Month: <span>February 2023</span>
Month: February 2023

National legal services group achieves B-Corp status

Ampa Holdings LLP has become the largest legal and professional services group to be named a certified B-Corporation.

Organizations with certified B-Corporation status are legally required to consider the impact of business decisions on their people, customers, suppliers, communities and the environment, ensuring a balance between purpose, people and profit.

The group does not provide legal services directly, instead it provides the infrastructure and backing to enable the growth of its brands including Shakespeare Martineau, Lime Solicitors, Marrons, Mayo Wynne Baxter, CSS Assure and Corclaim. It employs more than 1,300 people over 18 hubs across the UK, including London.

Helen Hay, group head of culture and sustainability at Ampa, said: “We’re really proud to have achieved our highest score for how we treat our people, including our approach to pay and reward, our wellbeing initiatives and benefits and embedding professional development support and opportunities across the group of brands.”

In 2022 the group increased racial diversity at an equity stakeholder level by more than 3 per cent, against a target of 2 per cent, supported more than 400 young people through a variety of career development events, and significantly reduced its use of paper.

Sarah Walker-Smith, CEO of Ampa and Shakespeare Martineau, commented: “We believe you can be both purposeful and profitable, so our B-Corporation values ​​are embedded within our commercial growth strategy and fully supported from the top-down. We also take great pride in helping our clients achieve their sustainability goals.”

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Jacobo Bazbaz: The Impact of Telemedicine and Wearable Technology on Health Insurance

Because telemedicine allows people to see a doctor without having to travel to the nearest medical facility, it can help reduce healthcare overcrowding in rural areas” – Jacobo BazbazMIAMI, FLORIDA, ESTADOS UNIDOS, January 31, 2023 / / — telemedicine is a type of medical care in which a provider, usually a specialist, consults with a patient remotely over video or audio connection. It’s made possible by technological advances, such as the introduction of smartphones and computers. In the past few years, telemedicine has become more commonplace than ever thanks to new technologies. Nowadays, telemedicine no longer only involves specialists who meet with patients remotely but also includes health insurance companies that provide remote access to different doctors and other healthcare professionals for patients. This blog post will explore the impact of telemedicine and wearable technology on health insurance coverage and costs. Telemedicine can be useful in remote situations where there is little access to healthcare services or when it’s difficult for people to travel long distances for appointments. For example, it’s common practice for an obstetrician to visit women during their pregnancy at home rather than making them travel long distances to see an obstetrician in person. However, it shouldn’t be surprising that many companies are exploring how telemedicine can be used as part of their business model instead of just being helpful as an alternative care option.

What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine is the use of technology to provide healthcare services. It’s most commonly associated with physicians, but it can also be used by other healthcare professionals, such as nurses, psychologists, and social workers. In order for a person to

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Woodruff, student legal services, shares priorities at ASMSU meeting

The Associated Students of MSU, or ASMSU, hosted Interim President Teresa Woodruff at its first meeting of the semester.

Her main goal was to convey to the student body that she supports them. She emphasized she hears the students and wants to ensure that the university is as safe and welcoming as it can possibly b.

She spoke on different initiatives that she has been paying attention to in fields such as diversity, equity and inclusion, and relationship violence and sexual misconduct. She said the university would be breaking ground on a new freestanding cultural center on campus.

After her presentation, two attorneys from Student Legal Services shared about the services they offered. Their priority is helping students on campus with legal needs completely free of cost. Their services also as educate students about their own legal issues so they have the skills needed to handle situations on their own own.

“Prior to engaging in our service, almost 80% of students reported moderate,” attorney Brian Jeffries said. “Afterwards 99% of those respondents said they’d better understand their legality issue.”

Student Legal Services can be found in the Student Services Building on the third floor.

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Classified documents found at Mike Pence’s home and turned over to DOJ: Lawyer

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ABC NEWS–Classified documents have been found in the home of former Vice President Mike Pence and turned over to the FBI for reviewmultiple sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News.

A lawyer for Pence conducted a search of Pence’s home in Indiana last week and found around a dozen documents marked as classified, sources said. The search was done proactively and in the wake of the news that classified documents from before he was president were found in Joe Biden’s home and old office at the Penn Biden Center, a Washington, DC, think tank.

The Pence documents are undergoing a review by the Department of Justice’s National Security Division and the FBI, the sources said

CNN first reported the discovery of classified materials.

