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LS Power Completes Financing for West Deptford Energy Station
PR Newswire (press release)December 1, 2011

LS Power is a power generation and transmission group with a proven track record of successful development activities, operations management and commercial execution. LS Power has been involved in the development, construction, or operations of over ...more »

Bell Pushes Legislation for Eminent Domain Reform
NBC 29 NewsDecember 1, 2011

Restrictions on eminent domain often meet stiff opposition from local governments who don't want state limits on how they can seize property. Bell says the law is all about restoring fairness. House Bill 5 actually passed through the General Assembly ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Canada Open to Changing Foreign-Takeover Law, Paradis Says
BusinessWeekDecember 2, 2011

Information provided by companies is protected by “very rigid” confidentiality provisions meant to make the process more efficient, the department says. Rather than putting the onus on companies, the federal government should have to prove that ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Probe Following Campylobacter Outbreak
MarketWatch (press release)December 1, 2011

MANCHESTER, England, December 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A probe has been launched after 80 guests fell ill with food poisoning after a fund-raising dinner at luxury Lowry Hotel, Salford. It is thought the campylobacter bacterial infections, ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Cheated of air ticket, Dera Bassi resident finds justice
Indian ExpressDecember 1, 2011

A reputed electronics company has been penalised by the UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission after it failed to deliver a promised air ticket to a Dera Bassi resident. President of the Commission Justice Sham Sunder and Members Neena Sandhu and ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Government asks top court to rule for generic drugmaker
ReutersDecember 6, 2011

The 1984 law was supposed to empower generic drug companies by allowing them to challenge pharmaceutical patents if they thought they were weak, while also protecting medical innovation. "What this means practically, I believe, is that when your patent...more »

Pop culture Q&A: Who plays 'Mayhem' in insurance ads?
Kansas City StarDecember 6, 2011

... once a boyfriend of Liz Lemon. On the prison drama "Oz" he was inmate Ryan O'Reily (whose brother Cyril was played by Winters' real-life brother Scott William Winters). Also on "Oz" was Christopher Meloni, later of "Law & Order: Special Victims ...more »

Consumer Protection
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House approves bill by Rep. Steve Cohen to exempt Guard and Reserves from ...
Memphis Commercial AppealDecember 2, 2011

The bill extends an exemption to the 2005 Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act that enshrined in law the presumption that filers of Chapter 7 bankruptcies were abusing the system, and required they prove the inadequacy of their ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Renewal authority needs help
Muskogee Daily PhoenixDecember 2, 2011

State law requires a finding that a proposed project area is blighted and constitutes a threat to the community before reclamation and rehabilitation projects can be undertaken. Mayor John Tyler Hammons has suggested an area for the authority to ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Awareness key to protecting your identity
Bangor Daily NewsDecember 5, 2011

Undetected, identity fraud can lead to difficulties in applying for a mortgage, loan, new credit card or bank accounts, even if you've had great credit for years. The road to recovery may be long and aggravating, especially when you don't catch fraud...more »

Stolen Identity
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Monday Log (12-5): Stranger Tries to Enter Woman's Car While Stopped On ...
Patch.comDecember 7, 2011

1304 hours: Identity Theft: A citizen reported being a victim of ID theft. 1409 hours: Recovered Stolen Automobile: An officer saw a stalled vehicle on Sycamore at Willow. The vehicle had been reported stolen to Richmond PD on 11/16/11. ...more »

Credit Repair
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7 Books for Homebuyers and Borrowers
NASDAQDecember 17, 2011

Credit Repair. Robin Leonard and Margaret Reiter. (Nolo, $24.99) Written by two attorneys, this book provides a straightforward, step-by-step approach to fixing your credit in the shortest possible time after a financial calamity. ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Daily Journal Corporation Announces Financial Results for the Fiscal Year ...
MarketWatch (press release)December 12, 2011

It accrued a liability of $9772000 for income taxes due only upon the sales of the appreciated securities. The marketable securities consist of common stocks of two Fortune 200 companies and two foreign companies and certain bonds of a fifth, ...more »

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