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The role of MCOs and how they operate in the workers' compensation system
Smart Business NetworkApril 1, 2012

Every employer that has Ohio state-funded workers' compensation coverage has a Managed Care Organization (MCO) assigned to its policy. However, the medical focus of an MCO's core function can make it difficult to truly grasp its role in the workers' ...more »

Miss. farming town's immigrants pray bill will die
Online AthensApril 1, 2012

Their lives could change radically under the law. House Bill 488, the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act of 2012, mimics tough immigration laws enacted in Arizona and Alabama. It has passed the House and faces a Tuesday deadline for ...more »

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Confidentiality
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CorpCounsel Obtains Release of AIG Corporate Monitor Reports
Law.comApril 17, 2012

The motion was prepared by attorney Joshua Wheeler, of the Thomas Jefferson Center For The Protection Of Free Expression, based in Charlottesville, Virginia, with assistance from students in the University of Virginia's law school clinic.more »

Food Poisoning
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Protect yourself from food poisoning: Wash your grocery tote
Examiner.comApril 4, 2012

This practice produces a higher potential for food poisoning. The researchers found that unwashed grocery totes are a breeding ground for salmonella, listeria E. Coli and other pathogens. Leakage and cross contamination of food poisoning pathogens from ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Multiple life covers: Insurer can annul policy on non-disclosure
Hindu Business LineApril 2, 2012

This is what the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (NCDRF) recently held in LIC v Kusum Patro. The Respondent's husband had taken three policies, with the first two policies not being vitiated by non-disclosure by the insured.more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Commences Tender Offer for All Outstanding Shares of ...
MarketWatch (press release)April 16, 2012

As part of the transaction, Spectrum has entered into agreements with certain stockholders of Allos pursuant to which such stockholders have committed to accept the tender offer and tender all Allos shares owned by them, which represent approximately ...more »

Bethlehem Twp. lowers the flag in memory of longtime official Frances "Franny ...
Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.comApril 9, 2012

All the other committee members joined him in the adopting the resolution, a copy of which was presented to Barbara Osmun, her daughter-in-law. A memorial service is planned at the West Portal Methodist Church, 319 Tunnel Road, Asbury at 2 pm on Sunday ...more »

Consumer Protection
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45% cases in consumer forum against builders
Times of IndiaApril 1, 2012

On February 24 this year, the Pune District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum ordered a city-based developer to pay a compensation of Rs 50000 and the suit cost of Rs 5000 to a complainant for delayed possession of his flat.more »

Product Reclamation
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Governor Brown Names Two Lawyers to Environmental Posts
Metropolitan News-EnterpriseApril 4, 2012

She was appointed to the Reclamation Board in 2007 and continued to serve on the board when it became the Central Valley Flood Protection Board. She is a graduate of McGeorge School of Law, with an undergraduate degree from Lewis and Clark College in ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Opt-out to avoid credit card fraud
The Hour (blog)April 2, 2012

Reducing unwanted, pre-approved credit card offers may help protect you from credit card fraud. According to Connecticut Better Business Bureau President, Paulette Scarpetti, your mailbox provides criminals with a low-tech method of opening a line of ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Stolen Identity Dangers
NBC Bay AreaApril 3, 2012

The percentage of stolen identities and fake ID cards has doubled nationally in the last two years. Every year eight and a quarter million Californians get a new driver's license, but in a flash all that information on that little piece of plastic can ...more »

Credit Repair
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MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon, 4/13
Energy Digital (press release)April 14, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 13, 2012) - JOBS Act, oil cleanup, medical records, stock bashers, better sleeping, mortgage rush, credit repair; this week on MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon. MoneyTV is the internationally syndicated television ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Unigene Appoints Jack Wyszomierski to its Board of Directors
MarketWatch (press release)April 2, 2012

Joel Tune, Unigene's Lead Independent Director, stated, "As the head of the Nominating and Governance Committee, it has been a high priority for me to ensure Unigene's Board is well represented in all functional disciplines by best-in-class industry ...more »

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