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Haley wants Occupy Columbia suit sent to fed court
Myrtle Beach Sun NewsDecember 1, 2011

In court papers filed Wednesday, attorneys representing the governor and other top state officials say the issues around the arrests of protesters involve constitutional rights to free speech, assembly and unreasonable search and seizure and should be ...more »

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces Investigation of China Organic Agriculture, Inc.
MarketWatch (press release)December 1, 2011

The investigation focuses on whether the Company and its executives violated federal securities laws by failing to disclose that: (1) despite indicating otherwise, China Organic had received no initial payments for its September 2008 sale of Jilin ...more »

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Confidentiality
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PATRIOT SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION : Frequently Asked Questions
4-traders (press release)December 2, 2011

A: Unfortunately we cannot answer this question at this time other than to say it is in the furtherance of a legal strategy that we expect will benefit the infringement litigation and overall licensing program. Q: What is the future direction of ...more »

Credit Repair
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Study identifies mechanisms cells use to remove bits of RNA from DNA strands
PhysOrg.comDecember 4, 2011

Two mechanisms, enzymes called ribonucleases (RNases) H and the DNA mismatch repair system, appear to interplay to root out the RNA components. "We believe this is the first study to show that cells utilize independent repair pathways to remove ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Nielsen and comScore Settle Patent Disputes
ag-IP-news AgencyDecember 26, 2011

... a leading global provider of information and analytics around what consumers watch and buy, and comScore Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, announced the companies have settled their patent disputes, a press release by Nielsen stated. ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Brazilian legend Socrates passes away aged 57 from food poisoning
MirrorFootball.co.ukDecember 4, 2011

The Brazilian media, quoting sources at the Albert Einstein Israeli Hospital in Sao Paulo where the midfield legend was being treated for food poisoning, say he died this morning. His wife and a friend also fell ill after also eating infected ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Let's be clear on oilsands
Edmonton JournalDecember 17, 2011

By law, oil producers must use their own funds for land reclamation - taxpayer money is not used. Maccagno might be referring to the $2 billion in government funding for carbon capture from coal-fired electricity plants, which has nothing to do with ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Rep. Miller: Financial protections for servicemembers “flagrantly disregarded ...
The Progressive PulseDecember 6, 2011

US Representative Brad Miller and Holly Petraeus with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) were in Raleigh Monday to hear firsthand about the financial hardships facing military men and women. Rep. Miller says it is troubling to hear cases ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Defenders expose high-rolling con man
WDIV DetroitDecember 20, 2011

Federal investigators know him as a con man who, according to federal documents obtained by the Defenders, steals identities and buys beautiful homes in some of Metro Detroit's wealthiest suburbs. Yeo is accused of using a stolen identity to buy a home ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Former Alton credit union employee admits fraud
STLtoday.comDecember 1, 2011

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS • A former employee of an Alton credit union has admitted allegations of using her employer's money to buy a truck, pay credit card bills and make personal loans to herself and her husband. Kalicza Tegel-Mills, 26, of Plainview, Ill., ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Boston Scientific Faces Lawsuits Against Vaginal Mesh Products
Emailwire (press release)December 12, 2011

LegalView is a public service brought to you by Legal WebTV Network, LLC, a Limited Liability Corporation created by a group of the nation's most highly respected law firms: Anapol Schwartz; Cohen, Placitella and Roth; James F. Humphreys and Associates ...more »

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