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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 »

Racial study scrutinized in death row inmate's hearing
abc11.comFebruary 1, 2012

Patricia Tornblom, stepmother to the deceased, said she is angered by the hearing. "What do the people of Michigan have to do with us? I mean this is North Carolina," questioned Tornblom. "Why are they down here trying to decide how we make our laws?more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Boehner: Feds should back off birth control order
Fox NewsFebruary 2, 2012

Under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law, most employers and insurance plans will have to cover birth control free of charge as preventive care for women. Churches and houses of worship do not have to follow that requirement, ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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The 'Death Panel' Buried Deep Inside the Health Care Law
Crosswalk.com (blog)February 1, 2012

They applauded in Berkeley but advocates of health care reform were livid two years later when Sarah Palin offered an equally honest assessment of pending health care legislation, charging that it would introduce rationing and “Obama's 'death panel'” ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Second Suspect Arrested in Elder Abuse Stunt
Patch.comFebruary 14, 2012

By Maggie Avants A second suspect who is a convicted felon has been arrested in the burglary and elder abuse of a 97-year-old Murrieta woman. Brent Paul Longo, 31, was arrested at about 5:23 pm Friday in Menifee after his accomplice, Dianne Escarsega, ...more »

Living Wills
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A Legal Alternative to Modern Living in a Changing America
JURISTFebruary 1, 2012

According to the Fellowship for Intentional Community, "Intentional Community is an inclusive term for ecovillages, co-housing communities, residential land trusts, communes, student co-ops, urban housing cooperatives, intentional living, ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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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 »

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