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Linex Legal (press release) (registration)August 1, 2011

The courts retained the discretion to waive any pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement, deemed prejudicial to any children of the marriage. Pre-nuptial agreements have been branded as a commodity for wealthy individuals to ensure that if their marriage ...more »

U.S. Derivatives Regulators to Seek Comment on Overseas Reach
San Francisco ChronicleAugust 1, 2011

1 (Bloomberg) -- US financial regulators are planning to seek comment on when Dodd-Frank Act rules for the $601 trillion swap market apply to international transactions or firms conducting business overseas. The Securities and Exchange Commission is ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Waudby disappointed with Peterborough police
Kawartha Media GroupAugust 19, 2011

A confidentiality agreement means the amount settled will not be made public. Sergeant Dan Smith told This Week on Thursday that were many people named in that lawsuit. “We've been told that a settlement has been reached. Part of that settlement is ...more »

Burning Questions Q&A, video: Better Business Bureau
Appleton Post CrescentAugust 16, 2011

We manage the lemon law, so if someone has a lemon law complaint, and this only applies to new cars, we have lawyers who manage the arbitration. Does the bureau have a high success rate in arbitration? It's gone fairly well. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Group buying: check small print
Independent OnlineAugust 21, 2011

But a number of savvy consumers have written to me to point out that these vouchers are generally only valid for a short period – usually just three months – and as such they are in contravention of the Consumer Protection Act, which stipulates that ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Payson officials hope law can end six-year feud over Cragin Dam
Cronkite NewsAugust 10, 2011

The service had previously issued a special-use permit for maintenance to the old owner, Phelps Dodge Corp., and wanted to continue that arrangement with SRP under the new law. Reclamation bureau officials bristled at the suggestion, ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Beware dealing in stolen goods, traders advised
North London TodayAugust 24, 2011

The officers advised businesses to ensure they did not receive stolen goods by obtaining contact details, records and receipts and checking proof of the sellers' identity. If any goods are suspected to have been stolen, they were told to contact police ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Police search for local woman suspected of credit card fraud
TriCities.comAugust 30, 2011

According to reports from the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, officers were called to Lyon's Roofing at 485 Industrial Park Road in Piney Flats, Tenn. in reference to credit card fraud. At that time, the owner reported that her company credit card ...more »

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