Biggest health insurer plans to deny ER bills if it doubts you had an emergency | Ars Technica


Doctors and hospitals are condemning plans by UnitedHealthcare—the country’s largest health insurance company—to retroactively deny emergency medical care coverage to members if UHC decides the reason for the emergency medical care wasn’t actually an emergency.

Source: Biggest health insurer plans to deny ER bills if it doubts you had an emergency | Ars Technica

Cop Flips Pregnant Woman’s Car While She Tries To Pull Over Safely


A woman in Arkansas is suing a State Police trooper who flipped her vehicle while she was trying to find a safe place to pull over.

Source: Cop Flips Pregnant Woman’s Car While She Tries To Pull Over Safely

Israel Rounds Up Palestinian Protesters as World Looks Away

PALESTINIAN ACTIVISTS URGED the world not to look away from their struggle for freedom and equality following the ceasefire in Gaza, as Israeli police began rounding up Palestinian citizens of Israel who took part in demonstrations described as riots by the authorities.At least 74 Palestinians were detained by Monday afternoon, in the first hours of what Israel’s police force is calling “Operation Law and Order.” Palestinian rights groups called the planned arrest of up to 500 protesters — on charges ranging from attacks on the police to vandalism to online incitement — a blatant crackdown on dissent, timed to coincide with the dimming of the global spotlight on the conflict.

Source: Israel Rounds Up Palestinian Protesters as World Looks Away

North Carolina Judge Summoned To Court After Allegedly Ramming SUV Into BLM Protest

A summons was issued last week for a judge in Fayetteville, North Carolina, requesting he appear in court in his own county on an assault with a deadly weapon charge after he was allegedly caught on camera almost striking Black Lives Matters protesters with his SUV earlier this month.

Judge John M. Tyson will be served with summons to appear in Cumberland County court after one of the protesters, Myah Warren, said she was nearly run over by the judge in his state-owned SUV while protesting.

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a 12-minute video of the incident posted by the Post and provided by the city does not show Tyson’s vehicle surrounded by angry protesters. What it does show is Tyson’s vehicle actually looping back around to the protests after an initial pass and driving in a lane closed to traffic and allegedly attempting to plow into protesters

Source: North Carolina Judge Summoned To Court After Allegedly Ramming SUV Into BLM Protest

East Jerusalem Settlement Push Shows Israel “Apartheid”

UNDER ISRAELI LAW, Palestinian Jerusalemites whose houses were taken in 1948 are deemed “absentees” and have no legal claim to their property, but Jewish citizens of Israel who can prove that a house was owned by a Jewish person do have recourse. It needn’t even be the Jewish family that owned the home, meaning that powerful, well-funded settler organizations with ties abroad can also claim the properties. This legal disparity is the auspices under which the impending evictions are being carried out.

Source: East Jerusalem Settlement Push Shows Israel “Apartheid”

Supreme Court Sides With Google In Decade-Long Fight Over API Copyright; Google’s Copying Of Java API Is Fair Use | Techdirt

Finally!

Source: Supreme Court Sides With Google In Decade-Long Fight Over API Copyright; Google’s Copying Of Java API Is Fair Use | Techdirt

A Pro-Israel Lawyer Is Weaponizing Public Records Law Against Palestinian Activists


Right-wing lawyer David Abrams’s lawsuit against UCLA could unleash harassment on attendees of a Students for Justice in Palestine event.

Source: A Pro-Israel Lawyer Is Weaponizing Public Records Law Against Palestinian Activists

Injured In A Crash? Some Hospitals Will Skip The Insurance And Go Right To Seizing Wages And Home


Have you had any fury with your coffee this morning? If not, here’s a story to angry up the blood: Wealthy hospitals are using a century-old law to skip billing legitimate insurers and instead are going directly after the poorest victims of car accidents. No surprise, it’s to maximize profit.

Source: Injured In A Crash? Some Hospitals Will Skip The Insurance And Go Right To Seizing Wages And Home

Convicted Copyright Troll Lawyer Reboots Pirate Honeypot Scheme From Prison * TorrentFreak


Fighting for freedom is not the only thing Hansmeier does, he hasn’t completely given up the honeypot scheme either. In fact, it appears that those two issues appear to go hand in hand.As we revealed earlier this year the disbarred attorney intended to reboot his pirate chasing efforts from prison. This wasn’t merely an idea either as more recent court documents show that the honeypot is already active.

Source: Convicted Copyright Troll Lawyer Reboots Pirate Honeypot Scheme From Prison * TorrentFreak