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Md. health secy. announces corrective steps after agency had to return unspent ...
Washington PostDecember 1, 2011

Health Secretary Joshua Sharfstein told members of the Senate Finance and Budget and Taxation committees he was shocked to hear of such a large expected surplus at the agency that supports services such as residential care, employment, day programs and ...more »

ICC: Gbagbo Accused of Crimes Against Humanity
iNEWP- Freedom of SpeechDecember 1, 2011

Tens of thousands of people were caught between the crossfire and were displaced particularly in the commercial capital of Abidjan. Conditions for civilians are worsening as the violence continues displacing tens of thousands of people, particularly in ...more »

Consumer Protection News and Stories

Confidentiality
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Group highlights six-figure government pensions, calls for more transparency
Lexington Herald LeaderDecember 20, 2011

However, taxpayers don't know for certain who gets what because Kentucky law requires that public pension records be kept confidential. The Chicago-based Taxpayers United of America delivered a letter to Gov. Steve Beshear's office on Monday calling ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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FDA to Approve New Generics, But Health Care Savings Will Be Minimal
Scientific AmericanDecember 5, 2011

In 1984 the Hatch-Waxman Act made it cheaper and easier to put generic versions of a drug on the market. As a result of the expedited approval process, generics now make up more than 60 percent of prescription drugs sold in the US and have saved the ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Airline made to pay for losing bag
Times of IndiaDecember 19, 2011

MUMBAI: The Mumbai Suburban District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered JetLite India Ltd to compensate an Andheri (W) resident whose baggage was lost while he was travelling on a Mumbai-bound flight in 2007. Holding the airline guilty of ...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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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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Unlicensed Silver Spring Lawyer Corey Hankerson Ordered to Cease and Desist
Citybizlist (press release)December 3, 2011

BALTIMORE, MD - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that his Consumer Protection Division has issued a Cease and Desist Order against Corey W. Hankerson and his business, The Equity Law Group LLC. The Division alleges that Mr. Hankerson ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Taking steps to protect your identity now can have lasting benefits
Milwaukee Journal SentinelDecember 2, 2011

By learning to take these precautions during the busiest online retail season - when identity thieves are on the prowl - you'll develop good habits that will benefit you throughout the year and help you avoid identity theft. 1. Look at the address. ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Police Investigate Credit Card Theft/Fraud
WSETDecember 1, 2011

Henry Co., VA – Officials are looking for a man they say used a stolen credit card. Officials say the man used the card to make to purchased of cigarettes at the store, spending a total of $9.64. If you have any information regarding this incident, ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Clorox to pay $200000 because of under-filled bleach bottles
Santa Rosa Press DemocratDecember 1, 2011

The action centered on two products sold from 2008 to 2010 - anti-allergen bleach and cold-water bleach. Prosecutors said bottles were filled only 80 percent in violation of California's Fair Packaging and Labeling Act. A lawsuit was filed in Alameda ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Police: Woman poisoned grandmother with morphine
The Associated PressDecember 1, 2011

... woman is behind held without bail in the poisoning death of her 90-year-old grandmother three years ago. York Area Regional Police say Shelby Lyn Adams mixed morphine with her grandmother's chili during a May 2008 outing to a fast food restaurant. ...more »

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