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Looking forward 2012: A better place...
Times of IndiaJanuary 1, 2012

In 2011, a special court for NIA cases and 2G spectrum was established. Sources say more special courts may be formed if the number of cases with the National Investigating Agency increases. The year 2012 will mark the end of the 54-year-old MCD ...more »

How to reap tax savings for selling your products abroad
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

You can also use an IC-DISC to provide an equity type of incentive to employees, which can serve as a motivation tool to improve productivity and increase export sales. Does a company have to be making a certain level of sales for the IC-DISC to make ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Why Medicaid Is No Longer a Voluntary Program
Hawaii ReporterJanuary 3, 2012

Today, states confront the dilemma of having to choose between joining Medicaid or being forced to sacrifice any health care “safety net” for their indigent populations. This is all because of a law enacted by Congress in 1986 called the Emergency ...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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Rings stolen from senior's fingers
Toronto StarJanuary 9, 2012

Is this elder abuse? The purpose of this letter is to identify the lack of attention and interest of authorities that care for our seniors. It hopes to inform others that such abuses and thefts occur so precautions can be taken. ...more »

Living Wills
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Appeals court to rehear South Dakota law promoting abortion-suicide link
American Medical NewsJanuary 2, 2012

9 whether a 2005 South Dakota law mandating what doctors say to women seeking abortions is constitutional. The court will address again a specific provision in the law requiring physicians to inform patients of possible suicide risks in relation to the ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Steve Malman's Chicago Law Firm Targets Poorly Run Nursing Homes
PR Web (press release)January 7, 2012

Thanks to the tireless work of its highly focused Nursing Home Team (including four attorneys, three paralegals and several administrative staffers), the targeting of elder care facilities guilty of neglect, physical abuse and worse has “become a huge ...more »

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