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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 »

Ecopetrol S.A. Announces Extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting
Sacramento BeeOctober 1, 2011

In all events, shareholders' representation shall be subject to the rules set forth under Colombian Corporate Law and Securities Regulations, concerning illegal, unauthorized and unsafe practices by the issuers of securities. ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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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 »

Hipaa Compliance
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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 »

Elder Care Abuse
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Domestic violence survivors are the real heroes
Ct PostOctober 20, 2011

The center works within multiple systems of care and collaboration including justice systems, law enforcement, child welfare, elder-care, education and multiple other social and private services. The center works to provide a path of healing for ...more »

Living Wills
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Hispanics leave school in face of Alabama's tough immigration law
Christian Science MonitorOctober 1, 2011

Paul Horowitz, a constitutional law expert at the University of Alabama's law school in Tuscaloosa, says the data collection nature of the law “is fairly clever” in circumventing a federal law that prohibits discrimination in public school enrollment ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Home-Health Firms Blasted
Wall Street JournalOctober 3, 2011

The three companies, Amedisys Inc., LHC Group Inc. and Gentiva Health Services Inc., get most of their revenues from Medicare. Home-health care, which involves sending nurses to patients' homes in an effort to cut down on costly hospitalizations, ...more »


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