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Legal news from Saturday, June 20, 2015
by Ashley Hogan

New records released by the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) Wednesday revealed a confidential legal battle over Medicare over-billing that spanned three years between government officials and UnitedHealth Group. The dispute centered on a 2012 audit obtained through the Freedom of Information Act that revealed UnitedHealth charged too much for Medicare …

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by Ashley Hogan

The UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) downgraded the security rating of Thailand's aviation sector from Category 1 to Category 2 on Thursday. The agency clarified that the designation as a "significant safety concern (SSC) does not necessarily indicate a particular safety deficiency in the air navigation service providers, airlines (air operators), aircraft or aerodrome; …

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by Taylor Gillan

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday addressed the challenges of upholding the fundamental rights of children in war zones, stating that protecting children is a "moral imperative and legal obligation." The Secretary-General spoke on the issue during an open debate on children and armed conflict which addressed the issue of increasing mass child abductions. Ban said …

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by Taylor Gillan

Delaware Governor Jack Markell on Thursday signed into law House Bill 39, a measure that decriminalizes the possession and use of small amounts of marijuana. The bill, which was given final legislative approval by the state's senate Thursday and signed by the governor quickly after, will allow people in Delaware to possess up …

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