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HealthSouth Comments on Civil Litigation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS ) today issued the following statement regarding civil litigation in Jefferson County Circuit Court against Richard M. Scrushy. "We are pleased to see that justice has been served through this judgment an...

U.S. Civil Rights Commission to Hold Public Briefing on Health Care Disparities Between Minorities and Non-Minorities, and Business Meeting

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following press release was issued today by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: DATE AND TIME: Friday, June 12, 2009; 9:30 a.m. EDT PLACE: 624 9th St., N.W. Room 540 Washington, DC 20425 BRIEFING AGENDA The U.S. Commiss...

Manhattan Personal Injury Attorney Blames Insurance Industry For Negative Perception Of Civil Justice System

David Perecman, founder of the personal injury attorney firm in Manhattan, is standing up against insurance companies and big business New York, NY (PRWEB) May 14, 2009 -- New York personal injury lawyers can have a tough time against large pocketed companies such as ...

Whistleblowers' Complaints Lead Eli Lilly to Pay $800 Million to Settle Civil Medicaid Fraud Charges, According to Berg & Androphy

HOUSTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The $800 million settlement that Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) has agreed to pay to settle civil False Claims Act charges related to allegedly false or fraudulent marketing, promotion and sale of its drug Zyprexa can be traced to the courageous stands ta...

Rite Aid Corporation and Subsidiaries Agree to Pay $5 Million in Civil Penalties to Resolve Violations in Eight States of the Controlled Substances Act

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rite Aid Corporation (Rite Aid) and nine of its subsidiaries in eight states have agreed to pay $5 million in civil penalties to settle allegations of violations of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), the Department of Justice announced today. ...

Pulmonary Fibrosis Contributes to Beloved Civil Rights Writer and Folk Singer Odetta's Death

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Music and civil rights icon Odetta succumbed December 2 as a result of multiple illnesses. One of them was pulmonary fibrosis (PF), an illness that relentlessly fills the lungs with scar tissue and suffocates its victims, and is one of the deadl...

Faith and Civil Society Leaders Hold Interfaith Service to Commemorate World AIDS Day

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- With new HIV infections outpacing the number of people newly put on treatment worldwide, faith and civil society leaders will gather this World AIDS Day to call for a global commitment to effective prevention, treatment and care. The service, which will take pl...

Saddleback Civil Forum on Global Health to Honor President George W. Bush on World AIDS Day:

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Rick Warren will present President George W. Bush with the first "International Medal of PEACE" from the Global PEACE Coalition in recognition of his unprecedented contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS and other diseases during the Saddleback Civil Foru...

November 23 Marks Tenth Anniversary of the Largest Civil Settlement in U.S. History

American Lung Association Urges States to End the Tobacco Settlement Spending Spree and Direct Funds to Protect Public Health WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Sunday, November 23, 2008, will mark the ten year anniversary of the signing of the largest civil settlement in...

Global Med Technologies(R), Inc.'s Inlog Subsidiary Places Transfusion Management Software in Five Hospitals of the Civil Hospices of Lyon

Second Largest French University Hospital System Chooses Software for Security of Its Computerized Transfusion Solutions DENVER, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Med Technologies(R), Inc. ("Global Med" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOB), an international e-Health, ...

Wachovia Foundation Announces $1 Million Each for Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Center for Civil and Human Rights

ATLANTA, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fundraising for two of Atlanta's most high-profile community initiatives received a big boost Thursday. Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and Wachovia's Atlanta President, Kendall Alley, announced $1 million each in funding to the Atlanta BeltLine Part...

Statement from AAJ President Kathleen Flynn Peterson on ATRA's Latest Attack on Civil Justice Attorneys

Peterson: 'How Can Anyone Take these Groups Seriously When They Release Studies Based on a Methodology of Google Searches?' WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- The American Tort Reform Association's (ATRA) and the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest's (CMPI) so-called st...

AARP Calls New EEOC Policy 'A Civil Rights and Economic Fiasco'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP Legislative Policy Director David Certner gave the following statement today in response to a new Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) rule. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070209/NYF043LOGO ) "This policy is ...

