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NCAA agrees to $75M settlement in concussion class action

By: Debra Cassens Weiss

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has agreed to up a medical screening program for all current and former athletes as part of a $75 million settlement in a suit claiming a concussions policy was needed to preserve the health of student athletes. 116 more words

Law

New Practie Niche - Can Law Cure Disease?

I often get questions about underserved areas of practice that other lawyers might not have thought of, so when I see what I think may be a potential new practice opportunity I like to mention. 211 more words

Client Development

Obamacare hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. 816 more words

News

ProPublica's Ongoing Series and Investigation Into Medicare Waste And Fraud.

Fanny Pack Mixup Unravels Massive Medicare Fraud Scheme, by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica

http://www.propublica.org/article/fanny-pack-mixup-unravels-massive-medicare-fraud-scheme

This article is part of an ongoing investigation by ProPublica into Medicare fraud. 251 more words

Criminal Law

Hobby Lobby Wins Contraceptive Ruling in Supreme Court

(WASHINGTON) — Companies are not required to pay for employees’ contraceptives for women if they have religious objections, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

The justices’ decision came in a 5-4 ruling in the much anticipated case. 330 more words

National

Suit says Chobani Greek Yogurt isn’t made in Greece and has more sugar than an ice cream bar

By: Debra Cassens Weiss

A deceptive-practices lawsuit (PDF) filed Thursday in Brooklyn federal court says Chobani Greek Yogurt is deceptively marketed as a healthy product, though it typically contains more sugar than a Nestle fudge ice cream bar. 405 more words

Law

Will Insurers Win Battle Against Rising Cancer Treatment Costs?

Insurers Take Up Fight Against Rising Chemotherapy Costs, by Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News 

http://tinyurl.com/no6clm6

Some cancer patients and their insurers are seeing their bills for chemotherapy jump sharply, reflecting increased drug prices and hospitals’ push to buy oncologists’ practices and then bill at higher rates.

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