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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 »

The Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor LLP Announce Investigation of Zoo ...
MarketWatch (press release)August 1, 2011

DALLAS, Aug 01, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Former United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie Briscoe, founder of The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC, and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor, LLP announce that a federal class ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Confidentiality agreement silences comment on Knox Street case
WatertownDailyTimes.comAugust 26, 2011

When asked for a copy of the confidentiality agreement, City Clerk Kathleen A. Bouchard directed Northern New York Newspapers Corp. to make a request under the state's Freedom of Information Law. She has five business days to respond to the request. ...more »

College Football Countdown: No. 6 Oklahoma State Cowboys
Corpus Christi Caller TimesAugust 29, 2011

But it takes two to replace Hunter. 4. Lemon's Law. With all the offensive fireworks, the flaw is on defense. Four of the starting front seven were lost, including LB Orie Lemon, quick to the ball and the team's leading tackler. ...more »

Credit Repair
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On The Money: Beware of credit-repair services
Sun-SentinelAugust 19, 2011

Advertisements for credit-repair services appear regularly over the radio, on television and via the Internet. But do these services really work? And what steps does credit repair require? Several websites provide information on credit repair and how ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Mpofu tightens grip on Hwange
Zimbabwe IndependentAugust 26, 2011

... diamond mining operation, his sister-in-law and his personal assistant. Condurango Resources is a company trading as Mbada Diamonds. The company is a joint venture between the Zimbabwe Minerals Development Corporation and New Reclamation Group. ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Keep Your Identity: 'Think, slow down and verify' before handing out your ...
Naples Daily NewsAugust 16, 2011

That being said, your identity can be taken away from you because of circumstances beyond your control. Remember that 20 million Americans have had their identity stolen at a cost of more than $100 billion over the past two years. ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Six Still Warded As Police Probe Deadly Food Poisoning In China's Xinjiang
BernamaAugust 24, 2011

HOTAN, Xinjiang, Aug 24 (Bernama) -- Six people remain hospitalized four days after a mass food poisoning, thought to be caused by tainted vinegar, killed 11 and sickened more than 100 in northwest China. One person was still in a serious but not ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Dallas Lawyer Charla Aldous Named One of Texas' Top Women Attorneys
PR Newswire (press release)August 23, 2011

22, 2011 edition of Texas Lawyer. The "Winning Women" honorees were selected by Texas Lawyer based on success in high-stakes courtroom litigation, winning large monetary awards, and prevailing in cases that make law or have statewide or national impact ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Avanir Pharmaceuticals Files Lawsuits Against Par And Actavis
Pharmaceutical Online (press release)August 18, 2011

In accordance with the Hatch-Waxman Act, as a result of having filed lawsuits within 45 days of the Paragraph IV certification notices, FDA approval of the ANDAs will be stayed until the earlier of (i) 30 months from the Company's receipt of the ...more »

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