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Argentina Debates Foreign Land Buys
Wall Street JournalSeptember 1, 2011

Mrs. Kirchner has indicated that her law wouldn't be applied retroactively, meaning that current investments wouldn't be affected. One of the provisions of her proposal would be to create a unified registry of land ownership to define who owns what ...more »

Come Together
Financial-Planning.comSeptember 1, 2011

Thomas believes "most financial planners simply won't address estate tax planning with sufficient vigor [because] there is no incentive to pursue this type of planning. Some planners would love to do really complete plans, but struggle to get clients ...more »

Consumer Protection News and Stories

Confidentiality
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New law defines reporting obligations for recall of consumer goods
International Law OfficeSeptember 1, 2011

(10) Section 132A of the law requires that notices be treated as confidential unless the reporting supplier consents. However, confidentiality of notices is not guaranteed.(11) The consumer guarantee provisions are contained in Part 3(2) of the law, ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Rash of food poisoning cases hits China schools
The Associated PressSeptember 8, 2011

BEIJING (AP) — Nearly 300 Chinese primary and middle school students have been sickened by unsafe food or water provided by their schools in five separate incidents over the past week, state media said Thursday. The rash of food poisoning cases ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Travel agency fined for not guiding customer properly
Chandigarh NewslineSeptember 13, 2011

Chandigarh Chandigarh Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed Anuga Holidays, New Delhi, to refund Rs 40000 to a city resident for not guiding him properly regarding the documents to be submitted for his family tour abroad, due to which the ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Generic drug preemption scorecard
Lexology (registration)September 22, 2011

Hatch Waxman Act's requirement that generic drug labeling must stay the same as branded labeling preempts failure to warn claims against generic drug makers. Generic drug manufacturers cannot change their labels without prior FDA approval. ...more »

Product Reclamation
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OSMRE and Brushy Fork: What's a fed to do?
Charleston Gazette (blog)September 2, 2011

Despite claims from some quarters that State reclamation laws have improved so significantly that Federal mining standards are no longer needed, the hearing record abounds with evidence that this is simply not the case. For a variety of reasons, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Is the Lemon Law ripe for the picking?
Inquirer.netSeptember 6, 2011

Doria added that in the absence of a Lemon Law, buyers would have to seek redress via the Consumer Protection Act, which, he assessed, has been “weak” in settling disputes. It also does not specify the parameters by which a car can be classified as a ...more »

Stolen Identity
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The high cost of cargo fraud
Insurance News Net (press release)September 5, 2011

The million-dollar load of pharmaceuticals stolen overnight from a parking lot, or a trailer full of frozen meat hijacked at gunpoint make great headlines and news stories. But the truth is the biggest losses from freight security come from far more ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Theft and credit card fraud at the Fairfield Inn
SuburbaniteSeptember 19, 2011

By Anonymous Monica Corbin, the general manager for the Fairfield Inn, located 1025 Interstate Parkway, reported unknown persons gained access to the hotel corporate credit card making over $30000 dollars worth of unauthorized purchases in less than ...more »

Unsafe Products
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A Call to Reform Wisconsin's Class-Action Statute
WisBarSeptember 6, 2011

The court found commonality requires only “a community of interest among [the class members] in the questions of law and fact involved in the general controversy, or in the kind and form of relief demanded and obtained by or against each individual ...more »

Credit Repair
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How to use bridging loans for credit repair
Mortgage SolutionsSeptember 12, 2011

Masthaven sales and marketing director Richard Deacon explains how bridging loans can help clients, who have fallen into financial difficulty, repair their credit. A Masthaven introducer recently went to meet clients for a remortgage application, ...more »

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