Scandal of invisibility plagues countries with no civil registries

Most people in Africa and Asia are born and die without leaving a trace in any official records, giving policymakers and researchers little information on which to base public health decisions, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher and colleagues say in a paper published today (...

DaVita Receives Civil Complaint

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ), today announced it received a copy of a civil complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California by plaintiff Sheet Metal Workers National Health Fund. The complaint names as defendants ...

Are civil unions a 600-year-old tradition?

A compelling new study from the September issue of the Journal of Modern History reviews historical evidence, including documents and gravesites, suggesting that homosexual civil unions may have existed six centuries ago in France. The article is the latest from the ongoing Contemporary Issues in ...

Various Civil Society Groups Form Alliance to Fight HIV/AIDS

At least 29 different civil society groups, including people living with HIV, have formed an alliance in Assam to jointly fight HIV/AIDS that has assumed epidemic proportions in the region. "The need for a common platform of civil society groups, NGOs, media, trade unions, and people living...

India-Born 'Dr Death' Faces Civil Suits

An India-born surgeon Jayant Patel, referred as "Dr Death" by the media, faces manslaughter charges in Sydney, Australia followed by further investigations //on the death of another patient of the doctor. It has also been revealed that some of Patel's victims have instructed Nicol Robinson Hall...

Pakistan civil servants may retire at 62

Pakistan is contemplating raising the retirement age for civil servants from 60 to 62 in view of the increased life expectancy and a soaring pension bill//. Moreover, improving health standards and authorities' penchant by authorities to grant arbitrary extensions to those retiring are being ...

Health Minister-Gujarat Rushed To Civil Hospital

Ashok Bhatt, Gujarat Health minister was admitted to UN Mehta’s civil hospital on Thursday morning. Hospital authorities said, he was admitted// for the complaint of chest pain. He rus...

Betterment Of Health In Case Of Gay And Lesbian Civil Partnerships

Gay and lesbian civil partnerships (gay marriage) is thought to bring an increased number of health benefits. Researchers said that such marriage lead to betterment in the health of both sexes in a variety of ways. // Civil partnerships for gay couples also offer numerous advantages. Professor ...

Health Insurance Whistleblower Urges Obama Health Chiefs to Join Him at Free Urban Health Care 'Expedition' in L.A. Stadium

...e Center for Media and Democracy, was also recently interviewed by Bill Moyers for PBS. He received a public service award last week from California's civil Justice Foundation. See the Moyers interview at http://www.sourc ewatc h .org/index.php?title=Wendell_Potter Get link to Potte...

Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Tyler R. Hill Against Ambassadors Group, docleaf, et al., Officially Settled

... MOUND, Minn., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Allen and Sheryl Hill of Mound, Minn., today announced the official settlement of their civil action for wrongful death of their 16-year-old son, Tyler Hill; invasion of privacy; and fraud against Ambassadors Group Inc., People to People Intern...

US Oncology Reports Second Quarter Operating Results

...mber 1, 2009. As previously disclosed, during the fourth quarter of 2005, we received a subpoena from the United States Department of Justice's civil Litigation Division ("DOJ") requesting a broad range of information about us and our business, generally in relation to our contracts and relationship...

State Regulation of Massage Therapy Will Improve Public Health, Safety

...pitude or a felony, or if the licensee engages in immoral or unprofessional conduct. The licensure law authorizes the board to impose a $10,000 civil penalty on a massage therapist who violates the act, a person who employs a massage therapist in violation of the act, or an individual who holds hims...

Immigration Attorneys Make Immigration Law & Employment Visas Easier for Foreign Workers, U.S. Employers, Corporations and Corporate Counsel

...igibility Verification Retention and Production For Inspection Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices and Document Abuse Employer civil Fine Proceedings No Match Letters From The SSA Responding To CIS and DOL Audits To receive our free immigration newsletter and information...

Premier of Split Estate at DocuWeeks 2009 to Call National Attention to Urban Drilling in New York and Los Angeles

...lling boom in the Rocky Mountain West struggle against the erosion of their civil liberties, their communities and their health. It offers a poignant call fo...lling boom in the Rocky Mountain West struggle against the erosion of their civil liberties, their communities and their health. Zeroing in on Garfield ...

