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Calif. woman sentenced in Alaska credit card scam
San Jose Mercury NewsSeptember 1, 2011

Amber Marquardt, 25, of Oakland, Calif., pleaded guilty to bank and credit card fraud. As part of a plea agreement, US District Judge Ralph Beistline sentenced her to 16 months in prison and the repayment of $124000—the amount prosecutors say she ...more »

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 »

Health Care Law News and Stories

Bad Faith Insurance
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The future of health care
PennLive.comSeptember 5, 2011

"But with the new law, you don't need to pay it. They are taking the chance that you don't know about the law." The law to which Dugan refers is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as health care reform, signed into law last ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Conference examines constitutionality of health care law, Sept. 16
Duke UniversitySeptember 2, 2011

“Some of the most prominent constitutional law and health law scholars in the United States will gather at Duke Law School to analyze the constitutionality of an enormously consequential federal law — the Affordable Care Act — whose legal fate will ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Program to protect elders undermined, feds say
MiamiHerald.comSeptember 3, 2011

The program charged with protecting Florida residents from abuse in ALFs and nursing homes has been undermined by political and industry interference, the feds say. By Carol Marbin Miller and Michael Sallah A statewide volunteer advocacy program for ...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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Some state health care providers leery of new Medicare pay plan
The Connecticut MirrorSeptember 1, 2011

It's part of a broader effort, envisioned by the federal health reform law, to create a more efficient health care system that rewards good health care outcomes, rather than lots of appointments, tests and other services. "Today, Medicare pays for care ...more »

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