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Chan K W - - 1997
In July, 1996, the United States Supreme Court held in Jaffee v. Redmond that statements made to a psychotherapist are privileged communications in a federal action. Prior to Jaffee, the federal courts were not in agreement as to whether this privilege existed. The majority found strong public and private interests ...
Behnke S H - - 1997
This article discusses the criminal responsibility of individuals diagnosed with multiple personality disorder (MPD). First, it reviews how courts understand and assess criminal responsibility. Second, it gives an overview of how courts have applied the doctrine of criminal responsibility to individuals with MPD. Third, it explains what legal theorists say ...
Hosty G - - 1996
The case notes, court reports and outcomes of 699 consecutive out-patient referrals to a forensic service for court reports, related to criminal offences, were examined. The relationship between rejection of psychiatric recommendations to the court and a number of different variables was examined. Age, sex and ethnicity were found to ...
Lemmens T - - 1996
This chapter describes some dominant trends of American and Canadian law in relation to treatment refusal, physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. Although common law in both countries recognizes the right of patients to refuse treatment, problems have arisen, especially in the US, over treatment refusal on behalf of incompetent patients. One ...
- - 1996
Per Alm Stamning. Om orsaker och behandling och om hur man själv kan arbeta med sin stamning. 302 pages. Natur och Kultur. 1995. ISBN 91-27-04323-1. Price around 280 SEK. Habermann, Günther: Stimme und Mensch. Beobachtungen und Betrachtungen. Median-Verlag von Killisch-Horn, Heidelberg 1996. 276 pp. ISBN 3-922766-24-2. Price: DM 85.-
Leong G B - - 1995
The therapeutic and legal protections afforded by California's psychotherapist-patient privilege have become increasingly eroded in such recent cases as People v. Wharton and Menendez v. Superior Court. In another capital case, People v. Webb, the California Supreme Court further erodes this privilege in regard to the private (confidential) treatment records ...
Chapman S - - 1995
A case this month in the Australian court may force Australia's national airline, Qantas, to make all its flights non-smoking now rather than next year and in the meantime offers hope of compensation to Australian passengers who are refused non-smoking seats. Mrs Leone Cameron brought a case against Qantas for ...
Gravitz M A - - 1995
The record of an 1846 trial for murder in New York state was reviewed. This was the first case in which testimony based on hypnosis (mesmerism) was admitted without objection in an American court of law. The allegations against the defendant were not supported by the evidence offered, and a ...
Weber R D - - 1995
In November 1994, a Wayne County Circuit Court judge rendered an opinion upholding the constitutionality of the 182-day pre-suit notice and waiting requirements under the Malpractice Reform Legislation which became effective April 1, 1994. The Court's opinion is well written and will lend support to other constitutional attacks taking place ...
Meisel A - - 1992
The legal consensus that has evolved through adjudication and legislation since the Karen Quinlan case in 1976 is founded on the premise that there is a bright line between passive euthanasia and active euthanasia. Indeed, the term passive euthanasia is often eschewed in favor of less emotionally-laden terminology such as ...
Meisel Alan - - 1992
In 1990, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in the Cruzan case, the first "right-to-die case" to reach that Court. Prior to the Court's decision, there was wide-spread speculation as to what it would decide and what the impact of the decision would be. Speculation about the impact ...
Fisiy, C.F.
This paper examines thirty witchcraft cases reviewed by the Court of Appeal of Bertoua (East Province, Cameroon) during the period 1981-1984. The basic aim is to highlight the nature and sources of witchcraft accusations, the process of securing a conviction (i.e. proof), and finally, the magnitude of punishment meted out ...
Chopko M E - - 1989
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to review Webster v. Reproductive Health Services, a Missouri case that challenges the validity of legislative direction of public policy as outlined in Roe v. Wade, has fueled speculation that the Court will use the case to reconsider, and perhaps reverse, Roe. When the Supreme ...
Wettstein R M - - 1988
Little attention has been paid to the processing of insanity acquittees subsequent to criminal trial. This study first obtained descriptive data on new insanity acquittees (N = 137) in Illinois between January 1982 and July 1984 and then examined the criminal commitment criteria used by evaluating psychiatrists and criminal courts ...
