Monthly Archives: June 2013

"How ‘Rocky’ Rodriguez Helped George W. Bush Take the White House," Raquel Rodriguez featured

Raquel “Rocky” Rodriguez was featured in the article “How ‘Rocky’ Rodriguez Helped George W. Bush Take the White House,” in the 2013 edition of Miami Super Lawyers magazine.

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"Four Factors Physicians Should Consider Before Job Termination," The Hospitalist, Steven Harris

Steven Harris wrote the article, “Four Factors Physicians Should Consider Before Job Termination,” published in the Hospitalist.

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"You may be claiming only a fraction of your potential IC-DISC tax saving," Smart Business, Mark Klimek quoted

Mark Klimek was quoted in the Smart Business article, “You may be claiming only a fraction of your potential IC-DISC tax saving.”

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"Evidence Stacking Up Against Aaron Hernandez," Bruce Reinhart interviewed

McDonald Hopkins attorney Bruce Reinhart was interviewed by THELAW.TV regarding the Aaron Hernandez murder trial. The segment can be found by clicking here.

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"In new era, political parties fade," Columbus Dispatch, Steve LaTourette featured

Steve LaTourette was featured in the Columbus Dispatch article, “In new era, political parties fade.”

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"Boehner’s soft approach seen as boon, bane," The Oregonian, Steve LaTourette quoted

Steve LaTourette was quoted in The Oregonian article, “Boehner’s soft approach seen as boon, bane.”

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Medicaid Disallows Reimbursement, Requires Reporting for Provider Preventable Conditions

Starting  July 1, 2013, the Washington Medicaid program will not pay a provider for the health care costs of treating conditions that the provider could have prevented.  The rule, WAC 182-502-0022, contains a long list of such conditions and adds a few more acronyms to health care speak, including: (1) PPC – provider preventable conditions […]

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Week of June 24, 2013 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

This week’s round up covers some hot topics in the news this week – the untimely passing of actor James Gandolfini (who coincidentally shares a hometown with me) and the Supreme Court’s strike down of DOMA:

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Boxing clever: Controlling the dispute resolution process

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‘You will observe the Rules of Battle, of course?’ the White Knight remarked, putting on his helmet too. ‘I always do’, said the Red Knight, and they began banging away at each other with such fury that Alice got behind a tree to be out of the way of the blows.

Disputes in business are an unpleasant fact of life. Litigation is a bruising process, likely to impact significantly on cash flow and, just as importantly, on management time. But there are a number of decisions that can be taken at the outset of a business relationship that may increase the level of control an organisation exerts over the dispute resolution process, ensuring so far as possible that litigation proceeds on the organisation’s own terms. More…

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Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA: What This Means in the Workplace

On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued a very important decision in United States v. Windsor relating to same-sex marriage. The case relies on the old-sounding philosophy of states’ rights to support a modern concept. Persons in same-sex marriages will now be governed by the same federal rules that apply to heterosexual marriages. The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which only recognized heterosexual marriages when doling out over 1,000 federal benefits and entitlements, is now confirmed as unconstitutional. In addition to qualifying for joint income tax rates and lower estate taxes, employee benefits just got better for same-sex families. Health insurance and flex plans can now be available on a tax-free basis to all same-sex spouses, not just those who meet the special tests for Section 105(b) dependent status. And same-sex spouses will now get ERISA retirement plan rights that were previously required only for heterosexual spouses.

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