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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 »

Wage Garnishment Protection in New Jersey Revealed
News Junky JournalAugust 2, 2011

Execution against wages, also known as wage garnishment, is a form of debt collection. Both state and federal laws control wage garnishment in several ways, including regulating when wages can be garnished and ...more »

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Confidentiality
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US senator's leak of oil trading information sparks concern
Calgary HeraldAugust 19, 2011

Oil trading data that exposed the extensive positions speculators held in the run-up to record high prices in 2008 were intentionally leaked by a US senator, sparking broader concern about industry confidentiality as Congress moves on Wall Street ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Ice cube the cause of food poisoning that killed girl
Malaysia StarAugust 25, 2011

PUTRAJAYA: A preliminary report has revealed that ice cubes had caused the food poisoning that killed a 11-year-old pupil after she consumed food bought at a Ramadan Bazaar in Klang earlier this month. Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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We had a friend help us get a credit card we were on the account as card ...
AvvoAugust 28, 2011

non payment we did spend our share of the card but so did she and now its on her credit are we responsible for the debt also and can she get us for credit card fraud if we stopped paying? Posted 5 minutes ago. This attorney is licensed in Texas. ...more »

Opinion: A leap forward for cars, consumers and California
Capitol WeeklyAugust 18, 2011

If a vehicle is identified as “salvage,” junk,” “flood,” or a “buyback” under California's lemon law, the dealership must place a warning sticker on it. This first-in-the-nation consumer protection will relay vital information about a vehicle's safety, ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Safety briefs
Las Vegas Review-JournalAugust 9, 2011

31 on Peace Way between El Capitan Way and Juliano Road as the Clark County Water Reclamation District conducts a sewer rehabilitation project, which began July 29. Westbound travel will be restricted, and eastbound and westbound travel will be moved ...more »

Credit Repair
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Playing the credit repair game
El Paso IncAugust 29, 2011

Former UTEP forward Brandon Wolfram left the Spanish basketball scene last year to launch a new business in El Paso that helps credit-shaky consumers score new home loans. Wolfram played basketball at UTEP from 1997 to 2001, ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Another lawsuit targets Triad
Milwaukee Journal SentinelAugust 24, 2011

And it's unclear whether a new court would apply Wisconsin law or Texas law to the case. Wisconsin overhauled its entire "products liability landscape" earlier this year, making it impossible for Steris to know how a court here would apply the new ...more »

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