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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 »

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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Michigan health depts targeting HIV-positive pregnant women unfairly,...
The American IndependentDecember 2, 2011

Confidentiality of all reports, records and data pertaining to testing, care, treatment, reporting, research, and information pertaining to partner notification activities is, however, protected by law (MCL 333.5131 (7)). ...more »

Food Poisoning
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SAG Nominations Crashed by Bridesmaids!
E! OnlineDecember 14, 2011

The food-poisoning scene was totally worth it. The R-rated comedy Bridesmaids was elevated to awards-season front-runner with a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination today for Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble. The plucky silent movie The Artist, ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Credit Card Billing Disputes Top Among Consumer Credit Card Complaints; Long ... (press release)December 20, 2011

Once an individual gives the creditor timely notice of a billing error, the creditor is not permitted to take any action to collect the disputed amount from the consumer, until the creditor conducts a reasonable investigation of the billing error. ...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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Assembly passes revamped gravel mining rules
Mat-Su Valley FrontiersmanDecember 11, 2011

What the assembly ended up with was a set of rules regulating reclamation of decommissioned gravel mines and mining into the water table. On some issues, the borough dialed the regulations back a bit, allowing for more than just topsoil to be used in ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Indiana Foreclosure Fraud Victims Receive Compensation From State Fund
LoanSafeDecember 14, 2011

To avoid compensation coming out of taxpayers pockets, lawmakers are allowing CPAF to be funded through money collected from various lawsuits the state filed against companies violating consumer protection laws. CPAF reflects a restitution fund in ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Davenport theft suspect convicted in La.
The Spokesman Review (blog)December 2, 2011

A man accused of stealing from the Davenport Hotel after being hired under a stolen identity has been sentenced in federal court in Louisiana for a similar scheme. William Joseph Johnson Jr., 55, is to serve about five years in prison for charges ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Ex-cons raised alarms before chilling Royal Oak killing
Detroit Free PressDecember 4, 2011

Alan Wood and Tonia Watson have long criminal histories and were suspected of credit card fraud a month before the slaying, but they remained free, staying in motels in Royal Oak. / Nov. 21 photo by Mike Brookbank/Detroit Free Press By LL Brasier and ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Change in Samaritan law aims to boost school food donations to nonprofts
Fairfaxtimes.comDecember 2, 2011

The Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donations Act was signed into law in 1996 to encourage donations of food and grocery products to nonprofits, such as food pantries, without individuals fearing legal liability if the food caused harm to ...more »

Credit Repair
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Our reputation in need of CRIA repair
Broker News AustraliaDecember 1, 2011

The credit repair industry is in the initial stages of banding together to repair an admittedly "bad reputation", through the formation of a new credit repair industry body. Branded the Credit Repair...more »


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