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Labor caught between Malaysia and a hard place
ABC OnlineAugust 1, 2011

Just like the asylum seekers. As this week's Essential Report shows, political support for the plan to trade asylum seekers for certified refugees at a rate of five to one has collapsed over the past six weeks. Q. The Government has recently made an ...more »

As An Asset Protection Trust, Henry's Trust Was A Notable Failure
Forbes (blog)August 2, 2011

Henry created a self-settled Delaware Domestic Asset Protection Trust (DAPT) for himself, with BNY Mellon as a Trustee and his lawyer as a co-Trustee. Footnote 1 of the Court's Opinion states “As will become clear, as an 'asset protection trust,' ...more »

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Confidentiality
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IntApp's Confidentiality Management Software Wall Builder Chosen By 100th Law Firm
TMC NetAugust 24, 2011

IntApp, Inc., the renowned provider of the confidentiality management software for law firms, announced that its web-based information security and confidentiality management software application, Wall Builder ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Eating at Your Desk Ups Food Poisoning Risk
Food Product DesignAugust 24, 2011

CHICAGO—Results of a new survey by the American Dietetic Association and ConAgra Foods' Home Food Safety program reveal the majority of Americans are playing Russian roulette with food safety by eating at their desks. The findings come nearly four ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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FTC to investigate group-buying consumer disputes
eTaiwan NewsAugust 18, 2011

The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said it had started to investigate about the group-bargain deals of a recent string of consumer disputes yesterday. The action was taken in response to the complaints from customers who have purchased the discount coupon ...more »

Mounting complaints
Philippine StarAugust 30, 2011

Observers say the problem of LRay has to do with false advertising, with some mincing no words in lambasting the governor for his “piles of lies.” They say that contrary to LRay's claims, data from the National Nutrition Research Council, ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Learning from Nature
Inquirer.netAugust 29, 2011

The experience made me firmer in my resolve to continue to peacefully surmount the challenges of environmental advocacy. Our environmental laws were crafted to minimize human impacts on the environment and for stakeholders to have a mindset of ...more »

Consumer Protection
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DON PESCI: Dodd-Frank and double dip recession
West Hartford NewsAugust 25, 2011

The 2319 page Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, commonly called the Dodd-Frank bill — named after its architects, former US Senator Chris Dodd, now a Hollywood millionaire mogul, and US Senator Barney Frank — was ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Keep Your Identity: 'Think, slow down and verify' before handing out your ...
Naples Daily NewsAugust 16, 2011

That being said, your identity can be taken away from you because of circumstances beyond your control. Remember that 20 million Americans have had their identity stolen at a cost of more than $100 billion over the past two years. ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Don't be a victim of debit-card fraud
istockAnalyst.com (press release)August 29, 2011

29--For avoiding the pitfalls of credit card debt without keeping a lot of cash on hand, there's really no better option than a debit card. But debit cards come with their own risks. According to Consumer Reports, all types of card fraud have increased ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Michael Socarras Joins Chadbourne & Parke Commercial Litigation, International ...
PR Newswire (press release)August 24, 2011

... and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, executive compensation and employee benefits, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates, and government contract matters. ...more »

Credit Repair
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On The Money: Beware of credit-repair services
GoErie.comAugust 16, 2011

Advertisements for credit-repair services appear regularly over the radio, on television and via the Internet. But do these services really work? - Ethical Credit Repair Alliance -- www.nationalassociationofresponsiblecreditrepairprofessionals.org ...more »

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