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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 »

Law Office Of Brodsky & Smith To Probe Potential Claims Against Parlux Directors
RTT NewsJanuary 1, 2012

The investigation concerns possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law by the Board of Directors of Parlux for not acting in Parlux shareholders' best interests in connection with the sale. by RTT Staff Writer.more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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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 »

Hipaa Compliance
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Supreme Court ruling may affect state health insurance exchange in Alabama
Montgomery AdvertiserJanuary 3, 2012

19 that it would hear arguments March 26-28 on the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act. The law includes a requirement for states to set up exchanges, aimed at allowing consumers to purchase health insurance and apply for subsidies. ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Assisted living facilities under the gun
The News-PressJanuary 20, 2012

Prompted by reports of substandard care and abuse, the Senate is poised to pass much tougher standards for Florida's assisted living facilities, but the initial reaction from key House members and lobbyists remains unclear as bills began to move ...more »

Living Wills
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Fearing political crisis will spark violence, Iraqi Sunnis again leaving mixed ...
Washington PostJanuary 1, 2012

BAGHDAD — The question was disturbing: Why do you live here? Ahmed al-Azami, a Sunni Muslim, has owned a house in Baghdad's Shiite neighborhood of Shaab since 1999. But when Shiite residents recently began questioning why he, a Sunni, was living among ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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New year to bring new rules on e-prescriptions, pill mills
USA TODAYJanuary 1, 2012

1, physician Carl E. Mitchell knows he will face a 1 percent cut in payments he gets for seeing Medicare patients, but the lost money isn't steep enough to convince him to start writing some prescriptions electronically to avoid the hit. ...more »

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