Snyder C J - - 1988
Over 600 federal court cases filed between 1970 and 1986 were reviewed in an attempt to discover the major themes and issues. Over all personnel decisions the employer was consistently favored (65%). Performance evidence was central to all cases reviewed. Subjective appraisals were often presented by management and were not ...
- - 1988
The Conseil d'Etat of France affirmed the judgment of the Administrative Tribunal of Strasbourg refusing to register a surrogate motherhood association (Annual Review of Population Law, Vol. 13, 1986, Section 250). It held that the goal of the association was contrary to Article 352-1-2 of the Penal Code, which punishes ...
Bettman J W - - 1987
The court decisions included in this article reflect judicial attitudes towards medicolegal cases in most states. The courts have defined and amplified issues of informed consent, the physician's duty to warn patients and protect third parties, the limitations of the "Good Samaritan" statute, the responsibility of the physician to prepare ...
Veliz J - - 1987
The authors conducted a prospective study of the impact of the Rogers decision involving patients' right to refuse treatment during the first year (1983-1984) of its implementation in the Massachusetts facility for the criminally insane. They learned that of the 98 cases submitted to the probate court, only 39 were ...
- - 1987
The appellants were female employees of Vietnamese origin of the Postal Commission who were refused permanent employment because they did not meet weight requirements by reference to height and sex set by the Commission. They lodged complaints under the New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 charging sex discrimination, among other ...
- - 1987
The applicants, female warehouse operatives for the defendant, challenged the defendant's policy of paying warehouse checkers more than they were being paid. They claimed that both groups were engaged in work of equal value and should be given equal pay. The case was dismissed by a lower court because the ...
- - 1987
This Law makes the following changes, among others, with respect to the regulation of divorces: a) a period of three years' separation is provided in all cases as a ground for divorce; b) transsexuality is a ground for divorce if recognized by a court; c) a woman loses her husband's ...
Bowers S A - - 1986
For optometrists, malpractice claims are relatively rare and seldom result in litigation. Therefore, there are very few reported court cases dealing with the optometric malpractice issue. In fact, within the last ten years there have been only five reported cases. Claims involving failure to diagnose have been the most devastating ...
Reich J H - - 1986
To determine the frequency and the nature of disagreements between the court and the forensic psychiatrist regarding a defendant's competence to stand trial, 390 consecutive admissions from the Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Court Clinic were reviewed. Six cases of clear-cut disagreements were found. It appears that when courts rule an individual ...
Carmi A - - 1984
Cross-examination is a very powerful weapon in court trials. Its success is measured by the final effect on the problem of proof. It can elicit favourable facts to one's case and also show that the witness is not worthy of credence or that his evidence is unacceptable. However pointless and ...
Emovon A C - - 1978
Reports on 500 cases of murder were extracted from the case records of the Federal Supreme Court of Nigeria. Offenders were nearly always men and the victims were males in 64% of cases. The weapons were most often machetes or cutlasses. The killer and the victim were often related or ...
Sadler L L - - 1977
A case of plagiarism involving duplication of the author's drawings is discussed. The chronology of events leading to an out-of-court settlement is reviewed and an attempt is made to clarify certain often misunderstood points in the Copyright Law as it applies to illustrators.
Briscoe O V - - 1975
In a minority of persons interviewed for the purposes of a court report it will be found impossible to determine retrospectively their intention at the material time with any exactness. This in itself is an indication of an abnormal mental state when the alleged crime was committed, irrespective of how ...
Hinz K H - - 1973
Thirty-one isolates of Haemophilus organismus, most of them isolated from respiratory organs of sick chickens, and 3 Haemophilus gallinarum strains from California (USA) were culturally and biochemically investigated. Two groups of Haemophilus strains were differentiated. Of the 23 isolates belonging to group I, 22 were obtained from chickens with Coryza ...
GREGOIRE C - - 1961
The prisms in the shell of Mytilus edulis Linn? are calcite needles. Their small size and their thin conchiolin cases distinguish them from the prisms of many other species of mollusks. These Mytilus prisms have been studied with the electron microscope. The material consisted of positive replicas of surfaces of ...
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