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Harrisburg City Council Rejects Fiscal Plan to Rescue Pennsylvania Capital
BloombergSeptember 1, 2011

The capital is barred from declaring bankruptcy before July, according to a Pennsylvania law that also calls for the city to lose state funds if it does. Councilman Kelvin Summerford, who supported the mayor's plan, said its defeat further clouds the ...more »

Court voids Tusten gas lease,property owner keeps the money
The River ReporterSeptember 1, 2011

A Sullivan County Supreme Court judge has ruled that a gas-drilling lease in the Town of Tusten is void because restrictive covenants on the deed prohibit using the land for any kind of commercial activity. The land in question is a 66-acre parcel ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Indian Supreme Court To Hear Novartis Challenge To India's Patent Law
Intellectual Property Watch (blog)September 6, 2011

The Indian Supreme Court today is expected to hear Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis' case against a provision of Indian patent law aimed at preventing the extension of drug patents for minor changes in ...more »

Food Poisoning
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3 kids suffer food poisoning; restaurant shut, owner fined
Gulf TodaySeptember 7, 2011

FUJAIRAH: Three children were rushed to a hospital after they suffered food poisoning after they ate a meal at a restaurant on Tuesday in Dibba, Fujairah. As they were seen to be in a critical condition, the three, ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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HUDA to look into Rs 50 lakh fraud
Indian ExpressSeptember 1, 2011

During an ongoing litigation at Haryana State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission over SCO site 404, Sector 20, the petitioners, Neera Mehta, Saroj Singla and CD Singla, produced a new possession certificate issued by Deputy Superintendent for ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Under the microscope: impact of abbreviated approval pathway for follow-on ...
Lexology (registration)September 13, 2011

The Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984, known as the Hatch-Waxman Act, established two abbreviated pathways for the approval of generic drugs regulated by the FD&C Act. Section 505(b)(2) created an abbreviated pathway for a ...more »

Mitt Romney calls his health-care law an asset against Obama
USA Today (blog)September 5, 2011

The last of five presidential contenders speaking at a South Carolina Tea Party forum, Romney denied comparisons made by Obama and others between the state law and the federal law that followed. The Bay State legislation he signed didn't raise taxes, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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GRANT v. CAPITAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES, L.P.
Leagle.comSeptember 5, 2011

and the California Unfair Competition Law (Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200 et seq.). We have jurisdiction pursuant to 28 USC § 1453(c)(1). We reverse. Because neither the size of the proposed class nor the total amount in controversy was apparent from ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Stolen identity
RU Daily TargumSeptember 1, 2011

Greg Schiano stood at a podium in the Rutgers football team meeting room — the same place he stood days after a sixth consecutive loss ended last season and brought a promise to return to his roots — and offered a rare moment of candor. ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Stolen credit cards lead to $360000 fraud
Sydney Morning HeraldSeptember 17, 2011

Police say the group obtained goods using stolen credit card information in a series of “card-not-present” transactions. Five people have been charged over the use of false identities and stolen credit card details to obtain property worth a total of ...more »

Unsafe Products
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EU online shoppers double in number but changes to laws needed, new study says
Out-Law.comSeptember 1, 2011

There is no right to return customer-specified or personalised products under the provisions of the proposed new laws. Current UK law says that distance-sold goods can be returned within seven days. EU ministers must approve the proposed new Directive ...more »

Credit Repair
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Bad Credit Repair Options With Credit Cards–Current Costs On Average Rates ...
Red, White, and Blue PressSeptember 5, 2011

While credit cards are not the only piece of the puzzle when it comes to factoring a consumer's credit score, they are one of the more common ways that an individual can build a better credit history, but as rates and costs on these credit cards ...more »

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