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Deputies investigate double homicide
WANEDecember 1, 2011

FORT RECOVERY, Oh. (WANE) - The Mercer County Sheriff's Department is investigating what it believes to be a double homicide. Deputies say it happened between the hours of 5:00PM Tuesday and 9:00AM Wednesday. Robert Grube and his daughter Colleen Grube ...more »

Central North Dakota law enforcement agencies work together on burglaries
Bismarck TribuneDecember 1, 2011

The various agencies have no suspects in the break ins at this time, and they are asking people to be on the lookout for anything suspicious. Anyone with information on any burglaries should call their local law enforcement agencies.more »

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Confidentiality
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Kris Humphries wants prenup voided to tell truth about Kim Kardashian
Newstrack IndiaDecember 3, 2011

"If they were never married, then the prenup wouldn't be in effect and there would be no confidentiality," the Daily Mail quoted Lisa Helfend Meyer, the family law expert and a senior partner at Meyer Olson and Lowry as saying. ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Update: Two Leesburg Dogs Euthanized Due to Poisoning
Patch.comDecember 2, 2011

Two Leesburg dogs were put down on Monday after they had been poisoned by anti-freeze that was found in food put in their yard. Courtesy of Janice Raleigh Loudoun County Animal Services spokesperson Laura Rizer confirmed Friday morning ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Telebrands served notice by national consumer panel
Times of IndiaDecember 6, 2011

NAGPUR: The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), Delhi, has issued notice to Telebrands India Private Limited, Mumbai, on a revision petition filed by a city resident complaining of deficiency in service by the company. ...more »

GREEN v. BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC
Leagle.comDecember 20, 2011

BMW argues that the district court erred in (1) concluding that Green is a "consumer" within the meaning of the lemon law, (2) finding that Green's vehicle has a defect or condition that substantially impairs its use or market value, and (3) finding ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Bank occupation ends peacefully; deputies remove 'Occudome' from...
Santa Cruz SentinelDecember 5, 2011

Wilson said deputies left behind medications, signs and other property Sunday morning and are streamlining the reclamation process for those items law enforcement did confiscate. He said the group was welcome to protest there, but could not camp or ...more »

Consumer Protection
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CFTC clarifies "actual delivery"
CFTC Law (blog)December 5, 2011

This interpretive statement relates to the anti-fraud authority invested in the CFTC by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Since the matter has been voted on and settled, it is no longer on the agenda for the December 5th ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Beware of bogus charities
Hometownlife.comDecember 1, 2011

After all, that's what this is all about — reducing the chance of your identity being stolen and also, if it is stolen, to reduce the consequences. During the holiday season, one of the major sources of identity theft is bogus charities. ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Consumer Agency Aims to Publish Credit-Card Complaint Data
BusinessWeekDecember 2, 2011

30 (Bloomberg) -- The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau plans to publish data on complaints it has begun collecting from consumers about billing, fraud and other issues involving credit cards. Under the proposal released today, ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Rottenstein Law Group Considers With Some Misgivings Dismissal of Claims ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)December 8, 2011

2243; Civil Action No, 08-08, In Re: Fosamax (Alendronate Sodium) Products Liability Litigation (No. II)—moved the court to dismiss all claims against them on the ground that, as generic drug manufacturers, they could not be held liable under any ...more »

Credit Repair
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Builder fights Lower Providence repair fees
The Times HeraldDecember 2, 2011

Michael Yanoff, an attorney representing DeLuca Brothers LLC of Lower Providence, objected to the approval of a township “statement of default” that would activate a letter of credit the builder had deposited to guarantee the construction of roadways ...more »

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