Hilton Head Hospital has been named in a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that the hospital paid kickbacks to a clinic that directed expectant, undocumented mothers living in the United States to the hospital as a way to increase Medicaid revenue.
NC Policy Watch recently published an article highly critical of the North Carolina Supreme Court’s August 30, 2013 decision in Bumpers v. Community Bank of Northern Virginia. In Bumpers, the North Carolina Supreme Court reversed a summary judgment ruling in favor of a victim of predatory lending practices.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued a report on August 21, 2013 detailing widespread mortgage servicing problems at both banks and nonbanks. The report also found that a number of nonbanks lack effective systems for ensuring compliance with federal law.
Public Citizen analyzed data over a 10-year period related to healthcare costs and the number of medical malpractice claims and the amount paid to resolve such claims. The data demonstrates that since 2003 medical malpractice payments have fallen 28.8 percent.
If you are in a collision, immediately check the NADA value for your area to determine the retail value of your vehicle. You should also contact the insurance company and ask them to disclose the actual cash value they are using when they are calculating the 75 percent safety rule.
On September 4, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued a bulletin setting forth CFPB’s expectations regarding investigation of consumer reporting agency disputes.