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Southern California Attorneys Call For More Police Training On How to Handle ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)September 1, 2011

... firearm possession, white collar crimes, sex offenses, probation violations, expungement, elder abuse and mental health law. The firm also handles business, personal injury, civil rights, police brutality and products liability cases. ...more »

Candidates for Missouri Supreme Court face public questioning
STLtoday.comSeptember 1, 2011

One applicant who interviewed Wednesday, St. Peters attorney Richard Gartner, took the opportunity to praise the state's merit-based judicial selection method for “focusing on credentials.” “These positions need the most qualified people, ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Infant left at fire station under Safe Haven law
La Crosse TribuneSeptember 24, 2011

5 inside a bag floating down the Mississippi River south of Winona. "We hate finding babies in the river. We hate finding them in Dumpsters," Nickelatti said. "Under the Safe Haven law, the confidentiality will be there and the baby will be taken care ...more »

Call 4 Action - Woman claims she got a "Lemon" Car at used car dealership
KGBT-TVSeptember 14, 2011

Merrill adds there is no Lemon Law on used cars with no warranty, and that he's actually helping those who would otherwise not be able to purchase a car, by not checking credit and keeping down and monthly payments low. Cortez said she and her family ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Credit Bureaus Could Face Tougher Rules
SecondActSeptember 6, 2011

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) -- a layer of regulation created under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act -- issued a new report and took public comment late this summer on whether it should oversee credit ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Va uranium-mining trip to include repeat travelers
Boston GlobeSeptember 13, 2011

He also went to France in 2010 to visit a uranium reclamation site. He and Watkins listed the trip as gifts, each valued at just under $10000. Del. Lionell Spruill Sr., D-Chesapeake, was among a delegation of more than 12 state legislators who traveled ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Simple steps can help beat ID thieves
STLtoday.comSeptember 4, 2011

As many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Here are tips from the FTC, National Consumers League and Gibson Research on avoiding identity theft: • Never click on links in ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Two held for credit card fraud
The HinduSeptember 4, 2011

The city police unearthed another credit card racket here recently by arresting two persons and recovering 201 fake credit cards of various banks from them. The police apprehended Prakash (34) of Kundapur and Afsar Rehman (40) of Old Pension Mohalla ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Toyota, plaintiffs' lawyers spar on trial plan
ReutersSeptember 8, 2011

California consumer protection laws are more favorable for plaintiffs than those of most other states. The case is In re Toyota Motor Corp Unintended Acceleration Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, US District Court, ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Vancouver airport tuna sickens 7
CBC.caSeptember 24, 2011

Beginning of Story Content Seven people who got food poisoning from eating tuna at a Subway restaurant at the Vancouver International Airport were taken to the hospital as a precaution. The majority of those who fell ill on Friday afternoon were ...more »

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