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Stealing your identity
bcrnews.comOctober 1, 2011

Mike Prusinski of LifeLock, an identity theft protection business, said identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America. “You are 10 times more likely to have your identity stolen than your car,” he said. And of those thefts, one out of every ...more »

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 »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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House Sets Up Battle on Funding Social Programs
New York TimesOctober 3, 2011

The bill, which finances the Departments of Labor, Education and Health and Human Services, would prohibit Mr. Obama from spending more money to carry out the new health care law until all legal challenges to the law were resolved. ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Health and social care bill: the law of trust
The GuardianOctober 2, 2011

Its members, who include eminent figures of all stripes, including Conservatives, plainly don't think "trust us" is a good enough defence for this botched rewrite of crucial laws. The house as a whole should pay attention before second reading next ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Cancer was easier than caring for her aging parent
The ProvinceOctober 20, 2011

In order for caregivers to cope, legal reform and changes to government and health-care systems will be crucial. A 2010 report from the Canadian Centre for Elder Law, Care/Work: Law Reform to Support Family Caregivers to Balance Paid Work and Unpaid ...more »

Living Wills
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Law Firm Holds Free Workshop to Assist Desperate Veterans in Puerto Rico
Benzinga (press release)October 8, 2011

Bergmann & Moore, a law firm that specializes in VA appeals, will be hosting two Veterans Benefits Workshops in Puerto Rico on Oct. 15 and Oct. 17. Veterans will have access to free legal advice as well as information about services that can assist ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Probe: Drug abusers exploiting Medicare benefit
ForbesOctober 4, 2011

Medicare, however, may be hobbled in its ability to confront the situation. Program officials told investigators that federal law does not allow Medicare to limit the access of beneficiaries who appear to be abusing drugs. Many private insurance plans ...more »

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