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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 »

Many of state's Friendly's franchises won't be hurt by bankruptcy
Ct PostOctober 1, 2011

While unlikely to threaten their ice cream places, customers and business experts saw the potential bankruptcy as an indication of the economy's state. "You'd think a place like this would be OK with its moderate prices," Furrer said. ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Not so long ago, Republican lawmakers supported mandated health care
Evansville Courier & PressOctober 2, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — When Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller asked the US Supreme Court to review the new health care law's "individual mandate," Republican Sen. Richard Lugar heaped on the praise. On his Twitter account, Lugar offered ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Health care law looms over new Supreme Court term
Newsday (subscription)October 1, 2011

Click here Health care law looms over new Supreme Court term Originally published: October 1, 2011 9:04 AM Updated: October 1, 2011 9:11 AM By The Associated Press MARK SHERMAN (Associated Press) (AP) -- The nine justices of the Supreme Court, ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Heinous Elder Abuse Case Highlights Growing Problem
WRTV IndianapolisOctober 6, 2011

A state program called Adult Protective Services checks on endangered adults who are referred by concerned relatives, neighbors or health care providers, 6News' Jack Rinehart reported. Last year, the agency documented nearly 3100 cases of abuse. ...more »

Living Wills
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Herndon Law Firm will NOT represent you...
InjuryBoard.comOctober 3, 2011

The cost of a new helmet is minuscule compared to medical treatment for a brain trauma, concussions from a bike crash and the time lost from work and other activities of daily living. So, when a race official or volunteer suggests that a helmet is ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Probe: Drug abusers exploiting Medicare benefit
The Associated PressOctober 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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