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United Nations seeks more funding and powers for its "Environment Programme" following the Rio20 conference

Global - July 18 2012 The Rio20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development was held last month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil....

Collateral source rule does not preclude introducing "negotiated rates" of past medical costs in workers' compensation benefits

USA - April 6 2012 In Lydia Sanchez v. Darrell G. Brooke, et. al.,(March 8, 2012, B224835), California's Court of Appeal, Second District, acknowledged and extended the recent California Supreme Court decision in Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc., 52 Cal.4th 541 (2011), finding that the collateral source rule does not preclude a defendant from introducing evidence of the "negotiated rate differential" paid as part of a plaintiff's workers' compensation benefits, thereby reducing recoverable damages....