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Sizing up the Supreme Court
The National Law JournalOctober 1, 2011

I happen to have been in Court the day that the bankruptcy case [Ransom v. FIA Card Services] came down and she delivered it as though she was talking to some friends about it and made it very accessible to people in the audience. ...more »

Judge sets hearing in Dodgers bankruptcy
Reuters CanadaOctober 1, 2011

The auction is expected to help refinance the team and allow owner Frank McCourt to hold onto it after bankruptcy. MLB has disputed the team's need for bankruptcy and questioned McCourt's personal interests and spending. The league filed documents with ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Arizona governor defends health exchange request
BusinessWeekOctober 7, 2011

Brewer told The Associated Press on Thursday that she didn't view her $29.8 million request for setting up a health insurance exchange as inconsistent with her opposition to the federal law. The exchange would be an online marketplace for individuals ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Vermont Edges Toward Single Payer Health Care
Kaiser Health NewsOctober 3, 2011

The law allows for either a completely public system or a public-private venture where the state could contract out some administrative functions to private insurers. Employers with self-insured plans (usually large companies) would be able to keep ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Legally bound
University of Virginia The Cavalier DailyOctober 14, 2011

Legal assisted suicide is a recipe for elder abuse. For example, according to the legalization bill proposed by Compassion & Choices, there would be no witnesses required at the death. Without disinterested witnesses, an opportunity would be created ...more »

Living Wills
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Talk of the County
Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 1, 2011

As a taxpayer living in Wadsworth, it's so frustrating to know that there are children not living in the Gurnee 56 school district attending schools in Gurnee while residing elsewhere. When will Gurnee wake up and start validating the legitimacy of ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Some Medicare plan prices drop: now is time to shop
ReutersOctober 5, 2011

The annual enrollment period for Medicare prescription drug and Advantage managed care plans is about to begin, and it's one of the best opportunities of the year for seniors to save money. The new healthcare reform law is reshaping certain parts of ...more »

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