Monthly Archives: November 2016

A Place Of Her Own


By James M. McCarten, Esq. First and foremost, I am Diane's husband and Kathryn's father. After that, I am an attorney and a "tax nerd," which is the title bestowed on me with much love, affection and humor by my daughter, Kathryn. Kathryn is almost 24 and has autism. Her mother and I want as [...]

A Place Of Her Own2019-06-24T17:45:55+00:00

New Rule Would Ban Required Arbitration in Nursing Home Disputes


By Shirley B. Whitenack, Esq. New regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), scheduled to become effective November 28, 2016, prohibit federally funded nursing homes from requiring applicants to agree to binding arbitration in the event of future disputes. The regulations, however, are currently on hold due to an injunction entered by [...]

New Rule Would Ban Required Arbitration in Nursing Home Disputes2019-07-03T12:21:54+00:00

Kids with Special Needs Learn about Air Travel


By Mary Alice Jackson, Esq. (From left) Joyce Fossmeyer, Kristina Ferguson and Mary Alice Jackson at the airport. It was a Saturday afternoon in early September when my staff and I arrived at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to participate in "Wings for All," an opportunity for children with autism and other developmental disabilities to practice [...]

Kids with Special Needs Learn about Air Travel2019-06-24T18:07:33+00:00