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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 »

Two others charged in August homicide
News-Press NowDecember 1, 2011

Two more men were charged Wednesday in the Aug. 22 home invasion and shooting death of Brian Ulmer. He had been a prominent musician in the St. Joseph music scene. Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney Dwight Scroggins said Wednesday that felony ...more »

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Congress's Phony Insider-Trading Reform
Wall Street JournalDecember 12, 2011

That is because, according to the SEC at least, these public officials do not owe the same legal duty of confidentiality that makes insider trading illegal by nonpoliticians. The embarrassing inconsistency was ignored for years. ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Update: Two Leesburg Dogs Euthanized Due to Poisoning
Patch.comDecember 2, 2011

Two Leesburg dogs were put down on Monday after they had been poisoned by anti-freeze that was found in food put in their yard. Courtesy of Janice Raleigh Loudoun County Animal Services spokesperson Laura Rizer confirmed Friday morning ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Medical negligence not new at Kolkata's AMRI
Chandigarh TribuneDecember 10, 2011

Awarded by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, this amount is the highest ever granted in India in respect of medical negligence. The award was determined under directions from the Supreme Court, which held AMRI and its consultants ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Supreme Court hears diabetes drug patent case
89.3 KPCCDecember 5, 2011

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in its first patent case of the year. A company that makes a diabetes drug is challenging part of a law co-written by Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman from Los Angeles. ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Bank occupation ends peacefully; deputies remove 'Occudome' from...
Santa Cruz SentinelDecember 5, 2011

Wilson said deputies left behind medications, signs and other property Sunday morning and are streamlining the reclamation process for those items law enforcement did confiscate. He said the group was welcome to protest there, but could not camp or ...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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New measures to help combat metal theft trialled in North East
Rail.coDecember 6, 2011

... make it easier to trace sellers of stolen metal through an identification scheme. “As of 3 January 2012, those selling scrap metal to participating dealers in Northumbria, Durham and Cleveland will now be required to provide proof of their identity...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Two Arrested for Credit Card Thefts in 14 Counties
West Virginia MetroNewsDecember 1, 2011

A day after arresting one man allegedly connected to credit card fraud covering 14 West Virginia counties, police found the two other suspects accused taking part in the crimes that included using stolen cash and credit cards. ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyers At the Sam Harding Law Firm Announce Annual ...
PR Web (press release)December 17, 2011

The Las Vegas personal injury attorneys at the Sam Harding Law Firm, whose URL can be found at hereby announce the recipients of their annual holiday donations made to certain charitable organizations that need help with funding ...more »

Credit Repair
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The Holiday Gift of Credit Repair: A Guide
Marketwire (press release)December 7, 2011's online free credit repair guide goes into great detail about the theory and logistics behind the credit repair process. Here are the basic steps: 1. Request copies of your credit reports. It is essential you take advantage of the ...more »


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