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NY bills for costs of care after abuse

Bill Liblick was shocked to learn that his sister, a disabled woman with the mind of a 1-year-old, had repeatedly been sexually assaulted at a state-run group home. Then, after her death, he was astonished again when he received a ...

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Inmate’s claims of unsanitary conditions, abuse re-instated

A state inmate who claims he was forced to breathe air smelling of his own excrement for several days may proceed with his federal lawsuit alleging unsanitary confinement, retaliation for not snitching on fellow inmates and other allegations. The U.S. Court of ...

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Law supports families of abused disabled

ALBANY — New York will no longer prohibit families from making use of once-secret reports that detail abuse of their disabled relatives in state facilities. The state had long stamped the terms “confidential” and “do not distribute” on the reports. ...

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NY recovers $335M from Medicaid fraud, abuse

ALBANY — The New York Attorney General’s Office recovered more than $335 million last year from Medicaid fraud and abuse, the agency reported Wednesday. The total, including $146 million from a multi-state settlement with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, is the second ...

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Employers push back on FMLA abuse

In an effort to root out employee abuse of Family and Medical Leave Act violations, employers are increasingly relying upon the “honest suspicion” defense — and winning. Led by several decisions from the 7th Circuit, courts are holding that employers ...

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NY near deal to require coaches to report abuse

ALBANY — New York Senate leader Dean Skelos saidthe Legislature is close to a deal on a law to require college coaches, professors and others to report sex abuse.   The Senate majority leader tells The Associated Press that what’s ...

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AG targets growing prescription drug abuse trend

Legislation to monitor the prescription and dispensing of certain controlled substances is being proposed by Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. One of his first program bills, he said the bill will address the growing wave of prescription drug abuse across New York state and in Monroe County.

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