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Sentence of Metro East lawyer may be reduced
STLtoday.comAugust 1, 2011

Appeals court rules it was double jeopardy to charge Gary Peel with both bankruptcy fraud and obstruction of justice. EAST ST. LOUIS • A federal appeals court has reversed part of a former Madison County lawyer's prison sentence for blackmailing his ...more »

What Do They Say About The Lawyer Who Represents Himself?
TechdirtAugust 2, 2011

Apparently, Wolk believes that everyone on the long list of people he sued is against what he stands for, and all of the articles published about him were part of a conspiracy to discredit Wolk because people disagree with his views on tort law. ...more »

Health Care Law News and Stories

Bad Faith Insurance
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What's charitable care?
Chicago TribuneAugust 22, 2011

Provena — like other not-for-profit hospitals in Illinois — was tax-exempt by law. Not-for-profit hospitals don't pay taxes and, in return, they're expected to provide some free or reduced-rate health care to people who can't pay for the care. ...more »

Living Wills
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ACLU Lawsuit Moves to Keep Sex Offenders in House Near New Day Care Center
Fox NewsAugust 16, 2011

“The safe house has been there for a number of years and has been accepting registered sex offenders who are prohibited from living within 500 feet of a school,” he said. Wolcott said there are two safe houses in question. ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Some health plans exempt from new coverage limits
Herald Times ReporterAugust 29, 2011

WASHINGTON — More than two dozen Wisconsin health insurance plans have been granted waivers from annual coverage limits required under the health care reform law enacted last year. Most of the waivers were approved for "mini-med" plans, or plans that ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Medicare-funded power wheelchairs create headache for Amigo Mobility
MLive.comAugust 22, 2011

By law, Medicare pays for durable medical equipment based on a fee schedule that was derived from historical costs, with payment rates updated for inflation, said Ellen Griffith, spokeswoman for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. ...more »

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