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Anglo Irish asks U.S. court to deny ex-CEO protection
ReutersSeptember 1, 2011

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Anglo Irish Bank ANGIB.UL asked a US court on Wednesday to deny its former chief executive David Drumm a discharge from United States bankruptcy laws as it seeks to recover debts of nearly $11 million from its former CEO. ...more »

Google touts daily deal on home page, a first
Reuters CanadaSeptember 1, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc promoted a Groupon-like daily deals offer on its home page on Wednesday for the first time, a rare instance of the Internet giant using its prized online real estate for advertising. The world's No.1 Web-search ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Employers weigh health care options
Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewSeptember 9, 2011

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 requires larger employers and individuals to provide or have health insurance coverage by 2014 or face penalties. Requirements include: -- Sept. ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Health care law targets premiums
STLtoday.comSeptember 2, 2011

WASHINGTON • Health insurers will have to start publicly justifying big rate increases, according to a new requirement of the health care law implemented Thursday to put pressure on insurance companies to hold down skyrocketing premiums. ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Lawmakers express continued frustration with DCF response in Barahona case
WPTVSeptember 21, 2011

DCF Secretary David Wilkins' appearance Tuesday morning before the Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee was his first since the July 25 release of a Miami-Dade County grand jury report that found that child welfare workers failed to ...more »

Living Wills
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Liberal Democrats urged to defy plans to cut legal aid
The GuardianSeptember 4, 2011

On the bill's proposals to restrict no win, no fee agreements, Slaughter said it would make vast swaths of the law "unenforceable". He added: "Victims of wrongdoing by multinational companies, [cases] like Trafigura, phone hacking, pension mis-selling ...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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