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Ex-lawyer to serve 6 months for insider trading
ReutersDecember 1, 2011

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former lawyer who was one of the prime suppliers of corporate secrets to traders in an insider trading ring, was sentenced to six months imprisonment on Wednesday. Brien Santarlas once worked for the well-known ...more »

US Troop out of Suffolk Law
The PhoenixDecember 1, 2011

On Veterans Day, Suffolk Law School gave us a lesson in the glories — and pitfalls — that come with living with a legal and moral tradition of free speech. Unfortunately, US Army Reserves ...more »

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Family Arbitration: An Introduction
Family Law WeekDecember 7, 2011

1. Arbitration is a form of dispute resolution. The parties enter into an agreement under which they appoint a suitably qualified person to adjudicate a dispute and produce a result which will bind them. In England the process of arbitration is ...more »

Food Poisoning
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US woman accused of poisoning grandmother
NinemsnDecember 1, 2011

An American woman is behind held without bail over the poisoning death of her 90-year-old grandmother three years ago. Shelby Lyn Adams mixed morphine with her grandmother's chilli during a May 2008 outing to a fast food restaurant, police in York, ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Forum asks institute to refund 47k fee
Times of IndiaDecember 6, 2011

CHANDIGARH: In an over two-year-old case, country's leading institute Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (Rajasthan), has been held guilty of being deficient in its services by the district consumer disputes redressal forum. ...more »

Police & Fire
Juneau EmpireDecember 21, 2011

He was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center. • At 4:01 am Sunday, basic life support care was provided to a man on Pinewood Drive, and he was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital. • At 5:55 am Sunday, EMS care was provided to a woman on Stephen ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Area briefing
Las Vegas Review-JournalDecember 6, 2011

The Clark County Water Reclamation District is conducting a sewer rehabilitation project through at least Friday on Fox Lake Avenue and Cascade River Street. Roughly 70 feet of pipeline will be replaced, and two manholes will be rehabilitated during ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Rep. Miller: Financial protections for servicemembers “flagrantly disregarded ...
The Progressive PulseDecember 6, 2011

US Representative Brad Miller and Holly Petraeus with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) were in Raleigh Monday to hear firsthand about the financial hardships facing military men and women. Rep. Miller says it is troubling to hear cases ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Suspect in Davenport Hotel fraud convicted in Louisiana
The Spokesman ReviewDecember 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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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 »

Unsafe Products
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Trend Micro Protects Sensitive Client Data and the Reputation of the Law...
Sacramento BeeDecember 16, 2011

The Law Offices of Kevin M. Maloney provides legal services to clients in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky and elsewhere. Specializing in business and corporate law, Atty. Maloney offers law expertise that spans construction, insurance, ...more »

Credit Repair
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Debt Adviser: Seek reasons for poor credit score
Record-SearchlightDecember 11, 2011

Steve Bucci is a personal finance coach and author of "Credit Repair Kit for Dummies." Email him at For more Debt Adviser columns, see Dear Debt Adviser:My credit score is 600. ...more »


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