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Bankruptcy judge is former commercial litigator
Providence JournalAugust 2, 2011

Before being appointed to the bench, Bailey was a commercial litigator with the firm of Sherin and Lodgen LLP in Boston. He previously worked for the Boston law firm of Sullivan & Worcester. A 2008 announcement of his appointment to the bankruptcy...more »

Federal judge: Miccosukees must turn over financial records to IRS
MiamiHerald.comAugust 2, 2011

A federal judge dealt a big blow to the Miccosukees in their income-tax dispute with the IRS, ordering the tribe to turn over voluminous financial records relating to gambling proceeds. BY JAY WEAVER The Miccosukees must turn over voluminous financial ...more »

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Confidentiality
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The Law and Church Counseling: Building Safeguards Into Your Ministry
Everyday Christian (blog)August 22, 2011

In the legal realm, most states do not recognize a confidentiality privilege for lay Christian counselors who are not pastors. Privileged communication is codified in the law and means that aminister acting in his professional capacity as a spiritual ...more »

House passes 'lemon' bill
Inquirer.netAugust 23, 2011

The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a proposed lemon law aimed at protecting the rights of buyers of brand new vehicles that turn out to be defective. House Bill No. 4841 titled An Act Strengthening ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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City builder told to pay Rs 45L to flat buyer
Times of IndiaAugust 20, 2011

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has ordered a Pune-based builder to pay a flat buyer Rs 45 lakh for a flat he purchased for Rs 6.5 lakh in 2001 but never received possession. The commission also reprimanded the ...more »

Product Reclamation
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The Republic of South Sudan potential breadbasket of the region
Sudan TribuneAugust 25, 2011

However, modern technologies are available to enable reclamation of land for development. In the Netherlands and in the Gulf states of the Arabian Peninsula land has been reclaimed from the sea for development. So about 96 per cent of total surface ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Fort Worth, TX Law Firm Accepting Defective DePuy Hip Replacement Cases
PR Web (press release)August 23, 2011

Fort Worth products liability attorney Davis Purcell stated, “Our attorneys recognize the disability and pain people suffer as a result of defective hip replacement products. Our goal is to protect clients' legal rights to recover compensation for ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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A local woman was arrested Friday on two felony charges of credit card fraud...
Asheville Citizen-TimesAugust 27, 2011

It's only in a handful of US- 10:22 pm CANDLER — A local woman was arrested Friday on two felony charges of credit card fraud. Charges against Jordan Rachelle Johnson, 23, of Curtis Creek Road say that she used someone else's credit card to charge ...more »

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