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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 »

Alumni take law into own hands over jobs 'hype'
Times Higher EducationMarch 1, 2012

So unhappy, in fact, that 15 law schools are currently facing lawsuits for fraud, unfair competition and false advertising. Among those being sued are Albany Law School, DePaul University College of Law and New York Law School. "The numbers reported by ...more »

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Alternative Energy
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Shale Gas - Central Europe's Most Vital Energy Resource
Central Europe DigestMarch 1, 2012

by Alan Riley Alan Riley, Professor of Law at City University London, examines the regulatory framework governing Europe's energy resources. Emphasizing that the EU's liberalization policies necessitate a diversification of upstream suppliers, ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Patrick Kenney Named Dean of Social Sciences at ASU
Newswise (press release)March 19, 2012

Under his leadership, ASU's School of Political and Global Studies was founded in 2010, fusing and redefining the study of politics, philosophy, culture, law, science and global engagement. “Patrick Kenney has more than 10 years of leadership and 20 ...more »

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Connecticut Senate approves bill that permits municipal oversight over solid ...
Minuteman News CenterMarch 1, 2012

... secure an expanded permit from the state Department of Environmental and Energy Protection despite numerous concerns of local officials. If Malloy were not to sign the legislation into law it would be much easier for the recycling facility to open.more »

Natural Resources
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Shell Files Pre-emptive Lawsuit Over Alaska Drilling
New York TimesMarch 4, 2012

David M. Uhlmann, who was the head of the Justice Department's environmental crimes section from 2000 to 2007 and is now a professor at the University of Michigan Law School, said that Shell was, understandably, trying to accelerate the judicial review ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Beep honors local heroes at State of the Boro address
TimesLedgerMarch 3, 2012

... the Louis Armstrong House and the Queens Museum of Art. Various Queens historic sites are worth a visit. The Queens County Farm Museum in Glen Oaks is the oldest working farm in New York; preservation of the oldest synagogue in Queens, ...more »

Forest Preservation
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A champion for fertility preservation and quality of life after cancer
Medill Reports: ChicagoMarch 1, 2012

It is the ethics, the law, the religious constraints, and the multi-dimensionality of fertility management in the case of a young (ages zero to 40) cancer patient. Q. What advice do you have for cancer patients concerned with fertility preservation?more »

Pest Control Law
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2012 Annual Wildlife Expo In Atlanta Showcases Smart Tech Improvements
DigitalJournal.com (press release)March 1, 2012

Moran indicated that remote trap monitoring technology and systems is a “Game Changer” for the wildlife and pest control industries, allowing operators to work smarter and quicker while reducing costs. Wireless network coverage is expanding and ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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How to dispose of new bulbs to avoid mercury danger
Sun-SentinelMarch 4, 2012

Now, having done your part to help the environment, you're stuck with a significant source of mercury pollution. Unlike conventional light bulbs, which can be tossed into the trash, compact fluorescent light bulbs must be treated like pesticides, ...more »

Ag industry and environmentalists wrestle over new runoff rules
San Jose Mercury NewsMarch 3, 2012

By LARRY PARSONS An epic wrangle over water pollution heads for a showdown this month with the Central Coast agricultural industry steadfastly pitted against environmental interests over new rules for runoff from irrigated farm fields.more »

Minerals & Mining
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Golden Hope Repeats Long Intercept in Wedge Holes with 1.27 g/t Au Over 57 ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 5, 2012

Golden Hope Mines (CVE:CA:GNH) (OTN:GOLHF) - Golden Hope Mines Limited is pleased to announce further significant results from its 2011 drill campaign in southeastern, Quebec. The company received results from the wedge holes BD2011-167a and ...more »

Public Utilities
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Battle brewing between solar industry and utilities over 'net metering'
San Jose Mercury NewsMarch 8, 2012

State regulators with the California Public Utilities Commission ultimately rejected the proposal, saying it would have unfairly discriminated against solar customers. But the fight over net metering is far from over. "Defending net metering is our ...more »


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