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Sanctions are ‘effective’ method to build global stability, Security Council told
Sanctions are ‘effective’ method to build global stability, Security Council told
11/25/2014 6:22:01 PM
From Afghanistan and Angola to Haiti and the former Yugoslavia, sanctions implemented by the United Nations Security Council have had a positive track record, proving their efficacy and economy in supporting Member States overcome instability, the top UN political official said today. “UN sanctions have proved to be an effective complement to other Security Council instruments …
KBR Compelled To Release Internal Reports Documenting Iraq War Contracting Fraud
11/24/2014 6:01:58 PM
Washington, D.C. November 24, 2014. A U.S District Court judge has ordered defense contractor Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), the massive multinational company responsible for many of the construction projects in the Iraq war, to turn over incriminating documents prepared as part of an internal investigation of multi-million dollar war contracting fraud. The order to produce …
False insurance claims leads to jail term, orders of restitution to Aviva Canada
11/24/2014 11:57:29 AM
Aviva Canada, one of the country’s leading providers of home, auto, leisure and business insurance, today commends the of Durham Regional Police, Toronto Police Service and the Ontario Crown Attorney’s Office for bringing those committing insurance fraud to justice.  On November 13, 2014, Superior Court Justice Christopher Corkery convicted former Aviva Canada policyholder …
Could the Insurer’s war against ‘spurious’ whiplash claims be frightening genuine victims of road traffic accidents?
11/24/2014 4:40:56 AM
Legal reforms put into place in 2013 may have helped cut third-party motor insurance claims for the first time in a decade, but have certain insurers attempted to scare people away from making claims? Legal reforms in the sector such as bans on referral fees and a crackdown on claims management companies (CMC’s) in 2013, has led to many people being put under increased …
FERC Approves Merger of Exelon and PHI Holdings Inc.
11/21/2014 9:30:41 AM
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) yesterday approved the proposed merger of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) and Pepco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POM). The companies announced their proposed merger on April 30. The combination of the companies will bring together Exelon’s three electric and gas utilities – BGE, ComEd and PECO – and Pepco Holdings’ (PHI’s) three electric …
Androgel Lawsuits Scheduled for Late 2016 Trial, Judge Says
11/20/2014 6:16:20 PM
Multidistrict litigation (MDL) for lawsuits alleging injuries from testosterone therapy  was established in the Illinois court in June 2014, after a growing number of similar testosterone cases were filed in courts across the country.  When the MDL for Low T lawsuits was first presented, there were only 45 cases filed. Judge Matthew Kennelly is now overseeing more than 223 …
Lawmakers Press KBR On Gagging Whistleblowers
11/20/2014 6:15:40 PM
Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto’s landmark case,  In re: Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc., et al. , continues to make headlines as members of Congress are joining KKC’s battle aimed at halting the use of non-disclosures agreements to silence whistleblowers.  Members of Congress called on  KBR CEO Stuart Bradie  to come forward with information about the company’s non-disclosure …
Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Anonymous Speech in California Prop. 35 Case
11/20/2014 10:02:06 AM
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that Proposition 35, a 2012 California ballot initiative that would have restricted the rights of registered sex offenders to communicate on the Internet, is likely unconstitutional. The opinion affirms an earlier district court ruling in Doe v. Harris , a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern …
Freeclaim welcome new rules for concussion in rugby union
11/20/2014 9:49:01 AM
Due to many recent incidents, new rules have now been introduced in professional rugby union for the assessment and management of concussion and head injuries. This is further to changes also made by the Football Association early this year in relation to head injuries in football. The rules are designed to minimise the risk of serious head injuries in sport. The changes to …
Overall Tax Cost and Compliance Burden Lower for Business Around the World
11/20/2014 9:46:51 AM
Paying taxes has become easier over the past year for medium-sized companies around the world, the latest report from the World Bank Group and PwC finds. The time it takes an average company to meet its tax obligations dropped by four hours last year, according to the Paying Taxes 2015 study. The report also revealed that the total amount the average company paid in taxes and …
