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Oil spill aftermath tests the legal waters
China DailySeptember 1, 2011

"Obviously in the case of the Bohai oil spills, polluting companies are not deterred by the government's administrative power, which has always been a major force in tackling pollution problems in China," said Zhou Ke, a law professor at Beijing-based ...more »

Secure Communities not deporting many, but still a big concern
KNDO/KNDUSeptember 1, 2011

Secure Communities is the program that has law enforcement checking a persons immigration status with the federal database, determining if deportation is needed. Yakima is 1 of 8 counties in Washington state to have adopted the controversial program. ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Gay Partners Can Keep Arizona Health Benefits
Courthouse News ServiceSeptember 6, 2011

The federal appeals court in San Francisco upheld an injunction that bars enforcement of a 2009 law that eliminated health care coverage for domestic partners of Arizona employees. A year earlier, the state passed a voter-approved constitutional ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Pro: Repealing health care legislation will create Jobs
Juneau EmpireSeptember 2, 2011

But when the measure was signed into law in late March 2010, the hiring freeze began. In the 15 months after the law passed, the economy added a mere 6500 jobs each month on average — less than one-tenth the pre-health-care act rate. ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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LOMA LINDA: Doctor charged with molesting two female patients
Press-EnterpriseSeptember 1, 2011

... Tuesday when he turned himself in at West Valley Detention Center where he was booked on an arrest warrant that charges him with forcible sexual penetration, sexual battery, assault with intent to commit a felony and elder abuse, jail records show. ...more »

Living Wills
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Guest Post: US Taxes, Economy and Senior Citizens
ForbesSeptember 2, 2011

Years ago, I found myself sitting in law school in Moot Court wearing an oversized itchy blue suit. It was a horrible experience. In a desperate attempt to avoid anything like that in the future I enrolled in a tax course. I loved it. ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Fate of Flood-Insurance Program Still Murky
Wall Street JournalSeptember 4, 2011

Medicare probably wins the prize as the federal government's most complicated creation. (Well, either Medicare or the tax code.) Now, a program that helps beneficiaries better understand how Medicare works is expanding to additional states. ...more »

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