Disability.gov Adds Social Media Tools, Disability Resources and a New Design to Complement Information from 22 Federal Agencies

...nced to provide more information in as efficient and interactive setting as possible." The site is organized into 10 subject areas: benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, health, housing, technology and transportation. By selecting a category, visito...

Raytheon to Provide California First Responders and Healthcare Personnel Electronic Patient Tracking System

...a first responders with open-standard communications solutions to improve efficiency and enhance community safety," said William Iannacci, director of civil Communications Solutions for Raytheon. "Applying our systems integration expertise with our proven technology enables the California public safety com...

Language Line Services Honored by Nebraska Association for Translators & Interpreters (NATI)

...and health care workers. Bruce Adelson, an expert in Title VI of the civil Rights Act (and a featured speaker at the NATI event on legal compliance wi...ation," Adelson added. Adelson, a former U.S. Department of Justice, civil Rights Division Senior Attorney, is now the CEO of Federal Compliance Consu...

Dignitaries Come Together to Honor Participants in the Team Sarcoma Initiative

... an impressive display of the impact that committed individuals from within civil society can have to further a specific cause." The ambassador wen...t, as diplomats, we have much to learn from such efforts, as individuals in civil society organizations from around the world work together across borders to...

National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for July, 2009

...ng important issues, and will become the foundation of discussion for Summit delegates as they develop future policy recommendations. Subjects include civil rights (including voting issues), employment (including asset accumulation and finance), disability statistics and data education, healthcare (includi...

Nutraceutical Reports Fiscal 2009 Q3 Results and Expands Share Repurchase Program

...thy foods channel, (ii) interruption of business or negative impact on sales and earnings due to acts of God, acts of war, terrorism, bio-terrorism or civil unrest, (iii) adverse publicity or negative consumer perception regarding nutritional supplements, (iv) changes in government regulations, (v) product...

NBTY Reports Third Quarter Results

...plement industry; (ii) interruption of business or negative impact on sales and earnings due to acts of God, acts of war, terrorism, bio- terrorism, civil unrest or disruption of mail service; (iii) adverse publicity regarding nutritional supplements; (iv) inability to retain customers of companies (or m...

CIGNA Whistleblower Calls for More Heath Insurance Accountability in Heath Care Reform

...09, 8:30 a.m. Where : Hilton civil Justice Foundation Breakfast of Champions Roo...ive turned whistleblower will give a speech at the civil Justice Foundation's annual Breakfast of Champions...er the industry. Potter will receive the civil Justice Foundation's Community Champion Award. ...

UCI Medical Affiliates, Inc.'s Internal Investigation Leads to Former Executive Officer Pleading Guilty to Criminal Charges

...fraud and brought it to the attention of the SEC and the United States Attorneys Office. During the resulting investigations of both the criminal and civil probes, UCI cooperated extensively, and it voluntarily provided all requested materials to federal investigators." ...

Human Rights Campaign Announces Speakers at 25th Annual Bay Area Gala

...'s largest gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization, today announced its speakers ...Rights Campaign. A vocal supporter of gay civil rights and gay marriage across the country, actres...The Human Rights Campaign is America 's largest civil rights or ganization w or king to achieve gay...

Charlotte Attorney Calls on North Carolina Senate to Pass "Comparative Negligence" Bill in Order to Better Protect Injury Victims in State

...negligence" standard to cases where people are accidentally harmed. Contributory negligence is a legal doctrine stating that if a plaintiff in a civil case involving negligence was also negligent in any way, they cannot receive any compensation from the defendant, even if they were found to be only 1...

Louisiana Tells Congress: Stop Healthcare Discrimination

... disabled people. This violates the intent of the civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. In the CMS civil Rights Compliance Statement, Nancy-Ann DeParle ple..." NACDEP's plan will restore access, stop civil rights violations, decrease government-induced hea...

AMERIGROUP Public Policy Institute, Black Leadership Forum, Inc. Convene Summit to Examine Preterm Birth Policy Solutions

...ealth. About the Black Leadership Forum, Inc. The Black Leadership Forum, Inc. is an alliance of over 30 national African American civil rights and service organizations in the United States of America. Member organizations are strategically linked together to strategically advocate fo...
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