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Crystal Cathedral looks to donations to emerge from bankruptcy
Los Angeles TimesAugust 2, 2011

Mark Winthrop, the cathedral's bankruptcy attorney, reaffirmed in court that the church's board, which was reorganized last week, is relying on a "faith-generated belief" that funds will come through. He said board members understand that the creditors ...more »

Senator's Lawyer Picked for US Attorney in Utah
The BLT: Blog of Legal Times (blog)August 2, 2011

He represented AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in product-liability litigation and General Electric Co. in asbestos litigation. He got his bachelor's from Brigham Young University in 1995 and his law degree from Yale Law School in 1998, according to his ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Budget law alters care for many
Minneapolis Star TribuneAugust 17, 2011

State grants reduced by about $40 million for mental health care, community programs for children and others. • MinnesotaCare for low-income workers will switch to vouchers to help those earning 200 percent or more of poverty level --$21780 for a ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Nebraska weighing choices for health care exchange
BusinessWeekAugust 17, 2011

Unanswered questions about the new national health care law have slowed Nebraska's efforts to prepare a statewide insurance exchange, state insurance officials said Monday. Nebraska insurance analysts told a legislative panel that they ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Aid to stop elder abuse boosted
Manawatu StandardAugust 24, 2011

Age Concern's role in doing something about elder abuse started about three years ago after a series of negative reports emerged about care in Manawatu rest homes. Age Concern began training caregivers in rest homes to explain what elder abuse was, ...more »

Living Wills
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U.S. Regulators Lack Key Tool to Unwind 'Too-Big-to-Fail' Banks
BloombergAugust 16, 2011

It has already laid out the procedure it will use to wind down a firm, including the order in which creditors would be paid. The most important missing piece are the living wills, regulators have said. Even though the law gives the FDIC and the Federal ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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AHA lambasts CMS over VBP measure
Government Health ITAugust 31, 2011

“Despite the law's specificity, CMS has not met its requirements with respect to certain measures,” AHA's letter states. AHA lists those metrics as Medicare spending per beneficiary, hospital acquired conditions, and the AHRQ composite measures. ...more »

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