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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 »

IRS Form 2290 HVUT Tax Return Filing Deadline is November 30, 2011 for Tax ...
PR Web (press release)December 1, 2011

Beginning November 1, 2011, IRS will provide a stamped (receipted) Schedule 1 to those who file and pay their tax. E-File and Pay 2011-2012 Truck Tax 2290 and Schedule-1: IRS e-file for 2290 is now available for the tax period beginning July 1, 2011. ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Mid-Columbia Library District to consider today an executive director
TheNewsTribune.comDecember 1, 2011

All of the interviews were done confidentially, and, except for Cox, the names of the applicants have not been made public. Bishop said state law allows job applicant names to remain confidential. She said confidentiality is important if the applicant ...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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For shop without power, lawyer-cum-builder told by court to pay compensation ...
Indian ExpressDecember 2, 2011

The Additional Pune District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (consumer court) has directed a lawyer-cum-builder to pay over Rs 35000 for not providing electricity connection to a shop that was sold to the complainant. Sachin Shitole from Hadapsar had ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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The Supreme Court hears oral argument in Caraco v. Novo Nordisk: decision ...
Lexology (registration)December 12, 2011

While the case centers “simply” on an issue of statutory interpretation, the Court's decision will define another chapter in the saga of brand versus generic pharmaceutical manufacturers under the Hatch-Waxman Act. The complex regulatory framework of ...more »

On the Capitol: Attorney mocks Walker in governor's conference room
Wisconsin State JournalDecember 10, 2011

He's nicknamed the "King of Lemon Laws," but Wisconsin's high-powered consumer attorney Vince Megna may have a future in comedy. In a two-minute video on YouTube (note: contains obscenity), which has been circulating the past week, Megna mockingly ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Kan. AG victorious against paving company
Legal News LineDecember 5, 2011

... violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. Quality Road Construction and Eddie Jones, Gary Leroy Haynes and Todd Haynes, were ordered not to solicit business in Kansas and to refund $19500 to Kansans who allegedly lost money to their operation. ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Push harder for reclamation
Edmonton JournalDecember 13, 2011

No wonder the Alberta government has committed $2 billion of public funds to assist the flourishing and growing multinationals to clean up the their own " temporary disturbance." When will the regulator prod them to fulfil their legal reclamation...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Police warn of fraud, identity theft
NBC2 NewsDecember 6, 2011

Six years after a Naples woman had her identity stolen, she's still fighting the fallout. Paula Keaton says an Orlando woman with the same name started using her social security card to open credit cards and accounts. Paula believes the other Paula ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Newton Police seek identity of possible car theft suspect
Marshalltown Times RepublicanDecember 2, 2011

The Newton Police Department is seeking the public's help to identify this person pictured in possible connection with a stolen car in late October. The picture was taken at an ATM. "We're seeking any way the public can help identify who he is so we ...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 »

Unsafe Products
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Rottenstein Law Group Notes Common Benefit Order in DePuy ASR Multidistrict ...
WebWire (press release)December 6, 2011

(New York, NY, December 6, 2011) The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims of harm stemming from the recall of defective hip replacement devices manufactured and sold by DePuy Orthopaedics, has considered with interest the latest ...more »

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