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Ex-lawyer to serve 6 months for insider trading
ReutersDecember 1, 2011

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former lawyer who was one of the prime suppliers of corporate secrets to traders in an insider trading ring, was sentenced to six months imprisonment on Wednesday. Brien Santarlas once worked for the well-known ...more »

The Enron cast: Where are they now?
Financial NewsDecember 1, 2011

The leading characters in the Enron saga have had varied fortunes since the disgraced trading giant collapsed into Chapter 11 bankruptcy a decade ago this week. A few went to prison, a couple have since died, while another employee went on to become a ...more »

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Part of Trial on Ariz. Executions Closed to Public
MyFox PhoenixDecember 6, 2011

US District Judge Neil Wake closed his courtroom Tuesday because state law requires confidentiality for execution personnel. Media-access attorneys say closing a courtroom is rare but allowed for a compelling government interest. ...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 »

Consumer Disputes
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US stocks extend gains on consumer spending data, passage of payroll tax measure
The Star-Ledger - NJ.comDecember 23, 2011

Rambus Inc. jumped 13 percent as the designer of high-speed memory chips settled patent disputes with Broadcom Corp. Financial stocks climbed 0.2 percent, paring an earlier gain of as much as 0.5 percent. The S&P 500 increased 0.3 percent to 1257.67 at ...more »

Retired judge known for legal brilliance
SignOnSanDiego.comDecember 5, 2011

... and most publicized, cases Superior Court Judge Robert Conyers presided over before he retired in 1979 was the eight-month trial of C. Arnholt Smith, a former “Mr. San Diego” and financier charged with grand theft and income tax evasion. ...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 »

Consumer Protection
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Sen. Franken demands answers from company accused of data abuse
Coon Rapids ECM PublishersDecember 1, 2011

The legislation has already garnered significant support in the Senate and from prominent privacy and consumer protection advocates. Sen. Franken has been a leader on privacy issues since joining the Senate and earlier this year was named chairman of ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Scarsdale Police Blotter: Drug Arrests and Identity Theft
Patch.comDecember 2, 2011

6:11 pm — Three wheels were stolen from a car parked in the Christie's Place garage. 8:36 pm — A caller from Brite Avenue reported that his credit card had been fraudulently used. 3:40 am — A Cayuga Road resident stated that he had received several ...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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The Onder Law Firm Offers No-Cost, No-Obligation Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit ...
PR Web (press release)December 5, 2011

The Onder Law Firm's Act os bladder cancer lawyers are handling all Actos bladder cancer lawsuits on a contingency basis. The law firm has created an Actos bladder cancer website with information about both Actos and bladder cancer litigation. ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Food poisoning cases haven't cut appetite for 'yakiniku' raw meat cuts
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkDecember 2, 2011

Dec 01, 2011 (Japan Times - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Even the risk of fatal food poisoning isn't enough to stop some diehard customers of "yakiniku" grills from ordering raw meat dishes. According to a report released ...more »


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