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Justices take FSSA reimbursement case

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The Indiana Supreme Court has granted transfer to a case in which the Indiana Court of Appeals ordered a state agency to pay a long-term care facility after the agency terminated its contract with the facility.

In Randall L. Woodruff, Trustee, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, on behalf of Legacy Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a New Horizon Developmental Center v. Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning, Nos.  29S02-1110-PL-598, 29A02-1002-PL-220, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration appeals the COA ruling. After the FSSA terminated its contract with New Horizon due to poor conditions, the appeals court held that the FSSA had to pay New Horizon for the costs of caring for Medicaid patients after termination of the contract, but before the facility entered receivership.

The Supreme Court declined to accept 20 cases for the week ending Oct. 7, with all justices concurring except for Justice Brent Dickson, who voted to grant transfer in Edward Shaffer v. Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as Trustee for the Holders of the First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF17, Mortgage Pass Through Certificates, Series 2006-FF17, No. 49A05-1007-MF-452.
 

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  1. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

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  5. I tried a case in Judge Barker's court many years ago and I recall it vividly as a highlight of my career. I don't get in federal court very often but found myself back there again last Summer. We had both aged a bit but I must say she was just as I had remembered her. Authoritative, organized and yes, human ...with a good sense of humor. I also appreciated that even though we were dealing with difficult criminal cases, she treated my clients with dignity and understanding. My clients certainly respected her. Thanks for this nice article. Congratulations to Judge Barker for reaching another milestone in a remarkable career.

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