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Health Law Alert: Providers Beware: OIG Alert Highlights FCA Liability Under ...
JD Supra (press release)March 1, 2012

A recent OIG Alert highlights potential False Claims Act (FCA) liability for physicians whose services are billed to Medicare under an independent contractor reassignment. The February 8, 2012, Alert titled, "OIG Alerts Physicians To Exercise Caution ...more »

Cuts in legal aid would harm those already financially strapped
The Seattle TimesMarch 1, 2012

Volunteer lawyers mediate family law cases, provide courthouse-based help for unrepresented litigants, ensure the best interests of disabled wards are met in guardianship matters, and provide free legal support for court-appointed special advocates who ...more »

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Administrative Hearings
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Court action by developer could stall housing projects across Iowa
DesMoinesRegister.comMarch 1, 2012

He initiated the legal action after his appeal before an administrative law judge failed. A hearing on whether the state's awards process should come to a halt has been scheduled for March 30. “If we prove our case, there could be an injunction,” ...more »

Federal Regulations
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State AG Touts New Debt Collection Rules Taking Effect Today
InsideARMMarch 2, 2012

The regulations, which were the subject of public hearings last spring, guide the ARM industry in its collection practices and are more consistent with existing state and federal laws, according to the AG's office. “Given the industry's recent advances ...more »

Administrative Law
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Sierra Club suit challenges Iowa legislative panel's existence, action in flap ...
The RepublicMarch 21, 2012

The club said Wednesday that the Iowa law creating the Legislature's Administrative Rules Review Committee is unconstitutional. The club also said the committee overstepped the separation of powers in the state constitution when it delayed ...more »

Investigations
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S.F. school board drops seniority in layoffs
San Francisco ChronicleMarch 1, 2012

State law requires that the final decision to deviate from seniority in the layoff process be left to an administrative law judge. Superintendent's Zone All 14 schools where those teachers work fall in what the district calls the Superintendent's Zone.more »

Regulatory Enforcement
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Judge blocks day labor rules in AZ immigration law
San Francisco ChronicleMarch 1, 2012

She rejected arguments by the state that the rules were needed for traffic safety and pointed out that the law, also known as SB1070, says its purpose is to make attrition through enforcement the immigration policy of state and local government ...more »

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