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

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A Thumbnail Sketch of the Lemon Law
Huffington Post (blog)August 1, 2011

These cars are "Lemons" and are the subject of "Lemon Laws" in all fifty states. While everyone is familiar with the concept of the lemon automobile, not everyone is so clear on the law. Most people don't worry all that much about it until they find ...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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Consumer Disputes
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Building experts made to pay 65K
Times of IndiaAugust 22, 2011

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission last week confirmed the order passed by a district forum directing an architect, a contractor and a structural engineer to pay Rs 65000 for causing mental agony to a man who sought ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Agnes Varis, Founder of Drug Company, Dies at 81
New York TimesAugust 3, 2011

She helped draft the Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984, intended to ease generics' passage to market. She also helped draft the Greater Access to Affordable Pharmaceuticals Act, which was intended to close loopholes in the 1984 law. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Agricultural swaps rule takes effect Dec. 31
McPherson SentinelAugust 24, 2011

The agricultural swaps rule is part of the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act approved by Congress last year. Farm Bureau and a coalition of other agriculture-related end-users submitted commentsurging that ...more »

Chevy Dealers Describe How Volts Bring in New Customers, Spur Web Traffic
Auto RemarketingAugust 31, 2011

Better Business Bureaus Auto Line — a national program which resolves auto warranty and lemon law disputes — announced Tuesday it is celebrating its 30th birthday. Officials noted the program has helped nearly… With the college football season ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Expert Eye: Stolen Girlfriends Club
New Zealand HeraldAugust 31, 2011

In an effort to create his own separate identity, the SGC boy next season will most likely be wearing red plaid check shirts, oversized sweaters and a stand-out crisp white dress shirt with woven detail across the front. For the womenswear, some of New ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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2 women sought in separate fraud cases
Roanoke Rapids Daily HeraldAugust 31, 2011

“(The suspect) apparently obtained her credit card information while living with this person. She used the credit card information to obtain cell phone minutes and Domino's pizza.” The victim, Jackson said, noticed the discrepancies on her bank ...more »

Unsafe Products
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In re Bluetooth Headset Products Liability Litigation: CCAF Ninth Circuit victory
Point of LawAugust 22, 2011

Also important is the recognition that when attorneys are asking for fees based on lodestar, there must be a cross-check against actual class recovery. [In re Bluetooth (9th Cir. Aug. 19, 2011); CCAF; Forbes; Law360 ($); Business Law Daily; Lawyers USA ...more »

Credit Repair
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Improving A Bad Credit Score Through Paying Down Credit Cards–Problems That ...
Red, White, and Blue PressAugust 31, 2011

Many consumers have been focused on paying down credit card debt in the hopes of getting in position where they can use additional funds to improve their bad credit score, but the bad credit repair process is often different from one ...more »

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