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Aug 20, 2014

MedStar partners with West Health Institute

MedStar Health announced Wednesday a broad collaboration with the Gary and Mary West Health Institute, a medical research nonprofit in Washington, to experiment with various care delivery and payment reforms.

Oct 24, 2013

Tindeco Wharf loses privacy suit brought by tenant; jury awards $5K

A Baltimore city jury has awarded $5,000 to an apartment unit owner who alleged his landlord invaded his privacy by taking photos of his property in an attempt to remove him as a tenant.

May 8, 2013

D.C. taxis to take credit cards by Aug. 31

WASHINGTON — Taxicabs in the District of Columbia will be required to accept credit and debit cards by the end of August. The D.C. Taxicab Commission approved the requirement on Wednesday. It’s part of a broad package of reforms to the taxi industry that city government leaders have been pushing. The implementation of the credit-card […]

May 5, 2013

‘Compensation’ is money, not time, appeals court holds

In a decision that could prove costly to businesses and workers’ compensation insurers, a Maryland appeals court has found that a law passed a dozen years ago does not mean what those groups thought it did.

Oct 16, 2012

Conaway moves ahead on water-bill payment lawsuit

Baltimore City Circuit Court Clerk Frank M. Conaway has moved one step closer toward filing a class action to force the city to collect millions of dollars in delinquent water bills from businesses and other large customers, at the same time that homeowners are at risk of losing their homes because of as little as $35 in unpaid bills.

Sep 19, 2012

Groupon offers smart phone payment service

Groupon launched a payment service Wednesday that allows businesses to accept credit cards using an iPhone or iPod Touch, becoming the latest company to enter the growing mobile payments market. The announcement sent the online deals company’s stock up nearly 14 percent. Groupon shares climbed 65 cents to close at $5.34. The Chicago-based company went […]

Jul 30, 2012

Post office nears historic default on $5B payment

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service is bracing for a first-ever default on billions in payments due to the Treasury, adding to widening uncertainty about the mail agency’s solvency as first-class letters plummet and Congress deadlocks on ways to stem the red ink. With cash running perilously low, two legally required payments for future postal […]

Jul 27, 2012

Realities of Real Estate: The role of real estate agents and how they get paid

How real estate agents can represent someone varies from state to state, and specific buyer or listing agent agreements can also vary, depending on the real estate company you employ.

May 3, 2012

Medicare disruptions seen if health law is struck

WASHINGTON — Tossing out President Barack Obama’s health care law would have major unintended consequences for Medicare’s payment systems, unseen but vital plumbing that handles 100 million monthly claims from hospitals and other service providers, the administration has quietly informed the courts. Although the law made significant cuts to providers and improved prescription and pre[...]

Mar 30, 2012

AOL wins, bloggers lose over Huffington Post payment suit

NEW YORK — The Huffington Post doesn’t have to pay bloggers for providing content for its website in part because they knew from the start they wouldn’t be paid and could have taken their work elsewhere, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Judge John Koeltl dismissed a lawsuit that bloggers filed last year. The […]

Jan 16, 2012

Zappos says customer database hacked

PORTLAND, Ore. — Online shoe seller says a hacker may have accessed the personal information of up to 24 million customers. Customers’ credit card and payment information was not stolen, but names, phone numbers, email addresses, billing and shipping addresses, the last four digits from credit cards and more may have been accessed in […]

Dec 4, 2011

Payment OK for some bone marrow donors

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that most bone marrow donors can be paid, overturning the government’s interpretation of a decades-old law making such compensation a crime punishable by up to five years in prison. In its ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a technological breakthrough makes donating bone […]

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