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How To Negotiate The Restrictive Covenant In Your Employment Contract
Physicians News DigestAugust 1, 2011

Restrictive covenants are designed to protect the economic interest of your employer who is assumed to have spent time and money training you, introducing you to its patients and sharing confidential information to you. Pennsylvania and New Jersey Law. ...more »

Signing of South Carolina Tort Reform Bill Vital to Contractors
PR Newswire (press release)August 1, 2011

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, during the bill's signing, remarked that "South Carolina will need to continue to strengthen the legal reform laws in our state; and while we just passed this law, passing tort reform never stops because it's what ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Law office sues to block info in ex-clerk's book
Houston ChronicleAugust 28, 2011

But she hasn't violated any confidentiality requirements even if they did apply to her, Mince said. She added that Langley's own attorneys have written numerous articles and given interviews about the case. In the essay, which is posted on her website, ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Large building for animals not needed
Natchez DemocratAugust 31, 2011

He would catch unwanted animals, hold them at the pound for a week for possible reclamation or adoption and then dispatch them with his rifle. Animal control was done efficiently, cheaply, and above all, humanely. People who have survived a near-fatal ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Trains and planes in trouble with act
Independent OnlineAugust 15, 2011

Photo: Sarah Makoe The Consumer Protection Act, which became effective on April 1 this year, stipulates that such pre-paid devices may not expire within three years. In the past, unclaimed prepaid vouchers were a fantastic source of unearned income for ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Ex-officer set for sentencing in stolen ID case
Houston ChronicleAugust 25, 2011

RACHEL D'ORO, AP ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former police officer in Alaska who was convicted of living in the country illegally under a stolen identity for more than two decades is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in federal court. ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Behind Google's $500 Million Settlement With US
New York TimesAugust 30, 2011

Google entered into a nonprosecution agreement with the government last week over the use of its AdWords program by Canadian pharmacies that helped them sell prescription drugs in the United States in violation of a federal law, 21 USC § 331(a). ...more »

Credit Repair
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Playing the credit repair game
El Paso IncAugust 29, 2011

Former UTEP forward Brandon Wolfram left the Spanish basketball scene last year to launch a new business in El Paso that helps credit-shaky consumers score new home loans. Wolfram played basketball at UTEP from 1997 to 2001, ...more »

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