HHS and NIH take steps to enhance transparency of clinical trial results
11/19/2014 1:07:03 PM
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), which proposes regulations to implement reporting requirements for clinical trials that are subject to Title VIII of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA). The proposed rule clarifies requirements to clinical researchers for registering clinical …
Stable Ischemic Heart Disease By Michelle O’Donoghue, MD
11/19/2014 11:14:32 AM
Atlanta, Georgia -- Atlanta legal nurse consultant Liz Buddenhagen listened to Michelle O’Donoghue, MD, cardiologist, discuss “SIHD (Stable Ischemic Heart Disease) Screening and Diagnostic Modalities” in Athens, Georgia on November 12, 2014. The educational lecture was sponsored by Expert Exchange and the Athens Classic City Area American Association of Critical-Care Nurses …
SEC Whistleblower Office Continues Big Improvements
11/19/2014 9:46:07 AM
Washington, D.C. November 19, 2014.  On Monday the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Office of the Whistleblower released its FY 2014 Annual Report.  The report, required by Congress, documented significant improvements in the SEC’s whistleblower program, leading the National Whistleblower Center to point to the SEC program as a model for other federal agencies to …
Leading Independent Insurance Adjusters, Sams & Associates, Announced its New Mediation & Settlement Services Division
11/18/2014 6:53:27 PM
Sacramento, California,  November 18th, 2014  – Sams & Associates Inc., the leader in providing quality, consistency and timeliness in independent claims handling, announced the expansion of their new Mediation and Settlement Services Division today.  Designed to represent our clients in ADR forums, Mediations, Arbitrations, MSC, VSC and Small Claims Hearings; the new …
No One is Immune to Breaches as 183 Million Accounts Compromised in Q3 2014
11/18/2014 8:54:51 AM
Consumers experienced a wide range of data privacy and security threats in the third quarter of 2014 as hackers successfully conducted large-scale attacks against financial services and retail companies as well as consumers’ personal online accounts and identities. These were just some of the findings from the third quarter 2014 Breach Level Index (BLI) released today by …
LexisNexis Risk Solutions launches Fraud Defense Network to fight fraud
11/17/2014 1:03:14 PM
Today LexisNexis Risk Solutions announced the launch of the LexisNexis® Fraud Defense Network, the first-of-its-kind alliance that seeks to link organizations across all industries with resources, information and actionable intelligence to predict, detect and mitigate the risks that fraud presents. The announcement kicks off the company’s participation in International Fraud …
Greenberg Traurig Atlanta Office Hosts 2014 Women’s Business Forum and Brings Together Southeast’s Top Female Leaders
11/14/2014 11:38:50 AM
The Atlanta office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is hosting the 2014 Women’s Business Forum Friday, an annual, invitation-only event that brings together a cross-section of women leaders. The Women’s Business Forum allows women to discuss issues of mutual interest in a setting that is conducive to learning, business development, networking and personal …
Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant At Sepsis, Guillain Barre and Critical Care Cardiology Symposium
11/13/2014 11:47:56 AM
Atlanta, Georgia -- Atlanta legal nurse consultant Liz Buddenhagen attended an educational symposium presented by the Athens Classic City Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, Georgia on November 12, 2014. About the Symposium: Dr. Nehal Bhatt of Athens Pulmonology and the medical director of the St. Mary’s …
TTIP: Big Opportunity for Small Business
11/13/2014 11:32:24 AM
According to a new report by the Atlantic Council conducted in both the United States and the European Union, small and medium businesses based in both America and Europe would benefit from passage of the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP.)  In survey research and interviews conducted with SMEs on both sides of the Atlantic, the study** cites three core …
Nottingham Dentist Has Potentially Infected 22,000 Patients With HIV
Nottingham Dentist Has Potentially Infected 22,000 Patients With HIV
11/13/2014 6:38:58 AM
Dentist Desmond D’Mello of Daybrook Dental Practice in Nottingham worked on 22,000 patients over his 32 years of practice, but appears not to have taken the most basic precautions to prevent the spread of blood borne infections between patients putting thousands of dental patients at serious risk of contracting life threatening diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis and other serious …