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Discrimination hearing will be set for former Mason City police officer
Mason City Globe GazetteSeptember 1, 2011

Regarding the religion discrimination, Ohl said in her deposition, “Repeated comments from other officers and supervisor about my religious practices also lead me to believe the decisions to deny me promotional opportunities and treat me differently ...more »

Nelson stumps for BP fine law, tax reform
Walton SunSeptember 1, 2011

Bill Nelson urged a group of local business and political leaders Wednesday to support — and lobby their US House representatives to support — a proposed law that would send billions in BP fines to the Gulf states affected by the oil spill. ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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WellPoint Premium Increases Subject to U.S. Review as of Today
BloombergSeptember 1, 2011

The rationales will be posted on company websites and on the agency's site, www.healthcare.gov. HHS made the announcement on its site today. Regulations stemming from the 2010 health-care law, published in May, require Indianapolis-based WellPoint, ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Firms cash in on law change
St. Cloud TimesSeptember 4, 2011

Many workers who retire before reaching 65 face difficulty trying to buy individual insurance for various reasons, including affordability and pre-existing health conditions. The health care law would eliminate those factors but not until 2014.more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Va AG Targets Medicaid Fraud, Elder Abuse
WJTVSeptember 6, 2011

... and making sure Virginians can trust the bills they get from health care providers. Last year, the office's Medicaid Fraud Control unit recovered more than $15 million from fraudulent providers. Cuccinelli's office also is targeting elder abuse. ...more »

Living Wills
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Why New Patent Law Will Do Little To Halt The Smartphone Litigation Frenzy
paidContent.orgSeptember 6, 2011

But while the bill brings major changes to patent law, it won't do much to end the wave of litigation engulfing the mobile industry. This week's law comes after repeated efforts by Congress in the last decade to address a spike in undeserved patents ...more »

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