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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 »

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 »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Ed Lee to veto SF health care funds measure
San Francisco ChronicleOctober 5, 2011

For example, some plans prohibit workers from using the money for dental care or to purchase insurance. Federal law forbids local jurisdictions from dictating the exact scope of health care coverage in the workplace. But Lee suggested that if the ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Law sets rules for collection of medical bills
Colorado Springs GazetteOctober 1, 2011

An amendment to the law enacted a year after it went into effect added a provision that says a violation of the law cannot serve as the basis for a claim under another statute, the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Resourceful lawyers had ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Cuccinelli speaks at Nelson TRIAD event
Nelson County TimesOctober 26, 2011

Cuccinelli said organizations such as TRIAD can help by reporting instances of health care fraud or elder abuse. “We cannot be in every doctor's office or every heath care facility,” he said. “You can be our eyes and ears in Nelson County and across ...more »

Living Wills
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Family law review
Fiji TimesOctober 2, 2011

Mr Sami said while there had been a noted increase in the number of people living 60 years old and more, the biggest increase was those living beyond 80, octogenarians. "We are not prepared for this reality. It is happening right now and will become a ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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How Obama's Tax Cuts Could Affect Your Retirement
San Francisco ChronicleOctober 4, 2011

One of the biggest concerns of pre and post-retirees is that President Obama's plan will adversely affect their Social Security or Medicare. The plan overview, posted on the WhiteHouse.gov website, specifically states that any bill proposing cuts to ...more »

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