In a letter sent last week to the National Archives, and obtained by ABC News, a representative for Pence wrote that Pence had engaged outside counsel on Jan. 16 to review records that were stored in his home. It was during that review that a lawyer found a “small number of documents that could potentially contain sensitive or classified information interspersed throughout the records.”

Pence’s lawyer and representative, Greg Jacob, wrote in the letter that the counsel was unable to provide an exact description of the folders or briefing materials because they did not review the contents after realizing they had potential classification markings.

“Vice President Pence immediately secured those documents in a locked safe pending further direction on proper handling from the National Archives,” Jacob, who is Pence’s designated representative for his records and also his former top lawyer during the administration, wrote in the letter.

Jacob asserted that Pence was “unaware” of the records being in his possession and was “willing to fully cooperate with the National Archives and any appropriate inquiry.”


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Reports: 12 Oregon health insurance companies failed to fully comply with the Reproductive Health Equity Act

SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) – All 12 health insurance companies in the individual, small group, and large group markets in Oregon failed to fully comply with the Reproductive Health Equity Act at varying levels, according to reports released Wednesday by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services ‘Division of Financial Regulation.

The agency found that most noncompliance involved improperly charging copays, coinsurance, and deductibles or failing to cover mandated benefits.

The division examined Aetna Life Insurance Company, BridgeSpan Health Company, Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, HealthNet Health Plan of Oregon, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest, Moda Health Plan, PacificSource Health Plans, Providence Health Plan, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon , Samaritan Health Plans, UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company, and UnitedHealthcare of Oregon.

The examinations found that each of the 12 insurers failed to pay all eligible claims according to RHEA requirements. They applied copays, coinsurance, and deductibles, which are prohibited under RHEA for reproductive health and preventive care services. In some cases, insurers improperly denied claims for RHEA covered services.

In addition, the report found that three insurers – Aetna, BridgeSpan, and Regence – failed to cover certain types of contraceptives or applied improper limitations in the amount or timing of when a member could refill a prescription.

Finally, examiners found that Cigna, HealthNet, Kaiser, and Samaritan each failed to properly resolve all consumer complaints and maintain adequate records demonstrating that they timely and adequately resolved member complaints, appeals, and complaints.

“RHEA is a critically important tool in the state’s effort to remove barriers to reproductive health care,” said Oregon Insurance Commissioner Andrew Stolfi, who is also the DCBS director. “As with every law, our insurers have an obligation to fully and timely implement each aspect of RHEA across all of their systems. It is disappointing to see

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Agency enjoins residents to take advantage of free advisory, legal services | The Guardian Nigeria News

Lagos State government, through the Public Advice Center (PAC), has advised all residents to take advantage of the free advisory and referral services provided by PAC and other agencies in the state Ministry of Justice.

The Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Ms. Titilayo Shitta-bey, stated this during the flag-off of the sensitization and enlightenment campaign of PAC to Amu and Ojuwoye markets axis in Mushin, Lagos State. She noted that the sensitization program is to educate citizens about the activities of the center as it relates to legal issues.

According to her: “Today’s event is to sensitize the public about the existence of the Public Advice Center (PAC) and its advisory and referral roles to the public on judicial issues.”

The Solicitor-General also stated that PAC was not only established to advise the public on how to interact with government Ministries, Agencies and Departments (MDA), but also on how to interface on behalf of the people with the MDAs.

Shitta-Bey further reiterated that advocacy, education, information and access to Justice are what prompted the enlightenment campaign, enjoining residents to take advantage of the various agencies created by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice for dispute resolution and prompt dispensation of Justice.

The Director, Lagos State Public Advice Center (PAC), Mrs. Husseina Akinnawo, in her address, urged Lagos residents to embrace and explore alternative dispute resolutions as their first choice in resolving issues within their communities.

Akinnawo stated that the agency embarked on the enlightenment campaign to create awareness for the advisory and referral responsibilities of the Centre, noting that various alternative dispute resolution processes are available and accessible to all residents, especially the indigenous and vulnerable in the five divisions of the state .

On the success of the campaign, Akinnawo stated that the center

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First Thing: World’s biggest fossil fuel firms ‘profitable in Myanmar after coup’ | US news

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In the two years since a junta launched a coup in Myanmar, some of the world’s biggest oil and gas service companies have continued to make millions of dollars from operations that have helped prop up the military regime, tax documents seen by the Guardian suggest.

The Myanmar military seized power in February 2021 and according to the United Nations special rapporteur, it is “committing war crimes and crimes against humanity daily”. More than 2,940 people, including children, pro-democracy activists and other civilians have been killed, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.

