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Northern Ireland report: Statistically the future is Catholic and female
Belfast TelegraphMarch 1, 2012

Both dissident republicans and loyalists who have turned to crime look likely to continue to operate. The dissidents have a far lower capacity than the IRA enjoyed at any point in their campaign but they have no political exit strategy.more »

Extendicare REIT Announces 2011 Fourth Quarter and Year-end Results
Daily Commercial NewsMarch 1, 2012

... a bill was passed that will reduce the amount of reimbursable bad debt for dually eligible residents from 100% to 65% over a three-year period commencing in 2013. The estimated impact of this change for Extendicare REIT is US$2.5 million in 2013, ...more »

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Woods testifies in favor of new RI bill
Providence Eyewitness NewsMarch 1, 2012

Joseph McNamara introduced the Benevolent Gestures Bill that would make expressions of sympathy, condolence or compassion by a medical professional inadmissible as evidence in malpractice cases. Woods' family filed a lawsuit with Kent Hospital over two ...more »

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Actor Woods supports RI's medical apology bill
Charlotte ObserverMarch 1, 2012

Woods spoke to lawmakers Wednesday about the need for a bill making doctors' apologies inadmissible in malpractice suits. He said a simple apology can help families make sense out of their loss. Studies show medical malpractice claims decrease when ...more »

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Advocates: Women's Needs Not Addressed in Prison Realignment Plan
California HealthlineMarch 2, 2012

... care system after determining that an average of one inmate per week died as a result of malpractice or neglect. Last spring, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a law (AB 109) that shifts low-level offenders to county jails to address prison overcrowding.more »

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Noted Dallas Litigator Carol Payne Joins Taber Estes Thorne & Carr
MarketWatch (press release)March 6, 2012

With nearly 20 years of experience, Ms. Payne represents clients in a wide range of complex commercial and business litigation, and appellate matters, including real estate disputes, contract claims, False Claims Act cases, and energy-related ...more »

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