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Ian Blair: Assisted dying needs a change of heart
The IndependentJanuary 1, 2012

What is their position in relation to the law in this regard?" Healthcare professionals are caught between the nebulous state of the law and a presumed duty of confidentiality to the patient. This snapshot of evidence received by the commission on the ...more »

Kelly Borth: How a trademark can build product differentiation
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

An attorney who specializes in trademark law can best guide you on securing a trademark or you can go to the aforementioned website and manage the registration process yourself. The good news is it as long as there are not any complications, ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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NY bill would require bachelor's degrees for RNs
LubbockOnline.comJanuary 1, 2012

Demand for more skilled nurses is increasing as the population gets older and has more chronic diseases, and as the new federal health care law promises to help 32 million more Americans gain insurance within a few years. Federal health officials have ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Texans to lose insurance assistance office
San Antonio ExpressJanuary 3, 2012

With money from the federal health care reform law, the Texas Consumer Health Assistance Program was launched last January. A $2.8 million grant allowed the state to hire nine employees to staff a toll-free hotline. More than 6000 Texans called in ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Elder law attorney authors new book on family inheritance disputes
AnnArbor.comJanuary 2, 2012

We were pleased to replay a talk with Mark Accettura, an elder law attorney with Accettura and Hurwitz. Mark has recently published a new book, "Blood & Money: Why Families Fight Over Inheritance and What To Do About It". The audience for this book is ...more »

Living Wills
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Israel Parliament Approves Law On Top Court Judges
SalonJanuary 3, 2012

Co-produced by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver (who also happens to be Edwards' boyfriend and one of Salon's sexiest men) — and featuring cameos by Norah Jones, Francis and the Lights and Peter Wolf Crier's Brian Moen, among others — “Voyageur” falls ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Credit Suisse, Madoff, Alcoa, GE, Exelon in Court News
BloombergJanuary 3, 2012

The fraud settlement announced Jan. 29 involving the drug Myoview sold by Amersham Health Inc. resolves claims filed under the False Claims Act. The law allows whistle-blowers to pursue fraud claims on behalf of the federal government and then share in ...more »


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