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California cracks down on rehab clinics after CNN/CIR investigation
CNNAugust 1, 2013

And time and again, clinics accused of fraud and cited for serious violations have nonetheless managed to draw increasing amounts of government money. Related: Rehab rackets includes fraud, felons and fakes · Related: Teens used as pawns in rehab ...more »

With General Solicitations Soon To Be Permitted, It's Time To Recall The ...
The National Law ReviewAugust 1, 2013

When general solicitations are at long last permitted, issuers and broker-dealers should not lose sight of California's securities advertising rules. Many may be surprised to learn that the California Corporate Securities Law prohibits any person from ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Affordable Care Act Boosts Status Of Alternative Medicine -- At Least On Paper
Huffington PostAugust 5, 2013

And with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the field could make even more headway in the mainstream health care system. That is, unless the fine print -- in state legislation and insurance plans -- falls short because of unclear language ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz talks defunding health care law at RedState
Midland Reporter-TelegramAugust 4, 2013

NEW ORLEANS -- A grassroots effort among conservative opponents of President Barack Obama's health care law could persuade skittish Republicans to take funding away from the law and overcome Democrats' arguments that any resulting shutdown of ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Couple accused of abusing senior in her own home
WSB AtlantaAugust 30, 2013

Both are officially charged with the felony of elder exploitation. Dunwoody police said the husband and wife moved into a 65-year-old woman's house in 2011 to act as the woman's caretakers. But in the following months, police said the couple took ...more »

Living Wills
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New HS2 task force will provide "counterbalance" to project opposition, says ...
Out-Law.comAugust 1, 2013

Infrastructure expert Jonathan Hart of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com, said that the group "may also help provide a counter-balance to the numbers being raised by the Mayor of London", which seemed to indicate a rise in costs. The HS2 ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Walgreen Defrauded Medicare, Gave Kickbacks, FCA Suit Says
Law360 (subscription)August 14, 2013

Law360, Los Angeles (August 13, 2013, 10:20 PM ET) -- Walgreen Co. violated the False Claims Act by luring Medicare customers to its pharmacy with gift cards and other government-financed incentives, according to a suit that was unsealed in Michigan ...more »

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