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Convicted sex offender fights to keep real estate license
Baltimore SunSeptember 1, 2011

His case, argued Wednesday before the state Court of Appeals, could have broader implications for licensing boards in various fields. The opinion could instruct the panels on how to evaluate the many factors that state law says they must consider when ...more »

Attorney convicted in bribery case
Los Angeles TimesSeptember 1, 2011

The suit accused him of plying a CalPERS executive with gifts to win business for investment firms he represented. Trial in that case is pending. The younger Villalobos was arrested in 2009 on suspicion of accepting $50000 cash from a lawyer whose ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Board walkout symptom of functional breakdown
Baltimore SunSeptember 15, 2011

The board has already voted to ask the Maryland State Board of Education to remove Dyer from office for alleged violations of confidentiality and for suing the board since his election to it. He is contesting the action, and an administrative law judge ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Impax confirms patent challenge relating to generic Jalyn 0.5 mg/0.4 mg
pharmabiz.comSeptember 14, 2011

This action formally initiates the patent challenge process under the Hatch-Waxman Act. Once the ANDA is approved by FDA, Global Pharmaceuticals, Impax's generic division, intends to commercialize the product. Jalyn is indicated for the treatment of ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Consumers aren't alone when they've been wronged
Baltimore SunSeptember 10, 2011

Many agencies can help wronged consumers. The Federal Communications Commission, for example, mediates phone bill disputes, and the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to hear about problems with credit cards. ...more »

Examining test scores a complex assignment
SignOnSanDiego.comSeptember 20, 2011

Eighth-grade algebra teacher Robert Bates helps Amber Hard during a lesson at Palm Middle School in Lemon Grove. County students have shown improvement in state standardized tests, with a larger proportion than ever scoring proficient or higher in ...more »

Product Reclamation
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State misses Chuitna petition response deadlines
TheNewsTribune.comSeptember 6, 2011

This legal right for interjecting public input is outlined in Alaska Surface Coal Mining Control and Reclamation Act. The proposed coal project would run through 11 miles of salmon stream. PacRim Coal has said it can rebuild the habitat that supports ...more »

Consumer Protection
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The rights of a consumer and awareness
MorungExpressSeptember 5, 2011

In India, a large number of legislations have been enacted over these years to safeguard the interests of the consumers such as Consumer Protection Act, Essential Commodities Act, Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, Prevention of Black Marketing and ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Thieves caught on tape on a shopping spree with stolen identity
WXYZSeptember 6, 2011

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich (WXYZ) - Police in St. Clair Shores are searching for identity thieves who were caught on tape on a shopping spree with someone else's money. Officers say they spent thousands of dollars buying electronic equipment at Super K-Mart ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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New fraud claims against Thomson
The Canberra TimesSeptember 10, 2011

NSW Police this week said they did not have enough evidence to pursue a criminal investigation into Mr Thomson over claims he misused his former Health Services Union credit card. But new allegations reported yesterday claim further fraudulent use of ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Sprint, BofA, News Corp., Mamma.com, Citigroup, AOL, GM in Court News
BloombergSeptember 7, 2011

“Citi informed law enforcement immediately upon discovery of the suspicious transactions and we are cooperating fully to ensure Mr. Foster is prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” Bell didn't have an immediate comment yesterday. The case is US v. ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Rash of food poisoning cases hits China schools
USA TodaySeptember 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 »

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