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Md. lawmakers oppose continued federal pay freeze
Baltimore Sun (blog)December 1, 2011

Several public employee unions who have members in Maryland agreed. “We made our sacrifice,” Jacqueline Simon, policy director for the American Federation of Government Employees, said in an interview, referring to the current pay freeze. ...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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Raymond Tooth: What's it like working for UK's most formidable celebrity ...
Daily MailDecember 11, 2011

His glittering list of former clients includes Jude Law's former wife Sadie Frost, rock star Eric Clapton's ex Patti Boyd and Irina Abramovich, former wife of billionaire Chelsea Football Club chairman Roman. Mr Tooth's highly confidential business ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Manitowoc Health Department identifies virus infecting area residents
Herald Times ReporterDecember 16, 2011

MANITOWOC — Area residents complaining of suffering from food poisoning or stomach flu likely have a norovirus infection, said James Blaha, health officer for the Manitowoc County Public Health Department, in a news release on Friday. ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Firm penalised for selling faulty solar equipment
The HinduDecember 7, 2011

The Dakshina Kannada District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum had directed a private firm to pay Rs. 90000 along with interest at the rate of 10 per cent per annum to a consumer for supplying faulty solar equipment. The firm had been asked to pay ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Supreme Court hears diabetes drug patent case
89.3 KPCCDecember 5, 2011

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in its first patent case of the year. A company that makes a diabetes drug is challenging part of a law co-written by Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman from Los Angeles. ...more »

Police & Fire
Juneau EmpireDecember 13, 2011

He was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center. • At 12:40 pm Saturday, the Juneau Police Department responded to a report of domestic violence. • At 3:17 pm Saturday, Bradon Stephens, 27, was cited for driving with a revoked license on Mendenhall ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Testimony on Dodd-Frank Act Implementation
Insurance News Net (press release)December 3, 2011

... the implementation of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank Act" or "Act") by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").1 (http://www.sec.gov/news/testimony/2011/ts120111mls.htm#P11_518) As you ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Comment period set for Holbert Quarry
The River ReporterDecember 1, 2011

... for a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) permit to conduct noncoal surface mining activities in Lackawaxen Township, as required by the Noncoal Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act and the Clean Streams Law. ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Bank Card Fraud Continues, Banks "Eating Losses"
WTVCDecember 2, 2011

Sgt. Meeks has been overwhelmed with hundreds of cases of bank fraud since this time last week. The fraud spans several counties and involves just about every bank, large and small. Hackers were somehow able to get people's debit and credit card...more »

Stolen Identity
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Law and Order: Oakfield woman accused of identity theft
The BatavianDecember 6, 2011

Gail Patricia Rumble, 47, of North Pearl Street, Oakfield, is charged with identity theft. Rumble is accused of using another person's identity to secure services illegally. David L. Andrews, 24, of 19 Holland Ave., Batavia, is charged with criminal ...more »

Credit Repair
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MISCOR Group Announces Refinancing of Debt
Sacramento BeeDecember 2, 2011

PK) provides electrical and mechanical solutions to industrial, commercial and institutional customers through two segments: Industrial Services, consisting of the Company's maintenance and repair services to several industries, including electric ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Dallas Employment Law Specialist Offers Tips to Avoid Legal Liability at the ...
EIN News (press release)December 11, 2011

While a company party should be a time for fun and merriment, an employer must prepare carefully to avoid potential legal issues. Dallas employment lawyer Keith Clouse provides the following tips. First, an employer should consider the added legal...more »

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