Consumer Protection News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in September, 2011

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Anglo Irish asks U.S. court to deny ex-CEO protection
ReutersSeptember 1, 2011

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Anglo Irish Bank ANGIB.UL asked a US court on Wednesday to deny its former chief executive David Drumm a discharge from United States bankruptcy laws as it seeks to recover debts of nearly $11 million from its former CEO. ...more »

Oil spill aftermath tests the legal waters
China DailySeptember 1, 2011

"Obviously in the case of the Bohai oil spills, polluting companies are not deterred by the government's administrative power, which has always been a major force in tackling pollution problems in China," said Zhou Ke, a law professor at Beijing-based ...more »

Consumer Protection News and Stories

Confidentiality
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Squabbling over sales taxes
Chicago TribuneSeptember 4, 2011

The RTA's suit, which says it has lost $100 million in diverted sales taxes, also asks the court to order the records released under the state's Freedom of Information Act. The RTA is right: Confidentiality agreements do not trump the public's right to ...more »

Food Poisoning
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14 children hospitalized in suspected food poisoning
China DailySeptember 6, 2011

NANCHANG - Fourteen children in an east China kindergarten have been hospitalized in what local authorities suspect was food poisoning. The children, all from the middle class in Red Star Kindergarten in Gao'an city, Jiangxi province, began vomiting ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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International companies come under consumer courts
TruthDiveSeptember 21, 2011

New Delhi, Sept 20 (TruthDive): The Supreme Court ruled that International companies operating within the country would have to abide by the decision of the consumer courts. Upholding the National Consumers Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) order ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati | Leahy-Smith America Invents Act: Potential ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)September 21, 2011

First, Hatch-Waxman cases are excluded by an exception for cases that allege an act of infringement under 35 USC § 271(e)(2). Second, an accused infringer can waive the limitations on joinder, but only with respect to itself. This waiver may be useful ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Comstock Mining project takes another step forward
Lahontan Valley NewsSeptember 5, 2011

At the state level, the company needs to file and receive a water pollution control permit, get approval for its expanded and updated reclamation plan, and obtain an air quality permit, said Vinson Guthreau of the Conservation and Natural Resources ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Ropes & Gray's Hedge Fund Update: August 2011
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)September 6, 2011

The SEC has proposed new regulations under Section 926 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that would disqualify certain "bad actors" from relying on Rule 506, the most widely used safe harbor for private placements. ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Senate Dem wants stiffer identity theft penalties
The Hill (blog)September 2, 2011

Bill Nelson's legislation, to be introduced upon Congress's return to Washington, someone who uses a stolen identity to file a tax return could face up to five years in jail. The measure also looks to safeguard dead taxpayers' Social Security numbers, ...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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A Legal Doctrine That Worries Pharma Defense Lawyers
Wall Street Journal (blog)September 13, 2011

The Association of Corporate Counsel, a bar association for in-house lawyers, has filed an amicus brief, arguing that the exclusion of Purdue Frederick Co.'s former general counsel misconstrues the role of an in-house lawyer. ...more »

Credit Repair
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2500 Families Eased of Financial Burden As American's Fight Down Their ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)September 13, 2011

"Consumers understand the damage that bad credit can do when it comes to purchasing a new home or car and even obtaining employment. An individuals credit score is based on the history of borrowing and repaying debts," adds David Walker Chief Financial ...more »

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