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Las Vegas man indicted in sports betting investigation
Las Vegas Review-JournalDecember 1, 2011

A Las Vegas area man tied to the sports betting operation ACME Group Trading has been indicted on charges of violating federal currency transaction laws. Robert Walker, 43, was charged with four counts of causing a financial institution ...more »

Judge dismisses discrimination, defamation claims by former Lexington library CEO
Lexington Herald LeaderDecember 1, 2011

Imhoff's claim of gender discrimination was thrown out because "she is unable to identify evidence sufficient to support a finding that the Library Board treated her less favorably than a similarly situated male employee," the order says. ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Steve Beshear | Protecting children
Louisville Courier-JournalDecember 1, 2011

More than any other step, this will improve our system of child protection. We must learn from our tragedies. And the fourth step: The Cabinet has already begun a comprehensive review of practices, procedures, policies and laws related to child ...more »

Credit Repair
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MISCOR Group Announces Refinancing of Debt
MarketWatch (press release)December 1, 2011

PK), a provider of outsourced maintenance and electro-mechanical repair and complementary services for a diverse range of industries, has completed refinancing of its senior secured credit agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, NA replacing its existing ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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CBI hands over custody of advocate Shirole's cars to police
IBNLive.comDecember 12, 2011

... police the custody of three cars seized by the CBI from advocate Sunil Shirole, the prime accused in a bribery case involving advocate Manisha Mhase, the daughter of Maharashtra State Commission for Consumer Disputes Redressal President SB Mhase. ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Bullitt health officials say bacteria in food made Zappos workers sick
Louisville Courier-JournalDecember 9, 2011

Bacterial food poisoning likely caused 58 Zappos workers to fall ill early Monday morning, the Bullitt County Health Department concluded Friday. Based on stool samples of the ill workers, the outbreak likely was caused by gastrointestinal infections ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Climate-science deniers join forces against NC renewable-energy program
Facing SouthDecember 9, 2011

Another presenter was David Schnare (middle in photo), a former government lawyer and scientist who directs the environmental law center at the American Tradition Institute, a conservative think tank that's part of a family of advocacy groups founded ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Online poker still has champions in Frank-less Washington
San Antonio ExpressDecember 1, 2011

In 2009, Frank authored a bill (HR 2267) — the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act — that passed through a subcommittee vote in an attempt to counter existing laws that prohibit online gaming. ...more »

Stolen Identity
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11-Month-Old Fully Employed: Identity Stolen
KPTM-TVDecember 2, 2011

OMAHA (KPTM) - You might think because your kids are too young to have a credit card or bills, they're safe from identity theft. One family's baby apparently has a steady job, even though he still sleeps in a crib. Luz Gallardl opened her mail one day ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Two persons held for online credit card fraud
IBNLive.comDecember 5, 2011

The arrested duo had also purchased several SIM cards with fake documents for committing the fraud. Police recovered credit card data, laptop, printercumscanner, fake PAN cards, voter ID cards from the accused. Property worth `2.50 lakh including 50 gm ...more »

Unsafe Products
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WINDSOR v. SPINNER INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
Leagle.comDecember 1, 2011

This products liability case arises from an accident in which the front wheel of Robert Windsor's bicycle dislodged, causing him and his toddler son, Tyler, to be thrown to the ground. Plaintiffs allege that each of the Defendants was involved in the ...more »

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