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NBA, union meet but no announced progress
USA TodaySeptember 1, 2011

The following day the league filed a suit against the players in federal court and an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board. The NBPA had filed an unfair labor practice charge with the NLRB in May and is awaiting a ruling ...more »

Body found in waters off East Coast Park
Straits TimesSeptember 1, 2011

It is believed to be that of Singaporean shipping agent Mohd Aidil, who fell overboard from a ship on Monday, said a Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) spokesman in a statement late last night. Mr Aidil, 26, was on board the ...more »

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Confidentiality
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County tweaks severance pay rules
Tallahassee.comSeptember 14, 2011

However, commissioners changed the county's personnel policies and procedures to align with the a new state law that caps how much can be paid in severance and prohibits confidentiality clauses in separation agreements. "I think fair is fair. ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Avanir files patent infringement lawsuit against Impax
istockAnalyst.com (press release)September 6, 2011

This action formally initiates the patent challenge process under the Hatch-Waxman Act. Impax Laboratories, Inc. has confirmed that it has initiated a challenge of the patents listed in connection with Nuedexta, or dextromethorphan hydrobromide and ...more »

Consumer Protection
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The Truth About Republican "Job Creation" Bills: Part One
Examiner.comSeptember 9, 2011

Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness Improvement Act-HR1315: To amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to strengthen the review authority of the Financial Stability Oversight Council of regulations issued by ...more »

Watch out for jobs that could put you in jail
Royal GazetteSeptember 7, 2011

I especially love the lemon cart image, which declares quite bravely “Bermuda has no lemon laws”. Information articles that focus on general issues of consumer interest are right at the top, where they should be, along with a link to file a complaint ...more »

Product Reclamation
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44th Annual Woodland Chamber Farm-City festival set
Daily DemocratSeptember 28, 2011

Durst has served on the board of trustees of Reclamation District 108 since 1996 and was elected President of RD 108 in 1998. RD 108 is the third largest water district in Northern California. Since 1996, he has served on the board of commissioners of ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Credit card fraud arrest
WTNHSeptember 12, 2011

(WTNH) - A man is facing charges after being accused of fraudulent credit card use at a Greenwich jeweler. Police say 32-year old Emeli Kwasi Attipoe of Brooklyn, New York tried to buy a $23000 Rolex watch from Betterdige Jewelers on Greenwich Avenue ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Stolen Service Members' Identities Used for Fraud
NBC Dallas-Fort WorthSeptember 16, 2011

A confessed identity thief accused of stealing personal files on 16000 people received hard prison time today. A California man who stole thousands of identities, including those of US service members, was sentenced Thursday in Dallas to more than six ...more »

Credit Repair
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Certified Used Cars for Bad Credit Auto Loans
Auto Credit Express (blog)September 19, 2011

By going to consumerreports.org you can check the repair records of particular models. If it's spotty, consider either a certified model or one with a service contract – and compare the differences in price and coverage (systems, deductible, etc. ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Southern California Criminal Defense Lawyers Say DUI Crackdown Defendants Must ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)September 17, 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 »

Food Poisoning
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Packing school lunches safely
Chicago TribuneSeptember 12, 2011

This can lead to the growth of harmful bacteria that cause food poisoning. Researchers in Texas tested lunches with perishable items at nine preschool/child-care centers, using a heat-sensing gun to measure the temperatures of sandwiches, ...more »

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