Consumer Protection News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in December, 2011

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Connecticut Man Sentenced for Role in $4 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme
LoanSafeDecember 1, 2011

... Insurance Corporation, Office of Inspector General; and State of Connecticut Department of Banking. To report financial fraud crimes, and to learn more about the President's Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, please visit www.stopfraud.gov.more »

Food poisoning cases haven't cut appetite for 'yakiniku' raw meat cuts
The Japan TimesDecember 1, 2011

Even the risk of fatal food poisoning isn't enough to stop some diehard customers of "yakiniku" grills from ordering raw meat dishes. Handle with care: An employee at a "yakiniku" grillroom shows a plate of "yukke" shredded uncooked beef ...more »

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Confidentiality
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PRAL barred from providing taxpayers'' data to AGP office
Business Recorder (blog)December 11, 2011

Firstly, the FBR and all organs of the state of Pakistan have the responsibility to protect taxpayers' privilege and information confidentiality. Secondly, all applicable laws, rules and regulations of income tax, sales tax, federal excise and customs ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Report: Brazil great Socrates, 57, dies
FOXSports.comDecember 4, 2011

The star of the 1982 World Cup was rushed to Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein Hospital late Thursday after suffering food poisoning and was said to be in critical condition in its intensive care unit Saturday. Despite briefly responding to a stronger ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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For shop without power, lawyer-cum-builder told by court to pay compensation ...
Indian ExpressDecember 2, 2011

The Additional Pune District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (consumer court) has directed a lawyer-cum-builder to pay over Rs 35000 for not providing electricity connection to a shop that was sold to the complainant. Sachin Shitole from Hadapsar had ...more »

Canton Man, Montesi VW In Battle Over Used 'Lemon'
Hartford CourantDecember 23, 2011

Although Connecticut's Lemon Law protects defective new and leased vehicles, there's no such coverage for used cars. "Upon the first VW dealer repair which pointed to serious problems with the car," says Jassem, a professor of media at the University ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Hearing Raises Questions about Legality of Mining Office Consolidation
RegBlog (blog)December 7, 2011

Section 201(b) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) authorizes OSM to use employees from the Department of Interior and other federal agencies so long as “no legal authority, program, or function . . . which has its purpose ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Caveat Emptor — The rat race
The HinduDecember 4, 2011

Now, this is a typical case of consumer exploitation and unfair trade practice, which comes within the ambit of the Consumer Protection Act. The consumer might have to approach the Consumer Forum in Delhi, which could pose practical problems as he is ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Attorney General Releases Identity Theft Warning
Patch.comDecember 6, 2011

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America, according to the State of California Department of Justice website. In Gilroy alone there have been multiple cases of identity theft reported within the past year alone ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Debit card fraud claims rise at local gas stations
Marietta Daily JournalDecember 2, 2011

ACWORTH — More victims have come forward saying money was stolen from their bank accounts after using their debit cards at local gas stations since a California man was arrested a month ago on fraud and theft charges. ...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 »

Credit Repair
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The 'low-rate' credit card deals that charge you 39%
This is MoneyDecember 7, 2011

If you have a bad credit history, you could opt for a 'credit repair' card. These are expensive, with APRs of up to 35 per cent, so must be paid off every month. If you can do this for a year or so, you will prove you can use credit responsibly and ...more »

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