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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 »

How Important is it to Have a Will? (online only)
Best of TimesOctober 1, 2011

By making a will and assigning power of attorney, an elder will feel comforted that his/her wishes will be carried out. Wills are often changed, so be ready to execute more than one document over time. And remember, anytime someone signs a will, ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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The Health Care Bill, how's it working out?
Conway Daily SunOctober 5, 2011

He said, “this provision may start us down a treacherous path toward government-encouraged euthanasia if enacted into law.” There are still some who do not realize that the bill simply allowed doctors to be reimbursed for their time by Medicare if the ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Health Care Law Looms Over New Supreme Court Term
Fox NewsOctober 1, 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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Barlett & Steele winner Michael J. Berens: Ask for forms, manuals upfront
Reynolds CenterOctober 11, 2011

Nursing homes normally get all the scrutiny when it comes to elder care. But last year, Michael J. Berens of The Seattle Times showed that abuse isn't isolated to nursing homes. His series on adult family homes uncovered more than 230 unreported deaths ...more »

Living Wills
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Islamic finance forum focuses on Shariah in banking
Arab NewsOctober 2, 2011

The forum, held at the George Washington University Law School in Washington DC, featured academic, legal, banking and business experts analyzing how Islamic financing works in the US and how domestic economic development could use Islamic financing. ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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County could be paying less for inmate medical care
Daily American OnlineOctober 5, 2011

The other part of the legislation is that the county can ask outside providers to bill inmate medical treatment at Medicare and Medicaid rates, which are lower than standard rates. The jail's statistical report showed nine inmates required ...more »


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