05/11/2000)
Wiltfong v. Lake Independence Lumber Co., 197 N.W. 502 (Mich. 1924).(Typhoid Fever, Water, Worker's Compensation, Injury on the Job)

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