Month: February 2012

Jacques Roy, Texas Doctor, And Cohorts Arrested On Charges Related To $375 Million Health Care Fraud

Federal authorities arrested a Texas physician and six others today on charges they bilked Medicare and Medicaid of $375 billion. Officials from the Justice Department and the Department of Health and Human Services staged a press conference in Dallas Tuesday to announce the unsealing of indictments against Dr. Jacques Roy, 54, and others they allege … Read more

Denny’s Fails to Punish Sexual Harassment, Telling Waitress to Pray Instead | JD Journal

You can’t pass your managerial duties off on God. This is what Brandy Cachu’s lawyers are claiming in their case against Denny’s, where Brandy worked and allegedly sustained extended sexual harassment by her manager, Henry Guiaro. When she brought her complaint to upper management, James Murti advised her to “Pray about the situation.” Such evasive … Read more

Tutor charged with sex abuse involving student |

A McLoughlin Middle School volunteer tutor faces misdemeanor sex abuse charges for allegedly engaging in sexual contact with a girl at the school, police said. School officials contacted Medford police on Feb. 9 to report that Omar Daniel Alvarez-Garcia, 18, had engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior involving an underage student. Alvarez-Garcia was terminated from his … Read more

Geithner: White House, GOP Lawmakers Discussed Shoring Up Social Security

By Damian Paletta Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Wednesday that the White House had engaged in advanced and substantive talks with congressional Republicans last year about ways to shore up the finances of Social Security but couldn’t reach a deal. White House officials, during last year’s fight over raising the debt ceiling, had said they were willing … Read more

Typhoon closure spurs fallout: Former executive files for bankruptcy; Workers’ Comp Claims and Discrimination Suit Still Ongoing.

Typhoon! executive chef and president Bo Kline stands in the Northwest Portland location of the restaurant. All five remaining locations quietly and permanently closed at 9 p.m. Saturday. Correction appended. Fallout from the closure of the Typhoon Inc. restaurants continued Monday as its former chief operating officer filed for bankruptcy protection and its chefs considered the company’s … Read more

Oregon Bill Requires Mandatory Abuse And Neglect Reporting By Public And Private Officials

Reporting abuse and neglect All citizens have a responsibility to protect those who cannot protect themselves. Members of the general public may report suspected abuse and neglect if they choose. Oregon state law, however, mandates that workers in certain professions must make reports if they have reasonable cause to suspect abuse or neglect. These people … Read more

Lawsuit challenges sheltered workshops for Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore (Reuters) – Thousands of disabled Oregonians are stuck segregated in dead-end jobs at “sheltered workshops,” in violation of federal law, because of failed state programs that should help them find mainstream employment, according to a landmark lawsuit filed on Wednesday. Sheltered workshops, sometimes called “work-activity programs,” are facilities funded by state and local … Read more