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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 »

New laws needed to combat jet ski hoons
Melbourne Weekly BaysideMarch 1, 2012

SFA president Dr Vicki Karalis said more accidents would happen unless tougher licensing laws were passed and zoning regulations changed. Ms Karalis criticised mixed zoning laws – which allow jet skiers to drive to the foreshore – adding that an ...more »

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Madison, Wisconsin Family Law Attorneys of Henry & Higgins, LLC Launch Website ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)March 1, 2012

The site offers helpful information to remove some of the fear and uncertainty from the legal process, including basic information on Wisconsin divorce & family laws. "Every family is different, and we understand that means every divorce or family law...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Political novice no stranger to upending status quo
San Jose Mercury NewsMarch 2, 2012

Munger's plan is one of three proposals for the November ballot that would raise taxes to help pay for education. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) She's been called quixotic, naive, the haughty daughter of a billionaire. What's making Molly Munger one of ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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New law ends most 'lifetime' alimony in Mass.
Worcester TelegramMarch 2, 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 »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Birth Rights and Concerns: Issue of surrogate birthing raises debate
ArmeniaNow.comMarch 7, 2012

Along with the development of the institution of surrogate mothers – a hard-fought societal issue -- lawmakers point at new shortcomings in the law (regulating the sphere) and they warn that if the shortcomings are not removed then a new possibility of ...more »

Mortuary Law
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State review board pulls Butte mortician's license
Coshocton TribuneMarch 12, 2012

The Board of Funeral Service found Stephen Axelson's crematory was also being used by Jim Axelson as a mortuary to store and prepare bodies for cremation, including surgically removing and authorizing the removal of pacemakers and other hazardous ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Councilman seeks analysis to provide domestic partner health benefits
Middletown JournalMarch 6, 2012

By Michael D. Pitman, Staff Writer 7:47 PM Monday, March 5, 2012 MIDDLETOWN — City Councilman AJ Smith wants city staff to analyze the cost to provide health care benefits to employees in domestic partnerships. Tonight, Smith will ask council to ...more »

Name Changes
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Ryan Braun Case: PED Attitudes Changing?
FanGraphs (blog)March 1, 2012

MLB clearly screwed up, not just by being blindsided by a loophole in the legal language of the steroid bargaining agreement, but also by leaking Braun's name so that a normally secret process was carried out in the open. There have been previous cases ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Rutgers Senior Tackles Domestic Violence Against South Asian Women
News from RutgersMarch 2, 2012

“It's truly an unreported epidemic - two out of five South Asian women have experienced domestic violence,” Baodhankar says, citing one of few studies on the subject conducted by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health and Boston University ...more »

Paternity Suits
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Young Mom Can Sue Teacher, but not School
Courthouse News ServiceMarch 14, 2012

Boasberg said he had to dismiss the claim against the former chancellor, because filing a suit for damages against municipal officials in their official capacities is equivalent to a suit against the municipality itself. "'Based upon the understanding ...more »

Foster Care
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Wife of 'monster dad' arrested in son's stabbing death
MiamiHerald.comMarch 2, 2012

Her surviving son is in foster care after being released from the hospital. The case has generated criticism of the Department of Children & Families, which had transferred the siblings out of foster care back to their parents despite reports that they ...more »

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
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Prenup can eliminate a lot of problems with legacies
Mail TribuneMarch 18, 2012

Generally, folks who marry later in life should enter into a prenuptial agreement, particularly when assets have been acquired before their marriage. You haven't indicated what your position might be now with regard to a postnuptial, but by all means, ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Former partners' custody fight shapes as gay rights test
The AgeMarch 5, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, Florida: An American lesbian who took the biological child of her former partner to Australia has sparked a groundbreaking custody battle over their eight-year-old daughter in the Florida Supreme Court. The case might force members of ...more »

State Child Protection
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Georgia House Passes Right to Life Bill
Opposing ViewsMarch 2, 2012

HB 954, known as the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act," bans all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. There is however, an exception to protect the life of the mother. Similar measures have been approved in six other states.more »

Guardianship
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HOME Program helps students living with grandparents
Evansville Courier & PressMarch 4, 2012

Since then, this local step-grandmother who asked that her name not be used for security reasons has placed many other calls as she works to obtain legal guardianship of her step-grandson. And at least one other call involved Midge Stribling, ...more »

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