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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 »

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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Indiana using inaccurate HIV consent forms
Michigan MessengerAugust 25, 2011

“But these laws were created with a 1984 mentality of death.” Sutton also expressed concern that the document, which he believes represents similar forms in use in various counties in the state, provides no statement of confidentiality. ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Dog thefts on the rise: Steps you can take to keep your pet safe
Examiner.comAugust 17, 2011

First and foremost is having an identity microchip implanted in your dog's withers. Says Peterson: [W]e have seen recoveries of stolen pets because of their microchips which permanently identify them with their owners. A simple scan at the shelter or ...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 »

Unsafe Products
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Serial Plaintiff Who Claimed to Have Emphysema Is Caught Hiking
ForbesAugust 29, 2011

I'm a litigator who specializes in products liability, consumer-protection law, legal analysis and writing. I have also been blogging at Lowering the Bar since 2006, and you can also follow me on Twitter at @loweringthebar. ...more »

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