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Amendment allows secret investigations
China DailySeptember 1, 2011

BEIJING - A controversial clause in a draft amendment to China's Criminal Procedure Law has met with mixed reaction from legal experts for allowing the police to conduct secret investigation and detention of suspects of national security crimes. ...more »

Come Together
Financial-Planning.comSeptember 1, 2011

Thomas believes "most financial planners simply won't address estate tax planning with sufficient vigor [because] there is no incentive to pursue this type of planning. Some planners would love to do really complete plans, but struggle to get clients ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Pro-con: Is health care law hurting job creation?
Kansas.com (blog)September 3, 2011

But 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. Other factors are at work, of course. Companies must see an improvement in the business climate ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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New Jersey public unions file suit over new law that cuts benefits
Business InsuranceSeptember 1, 2011

TRENTON, NJ—New Jersey's largest public unions, including those representing teachers, police officers and firefighters, filed suit Wednesday in federal court challenging a new state law that boosts employees' health care and retirement plan ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Brown gets elder protection bill
Contra Costa TimesSeptember 3, 2011

"Elder abuse is prevalent and caretakers are one of the common suspected abusers," said Gina Satriano, deputy in charge of the elder abuse section of the Los Angeles County District's Attorney's Office. "We are hopeful that (the bill) will help protect ...more »

Living Wills
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Will Babysitters Fall Under Potential 'Domestic Workers' Law in CA?
Town HallSeptember 2, 2011

Unfortunately, the unreasonable costs and risks contained in this bill will discourage folks from hiring housekeepers, nannies and babysitters and increase the use of institutionalized care rather than allowing children, the sick or elderly to be cared ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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President's Tough Tasks Before Election: Deficit Plan, Sell Health Reform
Kaiser Health NewsSeptember 6, 2011

... an election strategy for the health law. The drama surrounding Obama's new jobs plan has eclipsed the other major item on the White House's September agenda: to offer his most specific proposal yet for reshaping Medicare, Medicaid and the Tax Code. ...more »

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