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Government signals sea change on health care false claims

The U.S. Department of Justice announced a major change in its policy regarding qui tam litigation in October. Moving forward, DOJ will now file a motion to dismiss when it decides a qui tam case is without merit rather than ...

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Sharing, mining patient data in digital health and telemedicine

The use of new technologies such as digital health applications, telemedicine and information exchanges can provide game-changing benefits for providers and patients alike. But with increased sharing comes increased risks to both the security and the privacy of patient information. ...

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The poetry of the law

In honor of National Poetry Month, which is April, I offer you not poetry about law or by lawyers, but observations about the relationship between poetry and law. Some of the quotations are poetic in their own right.

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Researcher, UM Carey graduate questions asylum decisions

Stephen Paskey, a researcher and lecturer at the University at Buffalo School of Law, has been recognized for his scholarly article on what he considers flaws in the procedure for determining whether to grant asylum requests to refugees. Paskey has ...

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Study: Lawyers prefer casual work environment

DETROIT – A nationwide survey shows that a majority of attorneys prefer a casual work environment. According to the study conducted by Robert Half Legal, 44 percent of attorneys prefer a more casual environment, and 15 percent prefer a much ...

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Preservation of Obamacare may be only temporary relief for rural hospitals

Stalled efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act have given rural hospitals a reprieve, health care experts say, but those institutions continue to face financial and operating challenges that have pushed many to close in recent years. In ...

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Genetic testing informs breast cancer treatment

Lifetime risk for breast cancer in women with certain, rare gene mutations can be as much as 87 percent, and genetic testing can help personalize treatment options for those diagnosed. About one in eight American women will be diagnosed with ...

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