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Arapahoe County voters to consider open space sales tax extension
Our Colorado NewsSeptember 1, 2011

1 to consider extending the 0.25 percent open space sales and use tax. The tax is dedicated to preserving natural areas, enhancing neighborhood parks, building and maintaining trail connections and protecting heritage areas. ...more »

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 »

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Confidentiality
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Hospital employees' complaints protected
ReporterNews.comSeptember 22, 2011

On his website, Hotze said he plans to push for changes in the law in the 2013 legislative session. However, Texas Watch, an advocacy group in Austin, felt that 680 went too far in taking away confidentiality from corporations. ...more »

Food Poisoning
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27 children hospitalized for suspected food poisoning
China DailySeptember 6, 2011

SHIJIAZHUANG - Twenty-seven students of a primary school in Hebei province were receiving medical treatment Tuesday after a suspected food poisoning incident, local authorities said. Fifteen children were being treated at the Intensive Cure Unit in the ...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 »

Police & Fire: Monday, Sept. 26, 2011
Juneau EmpireSeptember 26, 2011

He was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center. • At 2:08 pm Friday, Brent Sanders, 21, was cited and released for furnishing alcohol to a minor in the 100 block of Franklin Street. • At 12:18 pm Friday, a 19-year-old man was arrested for domestic ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Stolen Digital Certificates Compromised CIA, MI6, Tor
InformationWeekSeptember 6, 2011

As the scale of the breach became clear, last week the Dutch government--which maintains a digital ID system based on DigiNotar-issued certificates--seized control of the certificate authority, commissioned Fox-IT to begin an immediate audit, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Clearly Clear? Plain And Understandable Language In Terms Of The Consumer...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)September 6, 2011

The rise of plain and understandable language, which has its origins in sections 2, 3 and 22 of the Consumer Protection Act, is upon us. The Chinese company Xue Sheng Xi Lie Zhi Chi's safety guide for its 18cm ruler: "This product was easy to burning, ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Favorable Ruling For Product Manufacturers
Connecticut Law TribuneSeptember 16, 2011

It is no secret that Connecticut product liability law develops at a glacial pace because many manufacturers wisely decide not to jeopardize their product lines by litigating a case at the trial level – let alone at the appellate ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Police pursue paper trail in union funds case
The AustralianSeptember 6, 2011

Union sources have told The Australian that the Fraud Squad has written to the Health Services Union national office seeking more details on the union credit card Mr Thomson used when he was HSU national secretary between 2002 and 2007. ...more »

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