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Alleged Deceptive Marketing Tactics by North American Company for Life and Health Insurance in Selling Annuities to Seniors

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company Allegedly Failed to Disclose Annuity Risks…

Recent class action lawsuit against EquiTrust alleges excessive fees…

Pending federal lawsuit against Jackson National Life Insurance Deferred Annuity…

Mickey Rooney and Hubert Humphrey III Headline Elder Financial Protection Network’s National Summit

Wall Street Journal: Smart Retirement Shopping: High-Pressure Tactics Target Seniors’ Savings; Avoiding the Hard Sell

Manulife and John Hancock’s Long Term Care Insurance Premium Rate Increases

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Consumers Union counters Fred Thompson in new video: reverse mortgages aren’t always the answer

USDOJ: Colorado-Based CH2M Hill Agrees to Pay United States $1.5 Million to Resolve False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Act Liability

Minnesota AG Sues Over Aid to For-Profit Colleges

Kaplan Colleges Can’t Kill False Claims Suits

Report Warns of Possible Medicare Fraud in Nursing Homes

“Man Gets 28 Years for Home Invasion Sexual Assault” — A San Mateo County Superior Court judge sentenced 21-year-old Isaias Navarette on Thursday after an earlier no contest plea to sexual assault, elder abuse and other charges. — San Francisco Chronicle — June 24, 2011 (CALIFORNIA)

“Bankers Back Extension of Law Aimed at Elder Financial Abuse” — The California Bankers Association wants to extend legislation it once fought to kill: a law requiring its members to report suspected financial abuse of the elderly. — Sacramento Business Journal — June 24, 2011 (CALIFORNIA)

“AARP Raps Scott for Fla. Background Check Veto” — With all the elder abuse, ID Theft, Pill theft, Check Fraud, I want any one dealing with OLD People to have a … — WCTV — June 25, 2011 (FLORIDA)

“Elder Abuse Focus of Summit” — Local community professionals learned how to better protect the senior population from mistreatment during the Elder Abuse Prevention Summit . — Lake City Reporter — June 24, 2011 (FLORIDA)

“Seniors’ Agencies Upset over Scott’s Veto of Bill to Ease Background Checks” — Rick Scott has vetoed legislation that would have made it easier for volunteers to work with senior citizens by easing background screening requirements. — — June 24, 2011 (FLORIDA)

“Prosecutors Seek Statement of Terminally Ill Mother of Alleged Killer” — Steven Cole called his cancer-stricken, 65-year-old mother at a suburban nursing home and allegedly told . — Chicago Sun-Times — June 23, 2011 (ILLINOIS)

“Event Aims to Spread Word about Elder Abuse” — Larry Hatteberg of KAKE Channel 10 will host a free event Tuesday at Botanica featuring a senior fair, a balloon launch and a talk by District Attorney Nola Foulston . — — June 25, 2011 (KANSAS)

“Grant Will Help Screen Nursing Home Workers” — Kentucky is the latest state to be awarded a federal grant to establish a statewide system allowing for more thorough background checks . — Bowling Green Daily News — June 25, 2011 (KENTUCKY)

“Jindal Vetoes Change in Elderly Abuse Law” — Bobby Jindal has vetoed legislation that would have increased from 60 to 65 the age of a victim for a crime to be considered abuse of an “aged person.” — Shreveport Times — June 24, 2011 (LOUISIANA)

“Maine Woman Guilty in Nursing Home Assault” — A 49-year-old Maine woman is going to prison for six years for trying to suffocate an elderly woman at a Bangor nursing home. — Stamford Advocate — June 24, 2011 (MAINE)

“Galvin Moves to Protect Elders’ Interests” — Of some of the approximately 20,000 reported cases of elder abuse in Massachusetts annually, about 16 percent involve financial issues, including situations involving . — Boston Globe — June 25, 2011 (MASSACHUSETTS)

“Program Focus: Elder Abuse” — A program to call attention to elderly abuse drew about 80 people Tuesday at the St. Joseph County Courthouse. — Sturgis Journal — June 24, 2011 (MICHIGAN)

“Editorial – New Effort to Combat Scams is Noteworthy” — It’s called the Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation (EIFFE) prevention program. OK, the name isn’t catchy but the program is catching on – and helping seniors. — Alexandria Echo Press — June 24, 2011 (MINNESOTA)

“State: Buffalo Nursing Home Medication Errors Tied to Resident’s Quick Death” — A nursing home in Buffalo, Minn., neglected to give a resident her newly prescribed potassium-replacement medication for eight days . — Minneapolis Star Tribune — June 24, 2011 (MINNESOTA)

“Yes, I Really Want to Be Alone” — Last week, the will was read of the multimillionaire recluse Huguette Clark, who died in Manhattan aged 104. For decades, the copper mining heiress lived in self-imposed isolation in private hospitals with only her vast collection . — The Guardian — June 26, 2011 (NEW YORK)

“Police: Elderly Stroudsburg Couple’s Death Likely Murder-Suicide” — Stroud Area Regional Police are investigating a probable murder . — Pocono Record — June 26, 2011 (PENNSYLVANIA)

“Post-Crescent Watchdog: Oversight Lacking for Guardians” — Guardianship is a legal process put in place when people can no longer make safe or sound decisions about themselves or their property, according to the National Guardianship Association. — Appleton Post Crescent — June 25, 2011 (WISCONSIN)

“Greenfield Woman Convicted of Patient Neglect” — Months after the December 2009 incident, the state Department of Justice charged Williams with a crime, and Thursday she pleaded guilty to neglect of a patient, no . — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — June 24, 2011 (WISCONSIN)

“Bid to Protect Elderley from Abuse” — Wokingham Borough Council has given its support to the policy and said protection of vulnerable adults is a key priority. Councillor Julian McGhee-Sumner, executive . — Wokingham Times — June 24, 2011 (ENGLAND)

“Nursing Home Aide is Charged in Assault on Unruly 93-Year-Old” — A certified nurse’s aide is charged with allegedly hitting an elderly resident at a local extended care facility after the resident, who . — Worcester Telegram — June 24, 2011 (ENGLAND)

“Rostrevor Staff Issue ‘Will Be Examined’ ” — Minister for Health James Reilly has said the HSE will examine how workers at the former Rostrevor nursing home in Dublin can be facilitated. — Irish Times — June 24, 2011 (IRELAND)

“Inspections Reveal Poor Standards of Care At Homes for the Elderly” — One in ten of Scotland’s homes for the elderly are providing either “weak” or “unsatisfactory” care for residents, according to worrying new figures published today. — Scotsman — June 26, 2011 (SCOTLAND)

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