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Police Blotter: Police Deal With Cases of Narcotics, Thefts, Burglaries
Patch.comSeptember 1, 2011

Theft at the 2000 block of Oakmont Avenue on 8/24 at 11:19 am — Three strands of outdoor lights were stolen from the victim's fence. Theft at We Are Wireless (1300 block of West Chester Pike) on 8/25 at 1:49 pm — Two black males entered the store and ...more »

SEC record purges at odds with other agencies
Washington PostSeptember 1, 2011

Law enforcement authorities in related lines of work have preserved records of inquiries even if those probes never led to charges against anyone. Regulators and archivists said that the records could be a valuable source of ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Issue 3 called threat to state health-care
Toledo BladeSeptember 2, 2011

COLUMBUS -- While most attention has focused on its potential impact on President Obama's health-care law, a constitutional amendment before voters this fall could have a much broader effect, opponents said yesterday. ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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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, HHS made the announcement on its site today. Regulations stemming from the 2010 health-care law, published in May, require Indianapolis-based WellPoint, ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Cameras Being Used More Frequently to Catch Elder Abuse
Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog (blog)September 21, 2011

In another state, officials used cameras to monitor reported instances of nursing home abuse. They eventually arrested 22 different workers after their misconduct was caught on tape. As one prominent elder care advocate explained, the use of cameras in ...more »

Living Wills
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Ind. to pay $5M to victims of state fair stage collapse
USA TodaySeptember 1, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said Wednesday that he wants to quickly pay $5 million -- the maximum allowed under Indiana's government liability law -- to victims of the state fair ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Kelly: Pricey insurance notices
Omaha World-HeraldSeptember 4, 2011

Adjusting the allowable fees for Medicare providers may be a laudable goal, but — at least in the mass mailings by two Nebraska companies — it appears to have fallen victim to the law of unintended consequences.more »


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