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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 »

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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NEWARK MORNING LEDGER CO. v. NEW JERSEY SPORTS & EXPOSITION AUTHORITY
Leagle.comDecember 1, 2011

Defendant also argued plaintiff's request sought confidential information, which was exempt from disclosure under common law. Challenging the Law Division's order mandating the release of the unredacted documents, defendant seeks our review, ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Avoid holiday food poisoning
Bremerton PatriotDecember 6, 2011

The hectic, party-going atmosphere of the holidays is when people tend to forget basic food handling principles, according to Cathy Franklin, Department of Health chief dietician. "We see incidents of food poisoning go up during the holidays. ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Companies told to compensate vehicle owners
Times of IndiaDecember 13, 2011

MUMBAI: In two separate orders relating to vehicular theft, the Mumbai suburban district consumer disputes redressal forum ordered two insurance companies to reimburse two city-based vehicle owners, after observing that purpose for which the vehicle ...more »

Police and fire for Monday, Dec. 5
Juneau EmpireDecember 5, 2011

She was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center. • At 11:16 pm Friday, a 52-year-old woman reported a 31-year-old woman violated a stalking protective order in the 2800 block of Postal Way. • At 2:23 am Saturday, a 17-year-old girl was cited for ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Editorial: An insult to law enforcers, if true
Sun.StarDecember 9, 2011

The alleged illegal drugs trader, Sawaib Magondacan Sultan, was arrested by elements of the Provincial Intelligence Branch of the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) in a buy-bust operation at the North Reclamation Area Wednesday night. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Spammers still a law unto themselves
Bizcommunity.comDecember 2, 2011

The National Consumer Protection Act would provide some recourse if it actually implements its national opt-out database - something the legislation caters for but which for now doesn't exist. There has been some discussion as to who should operate the ...more »

Stolen Identity
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POLICE BEAT
San Jose Mercury NewsDecember 3, 2011

300 block of Hedge Road, 3:09 pm: Identity theft was reported; someone opened accounts in another person's name. 300 block of Oak Court, 4:09 pm: A juvenile was arrested on suspicion of burglarizing a vehicle. 500 block of Willow Road, ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Mount Laurel Police Blotter
Patch.comDecember 3, 2011

Credit card fraud (Holiday Village East) — A resident of the first block of South Peppergrass Drive told police an unauthorized purchase, in the amount of $27.92, was made using their credit card at an out-of-state location. ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Greenberg Traurig's Robert Herrington Authors Best-Selling Book, Verdict for ...
Sacramento BeeDecember 5, 2011

A significant focus of Herrington's practice involves defending clients facing class action claims in false advertising, unfair competition, consumer products, financial services, and insurance. Herrington's practice also focuses on helping business ...more »

Credit Repair
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Use Credit Monitoring As A Tool To Aid Credit Repair
The Open Press (press release)December 22, 2011

If you have disputed an inaccurate account, you need to check to be sure these accounts are being removed from your credit report. You will also want to watch your credit score to be sure it improves as you work your credit repair plan. ...more »

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