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Listeria outbreak: Victims file lawsuits, but will they receive damages?
Christian Science MonitorOctober 1, 2011

It wasn't long after officials linked a listeria outbreak with cantaloupe from a Colorado farm that wrongful-death and personal-injury lawsuits began to be filed. The outbreak, which is the deadliest food crisis in more than a decade, has killed at ...more »

US DOJ seeks trustee in Solyndra bankruptcy
ReutersOctober 1, 2011

By Dan Levine Sept 30 (Reuters) - The US Department of Justice is seeking to give control of Solyndra's estate to a bankruptcy trustee, citing the refusal by executives at the solar power company to answer questions about its operations. ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Health care law looms over new Supreme Court term
Centre Daily TimesOctober 3, 2011

The Obama administration's request last week that the justices resolve whether the health care law is constitutional makes it more likely than not that they will deliver their verdict by June 2012, just as Obama and his Republican opponent charge ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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What it's about: Health care
Cincinnati.comOctober 3, 2011

... child support orders and the licensing of doctors. The amendment states that no law "shall compel ... any person, employer or health care provider to participate in a health care system." It also states that no law "shall prohibit the purchase or ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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President Obama Takes Steps to Prevent Illinois Nursing Home Neglect
Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog (blog)October 3, 2011

Illinois elder abuse and mistreatment remains underreported, frequently ignored, and rarely are those guilty held accountable for their actions. Our Chicago nursing home neglect attorneys continue to urge all those who suspect mistreatment at a local ...more »

Living Wills
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Hispanic students disappear from Ala. schools
CBS NewsOctober 1, 2011

Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Hispanic students have started ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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The worst hospitals in the US treat the poorest Americans: study
New York Daily NewsOctober 6, 2011

Under the Affordable Care Act, hospitals that fail to improve will see their Medicare payments shrink by 1 percent starting October 2012. That could jeopardize some hospitals already on the brink of closure, Jha said. That unintended consequence of the ...more »

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