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U.S. Chamber Report: Class Action Litigation Systems in Europe Are Open to Abuse
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform issued the following news release:

A new report released today by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) shows collective redress litigation models, known as class actions in the U.S., are proliferating across Europe, but the systems are developing without safeguards to protect consumers and employers.

The report, The Growth of Collective Redress in the EU: A Survey of Developments in 10 Member States, examines the collective redress systems of 10 EU Member States that represent 79 percent of the EU population ... Show Full Article

NPSF Patient Safety Coalition Welcomes RL Solution
BOSTON, March 21 -- The National Patient Safety Foundation issued the following news release:

The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, recently welcomed RL Solutions as the newest member of the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition.

RL Solutions designs health care software with a patient safety focus for health care networks, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and more. Their products include software for risk management, patient safety, infection prevention, claims management, and patient and employee feedback.

"For over 20 years, our priority ... Show Full Article

NOM, IOF and CitizenGO to Hold Press Conference to Launch #FreeSpeechBus Tour
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- The National Organization for Marriage issued the following news release:

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), International Organization for the Family (IOF) and CitizenGO today announced that they are jointly sponsoring a bus tour aimed at promoting what the groups said is the "truth of gender"--"that it is determined by biology rather than by emotions and feelings"--and to call on all Americans to respect the free speech rights of citizens to debate these issues without fear of being demeaned, harassed, or threatened with retaliation. The organizers also announced ... Show Full Article

Dr. John Lenczowski Speaks on Foreign Disinformation at Marine Corps Seminar
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- The Institute of World Politics issued the following news release:

On March 17th, IWP President and Founder, Dr. John Lenczowski, spoke at a working seminar with the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command. Dr. Lenczowski spoke on the subject of the disinformation efforts of Russia and China in the context of their geopolitical strategies.

Dr. Lenczowski's lecture focused on three key points. First, he discussed Russia's record of using various formerly Soviet propaganda and disinformation techniques to influence opinion ... Show Full Article

Coverage Losses by Congressional District Under House ACA Repeal Bill
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- The Center for American Progress issued the following news release:

As members of Congress abandon the U.S. House of Representatives majority's health care reform proposal one-by-one ahead of a scheduled floor vote, the Center for American Progress released a state-by-state report revealing coverage losses by congressional district. This data analysis is based on the CBO's score report, which shows that an average of 55,000 individuals per district would lose health insurance over the next decade.

"Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have expressed grave ... Show Full Article

Brigham and Women's Hospital resident Dr. Omar Badri and Boston University Medical School Student Kevin Wong Are Winners of 2017 Information Technology Awards
BOSTON, March 21 -- The Massachusetts Medical Society issued the following news release:

Brigham and Women's Hospital resident Omar Badri, M.D. and Boston University School of Medicine student Kevin Wong are this year's winners of the Massachusetts Medical Society's Information Technology Awards.

The awards recognize the development of an information technology tool that helps physicians practice medicine, teach medicine, or pursue clinical research. Two awards of $3,000 each are presented annually by the Massachusetts Medical Society, one to a medical student and one to a resident or fellow. ... Show Full Article

ANSI Statement on New Executive Order on Entry to U.S. by Certain Individuals from Certain Countries
NEW YORK, March 21 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release:

On March 6, 2017, the Trump Administration revoked its prior Executive Order 13769 (which prevented admission to the United States to refugees and non-US citizens from seven countries - i.e., Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya or Yemen) and replaced it with a new and narrower Executive Order, imposing a "temporary pause" on the entry of nationals from six countries - i.e., Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya or Yemen - subject to categorical exceptions and case-by-case waivers, as described ... Show Full Article