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Ecopetrol S.A. Announces Extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting
Sacramento BeeOctober 1, 2011

In all events, shareholders' representation shall be subject to the rules set forth under Colombian Corporate Law and Securities Regulations, concerning illegal, unauthorized and unsafe practices by the issuers of securities. ...more »

Federal disability benefits could end for as many as 700 resident immigrants
Minnesota Public RadioOctober 1, 2011

The total number of state residents affected by the cutoff of Social Security disability benefits will grow to more than 700, said Immigrant Law Center executive director John Keller. The recipients are not US citizens, and had been granted benefits ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Five ways to squeeze Medicare
USA TodayOctober 3, 2011

Hospitals that swallowed $155 billion in reduced payments under last year's health law face an additional $50 billion cut under Obama's plan. They, too, have launched an ad campaign and are focusing on the potential job loss at hospitals — often a ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Five ways to squeeze Medicare
USA TodayOctober 3, 2011

Here's another: Doctors, drugmakers, hospitals, medical colleges, home health providers, medical equipment manufacturers and insurers have been targeted before — most recently in last year's health care law. They agreed to those cuts because the ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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SF mayor, police chief mark opening of new special victims unit
KTVU San FranciscoOctober 21, 2011

... including domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse and sex crimes. Suhr said the unit allows the department to "take care of our most vulnerable" and will allow investigators from the various divisions to "pick up expertise from each other. ...more »

Living Wills
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Statistics on forcible rapes are called into question
Worcester TelegramOctober 2, 2011

Greg E. Scarbro, unit head for the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program, said the definition will be reviewed on Oct. 18. The vice president and Office of Violence Against Women, a part of the Department of Justice, has directed a review, he said. Law...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Attorney advocate group works toward extending Medicare
Daily Local NewsOctober 4, 2011

When Medicare stops paying, intensive therapy under Medicare ends too. An organization to which I belong, the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys, has taken a position, backed by court decisions, which would extend the time that Medicare...more »


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