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CNPA attorney: City Council violated open meeting law
Patterson IrrigatorDecember 1, 2011

Councilwoman Annette Smith said a final decision had not been made regarding the hiring of Hallinan, because the council was in contract negotiations. The matter was part of talks and did not have to be revealed, she said. β€œIt's an employment issue,” ...more »

Judge dismisses discrimination, defamation claims by former Lexington library CEO
Lexington Herald LeaderDecember 1, 2011

Imhoff's claim of gender discrimination was thrown out because "she is unable to identify evidence sufficient to support a finding that the Library Board treated her less favorably than a similarly situated male employee," the order says. ...more »

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Confidentiality
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PROVOST v. REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
Leagle.comDecember 15, 2011

Law Offices of James K. Autrey, James K. Autrey; Law Offices of Michael F. Baltaxe and Michael F. Baltaxe for Plaintiff and Appellant. Plaintiff Glenn Provost appeals from a judgment entered pursuant to a stipulation for settlement reached at mediation ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Avoiding festive food poisoning
Brisbane TimesDecember 5, 2011

Anecdotal evidence suggests people are particularly vulnerable to food poisoning during the Christmas-New Year period. What will you be serving up this holiday period? How about a nice dose of salmonella to go with the roast turkey? ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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SC asks telecos to approach apex forum on pesky calls row
IBNLive.comDecember 7, 2011

A bench of justices GS Singhvi and SJ Mukhopadhyaya said the remedy vested with the (NCDRC) National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission under the Consumer Protection Act. The apex court had earlier issued notices to telecom operator Bharti Airtel, ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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FULLINGTON v. PLIVA, INC.
Leagle.comDecember 13, 2011

Since the adoption of the Hatch-Waxman Amendments to the Act, Pub. L. No. 98-417, 98 Stat. 1585 (1984), a generic manufacturer may choose to submit only an Abbreviated New Drug Application, which does not require independent evidence of safety or ...more »

Police & Fire
Juneau EmpireDecember 25, 2011

At 12:38 am Thursday, Christopher Davidson, 37, was arrested for assault and criminal mischief in the 3200 block of Hospital Drive, and he was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center. β€’ At 11:37 pm Thursday, Juneau Police Department investigated a ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Is Your Cell Phone Spying On You?
Consumer AffairsDecember 2, 2011

"This news underscores the need for Congress to act swiftly to protect the location information and private, sensitive information of consumers. But right now, Carrier IQ has a lot of questions to answer,” Franken said. ...more »

Product Reclamation
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It's Easy and It's the Law for New Yorkers to Recycle Rechargeable Batteries
MarketWatch (press release)December 5, 2011

Advancing green business practices and environmental sustainability, Call2Recycle is the most active voice promoting eco-safe reclamation and recycling of rechargeable batteries and cell phones. Learn more at call2recycle.org or 877.723.1297. ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Man Sentenced For Fraud, Identity Theft
KGTV San DiegoDecember 6, 2011

Khris St. Ives Dulay Lu, 34, was convicted of credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft after being extradited from Japan to face charges. According to court records, Lu used information stolen from a local San Diego business to open credit cards ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Identity thief who faked robbery is convicted
Green Bay Press GazetteDecember 2, 2011

The large number of felony counts reflects the number of identities stolen from individuals, primarily in Sturgeon Bay, but also as far away as Milwaukee. Door County victims included residents in Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor and Forestville. ...more »

Credit Repair
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Know the answers before you buy an extended warranty
CBS NewsDecember 5, 2011

Extended warranty or additional protection plans typically extend the time to cover the costs to repair or replace an item for an additional two to five years from the date of purchase. Extended warranties may also cover items that are never covered by ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Change in Samaritan law aims to boost school food donations to nonprofts
Fairfaxtimes.comDecember 2, 2011

The Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donations Act was signed into law in 1996 to encourage donations of food and grocery products to nonprofits, such as food pantries, without individuals fearing legal liability if the food caused harm to ...more »

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