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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 »

Judge considers DNA testing of items linked to Dexter murders
Bangor Daily NewsSeptember 1, 2011

The justices ruled that Cole should have issued written findings of fact as to why the evidence Cookson asked to be tested in 2009 did not meet criteria outlined in state law. The hearing Wednesday focused on the issue of where the items were before ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Justices say McKenna can challenge health care law
Seattle Post IntelligencerSeptember 1, 2011

McKenna believes the health care law is unconstitutional because of a requirement that individuals without health insurance must purchase private insurance or face a fine. McKenna is a Republican now running for governor. Gregoire, a Democrat, has said ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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New Jersey Governor Christie Sued by Unions Over Pension, Health Benefits
BloombergSeptember 1, 2011

Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg June 28 (Bloomberg) -- Robert Grady, chairman of the New Jersey Investment Council, talks about a bill signed into law by Governor Chris Christie raising pension and health-care contributions by public employees. ...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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Policeman pastor finds similarities in faith and law enforcement
Police NewsSeptember 5, 2011

Kathryn Richardson, general consul of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, said that either as the head pastor or a police officer, Tilley can carry his weapon in church. The strict laws of the legal world are mirrored by a diligent adherence ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Help Fight Medicare Fraud
Cape May County Herald (press release)September 1, 2011

By law, Medicare must have written permission to give out your information. If you want to share your information, you need to designate a family member as an authorized person. Power of attorney is not enough. You must submit a Medicare Authorization ...more »

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