Amid this violence, leaked Myanmar tax records and other reports appear to show that US, UK and Irish oil and gas field contractors – which provide essential drilling and other services to Myanmar’s gas field operators – have continued to make millions in profit in the country, wrote Dominic Rushe and Nick Mathiason.

The documents were obtained by the transparency non-profit Distributed Denial of Secrets and analyzed by the Myanmar activist group Justice For Myanmarinvestigative journalism organization Finance Uncovered and the Guardian.

  • What else is happening? The UK, US and Canada have imposed fresh sanctions against Myanmar’s military, including measures from some aimed at stopping the supply of aviation fuel to its air force, which is accused of indiscriminately bombing civilian areas. Australia has also announced sanctions.

  • What did US secretary of state Antony Blinken say about the sanctions? He said in a statement that the coup had put Myanmar on “a disastrous path that has killed and displaced thousands”, and fresh sanctions would be imposed in conjunction with Canada and the UK.

California police kill double amputee who was fleeing: ‘Scared for his life’

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Star Health & Allied Insurance Company reports standalone net profit of Rs 210.47 crore in the December 2022 quarter

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Sales rose 13.41% to Rs 2867.24 crore

Net profit of Star Health & Allied Insurance Company reported to Rs 210.47 crore in the quarter ended December 2022 as against net loss of Rs 578.37 crore during the previous quarter ended December 2021. Sales rose 13.41% to Rs 2867.24 crore in the quarter ended December 2022 as against Rs 2528.31 crore during the previous quarter ended December 2021.

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Pro Bono: Winnie Eilert: Give those in legal need a fighting chance

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Winnie Eilert is no stranger to Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.

Her first introduction was in 2016 when she was invited to speak at one of JALA’s family law informational clinics.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Eilert was actively involved with JALA-Clay County where she worked on a statewide initiative to provide free legal services to victims of intimate partner violence.

While working on the state-wide initiative, Eilert was able to learn more about the variety of services JALA offers to the underserved in our community, including JALA’s Family Law at Reduced Expense program.

FLARE is a legal aid program designed to serve clientele that are unable to qualify for volunteer representation, but cannot afford standard attorney rates. Think “low bono.”

In 2020, Eilert opened Eilert Law PLLC, where she practices family and criminal law as well as security clearance defense.

Since opening her own practice, she has remained actively involved in JALA’s FLARE program, assisting more than 70 low-income clients with their family law-related matters. Eilert is a champion for the FLARE program and illustrates the importance of this program at JALA.

“I believe that everyone should have an opportunity to have legal representation. Unfortunately, not everyone has the same financial resources to be able to receive legal guidance and representation. With the emergence of the FLARE program, even more individuals have access to legal representation without the hurdle of incurring crippling legal fees,” Eilert said.

Pro bono work through JALA gives Eilert the opportunity to serve those in need and give them a fighting chance that they may not have otherwise had.

Eilert said that some of the most interesting cases he handled were pro bono, as the underserved community faces its own set of unique challenges.


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Nawazuddin Siddiqui Ensured No Food, Bed, And Bathroom Given To My Client: Actor’s Wife Aaliya’s Lawyer

New Delhi: Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife Aaliya’s lawyer reportedly claims that the actor and his family haven’t given his client “food, a bed, or a bathroom to take a bath” in the last week.

“Mr Nawazuddin Siddiqui and his family members did everything possible to remove my client Mrs. Aaliya Siddiqui from the house. They filed an untenable criminal complaint of trespass against her. Thereafter, through the police they threatened to arrest her and were calling her each day to the police station, after sunset,” Rizwan Siddiquee said in a statement.

Further, he asserted that no police officer had shown up to defend the rights of his client.

“Whilst, I do not want to directly attribute the actions and failures of the police department to them, yet the fact remains that no police officer has ever come to protect my clients’ rights, even when her modesty was insulted before the police officers. Not only her relationship with Mr. Nawazuddin Siddiqui was questioned before the police officer, but even the legitimacy of the minor son was questioned. Yet the police officer did not act on the written complaint given by my client under Section 509 of IPC,” the advocate continued .

“Mr Nawazuddin Siddiqui and his family members have in the last seven days ensured that no food, no bed, and no bathroom to take bath is given to my client. They have even posted innumerable male bodyguards all around my client and further installed CCTV cameras in the hall, where my client is currently staying with her minor children,” he added.

Aaliya’s lawyer also stated that Nawazuddin Siddiqui and his family had taken extra measures to prevent him from getting any signatures from his client in order to initiate the proper legal actions against them.

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