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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 »

Legal pair reject corporate approach and establish Sinclair Sharpe Law
Manchester Evening NewsDecember 1, 2011

“It's often quite a daunting experience for someone to approach a solicitor in the first place but the corporate approach does not suit everyone. “I wanted to get away from that and create a legal service that was delivered differently. ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Your Ethical And Legal Duties When Using Wireless Networks
ForbesDecember 12, 2011

That opinion addresses and is widely considered to be the authority on the question of whether an attorney violates the duties of confidentiality and competence if he or she fails to investigate those technologies and how they might result in the ...more »

Food Poisoning
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19 die of 'food poisoning' in Borno
The Nation NewspaperDecember 6, 2011

Nineteen people have died of suspected food poisoning in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State. About 100 people had been hospitalised for developing symptoms after eating some food about 21 days ago. ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act Has Limits In Commercial Transactions
Metropolitan Coporate CounselDecember 2, 2011

As noted above, the CFA includes treble damages and fee shifting, which were not part of the agreement between the two commercial entities. Thus, one party to a business contract may take a garden variety breach of contract or fraudulent inducement ...more »

Mailbag: Who plays 'Mayhem' in insurance ads?
Akron Beacon JournalDecember 1, 2011

... once a boyfriend of Liz Lemon. On the prison drama Oz he was inmate Ryan O'Reily (whose brother Cyril was played by Winters' real-life brother Scott William Winters). Also on Oz was Christopher Meloni, later of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Wanger cuts legal ties to Westlands Water District
Fresno BeeDecember 6, 2011

“His decision not to proceed with this matter is entirely consistent with the meticulous attention he applied to all aspects of the law during his long career in the federal judiciary.” Birmingham concluded by saying Westlands hopes to work with Wanger ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Spammers still a law unto themselves
MarkLives.comDecember 5, 2011

The National Consumer Protection Act would provide some recourse if it actually implements its national opt-out database – something the legislation caters for but which for now doesn't exist. There has been some discussion as to who should operate the ...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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Three arrested in alleged credit card fraud
Global WinnipegDecember 13, 2011

A routine traffic stop in Winnipeg turned into an investigation of credit card fraud. In a news release Tuesday, Winnipeg Police say officers pulled over a car at Portage Avenue and Lyle Street for a traffic infraction, just after noon on Monday. ...more »

Unsafe Products
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IN RE VIOXX PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION
Leagle.comDecember 1, 2011

To the extent that Schneller contends that his complaint should not have been dismissed because he raised some claims not requiring expert testimony under Pennsylvania law, as he concedes, in In re Vioxx Products Liab. Litig., this court rejected the ...more »

Credit Repair
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The Credit Report with Bill Lewis Moves to AM 740 WSBR
The Open Press (press release)December 8, 2011

Originally launched on AM 1400 WFTL in 2004, as the “Credit Restoration Consultants Hour,” Bill Lewis provided self-help tips and advice regarding credit repair, finances, and related topics. Throughout the years, Bill's show strayed from the original ...more »

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