Entries by

Alcohol and Spring Break—Getting Arrested for DUI in Alabama

According to the travel industry, more than 1.5 million students and families choose to take a break each spring and go on vacation. Spring break is an American tradition, and Alabama is a common destination with our gorgeous white sand beaches and plenty of activities to keep you entertained. One of those activities, particularly for college students, […]

How to Talk to Your Children about Divorce

Divorce is a time of transition, and transition brings stress. While dealing with the stress of the unknown, your mind is flooded with questions. How do I find the best family law attorney in Foley, AL? How do I handle the close friendships that I share with my spouse? And above all, how do I […]

Hiring a Lawyer for Juvenile Criminal Cases

No one wants to be in a situation where they have to hire an attorney. But, in the event that it happens, it’s best to hire one in the early stages of an investigation, especially in juvenile cases.  The legal system is complex, and prosecutors and district attorneys know how to maneuver it in such […]

The Justice System’s Role in Domestic Violence Cases

Domestic violence has only been considered a violation of the law for a relatively short amount of time. For this reason, and because it’s often hard to gather evidence or even testimony, it’s a very complicated field. The most important thing to know, however, is that the law does strive to protect anyone being abused […]

The Role of Family Court in Child Custody Cases

​Family courts decide a range of domestic issues, such as divorce and child custody. Many people will hire a family lawyer in Daphne, AL, to try mediation instead of bringing the matter to court. Unfortunately, not everyone can reach an agreement this way, and so it becomes the responsibility of the family court to make […]

Landmark healthcare whistleblower case

MOBILE, Ala. – Coumanis & York, P.C., announces that two medical clinics affiliated with Mobile, Ala.-based Infirmary Health System Inc., and a physicians group, Diagnostic Physicians Group P.C., have agreed to pay the United States $24.5 million to resolve a lawsuit filed by the firm under the False Claims Act. The settlement is the largest […]

Stark Threat on Medicaid

Pending case will test whether states can be held liable for providers’ violations By Joe Carlson  | August 10, 2013 From Modern Healthcare For 20 years, the CMS has not applied the federal ban on physician conflicts of interest known as the Stark law to Medicaid claims. It’s focused on Medicare only. But private whistle-blowers have begun pressing for clarity on […]