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Objection! Lawsuit Slams Temp Lawyers
Wall Street JournalAugust 3, 2011

The legal malpractice lawsuit, in California state court in Los Angeles, and initially filed in June, is seen in the industry as an important case concerning the quality of work performed by a growing cadre of temp lawyers who are paid as little as $25 ...more »

Lynn L. Bergeson Will Speak at the Fifth International Symposium on ...
Environmental Expert (press release)August 3, 2011

Ms. Bergeson serves on a number of domestic and international nanotechnology standard setting and governance committees, and writes and lectures frequently on nano-related topics. Recent publications include: Nanotechnology: Environmental Law, Policy, ...more »

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Confidentiality
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New Jersey Court Approves Common Law Right of Access to Agency Depositions
RegBlog (blog)August 25, 2011

Under the common law, the entity seeking access must prove that its need for the information outweighs the government's right to confidentiality. The court outlined three steps for analyzing common-law right of access claims. First, the entity may only ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Bagged Lunch Could Lead To Food Poisoning, Study Finds
Huffington PostAugust 8, 2011

These significant results revealed an accommodating environment for bacteria to grow, ultimately the cause of food poisoning and other bacterial infection. Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor for NBC, warns that foods should stay out of the ...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 »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Watson's Rosuvastatin Zinc Tablets Receive Tentative FDA Approval
MarketWatch (press release)August 10, 2011

AstraZeneca's lawsuit was filed under the provisions of the Hatch-Waxman Act, resulting in a stay of final FDA approval of Watson's NDA until April 1, 2013 or until final resolution of the matter before the court, whichever occurs sooner. ...more »

Helping consumers fight against fraud
Herald Times ReporterAugust 21, 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. Q. Does the bureau have a high success rate in arbitration? A. It's gone fairly well. ...more »

Credit Repair
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Debt collectors unlikely to desist
Columbia Daily TribuneAugust 22, 2011

... but at some point you will. So you will still want to avoid a judgment against you if you can. The Debt Adviser, Steve Bucci, is the author of “Credit Repair Kit for Dummies” and co-author of “Managing Your Money All-In-One for Dummies.”more »

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