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  • High Winds Cause Damage & Fatalities in the DC Metro Area in November
    High Winds Cause Damage & Fatalities in the DC Metro Area in November

    By: Allan M. Siegel During the weekend of November 19 and 20, winds reached speeds as high as 50 miles per hour in D.C. and the surrounding areas. The winds knocked down trees and fanned fires which ...

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  • Tour Bus Crash in California Kills 13, Injures Over 30
    Tour Bus Crash in California Kills 13, Injures Over 30

    By Allan M. Siegel. In one of the deadliest wrecks in California history, 13 people were killed and at least 31 were injured when a tour bus crashed into a commercial truck early Sunday morning in ...

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  • Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Nursing Home Alleges Fraud, Substandard Care
    Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Nursing Home Alleges Fraud, Substandard Care

    By: Allan M. Siegel The federal government recently filed charges against a nursing home operator, alleging it pocketed millions of dollars in profits while providing grossly substandard care to its ...

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  • Virginia Appeals Court Upholds Medicaid Fraud Conviction
    Virginia Appeals Court Upholds Medicaid Fraud Conviction

    By: Allan M. Siegel A federal appeals court in Virginia recently upheld the Medicaid fraud conviction against the married operators of an in-home medical care company. According to prosecutors, Wayne ...

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  • Federal Transportation Agency Faults Metro for Mismanaging SafeTrack Plan, Making Certain Tracks Less Safe Than Before
    Federal Transportation Agency Faults Metro for Mismanaging SafeTrack Plan, Making Certain Tracks Less Safe Than Before

    By: Allan M. Siegel In late 2015, safety and maintenance on Metro railways were in such shambles that drastic action was necessary. The Federal Transit Authority, an agency within the Federal ...

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  • Pokemon Go and the Increased Danger of Pedestrian Collisions
    Pokemon Go and the Increased Danger of Pedestrian Collisions

    By: Allan M. Siegel Pedestrian deaths from motor vehicle collisions spiked in 2015, rising ten percent from the previous year. After years of falling pedestrian death rates, the increase was ...

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