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Full City: order restored?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

The district court had convicted the third officer for violation of the Pollution Act, but acquitted him of the charges under the Ship Safety Act. The prosecution did not appeal the acquittal; consequently, the appeal court considered only whether the ...more »

Feinstein begins to replenish campaign account
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 1, 2012

Durkee is facing a federal mail-fraud charge. Feinstein, who is a heavy favorite to win her fourth full term in the Senate, quickly replenished her campaign, loaning it $5 million. In all, her campaign has about $6.6 million in the bank, ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Medicare program's enrollment up, premiums down
USA TODAYFebruary 1, 2012

That continues a trend for the Medicare Advantage program that counters the negative predictions of opponents of the 2010 health care law, who said enrollment would drop and premiums would rise. "Premiums are down on average, enrollment is up, ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Employment Gains as Health Care Eclipses Factories as US Ages
BusinessWeekFebruary 1, 2012

The US Supreme Court will hear arguments in late March on President Barack Obama's health-care law, including the requirement that Americans either buy insurance or pay a penalty. Republicans competing for the White House have all said they'll get rid ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Crimes Targeting Elderly Seen As Growing Trend
13WHAM-TVFebruary 1, 2012

Mason makes that claims while pointing to an aging population of “Baby Boomers” as well as a 2010 Cornell University study on Elder Abuse Prevalence in New York State. That study (attached) estimates that 260000 older New Yorkers “had been victims of ...more »

Living Wills
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Along the Way - Your living room best place to watch the big game
Green Valley NewsFebruary 1, 2012

And trust me, the best seat of all will be in your living room. The grandest circus in the world is something to behold in person. Colorful. Exciting. A spectacle almost beyond belief. But you wouldn't wish it on your worst enemy.more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Hospital pays penalty in federal law violation
Whidbey ExaminerFebruary 2, 2012

Whidbey General Hospital has paid $858571 in penalties to the US government for its violations of federal Stark laws. The federal laws regulate physicians and health care facilities to prohibit doctors from referring Medicare and Medicaid patients to a ...more »


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