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

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Independent directors? liability not defined
Economic TimesAugust 1, 2011

"People won't join boards if the liability on the independent director is not well defined." Unfortunately, there is lack of clarity on the exact liability of independent directors . A few months ago, the Company Law Board asked the Registrar of ...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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State partially lifts blanket of secrecy from tax rulings
Knoxville News SentinelAugust 18, 2011

"In addition to those circumstances where confidentiality limits publication, the department will not publish rulings that are no longer valuable to the taxpayer due to law changes." The commissioner also said the department would avoid making public ...more »

Credit Repair
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Beware of credit-repair services
Fort Worth Star TelegramAugust 27, 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 »

Consumer Disputes
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Forum penalises dealer for selling 'demonstration vehicle'
Indian ExpressAugust 30, 2011

Chandigarh Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed the dealer to pay Rs 50000 to the buyer as compensation for unfair trade practice, and Rs 5000 as cost of litigation. The Commission upheld the original order issued in the case by the ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Check your fish to avoid food poisoning
Malta Independent OnlineAugust 26, 2011

During this period, the risk of food poisoning, particularly from fish, increases due to the accumulation of chemicals such as histamine in the fish which cause allergy symptoms if the fish is not kept cool or under ice during retail.more »

Stolen Identity
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Mail stolen from postal truck in South Tacoma (blog)August 26, 2011

Mail thieves tend to try to steal someone identity or cash checks they find in the stolen envelopes. "Generally, items taken are primarily checks, which are altered and cashed, or credit cards and convenience checks," the letter, which was shared with ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumer protection proving a myth
Hindu Business LineAugust 21, 2011

As regards the working of the Consumer Forums set up under the Consumer Protection Act, on paper, the provisions of the Act leave very little to be desired. It covers most aspects of consumer protection, including speedy trial. ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Alex Cash Re-Elected to a Third Term on SCAJ Board of Governors (press release)August 22, 2011

Rosen, Rosen & Hagood is a Charleston-based law firm that focuses on complex litigation and damages claims in the areas of business and commercial litigation, construction, products liability, medical malpractice, negligence, wrongful death, ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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What will happen if I smoke in a smoke prohibited area?: Cigarettes And The UK Law
IT Business NetAugust 28, 2011

Read More This film will help you avoid becoming a victim of credit card fraud - and has been prepared following police and Home Office guidelines. Follow Videojug's advise to prevent credit card fraud! Read More Micron Technology (MU) shares are ...more »


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