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White Collar Watch - February 2014

Contents - False Claims Act ruling opens door to large damage awards... pages 1 - 2 - Supreme Court asked if state universities are exempt from liability under the False Claims Act... pages 2 - 4 -...more

Recent Cases of Interest to Regulators

Off Duty Conduct - Fountain v. British Columbia College of Teachers, 2013 BCSC 773 (British Columbia Supreme Court) - Fountain, a teacher, fired a shot from a rifle over the heads of his sons in the aftermath of...more

Massachusetts Anti-Bullying Law Amended To Extend Protections To Students Bullied By School Staff

Governor Patrick of Massachusetts has signed into law an amendment to the state’s anti-bullying law, M.G.L. c. 71, § 37O, which effectively extends the protections of the law to students bullied by school staff. Prior to...more

3 iPhone DUI and DWI Apps for Measuring Blood Alcohol Intoxication Levels

3 iPhone DUI and DWI Apps for Measuring Blood Alcohol Intoxication Levels We all know that if you are going out with friends for the night and are planning to drink alcohol, then the best thing to do is to leave the car at...more

White Collar Crime & Investigations Law Update -- March 2012

In This Issue: "The Second Semester Begins: Outcome of High School SAT Scandal Prosecutions May Hinge Upon Privilege Issues" and "Health Care, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Fraud Investigations-Unprecedented...more

HOSPITAL REPORTING OF DEATHS BY RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION §

The Patients’ Rights CoP establishes, among other things, a reporting requirement for all hospital deaths associated with the use of restraint or seclusion for behavior management (42 CFR § 482.13(f)(7)). The...more

Advice for Parents : What To Look For In a Day Care Center?

Working parents have many challenge. One such challenge is to find a good day care center for their children while they are at work. ...more

Controversy Over Vaccines and Autism Continues

This past February, the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC handed down decisions in three test cases concerning childhood vaccinations and Autism. Their ruling was that vaccines, specifically the MMR...more

Michigan DUI Courts Outcome Evaluation

In the past 18 years, one of the most dramatic developments in the movement to reduce substance abuse among the U.S. criminal justice population has been the implementation of drug courts across the country. The first drug...more

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