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Widower files second lawsuit in wife's Pinellas jail death
Tampabay.comSeptember 1, 2011

None of the three was the subject of internal investigations when they left the agency, according to a Sheriff's Office spokeswoman. However, a detention deputy and a nurse were previously disciplined by Coats after internal affairs investigations ...more »

Newport News shipyard sued over sexual harassment
Daily PressSeptember 1, 2011

... NEWS — The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday filed a civil suit against Huntington Ingalls Industries and a subcontractor alleging the companies violated federal law by firing two employees who reported sexual harassment. ...more »

Health Care Law News and Stories

Bad Faith Insurance
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Robert Kraig: Walker officials try to conceal benefits of health care reform
Capital TimesSeptember 4, 2011

Instead, they focused attention on those who would pay more in the short term because health care reform forces the insurance industry to end discrimination based on pre-existing conditions, age and gender, and requires higher-quality coverage. ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Paramedics filling health care gap as need grows
MSN MoneySeptember 5, 2011

"I've done the car accidents. I've done the shootings and the stabbings. Instead of taking out the blood and guts, this is a move into preventative care, so people don't have to call 911." Creek and a colleague participating in the pilot project ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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The unsung heroes of elder care
Washington PostSeptember 24, 2011

This positive quality of care, however, is not newsworthy, and most news stories focus on the few, horrific cases where abuse or neglect leads to harm or death. In elder care, there are most certainly a few villains but many, many unsung heroes. ...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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In My View: Cuts can't be only option for Medicare
The State Journal-RegisterSeptember 3, 2011

While the health reform law takes some significant initial steps toward this end, cutting Medicaid doesn't solve the problem. Addressing Medicaid — without slowing the rising health-care costs — would shift costs and risks to states, beneficiaries ...more »

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