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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 »

Reforms coming to the state foster care system
kjrh.comMarch 1, 2012

"Litigation was hotly contested for years," said Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. "The state defended the case pretty aggressively," said Marica Lowry, executive director of Children's Rights. It's all been over a federal suit that claims the ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Court rules on enforcement of foreign arbitral award
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

The arbitration clause in the contract provided that if the defendant was the complainant in the dispute, the dispute was to be referred for final resolution to the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Idaho SC favors burger giant in negligence case
Legal News LineMarch 7, 2012

BY JESSICA M. KARMASEK BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) - The Idaho Supreme Court last week ruled in favor of fast food giant Burger King in a negligence action against the company. The Court, in its opinion Friday, agreed with the state's Fifth Judicial ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Harford teacher contract talks – for two years – still unresolved
Baltimore SunMarch 2, 2012

Those talks began as the union and school system were still going through a new binding arbitration process – initiated by a 2010 state law – regarding the teachers' 2011-12 contract. Harford's teachers still have not received any of the 3 percent cost ...more »

Government Contracts
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US jet contract decision "surprised" Brazil government
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

By Jeb Blount and Guillermo Parra-Bernal RIO DE JANEIRO/SÃO PAULO (Reuters) - A decision by the United States to cancel a $355 million defense aircraft contract with Brazilian planemaker Embraer (EMBR3.SA) has surprised the government of Brazil which ...more »

Lending Agreements
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Car Repossessed? You Still Have Rights!
Patch.comMarch 1, 2012

In most finance agreements or lease agreements, the lending company has the right to repossess your vehicle if you miss your monthly payments. We all know someone that has had a car repossessed. The towing company finds the vehicle somewhere and next ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Seattle Seahawks Must Dump Tarvaris Jackson Immediately
Bleacher ReportMarch 5, 2012

Despite incumbent starting quarterback Tarvaris Jackson remaining under contract for the 2012 season, Seahawks general manager John Schneider has already stated the team intends to pursue other options this offseason. In his first season as the ...more »

Secured Transactions
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MSX International Secures Funding
PR Newswire (press release)March 2, 2012

To effect the refinancing, MSXI raised a combination of debt and equity from institutional capital providers through a transaction that materially strengthened the company's balance sheet by reducing leverage and cash interest expense.more »

Employment Contracts
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NLRB to hear Backus nurses' complaints
TheDay.comMarch 2, 2012

The charges were brought in November by registered nurses, the largest employee group at the hospital. They are represented by AFT Connecticut. In their complaint, the nurses claim that the hospital violated labor law by excluding them from its Shared ...more »

Case study: Robinson Legal integrates an all-in-one unified communications and ...
CIO AustraliaMarch 6, 2012

A 5-year old analogue telephony system used by law firm Robinson Legal was costing $36000 annually in call line and rental charges yet the phones were only being used to make, take and transfer calls without the multi functional benefits available from ...more »

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