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Chicago debt settlement company fined $314K for unlicensed business
Chicago TribuneAugust 1, 2011

A Chicago-based debt settlement company was fined $314000 on Monday and was issued a cease-and-desist order of its unlicensed business by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. IDFPR found that at least ...more »

OVERNIGHT TECH: FCC releases program carriage order
The Hill (blog)August 1, 2011

New telecom law firm in town: The law firm Telecommunications Law Professionals launched in Washington, DC, on Monday. Carl W. Northrop, a former partner at the firm Paul Hastings, will head the new group. Several of the firm's other founding lawyers ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Rick Perry's health care experiments
Washington Post (blog)August 25, 2011

They run through his position on the Affordable Care Act (he'd repeal it), medical malpractice reform (he'd expand it) and the private insurance market (he'd deregulate it). On Medicaid, Ramshaw and Serafini predict that Perry would “shift far more ...more »

Living Wills
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A plan for David Cameron: cash in with a televised prison ship
The GuardianAugust 19, 2011

The grandson of the economist Milton Friedman wishes to establish floating cities – sovereign nations, free from such shackles as tax and laws, built on prefab platforms out at sea, in which tens of millions will be living by 2050. ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Obama healthcare law: two justices may decide fate
ReutersAugust 15, 2011

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The legal fate of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law will likely come down to two Republican appointees on the US Supreme Court -- Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy. ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Biotech group spent about $2M on lobbying in 2Q
BusinessWeekAugust 23, 2011

The group's lobbying interests included the implementation of the March 2010 health care law, and its effects on Medicare prescription drug plans, Medicare reimbursement, research and development tax credits, animal cloning, funding for biofuels ...more »

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