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Health Law Alert: Providers Beware: OIG Alert Highlights FCA Liability Under ...
JD Supra (press release)March 1, 2012

A recent OIG Alert highlights potential False Claims Act (FCA) liability for physicians whose services are billed to Medicare under an independent contractor reassignment. The February 8, 2012, Alert titled, "OIG Alerts Physicians To Exercise Caution ...more »

Stanislaus County Sheriff: Pot Farms Increasing Problem
KCRA SacramentoMarch 1, 2012

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson applauds the US Attorney's announcement that it will be working with local law enforcement to further crack down on marijuana farms. Sheriff Christianson said the Stansilaus Drug Enforcement Agency, ...more »

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Dangerous Premises
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North Sacramento tenant who owns pit bull fights eviction order [The ...
Insurance News Net (press release)March 6, 2012

Landlords have the right to prevent a tenant from keeping animals. But federal law gives disabled people the right to have service animals of any breed as long as they pose no danger to other tenants. That is the protection that Miller is counting on ...more »

Housing Discrimination
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U.S. enacts rule to put a stop to LGBT housing discrimination
Detroit Free PressMarch 10, 2012

Edwards -- now 18 and studying for her GED while working at the Ruth Ellis Center for homeless and runaway LGBT teens -- was subject to the kind of discrimination targeted by a new federal rule. Enacted earlier this week, the Department of US Housing...more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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'Stand Your Ground' laws lead to greater violence
Springfield News-LeaderMarch 29, 2012

But the paper also found the law being used to excuse violence committed during fights at house parties, disputes between neighbors and disagreements in public parks. “Gangsters are using this law to have gunfights,” Tallahassee state's attorney Willie ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Disputes
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Must a Landlord Provide Heat?
ReutersMarch 5, 2012

Tenants are generally entitled to heat under the implied warranty of habitability -- an unwritten promise that requires residential landlords to maintain the premises. And when the warranty doesn't apply, local law probably does.more »

Mold Claims And Habitability
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Letter: Good moves by city
The State Journal-RegisterMarch 2, 2012

... actual insurance policy/coverage, receives payment for this coverage and pays the claims. State Farm, Country Companies and Springfield's own Horace Mann are insurance companies. The library's north branch was closed because the building had mold.more »

Asbestos removal from Humboldt care home a concern
StarPhoenixMarch 9, 2012

By Joe Couture, The StarPhoenix March 8, 2012 8:17 PM REGINA — Doreen Reinhart was already unhappy with how her 98-year-old father was being evicted from St. Mary's Villa in Humboldt, but when she realized asbestos removal was going on at the same ...more »


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