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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 »

Reforms coming to the state foster care system
kjrh.comMarch 1, 2012

"Litigation was hotly contested for years," said Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. "The state defended the case pretty aggressively," said Marica Lowry, executive director of Children's Rights. It's all been over a federal suit that claims the ...more »

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Dangerous Premises
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Disabled Woman Fights Eviction Over 3-Pound Dog
Cleveland News - Fox 8March 1, 2012

However, condo rules show that only owners who live in their units can have pets — and tenants renting units cannot. The Banks' landlord has been hounded by the condo board since March 2010 to get little Georgie out of his unit, based on letters from ...more »

Housing Discrimination
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GUEST OPINION: Sonoma County fails test on fair housing
Santa Rosa Press DemocratMarch 4, 2012

By STEVE HARPER Housing discrimination takes many forms. It can be blatant, as when an ad for an apartment rental states “no children.” Or it can be subtle, as when a lender offers to lend at a slightly higher mortgage interest rate to a Latino ...more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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Fed up, New Orleans looks to shake Murder City title
CNN InternationalMarch 1, 2012

Meanwhile, a neighborhood youth center breaks down barriers with pizza and basketball. Getting to the youth seems integral to any solution. Of the 26 slayings in January, more than half the victims hadn't seen their 30th birthdays.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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Treat yourself: 10 gadgets that make spring cleaning suck less
DVICEMarch 13, 2012

Its dual sprayers spin 360 degrees to increase its reach, and the included cleaning solution fights soap scum, mold and mildew. Scrubbing Bubbles claims the product can keep showers clean for 30 days at a time, but customer reviews indicate the product ...more »

Supe Avalos Calls For Moratorium On Foreclosures In SF
The San Francisco AppealMarch 21, 2012

by Bay City News To protect homeowners from what San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos is calling "unfair and unlawful" practices by lenders, Avalos introduced a resolution today calling for a moratorium on home foreclosures and related evictions and ...more »

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