Consumer Protection News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in October, 2011

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Stealing your identity
bcrnews.comOctober 1, 2011

Mike Prusinski of LifeLock, an identity theft protection business, said identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America. “You are 10 times more likely to have your identity stolen than your car,” he said. And of those thefts, one out of every ...more »

How to protect your business in the event of a breach of personal information
Smart Business NetworkOctober 1, 2011

Smart Business spoke with Winter about how privacy and security liability insurance can protect your company if personal information is stolen. What kinds of companies should be concerned about the loss of personal information? Any company that retains ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Crisis management and the media: Balancing public relations with legal issues
WisBarOctober 6, 2011

That's why lawyers must be prepared for making public statements on behalf of a client, especially business clients, involved in a legal issue, according to a public relations expert and a media lawyer. By Joe Forward, Legal Writer, ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Lettuce and Salad Recalls Issued Due to Listeria and Salmonella
AboutLawsuits.comOctober 3, 2011

Nearly 2500 cartons of True Leaf Farms romaine lettuce have been recalled due to possible listeria food poisoning and nearly 60 pounds of Thorton's Garden Salad and Chef Salad have been recalled over salmonella food poisoning fears. ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Compensation awarded for elephant's death nullified
The HinduOctober 2, 2011

The appellant said the contract due to the inadvertence of the staff of the public sector company, acting contrary to the contract terms, would not become binding as per a decision of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission. ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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The Evolution of Patent Law Under the America Invents Act of 2011
PR Newswire (press release)October 12, 2011

Jon E. Wright / Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC Mr. Wright is a Director in the Litigation and Electronics Groups at Washington, DC-based intellectual property law firm. He is active in all aspects of the firm's patent practice, with a focus on ...more »

#1 Complaint Received by FTC in 2011 Involves Collection Agencies and Bad Debt...
News Junky JournalOctober 3, 2011

Weisberg & Meyers, LLC, Attorneys for Consumers, is a national consumer protection law firm dedicated to fighting bad debt collectors and their allegedly unscrupulous collection efforts, one debt at a time. By utilizing the Fair Debt Collection ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Woman sues Walmart over 2 cents, wins against retail giant
DigitalJournal.comOctober 3, 2011

The basis of Bach's complaint was that Walmart's practices violate the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act of 1968. "When they lure you to buy a product at one price, and then they electronically overcharge you by charging a higher price ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Pop Picks: The hottest trends from the pop-o-sphere
Bellingham HeraldOctober 4, 2011

Michael Landweber This is the story of two deeply engaging dramas; of the reclamation of female sexuality, and the reclamation of the rule of law among nations. At a deeper level, it's also about how both stories are actually one drama. ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Two men arrested on credit card fraud charges at St. Lucie West Walmart
TCPalmOctober 4, 2011

LUCIE — Two South Florida men were arrested Monday, each on several felony counts of credit card forgery, after police said they made a series of transactions at a Walmart Supercenter in St. Lucie West, according to affidavits released Tuesday. ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Identity theft rising, but few are reporting it
Press HeraldOctober 7, 2011

15 percent said they had their identity stolen in the previous 12 months. • 13.8 percent said they were victims of property crime. • 12.3 percent said they received unwanted correspondence, phone calls or contact, which the report describes as stalking ...more »

Credit Repair
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Credit Repair Co. Settles Class Action For $12.5M
Law360 (subscription)October 1, 2011

Law360, New York (September 30, 2011, 2:09 PM ET) -- Credit repair firm Lexington Law on Thursday agreed to pay up to $12.5 million in in-kind services to settle proposed class action claims in California that it illegally blocked ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Editorial: Justices rightly uphold drug immunity law
The Detroit NewsOctober 12, 2011

The law grants manufacturers what is known as the FDA defense. The law certainly has its critics, but bolsters our efforts to develop the state as a site for drug research. Cox can't be blamed for going after the money, especially when the costs of the ...more »

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