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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 »

Northern Ireland report: Statistically the future is Catholic and female
Belfast TelegraphMarch 1, 2012

Both dissident republicans and loyalists who have turned to crime look likely to continue to operate. The dissidents have a far lower capacity than the IRA enjoyed at any point in their campaign but they have no political exit strategy.more »

Family Law News and Stories

Same-sex custody battle could change Florida law
The Associated PressMarch 4, 2012

It also might force state lawmakers to reconsider a 19-year-old law regarding the rights of sperm and egg donors. The women, now in their 30s and known in court papers only by their initials, were both law enforcement officers in Florida.more »

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Carlisle takeaway man received series of racist abuse calls
News & StarMarch 3, 2012

He went on to say that he was not racist, liked the food from the shop, and that he was sorry for his conduct. Judge Hughes made a guardianship order which he said would ensure Hodson would get the support the needed from the county council's social ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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New law ends most 'lifetime' alimony in Mass.
Boston HeraldMarch 1, 2012

The new law establishes guidelines for alimony payments and limits the duration of payments, ending the so-called "lifetime alimony" ordered by some judges in divorce cases. One of the biggest changes in the bill would set limits on how long a spouse ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Stargel Bill on Athletics: Lakeland High Relief Act
The LedgerMarch 4, 2012

HB 1403 is a shameful effort to put sports first and education second. As if the prospect of enshrining such a backward priority in law weren't enough, athletic directors for school districts across Florida say it will wreak havoc with sports.more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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What The Debate On Women's Health Is Overlooking
HealthyState.orgMarch 8, 2012

The law mandates insurance plans offer care to women that could prevent a range of problems that include several forms of cancer. The goal is to ensure women get preventive care that can stave off debilitating and often deadly conditions.more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Pandora's box opens with domestic transfer pricing
Business StandardMarch 18, 2012

For multinationals, compliance doubles as they have to report even transactions between their domestic arms,” said Ajit Tolani, associate partner, Economic Laws Practice. The move would impact companies that operate units in Special Economic Zones ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Bail reduction request denied for man accused of raping woman
Valley NewsMarch 2, 2012

MURRIETA - A judge today denied a bail reduction request for a man accused of raping a French Valley woman and leading law enforcement officers on a 100-mile chase across the desert before he was captured. Bryan Mayo Tangas, 23, could face 10 years in ...more »

Domestic Violence
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NEW: Coalition Against Domestic Violence Issues Statement on Warwick Officer
GoLocalProvMarch 1, 2012

Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence executive director Deborah DeBare issued a statement regarding the Warwick police officer charged with domestic disorderly conduct. “The response of the West Warwick Police Department, regarding the ...more »

Name Changes
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Frank Discusses Working with Johns, "Shazam" & "Batman: Earth One"
Comic Book ResourcesMarch 13, 2012

leading many unfamiliar with the character to believe that was his name -- and pointed to as one of the reasons for the name change by Johns in a recent New York Post article. On the creative side of the backup, "The Curse of Shazam" is not the first ...more »

Foster Care
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Neglect hotline makes debut
Traverse City Record EagleMarch 6, 2012

Corrigan, a former Supreme Court justice, has made complying with terms of a settlement related to child protective services and foster care a high priority since becoming the Department of Human Services director in early 2011.more »

Paternity Suits
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Leagle.comMarch 30, 2012

Prior to KDS's birth, appellants filed a suit concerning KDS's two older siblings, CAS and WCS Appellants sought appointment as joint managing conservators, and requested that the mother of the children be appointed the children's sole possessory ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Children in LGBT families of color face double stigma
The GrioMarch 1, 2012

By Zerlina Maxwell Scarlette Garnier, 5, left, gives her mother, Charlene Evans, right, a kiss goodbye as she leaves for school. Julie Garnier and her lesbian partner, Charlene Evans are raising two children. They are one of a growing number of gay...more »

State Child Protection
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Government urged to tackle 'witchcraft belief' child abuse
BBC NewsMarch 1, 2012

"But when it comes to fundamentalist religious belief affecting child protection, we don't seem to want to talk about it." Dr Hoskins, who gave evidence at the trial of a couple who have been convicted for brutally torturing and killing a teenager in ...more »


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