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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 »

Public authorities and the Freedom of Information Law
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

The Freedom of Information Law gives members of the public a general right of access to records held by public authorities (other than exempt records). But what is a 'public authority' for these purposes? The answer to this question raises some ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Washington Personal Injury Lawyer Charged With Fraud
ClaimsJournal.comMarch 7, 2012

From the 1990s until late 2010 he represented people in personal injury and employment law cases, and he would sometimes settle their cases without telling them, then keep the money. Prosecutors say he used the money for living and business expenses, ...more »

Two thirds of Brits have suffered a fashion-related injury
Easier (press release)March 6, 2012

When it comes to style, the saying “no pain, no gain” is most definitely true, with new research by Personal Injury law specialist First4lawyers, revealing that two thirds (66%) of Brits have suffered from a fashion-related injury.more »

Car Accidents
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NJ Supreme Court Justice Virginia Long required to retire
The Star-Ledger - NJ.comMarch 5, 2012

She lost most of the sight in her left eye after a serious car accident in 2004. One of only four women in her graduating class of 125 at Rutgers School of Law in Newark, Long was admitted to the bar in 1966 at a time when female lawyers were scarce.more »

Intentional Torts
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ASK A LAWYER: Tort law falls into 3 broad categories
Edmond SunMarch 3, 2012

Thousands of court opinions have established tort law over centuries. So, the question cannot be completely answered in short order. But some basic facts help illustrate the nature of tort. Torts are creatures of “common law” — the part of the law ...more »

Mass Accidents
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South Florida Car Accident Lawyer Says Drug-Impaired Motorists Threaten ...
PR Web (press release)March 1, 2012

The law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, has provided professional and compassionate legal assistance to personal injury and accident victims in South Florida on the Treasure Coast since 1975. The firm's practice areas include car accidents, ...more »

Defective Products
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Finding treasure in trash: How Hitendra Chaturvedi built 100-crore business by ...
Economic TimesMarch 5, 2012

It refers to the backward supplychain network, where a product moves from the end-consumer- the purchaser-to the manufacturer for reuse, disposal or surplus sale. This increases the manufacturing company's overall efficiency by reducing the cost of ...more »

Toxic Torts
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ANDLER v. CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING, INC.
Leagle.comMarch 1, 2012

Clear Channel cross-appeals the denial of its motion for judgment as a matter of law on the issue of liability. Because the district court properly applied Ohio tort law, we AFFIRM the denial of Clear Channel's motion. We REVERSE the district court's ...more »

Utah Personal Injury Lawyers Appear in Newsweek and Major Media Networks
PR Web (press release)March 1, 2012

A string of recent media appearances has highlighted a firm that already stands out in excellence amongst fellow Utah personal injury lawyers. The mounting accolades awarded to attorneys Ken Christensen and Russ Hymas of the Christensen Law Firm are ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Virginia Senate approves right to sue for wrongful death of fetus
Washington Post (blog)March 5, 2012

(Steve Helber - AP) expectant parents to sue over the wrongful death of a fetus. The Senate has been closely and fiercely divided on a number of abortion-related bills this General Assembly session, including a “personhood” bill that had sought to ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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NYC links drop in foodborne illness to grades
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionMarch 6, 2012

AP NEW YORK — New York City officials say initial data show salmonella infections have decreased by more than 13 percent over the first full year of giving out letter grades for restaurants. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and health officials attributed the ...more »

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