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Border officers get a boostBranham Law Group, LLP Investigating Groupon for Financial Reporting FailuresTaxMasters slapped with $195M fraud judgmentHome Watch crime-fighting scheme in Cheshire celebrates 30 yearsApple's Siri Is The Target Of Another Lawsuit Over Deceptive AdvertisingWill it Take a Law to Protect Online Privacy?Lawyer: BART officer cleared in stun gun incidentLawyers divided on court's decision to allow advertising of their servicesAttorneys, counselors at ag clinics April 19Judge throws out rule shielding campaign donorsDocuments: Lupas enticed victims by claiming investments were tied to drilling ...Gregoire signs political advertising bill into lawWhy Google Might Be Going to $0Windsor Board of Ed. member arrestedLupas promised investors drilling money

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Olympics-Intense ambush marketing likely at London Games
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

By Avril Ormsby | LONDON, March 1 (Reuters) - Companies will try to piggyback this year's London Olympics to win themselves free advertising, despite some of the strictest rules ever, by upstaging rivals paying millions of pounds to be official ...more »

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Gulf TodayMarch 2, 2012

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Border officers get a boost
Toronto SunMarch 31, 2012

More than 100 border officers who are willing to carry weapons are being hired by Ottawa to go after fugitives, war criminals and immigration offenders who are hiding on city streets. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is advertising on its ...more »

Branham Law Group, LLP Investigating Groupon for Financial Reporting Failures
Sacramento BeeMarch 31, 2012

The Branham Law Group, LLP has extensive experience in securities and commercial litigation and handled claims of investor fraud, partnership oppression, shareholder derivative suits, and class actions of all types. The Branham Law Group also advises ...more »

TaxMasters slapped with $195M fraud judgment
KTVQ Billings NewsMarch 31, 2012

The Texas Attorney General's office said it would "actively participate in the bankruptcy case to seek to recover restitution for customers." TaxMasters' most recent financial reports show it spent nearly $16 million on advertising in 2010, ...more »

Home Watch crime-fighting scheme in Cheshire celebrates 30 years
Nantwich NewsMarch 31, 2012

A senior police officer in Cheshire says Home Watch is a major weapon in the fight against crime in the county. The first Home Watch was launched 30 years ago in the Cheshire village of Mollington when people were concerned about a spate of burglaries.more »

Apple's Siri Is The Target Of Another Lawsuit Over Deceptive Advertising
Geek SailorMarch 31, 2012

A few weeks ago Apple was sued by a man in New York who claimed that Siri is not working like it is showed in Apple's advertising videos. An iPhone 4S owner in Los Angeles has the same opinion about Apple's personal assistant, and filled another law...more »

Will it Take a Law to Protect Online Privacy?
PCWorldMarch 31, 2012

Now, the FTC is pressing industry groups hard to develop and implement by the end of the year a meaningful do-not-track system that would bring together Web companies and advertisers, grouped under the Digital Advertising Alliance, browser makers and ...more »

Lawyer: BART officer cleared in stun gun incident
Sacramento BeeMarch 31, 2012

The attorney for a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer who fired his stun gun at a 13-year-old suspect says his client has been cleared of excessive force allegations. Justin Buffington said an arbitrator awarded Sgt. John Austin back pay.more »

Lawyers divided on court's decision to allow advertising of their services
Daily NationMarch 31, 2012

Lawyers Chrysostom Akhaabi (right) and Peter Manda addressing journalists on 30 march 2012. The lawyers have taken issue with a high court ruling that the lifts the ban on advertising by law practitioners. Photo/LABAN WALLOGA By PAUL OGEMBA ...more »

Attorneys, counselors at ag clinics April 19
Kearney HubMarch 31, 2012

Farmers and ranchers can meet one on one and confidentially with an experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor on such topics as financial, estate and transition planning; farm loan programs; and debtor-creditor and water laws.more »

Judge throws out rule shielding campaign donors
Sacramento BeeMarch 31, 2012

"This victory will compel the FEC to require enhanced disclosures of the funders of campaign-related advertisements." Fred Wertheimer, president of the watchdog group Democracy 21, said it's now time for the FEC to put new rules in place that require ...more »

Documents: Lupas enticed victims by claiming investments were tied to drilling ...
Scranton Times-TribuneMarch 31, 2012

Mr. Lupas, who faces federal mail fraud charges in connection with an alleged multi-million-dollar Ponzi scheme, promised the three investors a 7 percent return on their investment of between $50000 and $75000 if oil and gas were found on land in Bear ...more »

Gregoire signs political advertising bill into law
KATUMarch 31, 2012

(AP) — Political advertisements for and against ballot initiatives will have to name the top five donors to the political committee putting out the ad thanks to a bill signed into law Friday by Gov. Chris Gregoire. The bill is one of dozens that the ...more »

Why Google Might Be Going to $0
TechCrunchMarch 31, 2012

1998: Ken files a patent that classified how search results and ad results are sorted based on the number of click-thrus an ad gets. He sells the company to Lycos for $40 million. Ken Lang becomes CTO of Lycos and they take over his patents.more »

Windsor Board of Ed. member arrested
WWLP 22NewsMarch 31, 2012

Christopher Watts tried to arrange a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old in an online chat with an undercover agent who he believed was the girl's father, authorities said. A copy of the criminal complaint was obtained Friday by The Associated Press.more »

Lupas promised investors drilling money
Citizens VoiceMarch 31, 2012

Their attorney, Ernest D. Preate Jr., filed the documents asking court permission to place legal advertising serving notice on Lupas that the investors have filed suit against him in county court. Preate alleges Lupas has avoided being personally ...more »

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