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Landowners face jail threat over bird deaths
Scotland on SundayJanuary 1, 2012

The landmark “vicarious liability” legislation allows the prosecution of landowners or managers who fail to take steps to ensure staff and contractors act within the law. The legislation applies to the unlawful killing of wild birds and the possession ...more »

How an estate plan can minimize taxes, avoid probate and ensure a smooth ...
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

But creating a plan isn't enough; you have to revisit it to ensure it remains relevant, says Steven C. Hartstein, CPA, JD, a partner in the Tax Planning & Preparation Department at Skoda Minotti. “When it comes to estate planning to protect your ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Health care faces a year of uncertainty
The TennesseanJanuary 1, 2012

The new health-care law's mandates are staggered year-by-year. The emphasis in 2012 will be on improving the delivery of health care by ushering in Accountable Care Organizations and reducing payments to hospitals with high rates of preventable ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Silicon Valley Politicians Introduce 50 New Laws for 2012
Patch.comJanuary 1, 2012

SB 506: Spurring Investment in California Bonds It updates laws allowing the use of registered warrants to pay an existing tax liability. SB 225: Expanding Small Business Loan Program Through the bill, small trucking companies are able to access the ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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As USA grays, elder abuse risk and need for shelters grow
USA TODAYJanuary 11, 2012

The Cedar Village Retirement Community in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason this month opened a long-term care facility to victims of abuse. It is the first elder abuse shelter in Ohio and one of only a half-dozen in the country, all of them funded by ...more »

Living Wills
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New Year Brings New Laws Affecting Gays & Lesbians
KPBSJanuary 2, 2012

The law forces schools to address bullying through mandatory policies. The "Gay Divorce Law," which allows a gay couple married in California, but living in a state that won't grant them a divorce, the right to divorce in California. ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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US Goes After National Hospice Chain for Allegedly Swindling Medicare
Senior Housing NewsJanuary 4, 2012

The government alleges in its suit that the company, a for-profit business with approximately 65 hospice providers in 19 states, violated the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting false claims for Medicare dollars for providing care to patients who ...more »

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