Consumer Protection News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in August, 2011

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RENEWING YOUR GREEN CARD? WHY NOT NATURALIZE TOO?
The New York Irish EmgirantAugust 2, 2011

Q: I've been a US legal permanent resident for almost ten years, and my green card is expiring soon. What is the current procedure for renewing it? A: Immigrants filing applications to renew permanent resident cards, commonly known as green cards, ...more »

State moves up in entrepreneurship ranking
Lincoln Journal StarAugust 2, 2011

21 in the latest State Entrepreneurship Index, a nationwide analysis and ranking system that compares how states stack up in terms of business formation and innovation. The index was developed by economists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Judge: Claremore police dash cam not subject to open records laws
Tulsa WorldAugust 31, 2011

CLAREMORE - A Rogers County judge wrote in an order released Tuesday that a dash-cam recording made by the Claremore Police Department is a "direct piece of evidence" and "not a public record" under the state's Open ...more »

Credit Repair
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Mortgage Broker is Astounded by His 150 Point Credit Score Increase Delivered ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)August 25, 2011

Anthony Aidonmiyi, a Texas mortgage broker and owner of Dynamic Mortgage in Houston, was able to increase his personal credit score 153 points in only four months with the assistance of the credit repair services and technology of S&S Private Capital's ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Verizon Wireless customers lose in court
ReutersAugust 24, 2011

... a case involving AT&T Inc (TN), gave businesses a big victory in upholding individual arbitrations to resolve customer disputes. Some consumer advocates say arbitration favors companies by making it too costly for consumers to bring small claims. ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Food poisoning hospitalizes 48 in East China
China DailyAugust 25, 2011

NANCHANG - Forty-eight people were in hospital Thursday after suffering from food poisoning in East China's Jiangxi province, said local authorities. The victims suffered from bellyaches and nausea after attending a private banquet in Tianhe restaurant ...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 »

Consumer Protection
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AG Suthers files complaint against debt manager
Bizjournals.comAugust 31, 2011

The AG's office filed a consumer protection lawsuit against the Johnson Law Group in April. Consumer and Business Debt Counseling Services failed to register with the state, as required by the Colorado Debt-Management Services Act, while it allegedly ...more »

Congress urged to pass 'Philippine Lemon Law'
Philippine StarAugust 23, 2011

MANILA, Philippines - A lady lawmaker today urged Congress to pass a local version of the United States' Lemon Law, which protects consumers from faulty motor vehicles. Leyte 4th District Rep. Lucy Marie Torres-Gomez filed House Bill 5017, ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Viableware raises $1M to curb credit card fraud in bars, eateries
TechFlashAugust 31, 2011

A Kirkland startup working on technology to prevent credit card fraud in restaurants and bars has raised $1 million in equity funds from angel investors. Viableware designs hardware and software products to eliminate credit and debit card information ...more »

Unsafe Products
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IN RE MATTER OF AQUA DOTS PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION
Leagle.comAugust 18, 2011

They rely on the Consumer Products Safety Act, 15 USC §§ 2051-89, express and implied warranties, and state consumer-protection statutes. The plaintiffs asked for a full refund under federal law plus punitive damages under state law. ...more »

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