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6 Dec 9:00 am
By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On December 1, 2016, Sheila Kahl pled guilty in a New Jersey federal court that she took part in a $1 million Medicare fraud scheme. Kahl admitted to two conspiracy charges deriving from a scheme involving a nonprofit organization that appeared to help seniors navigate through federal benefit programs. In reality, the organization served as a front to subject elderly victims into taking unnecessary DNA tests that Kahl and others would send to clinical labs for analysis. The participants in… [read post]
6 Dec 8:50 am
A new case was just opened in the Bankruptcy Court. The case number and the debtor’s name/adversary complaint plaintiff(s) and defendant(s) are: 1-16-00096 U.S. Trustee v. Wood. This is a breaking news story. More details about this bankruptcy court filing are available on Chapter11Dockets.com. [read post]
6 Dec 8:45 am
  Hello, Michael Stack here with Amaxx. So I just got back from New Orleans, Louisiana; I might be too much of a Northerner to pull off that pronunciation, but nevertheless it was a great time and very valuable time spent at the National Work Comp and Disability Conference last week.     It’s Not The Time Spent At The Conference, It’s What You Do With That Time   We spent a lot of time and we spent a lot of money to attend this conference. Very valuable networking, very valuable meetings, very valuable sessions, but it’s not about the time spent… [read post]
6 Dec 8:44 am
A new case was just opened in the Bankruptcy Court. The case number and the debtor’s name/adversary complaint plaintiff(s) and defendant(s) are: 8-16-75643-reg Flow Properties LLC. This is a breaking news story. More details about this bankruptcy court filing are available on Chapter11Dockets.com. [read post]
6 Dec 8:44 am
by Neil H. BuchananOne of the many, many conspiracy theories that Donald Trump peddled during the election campaign was that the Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, was manipulating the country's monetary policy.  He was wrong, but he was tapping into a deep strain of paranoia on the American right about the powers of our central bank.We will soon see how Trump treats the unique political independence of the Fed.  Even before he takes office, however, there are reasons to worry.  In monetary policy, as in so many other areas of governing, Trump's presidency… [read post]
6 Dec 8:30 am
TOYS FOR TOTS TOY DRIVE PLEASE DONATE AN UNWRAPPED TOY 11/29/16 - 12/16/2016 Collection Sites and Coordinators: Kings County Supreme Court, Civil Term 350 Adams Street, Outside Room 8488 Luz Bryan 347-225-7498 Lissette Morales: Room 1077 Bronx County Supreme Court, Civil Term 851 Grand Concourse, Room 611, and the Rotunda, Bronx, NY Lily Marquez 718-616-1229 Kings County Supreme Court, Criminal Term 320 Jay Street, Room 1478 Evelyn Stewart:… [read post]
6 Dec 8:28 am
A new case was just opened in the Bankruptcy Court. The case number and the debtor’s name/adversary complaint plaintiff(s) and defendant(s) are: 16-03343- Mariner Finance of Virginia, LLC v. Solomon et al. This is a breaking news story. More details about this bankruptcy court filing are available on Chapter11Dockets.com. [read post]
6 Dec 8:26 am
As I noted last spring, the Baker administration had filed legislation to support NPDES delegation to Massachusetts.  At the time, I supported the delegation effort and pleaded with my friends in the environmental community to support it.  Sadly, my pleading fell on deaf ears and the legislation was not enacted. In supporting the legislation, I pointed out that it would be foolish to oppose delegation on the ground that a Democratic administration in Washington would do a better job protecting the environment from evil polluters than a Republican administration in Boston.… [read post]
6 Dec 8:24 am
A new case was just opened in the Bankruptcy Court. The case number and the debtor’s name/adversary complaint plaintiff(s) and defendant(s) are: 16-04130 Ahlgren, Trustee v. Fischer. This is a breaking news story. More details about this bankruptcy court filing are available on Chapter11Dockets.com. [read post]
6 Dec 8:24 am
A new case was just opened in the Bankruptcy Court. The case number and the debtor’s name/adversary complaint plaintiff(s) and defendant(s) are: 16-03133 Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic De v. EINEKE. This is a breaking news story. More details about this bankruptcy court filing are available on Chapter11Dockets.com. [read post]
6 Dec 8:24 am
The court has recognized the rights of officials to prosecute trading cases involving business executives who pass along information to relatives. [read post]
6 Dec 8:24 am
The National Aquarium has chosen design and construction firms based in Baltimore for an animal care facility they plan to open in 2018. Design Collective Inc. is leading the architectural design and construction administration, and Plano-Coudon LLC will head construction management of the new Animal Care and Rescue Center at a 50,000-square-foot property at 9901 East Fayette ... [read post]
6 Dec 8:24 am
Facebook frustrations have seemed to reach new heights lately. NPR's All Tech Considered did a story yesterday with tips on how to spot fake news, which spreads rapidly on social media and seems to add to the angst. But our general discontent can be reduced with the following settings for taming out-of-control news feeds (links go to Facebook's help page for instructions). Unfollow. You will no longer see that person's updates in your news feed but you can still view their profile and remain friends. What the unfollowed friend sees of your stuff remains unchanged, however. Added bonus:… [read post]
6 Dec 8:20 am
Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic (University of Alabama - School of Law and University of Alabama - School of Law) have posted Critical Perspectives on Police, Policing, and Mass Incarceration (104 Geo. L. J. 1531 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is... [read post]
6 Dec 8:20 am
By Savannah Blackwell, BASF Bulletin Contributor This month we highlight tips from Dennis Hanshew, a paralegal with Blacker, Sammis & Blacker; Commissioner Marjorie Slabach, a private judge and retired commissioner... [read post]
6 Dec 8:18 am
In In the Matter of: Divina K. Westerfield, an attorney disciplinary action, the Supreme Court, in a 4-1, per... [read post]
6 Dec 8:18 am
By Tod J. Everage The U.S. 5th Circuit has finally weighed in on the application of the collateral source rule to Longshore benefits. Back in June, we discussed the latest case out of the EDLA discussing this issue. On November 17, 2016, the U.S. Fifth Circuit came to the same conclusion: a plaintiff may only recover the amount actually paid by the LHWCA insurer, not the amount billed. This decision finally settles the dispute that arises in nearly every Longshore case where a Plaintiff demands reimbursement for all medical expenses billed by the provider, including all amounts… [read post]
6 Dec 8:17 am
On November 23, 2016, Wells Fargo successfully defended a class action lawsuit relating to the recent fake account scandal, Mitchell v. Wells Fargo Bank NA.  This class action lawsuit, filed by three Wells Fargo customers in the United States District Court for the District of Utah, called for at least $5 million in damages, as well as potential punitive damages, stemming from the bank’s opening of at least 2 million accounts that its customers did not authorize.  However, Wells Fargo succeeded in having the case referred to arbitration, citing clauses in its account… [read post]
6 Dec 8:15 am
The following is a guest post by George Sadek, a senior legal research analyst at the Law Library of Congress. George has contributed a number of posts to this blog, including posts on Egypt’s new antiterrorism law, the legal processes available to imprisoned journalists in Egypt, the trial of Seif al Islam al Gaddafi, constitutional developments in Egypt, the 2015 municipal elections in Saudi Arabia, and new rules for the construction of churches in Egypt. International Women’s Day 2011 in Tahrir Square, Egypt. (“On International Women’s Day 2011, A… [read post]
6 Dec 8:14 am
Data Table: “Islands of High Income,” Sept. 20, 2012. [map showing household incomes across the United States] [read post]