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Objection! Lawsuit Slams Temp Lawyers
Wall Street JournalAugust 3, 2011

The legal malpractice lawsuit, in California state court in Los Angeles, and initially filed in June, is seen in the industry as an important case concerning the quality of work performed by a growing cadre of temp lawyers who are paid as little as $25 ...more »

Lynn L. Bergeson Will Speak at the Fifth International Symposium on ...
Environmental Expert (press release)August 3, 2011

Ms. Bergeson serves on a number of domestic and international nanotechnology standard setting and governance committees, and writes and lectures frequently on nano-related topics. Recent publications include: Nanotechnology: Environmental Law, Policy, ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Statists Want to Force Priests to Reveal Confessions
The New AmericanAugust 29, 2011

... it's hard to escape the conclusion that the proposed laws are motivated by anti-Christian bias. After all, therapists and attorneys also maintain confidentiality — even after hearing the confession of crimes — in their cases with their clients. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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State accuses 2 credit consulting companies of scamming Hoosiers
Post-TribuneAugust 25, 2011

Other accusations against the companies include violating the Credit Services Organization Act, the Mortgage Rescue Protection Act, the Home Loan Practices Act and Deceptive Consumer Sales Act. Neither organization obtained a certificate from the ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Haryana housing co-op told to pay for loan fiasco
Chandigarh NewslineAugust 30, 2011

While deciding a case against Haryana State Co-operative Housing Federation Ltd, it also reiterated that provisions of Consumer Protection Act, 1986 “shall be in addition to and not in derogation for the provisions of any other law for the time being ...more »

Credit Repair
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Action Line: Know your rights when it comes to credit repair
Bakersfield CalifornianAugust 20, 2011

I just went to purchase a new refrigerator and discovered that my credit is not what I thought it was. I recently went through a divorce but I can't think of why that would have affected my credit. The credit repair companies I've contacted want a lot ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Woman tried to use stolen ID at bank
phillyBurbs.comAugust 20, 2011

Doylestown Township police are looking for a woman who attempted to withdrawn $5000 form a Bensalem bank Friday using the identity of a woman whose purse was stolen Thursday. Police said the victim reported her purse stolen from a parked car at the ...more »

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