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Bill to require more transparency in ballot measure advertising moves forward
Northwest Progressive Institute Official Blog (blog)February 1, 2012

HB 2499 would require advertising for or against ballot measures in Washington to include the name and address of the entity paying for the advertising; entities that are political committees would also have to disclose the names of their top five ...more »

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Revenue Up, Profits Down Slightly at Cadwalader
The American LawyerFebruary 1, 2012

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft enjoyed a modest uptick in revenue in 2011, the firm's first burst of top-line growth since 2007, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. The firm's gross revenue increased 4.4 percent to $448.5 million and revenue ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Catholic Church's opposition to contraception turns health care law into ...
Plain DealerFebruary 1, 2012

But speaking as an American liberal who believes that religious pluralism imposes certain obligations on government, I think the Church's leaders had a right to ask for broader relief from a contraception mandate that would require it to act against ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Deadline on setting up state health insurance exchange demands action
Springfield News-LeaderFebruary 5, 2012

10:39 pm Time's a-wastin', and the state should be moving ahead with the planning for a Missouri health insurance exchange. These state exchanges are an integral part of the national health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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woman befriends 72-year-old, steals checkbook
abc7.comFebruary 3, 2012

Jacqueline Johnson-Seright, 51, was arrested on charges of elder abuse, check fraud, burglary and grand theft. (KABC Photo) VICTORVILLE, Calif. (KABC) -- A woman who befriended a 72-year-old Crestline resident has been arrested on fraud and elder abuse...more »

Living Wills
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New Law Aimed At Fracking Industry Takes Effect
KGNSFebruary 2, 2012

Commissioner Jaime Canales, who serves on a board to oversee activity of Eagle Ford Shale says the new law is a good move that he says will put people more at ease about what's being done in South Texas. “I think its very important that they're aware ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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'Obamacare' essential to America's well-being
San Antonio ExpressFebruary 3, 2012

Contrary to much propaganda hurled at the Affordable Care Act, the law guaranteeing coverage to all Americans excludes illegal immigrants. It does not let them join the expanded Medicaid program for the poor. It even bars them from buying affordable ...more »

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