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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 »

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces Investigation of Commercial Metals Company
MarketWatch (press release)December 1, 2011

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP is a national law firm which represents investors and individuals in class action litigation. The firm is focused on providing exemplary legal services in complex litigation in the areas of securities, shareholder, antitrust and ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Floyd Abrams, First Amendment Protector, Trashes Wikileaks
Wall Street Journal (blog)December 8, 2011

... full texts of over 251000 confidential US diplomatic cables, many containing the names of individuals who had sought and been promised confidentiality. Abrams renders no opinion as to whether such actions were legal, saying only, in the negative, ...more »

Food Poisoning
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3 killed in food poisoning, 23 still in critical condition
Daily Star OnlineDecember 13, 2011

Victims of serious food poisoning after taking khichuri at an Urs (religious congregation) at Aish Dhal village in Saidpur upazila of Nilphamari district receive treatment at Rangpur Medical College Hospital yesterday. Photo: STARStar National Desk ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Credit card disputes resolved 3/4 of time, new consumer agency reports
Denver PostDecember 1, 2011

Though the most frequently cited issues were billing disputes and interest rate terms, the biggest concern at the bureau was how consumers still seem confounded over their credit cards, CFPB said in its seven-page report. "We are learning that there is ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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FDA to Approve New Generics, But Health Care Savings Will Be Minimal
Scientific AmericanDecember 5, 2011

In 1984 the Hatch-Waxman Act made it cheaper and easier to put generic versions of a drug on the market. As a result of the expedited approval process, generics now make up more than 60 percent of prescription drugs sold in the US and have saved the ...more »

Hungary's answer to unemployment: Manual labour
BBC NewsDecember 28, 2011

Martin Kahanec, scientific director at the Central European Labour Studies Institute, describes the plan as a "lemon". "Very low-skilled public works can stigmatise and discourage these people and stop private employers from hiring them," he says. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Online Gambling is about to Lose It's Biggest Advocate in Congress
Off Shore Gaming AssocationDecember 3, 2011

Robert Goodlatte and Jim Leach both believed that no law could pass that was targeted at bettors so they introduced bills that would make it illegal to process payments for online gambling transactions. In their opinions if the government could stop ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Pike County Community Blames Lack of Mine Reclamation on Devastating Floods
WFPLDecember 6, 2011

By law, coal companies are required to reclaim the land once mining is over. The process varies by site, but involves replacing topsoil and replanting vegetation. Pillersdorf says Cambrian didn't do this—and the lack of vegetation to soak up the rain ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Two Arrested for Credit Card Thefts in 14 Counties
West Virginia MetroNewsDecember 1, 2011

A day after arresting one man allegedly connected to credit card fraud covering 14 West Virginia counties, police found the two other suspects accused taking part in the crimes that included using stolen cash and credit cards. ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Cerritos Sheriff's Detective Unravels Identity Theft & Check/Credit Card ...
Patch.comDecember 5, 2011

By MarieSam Sanchez A couple and a man from Long Beach – all in their 30s – are in custody today in connection with an identity theft and mobile forgery scheme that entails breaking into vehicles parked at local motels and hotels, including the ...more »

Credit Repair
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Consumer Credit Capital Launches Clean Credit Repair Program
Daily MarketsDecember 7, 2011

Consumer Credit Capital launches their Clean Credit Repair Program. The program was developed based on thousands of hours of credit management experience, and relying on the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act and ...more »

Unsafe Products
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WINDSOR v. SPINNER INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
Leagle.comDecember 1, 2011

This products liability case arises from an accident in which the front wheel of Robert Windsor's bicycle dislodged, causing him and his toddler son, Tyler, to be thrown to the ground. Plaintiffs allege that each of the Defendants was involved in the ...more »

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