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Check crowdfunding investments carefully; pitfalls abound
Palm Beach Daily NewsApril 1, 2012

However, crowdfunding is about to take on a new dimension in the world of investing. Federal legislation at this writing was being finalized to let small companies issue stock with significantly limited registration and disclosure requirements.more »

A Bloggy Puttanesca
The League of Ordinary Gentlemen (blog)April 1, 2012

The police did no real investigation of a kid being shot, citing Florida's Stand Your Ground Law – which itself was passed more as a political tool than an attempt at crime prevention. In the Martin case, either the police were incompetent and/or ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Turn-of-century bakery invoked in health care law debate
CNN InternationalApril 6, 2012

Though the Lochner ruling was overturned in 1937, President Barack Obama mentioned the case this week as he sought to defend his administration's Affordable Care Act, a health care reform bill intended to provide coverage to tens of millions of ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Health law advocates appeal to a justice's notion of liberty
Pittsburgh Post GazetteApril 1, 2012

It is his touchstone and guiding principle, and his conception of liberty is likely to determine the future of President Barack Obama's health care law. If the administration is to prevail in the case, it must capture at least one vote beyond those of ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Reconciling to a hard truth
United Church ObserverApril 2, 2012

It was designed to be an alternative to individual and class-action lawsuits, and to replace an existing dispute resolution process sponsored by the federal government. The parties who negotiated the settlement determined that the IAP would handle ...more »

Living Wills
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New powers to record every phone call and email makes surveillance '60m times ...
Telegraph.co.ukApril 2, 2012

The former Conservative Home Secretary argued the new powers risked causing enormous resentment by allowing “unfettered” access to all forms of communication. The Coalition is to revive plans first raised then shelved by the last Labour Government to ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Health care's high anxiety
Crain's Chicago BusinessApril 9, 2012

Passed in 2010, the act's signature features are a mandate for individuals to buy insurance and a dramatic expansion of Medicaid, the federal-state health care program for the poor. Both are scheduled to take effect in 2014. Striking down the law...more »

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