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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 »

Dedicated to Social Media, Part II: InterContinental Hotels Group.
4HoteliersMarch 1, 2012

... they share a common to dedication to social media and to keeping pace with the changing tastes and behavior of travelers. Like Sartori, Charles Yap's reputation precedes him. As Director of Global Brand Communications at IHG, he is a serial tweeter ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Credit default swaps are insurance products. It's time we regulated them as such.
Washington PostMarch 11, 2012

... see why they should be regulated as commercial insurance policies. Our story thus far: CDS obtained their favored status as unregulated insurance policies courtesy of the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000. It was sponsored by then-Sen.more »

Franchise Contracts
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Lingerie football franchise official for Saskatoon
Calgary HeraldMarch 1, 2012

Saskatoon's Lingerie Football League (LFL) franchise is official, with Credit Union Centre (CUC) management saying paying customers will determine if the controversial league survives beyond the inaugural season. “Ultimately, the market will determine ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Glenview-Niles water bill dispute intensifies
Glenview AnnouncementsMarch 6, 2012

BY TODD SHIELDS March 6, 2012 1:54PM The thrust and parry over $2.7 million in outstanding water bills continued between Glenview and Niles, with back-and-forth court motions being the preferred method of conflict resolution.more »

Government Contracts
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It is illegal for FEC to be awarding contracts…...
CHANNELSMarch 1, 2012

This became necessary as the Senate was told it is illegal for the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to be awarding contracts, instead of the Council of Public Procurement as stipulated by the Public Procurement Act. Members of the Senate made the call ...more »

Lending Agreements
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Trial begins for Clayton lawyer accused of $65 million Ponzi scheme
STLtoday.comMarch 19, 2012

Sigillito's attorney, Doug Roller, said the loan agreements informed investors that their money would help with the cash flow of the business — which is what the money went toward, he said. He said Sigillito put more than $700000 of his own money into ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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2012 NFL Mock Draft: How Key Free Agents Shape the First Round
Bleacher ReportMarch 2, 2012

Getting Williams back under contract will be huge for the Texans, and it will allow them to start drafting wants. This is a team gearing up for a Super Bowl run. 27. New England Patriots (via Saints): Jamell Fleming, CB, Oklahoma Fleming is an under ...more »

Secured Transactions
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Catalyst enters into Restructuring and Support Agreement
PR Newswire (press release)March 12, 2012

The Agreement, which requires its signatories to support the restructuring transactions described therein by, among other things, agreeing to vote in favour of the proposed plan of arrangement, has been signed by (a) holders of Senior Secured Notes ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Questions remain
ThisweekLiveMarch 1, 2012

The law also says that terms of any settlement agreement arising from an employment dispute are public. It further states that specific reasons for the settlement agreement must be stated in the agreement if the payout exceeds $10000.more »

Radio owners oppose tough new media Bill
Daily MonitorMarch 20, 2012

The controversial proposed media law will limit number of people able to own TV owing to mandatory licence fee it seeks to slap on household consumers. PHOTO by Faiswal Kasirye By EMMANUEL GYEZAHO (email the author) Proposed law seeks to empower ...more »


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