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Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces Investigation of China Organic Agriculture, Inc.
MarketWatch (press release)December 1, 2011

The investigation focuses on whether the Company and its executives violated federal securities laws by failing to disclose that: (1) despite indicating otherwise, China Organic had received no initial payments for its September 2008 sale of Jilin ...more »

FHA Mortgages Could Become Major Choice of Financing
FreeRateUpdate.comDecember 1, 2011

Now that loan limits for FHA have been increased, FHA mortgages could become a major choice of financing for many people interested in purchasing a home or refinancing an existing FHA mortgage. Popular with consumers because of the low down payment ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Health Official Takes Parting Shot at 'Waste'
New York TimesDecember 3, 2011

WASHINGTON — The official in charge of Medicare and Medicaid for the last 17 months says that 20 percent to 30 percent of health spending is “waste” that yields no benefit to patients, and that some of the needless spending is a result ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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White House holds third tribal leaders conference
CBS NewsDecember 2, 2011

Obama nominated a Native American to the federal bench, signed a law renewing the Indian Health Care Act and settled a tribal royalties lawsuit that had dragged over three administrations. "Obama has done better for tribes than the others, ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Girl 'abused for year before death'
New Zealand HeraldDecember 1, 2011

Paulo and Ipu Leaso adopted Ane from Samoa when she was 2 and took her back to Tauranga with their elder daughter, also called Ipu. The girls were raised and schooled there. After Faith was born, the family moved to Australia in 2005 to pioneer a ...more »

Living Wills
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John Kitzhaber moratorium on death penalty leaves inmate Gary Haugen and ...
OregonLive.comDecember 6, 2011

"The prisoner essentially has no rights in this sense," said Tung Yin, a criminal law professor at Lewis &Clark Law School in Portland. "You don't have the right to demand that the governor not issue a reprieve." There is no "right" to be executed, ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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A small taste: NH samples Obamacare
The Union LeaderDecember 1, 2011

Remember when President Obama said that if his health care “reform” law passed, you'd still get to keep your doctor? Medicare Advantage participants in the Granite State are finding out what a lie that was. Medicare Advantage is a subset of Medicare in ...more »


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