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Oil spill aftermath tests the legal waters
China DailySeptember 1, 2011

"Obviously in the case of the Bohai oil spills, polluting companies are not deterred by the government's administrative power, which has always been a major force in tackling pollution problems in China," said Zhou Ke, a law professor at Beijing-based ...more »

Pacific County, Oysterville Sea Farms at odds over zoning rules
Longview Daily NewsSeptember 1, 2011

Regardless of the success of Driscol's business, county officials insist he's isn't complying with zoning regulations. "The zoning hasn't changed, Oysterville Sea Farms has changed," said Tim Crose, assistant director for Pacific County's Community ...more »

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Sources: Camden chief gave gun permit to councilman with record | Philadelphia ...
Philadelphia InquirerSeptember 3, 2011

Thomson, who has sole responsibility for approving gun permit applications from qualified city residents, declined to comment on Councilman Curtis Jenkins' application's approval, citing state confidentiality rules about applications and background ...more »

Food Poisoning
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A Life Cut Short By Peanut Butter
Food Safety NewsSeptember 9, 2011

In this series, we hope to illustrate the devastating effects that food poisoning can have on victims and their families, and the importance of making our food system as safe as possible. At the age of 78, Clifford Tousignant had lived a rich life. ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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HDFC fined for taking out money from account without due process
Indian ExpressSeptember 15, 2011

The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Panchkula, has fined HDFC Bank Rs 20000 for deducting money from the account of an IBM employee without giving him an opportunity to explain himself. Chetan Vikas, a resident of Sector 36 of Chandigarh ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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The future of skinny labels
Lexology (registration)September 2, 2011

The Hatch-Waxman Act provides a counterclaim to a charge of patent infringement to permit challenges on the ground that an asserted patent does not claim either “(aa) the drug for which the application was approved; or (bb) an approved method of using ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Pace decries Rep. Tipton's environmental record, energy strategy
The Washington IndependentSeptember 14, 2011

Informed of HR 2842, aka The Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2011, which Tipton introduced last week, Pace said he was unaware of it. The bill would “authorize all Bureau of Reclamation conduit ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Credit Bureaus Could Face Tougher Rules
Go Banking RatesSeptember 3, 2011

The agency, which is a layer of regulation created under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, is also contemplating whether it should oversee credit bureaus with the same scrutiny as big banks. The CFPB has been inquiring with ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Woman allegedly stole identity
DesMoinesRegister.comSeptember 9, 2011

She also is charged with giving false information about her identity. According to police, Roth-Debolt filled a shopping cart with 82 items totaling $684 at the Walmart on Tuesday night. When she headed for the door she was stopped by the store greeter ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Authorities probe credit card fraud
Northern Virginia DailySeptember 7, 2011

WINCHESTER -- Authorities are investigating more than two dozen reports from people who say their credit cards were used fraudulently in other states and overseas. The Frederick County Sheriff's Office received 28 reports of possible credit card fraud...more »

Unsafe Products
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Chewing Over Deterrence and the Tort System
ThePopTortSeptember 26, 2011

Our legal system protects us all from injury and disease, whether or not we ever go to court. This is because the prospect of “tort” liability deters manufacturers, polluters, hospitals and other potential wrongdoers from repeating their negligent ...more »


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