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Clifford Olson — Canada's national monster — dead at 71
Vancouver SunOctober 1, 2011

A monster. He was a personable, charming guy. When he walked into my office, it was the cops that looked bad." "Olson very fully appreciated the nature and quality of what he was doing," said his former lawyer, Shantz. "That probably was the engine ...more »

Ark. judges eye rainy day fund for financial help
Houston ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

Circuit Judge David Clark asked at the meeting. Weiss said courts have been aware of the potential crisis with the fund since 2009, but this year, revenues suddenly plummeted. Neither Weiss nor JD Gingerich, who directs the Administrative Office of the ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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PATRICK JOHNSTON: Why health insurance rate regulation is not the answer
Bakersfield CalifornianOctober 5, 2011

Under the new federal health care law, millions of low income Californians will be added to the state's Medi-Cal program. Government subsidies will be available to help people with more moderate income to pay for health coverage through the new Health ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Health care law looms over new Supreme Court term
CBS NewsOctober 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 »

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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Montana Announces Increase To Minimum Wage
NBC MontanaOctober 1, 2011

Montana will increase its minimum wage from $7.35 to $7.65 on January 1, 2012 to keep pace with the rising cost of living, as required by state law passed by Montana voters in 2006. Similar increases were announced today by state agencies in Colorado, ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Investigation finds drug abusers exploiting Medicare benefit
USA TodayOctober 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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