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Corrections supervisor investigated
KRQESeptember 1, 2011

SANTA FE, NM (KRQE) - A top dog with the state's Probation and Parole department, who is already being investigated for allegedly cheating on his time card, is facing another investigation for shooting a gun on prison grounds. ...more »

Shell, Malabu $1.3 billion oil deal questions FG indigenisation plan
BusinessDaySeptember 1, 2011

For instance, to transfer the block will mean drafting a new contract. One analyst even said: “Under the arrangement that we have seen, NNPC [Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation] is not going to be involved in the operations of potentially Nigeria ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Obamacare rule gives government everyone's medical records
Washington ExaminerSeptember 24, 2011

First is the obvious breach of patient confidentiality. The federal government does not exactly have a stellar track record when it comes to managing private information about its citizens. Why should we trust that the federal government would somehow ...more »

Food Poisoning
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35 hospitalised for suspected food poisoning
IBNLive.comSeptember 15, 2011

PTI | 08:09 PM,Sep 15,2011 Malegaon, Sep 15 (PTI) Atleast 35 girls from Jamahur High School here were hospitalised today for suspected food poisoning. The sixth grade students were rushed to the civil hospital after they started vomitting following a ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Amazon's High Hopes for Its iPad Competitor
CNBC.comSeptember 26, 2011

Such disputes, which spur market fragmentation and consumer confusion, are likely to become more common as the tablet wars intensify and Amazon tries to achieve what analysts call lock-in, where all transactions flow back to the company. ...more »

Clamor for indie body to look at 'lemons' growing
Inquirer.netSeptember 13, 2011

“The lemon law should also be applicable to gray market importers, as well as sellers of used vehicles. It should operate outside of the warranty provisions given by manufacturers,” said Doria. He noted that manufacturers may redefine their warranty ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Annexation bill stall in committee
Massillon IndependentSeptember 24, 2011

The village also is trying to annex 286 acres of township property that includes the Clermont County Sheriff's Office, county jail, municipal court and a wastewater reclamation facility. “The situation in (Massillon) was one situation, but it wasn't ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Ottawa roofing contractor sentenced to 71 days in jail
CBC.ca (blog)September 2, 2011

By Marketplace Staff An Ottawa-area contractor, Philip Slobodzian, has been sentenced to 71 days in jail and his company, PSC New Home Construction Inc., has been fined $90000 for violating Ontario's Consumer Protection Act. Between March 2009 and May ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Mass. Attorney General Seeks Answers from Apple After iTunes Fraud
DailyTechSeptember 22, 2011

While speaking to technology and business leaders at the inaugural lunch for Massachusetts' Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) on Tuesday, Coakley said she would contact Apple that very afternoon for answers. After learning of the pattern of fraud...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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College students at high risk for identity theft, fraud
The OrionSeptember 6, 2011

On Oct. 30, 1998, the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998 made it so the person whose identity was stolen is the true victim. Before this, only credit grantors who suffered monetary losses were considered true victims, according to the ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Ann M. St. Peter-Griffith, Partner, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP to ...
PR.com (press release)September 23, 2011

The firm's clients include leading companies in the high-tech, manufacturing, chemical, computer, energy, entertainment, consumer products, pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries, as well as major hedge funds, private equity firms, ...more »

Credit Repair
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MP and Council Leader Join M for Money Credit Union
24dash (press release)September 19, 2011

“While we credit check all new members, we use a great deal more discretion than High Street banks and apply wider interpretation of credit history when we take decisions. “If a member has a poor credit history and is trying to repair it then we will ...more »

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