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Derby Must Pay $750000 In Housing Discrimination Lawsuit
Valley Independent SentinelAugust 2, 2011

A federal judge has ruled against the City of Derby in a federal housing discrimination lawsuit. Derby officials discriminated against people with disabilities when they prevented zoning certificates from being ...more »

Frank McCourt Says His Legal Malpractice Claim Could Be Worth Hundreds of ...
ABA JournalAugust 3, 2011

McCourt made the claim as he battles Bingham McCutchen, which filed suit in April seeking unpaid legal fees and a declaratory judgment that it had done nothing wrong, the Los Angeles Times reports. "The damages stemming from Bingham's malpractice could ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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27 States Debate ACO-Related Bills, but Just 10 Enact Laws
Atlantic Information Services, Inc.August 29, 2011

Elsewhere, New York passed two bills requiring the state insurance commissioner to promote and regulate ACOs, according to AAFP, while Tennessee amended state statutes to include ACOs in the broad definition of health care organization. A new law in ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Health care grant refusal spurs criticism
Hutchinson NewsAugust 18, 2011

Sam Brownback for returning a $31.5 million federal grant intended to create an insurance purchasing exchange required by the federal health care reform law. Shannon Cotsoradis, president of Kansas Action for Children, said Brownback pulled the rug out ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Mobile Health Elder Care Apps Get Funding
InformationWeekAugust 1, 2011

... record with a tablet-based touchscreen assessment and care planning tool to improve assessment, service coordination, and outcome evaluation for frail, isolated, low-income seniors, including some with behavioral health or substance abuse issues. ...more »

Living Wills
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Governor Quinn Signs Laws to Protect Consumers
Aledo Times RecordAugust 29, 2011

Prior to this legislation, the security deposits of tenants in foreclosures that became bank-owned were not protected under Illinois law. The new law requires all new owners of rental properties – including banks following a foreclosure – to assume ...more »

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