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Charles Downs Jr.

About: Charles Downs Jr.

Mr. Downs focuses on the medical malpractice defense of healthcare providers, including physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. He speaks frequently on healthcare topics, including medical record issues, the medical/legal process and claims handling. In addition to his medical malpractice defense work, Mr. Downs has extensive experience handling commercial litigation matters. He represents businesses and individuals in matters involving tort defense, breach of contract, fraud, business torts, eminent domain and real estate disputes.

Getting in the Crosshairs of the Fair Housing Act

The dining room has been the cornerstone of family life in America for generations. It was Ronald Reagan who once noted, “All great change in America begins at the dinner table.”  Many continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) are finding that the balance between maintaining the quintessential dining room experience for their residents and following the Fair Housing Act (FHA) obligations imposed on assisted and independent living facilities to be a daunting task.  In this article, I review the importance of FHA compliance in dining room policies at CCRC facilities. Common area dining rooms are often the most popular gathering locations …


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