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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 »

Harassment case in Oxnard 'was about dignity,' attorney says
Ventura County StarDecember 1, 2011

The settlement, filed Monday, requires Cyma to assign an equal employment opportunity coordinator to ensure the staff is trained to prevent future harassment, discrimination and retaliation. EEOC lawyer Anna Park commended Cyma for making changes. ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Anti Terror Law on the Job - Journalists in the Streets
BianetDecember 2, 2011

Furthermore, these organizations and institutions took special notice of Articles 215 (praising offences and offenders), 220 (establishing organizations for the purpose of criminal activity), 285 (violation of confidentiality), 288 (attempt to ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Supreme Court Weighs Patent Dispute Between Branded and Generic Drug Makers
SEOLawFirm.com Legal News CenterDecember 7, 2011

... under the Hatch-Waxman Act to force brand name manufacturers to modify their patent description. [1] When a brand-name manufacturer wishes to produce and market a new drug, it will procure a patent for the drug from the Patent and Trademark Office ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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State helps consumers recover cash for insurance problems
Sun-SentinelDecember 3, 2011

The Division of Consumer Services is the part of his office that negotiates disputes between insurers and their customers. Home and auto insurance complaints accounted for 1194 of those made to the division in the first nine months of this year. ...more »

City council rejects bar owner's appeal of fine
Hannibal.netDecember 21, 2011

James Lemon, city attorney, said if there had been extenuating circumstances, they should have been brought to his attention at the time. Mayor Pro Tem Kevin Knickerbocker stated that the council revised the ordinance pertaining to the sale of alcohol ...more »

Product Reclamation
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QSA 'Plan B' preliminary report brings more questions than answers
Imperial Valley PressDecember 21, 2011

People wanted it to happen because it's a great concept to keep agriculture viable and support the economic interest of the Valley, but it's a product of huge urban political forces, the state, Bureau of Reclamation and Colorado River states all ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Gensler updates Senate ag committee on Dodd-Frank
Futures MagazineDecember 1, 2011

Lastly, the Dodd-Frank Act maintains a company's ability to hedge particularized risk through customized transactions. To enhance market integrity, we finished an important rule Congress included in the Dodd-Frank Act giving the Commission more ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Biggest threat of identity theft comes from within family
WTAQDecember 19, 2011

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The biggest threat for having your identity stolen may be right there in your house. A spokesperson for the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups says almost 60% of all identity theft cases in the state last year were carried out by ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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White House seeks simpler credit card fees, terms
ReutersDecember 7, 2011

... anti-fraud rules and said strong financial oversight was needed in light of the "make or break moment for the middle class." There are about 514 million credit cards in circulation in the United States -- more than 1.5 for every adult and child. ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Warranties remain a bugbear
Sydney Morning HeraldDecember 13, 2011

The policy also says Apple products must be deemed DOA within 10 calendar days of receipt for the buyer to receive a replacement but CALC says the Australian Consumer Law sets no such limit for a fault to be discovered. It notes that Apple products...more »

Food Poisoning
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Food poison warning over undercooked liver pâtés
Evening StandardDecember 2, 2011

New figures show that more than 90 per cent of outbreaks of campylobacter, the most common form of bacterial food poisoning, at catering venues this year were linked to the pâtés. Officials blame chefs who think undercooking the pâté improves its ...more »

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