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Be warned, George Osborne, austerity will be bad for your ratings
The GuardianJanuary 1, 2012

Instead of indulging in some form of "verbal protectionism" via your ill-judged remarks on France's credit rating – which, predictably, provoked a Gallic counterattack – you should have the courage to admit that you were wrong. ...more »

Looking forward 2012: A better place...
Times of IndiaJanuary 1, 2012

In 2011, a special court for NIA cases and 2G spectrum was established. Sources say more special courts may be formed if the number of cases with the National Investigating Agency increases. The year 2012 will mark the end of the 54-year-old MCD ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Rethinking emergency care at core of health law
Gainesville SunJanuary 8, 2012

Nevertheless, big developments are in store this year under the Affordable Care Act, the national health-care reform act that President Obama signed into law March 2010 and is scheduled to be fully in force in 2014. Whether it survives the year will be ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Former DOJ Health Care Fraud and FCPA Enforcer Joins Jones Day
Main JusticeJanuary 3, 2012

... has joined international law firm Jones Day. Just Anti-Corruption reported his his impending move last October. MARRYING INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAW AND THE FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT. Shanghai-based Lesli Ligorner, a partner with Paul Hastings ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Woman admits embezzlement, elder abuse in Yolo County case
Sacramento Bee (blog)January 14, 2012

Denise Ann Conophy pleaded guilty to embezzlement, elder abuse and tax evasion, and admitted that she took more than $200000, according to a Yolo County District Attorney's Office news release. Conophy also agreed to forfeit more than $300000 in cash ...more »

Living Wills
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2012 brings more than 200 new laws to state
Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 1, 2012

The new law now in effect makes seat belts mandatory for all passengers in vehicles and allows police to stop any car with an unbelted rider. | Sun-Times Media File More than 200 new laws take effect in Illinois on New Year's Day, dealing with ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Group Calls for Newt Gingrich Healthcare Lobbying Investigation
ABC NewsJanuary 5, 2012

... met with or called members of Congress to pressure them to pass a contentious 2003 Medicare reform bill -- legislation from which members of a Gingrich-founded group may have directly profited and Gingrich himself may have indirectly benefitted. ...more »

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