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Donaldson Walsh Lawyers - Commercial Disputes & Insolvency
NewsMaker (press release)August 1, 2011

Adelaide's Donaldson Walsh Lawyers (DW) has welcomed three accomplished new recruits to a Commercial Disputes & Insolvency team that was already grabbing national attention. Liam McCusker, Mark Gowans and Sarah Annicchiarico previously comprised ...more »

Mobile Health Elder Care Apps Get Funding
InformationWeekAugust 1, 2011

... record with a tablet-based touchscreen assessment and care planning tool to improve assessment, service coordination, and outcome evaluation for frail, isolated, low-income seniors, including some with behavioral health or substance abuse issues. ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Arbitration: advantages, drawbacks and processes
International Law OfficeAugust 25, 2011

Entities, including governments, often attach considerable significance to issues of confidentiality, as was acknowledged by Stephan Bond in his report on the famous case Esso/BHP v Plowman.(1) However, the concept of confidentiality in the context of ...more »

I Would Like To Use My Year-Old Electrolux Stove To Cook Some Meals
The ConsumeristAugust 24, 2011

Bridgette could make a case for a new stove under the federal Lemon Law. None of the four repair services she's called to solve the same issue have been able to make an actual repair due to unavailable parts, or metaphorical roadblocks put in place by ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Citigroup spent $1.31 million lobbying in 2Q
BusinessWeekAugust 18, 2011

In April to June, the New York bank lobbied the White House, Congress, the Council of Economic Advisers and the Housing and Urban Development and Treasury Departments on implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, the Consumer Protection...more »

Product Reclamation
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Water imports raise sticky questions
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkAugust 26, 2011

The Colorado-Wyoming coalition, led by Frank Jaeger of Parker Water and Sanitation, plans to work with the Bureau of Reclamation, and could claim the Flaming Gorge priority date. "There's no authority in place for dealing with Flaming Gorge," Wolfe ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Tracking Lost or Stolen Devices
Blogger News Network (blog)August 25, 2011

by Identity Theft Speaker in All News Lost your iPad? Someone steal your iPhone? Can't find your laptop? Misplaced your Android phone? You can call your phone and hope it rings, but maybe it's on vibrate, or miles away. If your car gets broken into and ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Thomson charge unlikely: experts
Sydney Morning HeraldAugust 25, 2011

With the NSW Fraud Squad not expected to announce until next week if it will launch an investigation into allegations of credit card misuse by Mr Thomson during his time as the national secretary of the Health Services Union, legal experts have ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Texas Teen's Death Will Cost Hyundai $810K
Courthouse News ServiceAugust 25, 2011

The Korean automaker argued that the Goodners failed to prove each of three elements required to recover a products liability judgment under Texas law: (1) that the product was defectively designed so as to render it unreasonably dangerous, ...more »

Food Poisoning
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After the storm updates from Fairfield Emergency Command Team
Minuteman News CenterAugust 31, 2011

Preventing carbon monoxide poisoning by keeping generators away from open windows, and away from the home. Continued... 2. Discarding food that has been unrefrigerated to avoid food poisoning. The Emergency Team recognizes that many town residents are ...more »

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