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Woman Awarded $1.26M In Collection Wage Garnishment Case
Collections & Credit RiskAugust 1, 2011

But the law firm filed a lawsuit in April 2007 and obtained a garnishment order. The order was dropped when Yazzie's employer insisted the law firm had the wrong person. Two years later, Farrell & Sandlin won another garnishment order for the same ...more »

Stowe Family Law Settlements offers special mediation service
Manchester Evening NewsAugust 3, 2011

Stowe Family Law Settlements in Hale has become one of a handful of legal practices outside London which can provide a specialised mediation service. Following rules which came into force in April, most couples are expected to attend a MIAM, ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Eight Doctors Recommending Medical Pot Aren't Following Rules to Access DEA ...
Phoenix New Times (blog)August 20, 2011

Officials declined to release the names of the doctors, citing the medical marijuana law's confidentiality rules. "I do have the responsibility to when I see what I think is unprofessional conduct is to notify the boards of that," Humble says. ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Pair charged with credit card fraud
Times-GeorgianAugust 28, 2011

... two counts of financial transaction fraud, second degree forgery and identity fraud. Wilmer, who appeared in court wearing a T-shirt from Hot Topic, said he didn't understand why he was being charged. “You apparently used a credit card that did not ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Pay Rs25,000 to passenger for damaged luggage: Consumer forum to Air India
Daily News & AnalysisAugust 31, 2011

A Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, headed by its President CK Chaturvedi, asked the state carrier to compensate city resident Rakesh Kumar Gupta, rejecting its plea that as per the 1929 Warsaw Convention, it had only limited liability ...more »

Vehicle title-check bill would create layer of security to car-
Bakersfield CalifornianAugust 19, 2011

If the vehicle shows up with a branded title - eg, "junk," "flood," "salvage" or "lemon law buyback," the dealer must post a warning sticker on the car. It will provide California consumers with crucial information that consumers in other states hardly ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Dikes to be ready today
Jamestown SunAugust 27, 2011

The corps said in a press release later Friday that it and the Bureau of Reclamation will update forecasts of reservoir inflows beginning Monday and evaluate the need to increase releases above 2200 cfs. If required, increases in 50 cfs increments ...more »

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