Beginning this year, Medicare will cover more mental health care costs for older adults, addressing a long-standing issue. However, some problems with Medicare mental health coverage remain. For many years, there was an unjustified disparity between Medicare coverage for mental health care compared to coverage for... 
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Plaintiffs in a personal injury action arising from a car accident typically bring a negligence lawsuit against the other driver or drivers involved in the collision.  But negligence actions can arise from any number of circumstances, and the facts and parties involved can make a huge difference in the outcome of... 
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Anyone with domestic violence charges on record may not have his or her criminal record expunged or sealed in Florida. In Florida, the working definition of domestic violence refers to any criminal offense that causes physical injury to, or the death of, a family or household member when perpetrated by another family... 
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The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced an expansion to its list of Compassionate Allowances conditions. The Compassionate Allowances program affects those applying for Social Security Disability Insurance who have certain very serious illnesses or disabilities. Benefit determinations for those... 
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A Texas court has denied an injunction requested by a Houston eye clinic based on an improper noncompete agreement. LasikPlus of Texas requested a court order to enforce the covenant not to compete against a doctor, formerly employed by the clinic, who planned to open his own clinic nearby. The Fourteenth Court of... 
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A recent report that a one-star general and former commander of the Michigan Air National Guard scammed nearly $200,000 represents a stain on the reputation of military officers in positions of power. Brigadier General Richard G. Elliot, Michigan’s former Air adjutant general, is reported by the inspector general... 
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Choosing the right long-term care services and supports can be difficult. If you are looking for long-term care in New York State, you should be aware of NY Connects: Choices for Long-Term Care. This free, state-funded service can provide you with personalized information over the telephone about options including... 
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Effective March 1, 2014, the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto will move to an electronic filing of E visa comprehensive packages in advance of an interview.  The post announced the change on February 10, 2014 and requests that the visa packages arrive at least 2 weeks in advance of the interview appointment date. ... 
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The Department of Health and Human Services has released the Poverty Guidelines for 2014.  This annual update reflects changes in the preceding year’s Consumer Price Index.  Annual Poverty Guidelines are part of the calculation used in preparing an Affidavit of Support for family based and certain employment... 
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The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has heard arguments over a $180 million jury verdict in a personal injury case, the largest punitive claim in Illinois history. The defendant companies urged the court to overturn a district court’s judgment or lower the damages award in the grain elevator explosion case. The... 
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