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State's top court to hear developer's suit over records
New Jersey HeraldJanuary 1, 2012

As part of the trial case decision, the judge said it appears that Chelsea Property Group was "lending aid to assistance to the Law Clinic" but that Sussex Commons "is not entitled to the substance of those communications." Kelly filed an appeal to the ...more »

Facebook flirting triggers divorces
Times of IndiaJanuary 1, 2012

Facebook was cited as a reason for a third of divorces last year in which unreasonable behaviour was a factor, according to law firm Divorce-Online . The firm said it had seen a 50% jump in the number of behaviour-based divorce petitions that contained ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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2012 US Healthcare With ERISA Gold Teeth: Supreme Court Decisions Changed Your ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)January 3, 2012

In 2011, the Supreme Court has completely changed the healthcare legal landscape, correcting federal law, ERISA, from no remedies ("No Teeth") to "appropriate equitable relief" with "make-whole remedies" or surcharge ("Gold Teeth"). ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Government defends core of health care overhaul
Salt Lake TribuneJanuary 7, 2012

The health care law has attracted intense opposition from Republicans, including the party's presidential candidates, all of whom have vowed to repeal it if elected. The individual insurance requirement has been a particular lightning rod because it ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Ohio Jewish retirement community opens elder abuse shelter
Jewish Telegraphic AgencyJanuary 3, 2012

Abused seniors from four counties -- Hamilton, Warren, Butler and Clermont -- will be allowed an emergency stay of 90 to 120 days, during which they will have access to the community's activities as well as medical care, the center said in a news ...more »

Living Wills
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7 signs we're living in the post-privacy era
msnbc.comJanuary 4, 2012

"So, with all the mobile computing smartphones are capable of, it comes as no surprise that law enforcement wants to get their hands on the digital goodies. And unfortunately, in 2011 courts gave them the ammunition to do so." In December, a Carrier IQ ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Medicaid News: Texas To Limit Dual Eligible Reimbusements, Wis. To Lift Cap On ...
Kaiser Health NewsJanuary 3, 2012

As Colorado lawmakers prepare for hard budget choices in the 2012 session, House Republicans are urging the state to reinstate an asset test for Medicaid recipients. Their argument comes despite the fact that the new federal health care law bars states ...more »

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