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Sikh marriage act: Akal Takht, DSGMC meetings to decide next move
Times of IndiaSeptember 1, 2011

Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwarpal Singh said, "It is cultural discrimination, which is being heaped on the Sikhs who have their own traditional ways of life." Refusing to buy the argument of law minister Salman Khurshid that implementation of the Anand ...more »

Amendment allows secret investigations
XinhuaSeptember 1, 2011

1 (Xinhuanet) --A controversial clause in a draft amendment to China's Criminal Procedure Law has met with mixed reaction from legal experts for allowing the police to conduct secret investigation and detention of suspects of national security crimes. ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Sedona Conference Shuffles Leadership, Expands Working Groups
Law.comSeptember 10, 2011

These include Working Group 2, protective orders, confidentiality, and public access, Working Group 3, the role of economics in antitrust, Working Group 4, the intersection of patent and antitrust laws, and Working Group 5, the Markman process and ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Kenya: Four Admitted in Nyahururu for Food Poisoning
AllAfrica.comSeptember 16, 2011

Doctors at the hospital said that the family was suffering from food poisoning. Nyahururu acting medical superintendent Wilson Gitonga however described their situation as stable. "They are responding well to treatment and their condition is stable now ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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No sovereign immunity for foreign national carriers before consumer forums
International Law OfficeSeptember 7, 2011

The case was heard by a full bench of the Supreme Court in an appeal by Ethiopian Airlines contesting an order handed down by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission established under the 1986 Consumer Protection Act. This act was passed to ...more »

The Battle of Fair Debt Collection vs. Bad Debt Collectors Rages On
PR Web (press release)September 30, 2011

Many consumers are not aware of the protection afforded by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and state consumer protection laws and that the laws provide for the right to seek legal help according ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Rep. Tipton Introduces Bill to Authorize All Bureau of Reclamation Conduit ...
Targeted News Service (subscription)September 8, 2011

Scott Tipton, R-Colo., has introduced legislation (HR 2842) to "authorize all Bureau of Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under Federal Reclamation law." The bill was introduced on Sept. 6 and is co-sponsored by Rep. ...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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College students are at greater risk for identity theft
My West TexasSeptember 4, 2011

Check your credit and debit card statements frequently. Look for any suspicious activity or purchases. The sooner you identify potential fraud, the sooner any fraudulent charges can be refunded to you. - Start with trust. When shopping on unfamiliar ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Stolen credit cards lead to $360000 fraud
Herald SunSeptember 16, 2011

FIVE people have been charged over the use of false identities and stolen credit card details to obtain property worth a total of $360000 in Perth. The first of the two separate operations began in early August and involved detectives gathering ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Local Law Firm Noted For Some Of Best Lawyers In America
The ChattanooganSeptember 7, 2011

... selected in the category of Personal Injury Litigation- Defendants. John B. Curtis, Jr. was selected in the category of Medical Malpractice law, and William E. Godbold, III was also included in the category of Medical Malpractice law- Defendants. ...more »

Credit Repair
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GetCreditRepair.org A New Credit Repair Organization Opens to Increased Demand
DigitalJournal.com (press release)September 19, 2011

After years of offering a successful Financial Literacy and Credit Education Program at United Debt Counseling, that includes access to a Certified Credit Counselor for 12 months and a free credit repair program, the company has introduced a new ...more »

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