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Kodak denies bankruptcy plan but shares plummet
Economic TimesOctober 1, 2011

Eastman Kodak Co shares lost more than half their value on Friday as the company hired a law firm well-known for bankruptcy cases, triggering speculation that the photography pioneer could file for bankruptcy. Kodak, which delivered the first consumer ...more »

Sac State awaits rest of $10 million pledge from Alex Spanos
Capitol WeeklyOctober 1, 2011

Nava cited California law around the Public Records Act, noting that a government organization can withhold such information, but must provide a written justification. "We will not discuss donor agreements," Nava said via email. "Confidentiality of ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Health care law looms over new Supreme Court term
The Associated PressOctober 3, 2011

Presidents of both parties have directed the State Department to ignore the law, saying it wrongly interferes with the president's powers. Just over a third of the 48 cases the court has so far agreed to hear are of interest to the business sector, ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Hot Topics Before High Court
Wall Street JournalOctober 2, 2011

The Obama administration and some civil-rights and business groups contend the measures improperly conflict with federal laws. The term is "shaping up to be quite significant and possibly even historic, based on what the court does with the health-care ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Challenges Faced By Seniors on Medicare
Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog (blog)October 18, 2011

This weekend our Chicago nursing home neglect lawyers read with interest a New York Times article that provides a unique perspective on elder care in America. It explains how the 1965 Medicare law is not at all well tailored to provide the services ...more »

Living Wills
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Guns Come to Campuses
Inside Higher EdOctober 3, 2011

Only Utah's state law is as liberal. And early this summer, legislators passed laws in Wisconsin and Mississippi that allow anybody with a concealed weapons permit to carry a gun on public campuses. Both statutes were attached to seemingly unrelated ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Supreme Court weighs right to object to Medicaid cuts
USA TodayOctober 4, 2011

Medicaid patients and health care providers sued California, arguing that the cuts violated federal law requiring payments sufficient to assure access to and quality of care. A US appeals court blocked the rate cuts. The Obama administration is ...more »


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