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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 »

Man indicted on terror charges in NYC bomb case
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

The effort culminated "in the successful construction of one explosive device and the attempted construction of two others," it says. Most terror cases are federal, but this one was brought under a state terror law passed after the Sept. 11 attacks.more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Asia fills aviation funding gap amid Europe's woes
Peninsula On-lineMarch 4, 2012

“In this part of the world there is a lot of financing,” Jim Albaugh, chief executive of Boeing Commercial Airlines, told reporters during a visit to Singapore last month. “If you talk to the leasing companies... they will tell you that they think the ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Jack Cowin's Yum! legal case unlikely to settle franchising disputes: Expert
SmartCompany.com.auMarch 22, 2012

Nathan says Cowin is entitled to his day in court, just as Yum! Restaurants Australia is entitled to pursue its commercial strategy. The Franchise Council of Australia, meanwhile, says it's good to see the dispute finally out in the open.more »

Contract Disputes
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Avoid These Eight Mistakes When You Buy Or Sell A House
Westside TodayMarch 4, 2012

If you are a buyer and do not have a written agreement with your agent/broker, you will not be entitled to insist on arbitration to resolve any dispute with your broker. Inspector's contracts often include mandatory mediation and arbitration clauses.more »

Government Contracts
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Appoint, inaugurate NCPP, Senate tells Jonathan
BusinessDayMarch 1, 2012

“It is disturbing that the operations of the BPP have not resolved the challenges that characterised the procurement process in the Federal Government contract award due to partial execution of the Act. “The Federal Government could be professional, ...more »

Lending Agreements
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Power Finance Corporation: Buy
Business LineMarch 3, 2012

Fresh investments with a three-year horizon can be considered in the stock of Power Finance Corporation (PFC), India's largest infrastructure financing company. The Government's recent assurance that coal allotment to power projects would be increased, ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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SNC-Lavalin, Aecon win $600M contract to refurbish Ontario nuclear station
Guelph MercuryMarch 1, 2012

TORONTO — Ontario has awarded a contract worth more than $600 million to a joint venture between SNC-Lavalin Nuclear and Aecon Construction to refurbish its Darlington nuclear station. Ontario Power Generation said the contract involves drafting plans ...more »

Secured Transactions
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The Forefront Law Group Announces Launch
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)March 1, 2012

After rounding out his legal training as a law clerk on the First Circuit Court of Appeals and as a trial lawyer at Williams & Connolly in Washington, DC, Don turned to the business side of the legal profession. He has been a CEO or senior officer of ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Yanish, Christianson accused of defamation: Discrimination
West Central TribuneMarch 3, 2012

WILLMAR — The fired general manager of the Willmar Municipal Utilities has filed a lawsuit against the city of Willmar and the utilities alleging discrimination, breach of contract, fraud, and violation of the Open Meeting Law.more »

Curwensville Boro hires new code enforcement officer
Clearfield ProgressMarch 13, 2012

... to utilize their membership in the Moshannon Valley Council of Governments and use the COG's Uniform Construction Code inspection service, Pennsafe of DuBois and sign the resolution stating that the borough is using the UCC guidelines with COG.more »

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