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Kazan Law 2011 Northern California Super Lawyers Announced
InjuryBoard.comAugust 1, 2011

David McClain, principal at Kazan Law, since day one out of law school has been working for the underserved. After making a name for himself in asbestos litigation, he joined the Kazan Law team to continue this fight for justice. ...more »

U.S. to Assist Immigrant Job Creators
Wall Street JournalAugust 2, 2011

"They are trying to facilitate the ability of entrepreneurs to get temporary work visas and green cards when the economy is in the doldrums." Generally, immigrant entrepreneurs must have a specific job offer to qualify for an employment-based immigrant ...more »

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Consumer Protection
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Vodacom hits back at consumer commission
TechCentralAugust 25, 2011

Vodacom and other operators were served with the notices, Business Day reported on Thursday, after they apparently refused to sign consent orders acknowledging their contracts did not comply with the Consumer Protection Act. The commission wants new ...more »

Another complaint against Haverhill used-car dealer
Eagle TribuneAugust 20, 2011

Problems have included failure to return deposits, issues with sale contracts, and possible violations of the state's Lemon Law. "We gave you a license to sell cars in Haverhill, and we can just as easily take it away," Edwards said to Kalil at the ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Police Reports: Two Arrested for Credit Card Fraud at Coach Store on Randall Road
Patch.comAugust 25, 2011

Geneva police arrested Michelle Ayala, 37, of Plano and Martiza Fontanez, 38, of Chicago, on charges of credit card fraud unlawful purchase of goods at the Coach Store, 306 Commons Drive, around 5:22 pm Aug. 5, reports said. ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Federal court denies states' request for preliminary injunction to halt ...
WisBarAugust 31, 2011

Army Corps (Corps) of Engineers and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (District) – which together own and operate the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) – alleging the Corps and the District are not doing enough to prevent ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Mail stolen from postal truck in South Tacoma
TheNewsTribune.com (blog)August 26, 2011

Mail thieves tend to try to steal someone identity or cash checks they find in the stolen envelopes. "Generally, items taken are primarily checks, which are altered and cashed, or credit cards and convenience checks," the letter, which was shared with ...more »

Credit Repair
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Beware of credit-repair services
Fort Worth Star TelegramAugust 27, 2011

Advertisements for credit-repair services appear regularly over the radio, on television and via the Internet. But do these services really work? And what steps does credit repair require? Several websites provide information on credit repair and how ...more »

Unsafe Products
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USPS once profitable, now on end
Monroe News StarAugust 28, 2011

The USPS is mandated by law to fund an 80-year liability in only 10 years, costing the USPS $5.5 billion a year. No other federal agency or corporation in America is required by law to pre-fund this liability. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Eastern District of Texas Deals Blow to Generic Pharmaceutical Companies
Corporate CounselAugust 25, 2011

In one of the first Eastern District of Texas interpretations of the Hatch-Waxman Act, the federal law governing the procedure for bringing generic drugs to market, brand-name drug company Allergan Inc. has prevailed against five generic drug makers. ...more »

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