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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 »

VietNamNet BridgeJanuary 1, 2012

The Government issued Decree No 120/2011/ND-CP on December 16, amending administrative procedures in a number of decrees issued pursuant to the 2005 Commercial Law. The decree eliminates the requirement that domestic franchises (or domestic franchises ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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The Health Care Mandate Really Was a Mistake
New RepublicJanuary 2, 2012

I understand the impulse to defend the Affordable Care Act when it is under unrelenting attack. But a mistake is a mistake, and supporters of the law—particularly Democratic candidates facing tough races in 2012—need to think through alternatives to ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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2012 US Healthcare: UCR or '$99750 Ear Wax Fraud'? Aetna Wants Court to Stop ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)January 2, 2012

According to the court documents, "Plaintiffs Aetna Health Inc. and Aetna Life Insurance Company (collectively, "Aetna") bring this action under the laws of this state against Defendants Ifeolumipo O. Sofola, MD ("Dr. Sofola"), Navin Subramanian, ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Morro Bay woman attacked and beat 86-year-old mother, police say
San Luis Obispo TribuneJanuary 6, 2012

By AnnMarie Cornejo | A Morro Bay woman is in jail facing charges of attempted murder and elder abuse after allegedly severely beating her elderly mother Monday. Police say that Susanna Dyer, 63, walked into her mother's ...more »

Living Wills
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The Unconstitutional Constitution
New York Times (blog)January 2, 2012

The central bank law was changed in small ways at the last minute to respond to the EU warnings that Hungary must maintain the independence of the bank. As a result, under the new law, the current embattled MNB president, András Simor, keeps his job at ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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What's at Stake in Iowa? The Economy, Stupid!
The Fiscal TimesJanuary 3, 2012

“'Taxes are the price we pay for civilization,' according to Oliver Wendell Holmes. This claim has cost us dearly… If we as a nation continue to believe that paying for civilization through taxation is a wise purchase and the only way to achieve ...more »


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