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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 »

Professionals - News in brief
Manchester Evening NewsDecember 1, 2011

*Hill Dickinson has appointed Tricia Cottrell as head of family in its commercial litigation arm. She has more than 25 years' experience in the field and previously worked at Halliwells and JMW in Manchester. She will work across Hill Dickinson's ...more »

Consumer Protection News and Stories

Confidentiality
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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 »

Food Poisoning
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Hygiene for kitchens: Why IIT-B can't crack food poisoning case?
Daily News & AnalysisDecember 2, 2011

By DNA Correspondent | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Three months after the food poisoning incident, the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) has still not figured out why more than 600 students had fallen ill afterdinner at the hostel mess. ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Consumer forum directs builders to hand over flat or refund sum
Pune NewslineDecember 6, 2011

Pune In a rare order the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed builders Prabhakar Bhosale and Vandana Bhosale to either hand over possession of the flat promised in 2004 to the complainant Rajendra Mhaske or refund the sum as per ...more »

Law Enforcement Blotter 12/19
Brownwood News (blog)December 20, 2011

*12:05am-A Brownwood Police officer was observing traffic when he noted a pickup exiting the parking lot of the Crazy Lemon Bar and then accelerated at a high rate of speed on N. Fisk Avenue, police reports state. The officer followed the vehicle and ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Fisherfolk in Bohol score victory over scrapping of Panglao reclamation project
BulatlatDecember 10, 2011

Local officials have been quoted by the media as justifying their move to junk the reclamation project as a service to the environment. They said their decision was based on narrative findings on legal, social/economic and environmental considerations. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Demand compensation from builders for construction delays
Hindustan TimesDecember 3, 2011

Fortunately, despite such one-sided clauses in the agreement, consumers can get compensation from builders for construction delays. Under the Consumer Protection Act, a consumer is entitled to compensation for any service that turns out to be ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Expert warns about dangers of ID theft
Bennington BannerDecember 3, 2011

Other forms of identify theft have a greater impact on the individual. He said the Department of Justice report, released in November, did not tell his company anything new. The report shows a higher percentage of identity theft reported among the ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Season's thievings: RCMP offer tips to avoid ID fraud and how to shop safely
Carman Valley LeaderDecember 5, 2011

Criminals involved in this type of scam typically offer you an instant prize or an award for the purpose of obtaining personal information, such as your credit card numbers. This holiday season, be a Scrooge with your personal information. ...more »

Unsafe Products
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LAKELAND INDUSTRIES INC - 10-Q - Management's Discussion and Analysis of ...
Insurance News Net (press release)December 7, 2011

This Form 10-Q may contain certain "forward-looking" information within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This information involves risks and uncertainties. Our actual results may differ materially from the results ...more »

Credit Repair
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Asia heavily exposed to a global credit crunch
Sydney Morning HeraldDecember 11, 2011

Repair work … EU members are set to agree on tougher spending measures to prevent a repeat of the crisis. Photo: Bloomberg AUSTRALIA'S key trading region in the Asia Pacific is the most vulnerable part of the world to a sudden capital strike by global ...more »

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