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LS Power Completes Financing for West Deptford Energy Station
PR Newswire (press release)December 1, 2011

LS Power is a power generation and transmission group with a proven track record of successful development activities, operations management and commercial execution. LS Power has been involved in the development, construction, or operations of over ...more »

Mortgages paid down by record £9bn in quarter
The IndependentDecember 1, 2011

It was the highest negative figure since comparable records began in 1970 and means the total amount owed on mortgages has fallen by £92.9bn since the height of the credit crunch. Homeowners spent the equivalent of 3.5 per cent of their take-home pay ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Plans for state-run health exchange in Ark. ended
BusinessWeekDecember 3, 2011

By ANDREW DeMILLO Arkansas' insurance commissioner on Friday said he would stop trying to seek state control of a health insurance exchange required under the federal health care law after facing opposition from top Republicans in the state Legislature ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Employers could dump sickest workers on public health care
TucsonSentinel.comDecember 1, 2011

They say the loophole could have dire consequences for the financial health of the exchanges, which are a key part of President Barack Obama's health care law. The online marketplaces are intended to make it easier to comparison shop for health plans ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Follow US lead on elder abuse
Toronto StarDecember 1, 2011

368, specifically criminalizing and punishing elder abuse. I know that Canadians take a dim view of certain aspects of American sentencing law. But in my humble opinion, Canadian sentencing provisions do not adequately deter those who victimize the ...more »

Living Wills
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Hugh Grant, Steve Coogan and Max Mosley face privacy committee - live
The Guardian (blog)December 5, 2011

Goldsmith there is no excuse if a business breaks the law: "Nobody is saying Auschwitz should have been kept open; it created jobs". 3.12pm: Pictures time: 3.09pm: Goldsmith argues that in the case of an MP who lies about his or her private life, ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Halifax Health lawyers ask judge to dismiss federal 'fraud' complaint
Daytona Beach News-JournalDecember 1, 2011

Kunz alleged Halifax over-billed Medicare by admitting patients that did not meet the minimum criteria. She also claimed the hospital had financial arrangements with some doctors that violated a federal anti-kickback law. In June, Judge Presnell ruled ...more »


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