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Dept. of Veterans Affairs Publishes Final Rule for Needs-Based Benefits: General Overview

On September 18, 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) published its final rule for needs-based benefits, including the VA pension program that assists many of our clients with long-term care related expenses. The new rules, which will become effective … Continue reading

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Dept. of Justice Approves Disney’s Purchase of Fox Assets

The government’s approval was based on the condition that Disney, which already owns ESPN, divest 22 regional sports networks. Read more detail on Recent Business Law posts – Last search terms:justice dept approves disneys purchase fox

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Former Dept of Justice Attorney Sentenced To 30 Months For Obtaining Information About Companies Named in Qui Tam Lawsuits and Using That Information in Private Practice.

Sometimes clients will believe that by hiring attorneys who have just left the government, they can obtain confidential information. While those attorneys have relationships with the other attorneys and agents, they have strict ethical rules where they cannot use information … Continue reading

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State Dept closes Mexican consulate, warns Americans in Yucatan area

The State Department abruptly closed the US consulate in the popular tourist destination of Playa del Carmen late Wednesday evening and ordered  US government employees to stay out of the area. They warn other Americans either in the region or … Continue reading

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Interior Dept. wants to lower royalties that offshore oil, coal companies pay

Enlarge / Oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. There are nearly 5,000 functioning oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, and 27,000 abandoned wells. (Photo by: Dave Walsh/VW Pics/UIG via Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images) Last week the Interior … Continue reading

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