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US Troop out of Suffolk Law
The PhoenixDecember 1, 2011

On Veterans Day, Suffolk Law School gave us a lesson in the glories — and pitfalls — that come with living with a legal and moral tradition of free speech. Unfortunately, US Army Reserves ...more »

Md. health secy. announces corrective steps after agency had to return unspent ...
Washington PostDecember 1, 2011

Health Secretary Joshua Sharfstein told members of the Senate Finance and Budget and Taxation committees he was shocked to hear of such a large expected surplus at the agency that supports services such as residential care, employment, day programs and ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Full Story
Nigerian ObserverDecember 1, 2011

Confidentiality law may require additional consent for subsequent disclosures to other parties. Here, the law or policy grants individuals or institutions discretion to disclose HIV information without consent under specific circumstances. ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Who owns the poisoning tender in Namibia? - by Loide Jason
New EraDecember 2, 2011

I am still concerned about the rumours of food poisoning among Namibians. This has in recent months spread fast to all corners of Namibia. It was a full house of traditional leaders at the homestead of the Otjimana Royal House in the village of ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Consumer agency shares top beefs against credit card issuers
msnbc.comDecember 2, 2011

An interim report issued this week offers insight into the bank practices that most bug consumers: Billing disputes, collection practices, and debt protection sales pitches. Surprisingly, late fees did not crack the top 10. Mysterious fine print is a ...more »

Wis. gov signs bill capping attorney fees
BusinessWeekDecember 8, 2011

"Make no mistake about it, the Republicans, Gov. Scott Walker -- they have gutted consumer protection law in this state." The governor said in his own statement the measure will protect job creators and improve the state's business climate. ...more »

Product Reclamation
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CONTRACTING DISPOSAL OF HAZARDOUS WASTES
Insurance News Net (press release)December 26, 2011

The manifest reinforces the major legal theme in hazardous waste legislation - that the generator is never relieved of responsibility and liability for their waste. Generally, copies of manifests or the information they contain are to be retained by ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Securing Nebulous Privacy Rights in the Cloud
Miller-McCune.comDecember 1, 2011

This would be especially so in the world of Web 3.0, which builds on the social media of Web 2.0 by utilising intricate personal user data to drive online business. (To address this, some advocate universal laws to thus govern levels of privacy ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Stolen copy of Superman's Action Comics debut found and auctioned for $2 million
Den Of GeekDecember 1, 2011

Born Nicolas Coppola, Cage's pseudonym is partly inspired by Marvel superhero Luke Cage, and he named his son Kal-El after Superman's Kryptonian identity. The actor was considered for the role of Superman in a Tim Burton-directed, Kevin Smith-scripted ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Langley woman sought in credit card fraud
BCLocalNewsDecember 7, 2011

By Staff Writer - Langley Times A 28-year-old Langley woman is accused of racking up charges on two stolen credit cards. Lisa Marie Goddard has been charged with two counts of possessing or using a stolen credit card, three counts of fraud under $5000, ...more »

Unsafe Products
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University of Memphis professor has talent for humor, tort law
DeSoto AppealDecember 4, 2011

Known as "Tortman" by students and faculty alike around the Memphis law school, the Hollywood, Fla., native is a former humor columnist for the American Bar Association Journal. He's written five books, including a parody of legal education called "The ...more »

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