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

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"Land grabs" mar Cambodia's boom, rattle investors
Reuters CanadaSeptember 1, 2011

The evictions and so-called "land grabs" have angered donors, putting at stake hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign aid as well as a trade scheme that gives Cambodian produce tariff-free access to the European Union. Kong Song is fighting back. ...more »

Michael Bernard Voth
Amarillo.comSeptember 1, 2011

1, 1939, but spent most of his childhood and early adulthood in Albuquerque, NM He graduated from Highland HS, attended college a short while before going to work at the Bureau of Reclamation. Mike worked at the Bureau all of his adult life whereby he ...more »

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Confidentiality
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News Corp faces new legal claims
Herald SunSeptember 24, 2011

A Scotland Yard spokesman said that Wallis's contract with the police force included confidentiality, data protection and conflict of interest clauses, all of which would have prohibited him from selling on any information while employed by them. ...more »

Food Poisoning
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71 students down with food poisoning
The Sun DailySeptember 25, 2011

ALOR SETAR (Sept 25, 2011): Seventy-one students of a technic school here suffered food poisoning after a dinner at the school's hostel dining hall on Friday. The students who were residents at the school hostel, comprised 40 boys and 31 girls aged ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Delay in project, cost on builders
IBNLive.comSeptember 5, 2011

BANGALORE: The consumer disputes redressal forum has directed Biodiversity Conservation (India) Ltd to pay damages with an interest to petitioners Gopalan Nair and Radha Nair, for not constructing the apartments according to the description given to ...more »

Daily Record
Lompoc RecordSeptember 20, 2011

Disturbance music, 1:03 am, 1:03 am, 100 block North B Street; 6:16 pm, 300 block North K/L Alley; 1300 block East Lemon Avenue; 7:10 pm, 700 block North D Street; 9:20 pm, 200 block North K Street. • Disturbance fight, 1:14 .m., 1:14 am, ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Zimbabwe: The Greatest Transfer of Property in Southern Africa
AllAfrica.comSeptember 5, 2011

The villagers and war veterans reacted to the defeat of the constitutional proposals by launching a land reclamation campaign. Post-colonial Zimbabwe had reached a turning point. After the no vote, the Zimbabwean Parliament amended the Lancaster House ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Ten highlights from CRM 2.0 Summit
ITWeb (blog)September 6, 2011

New technologies like social networking, and new legislation such as the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), are empowering consumers like never before. Speakers at ITWeb CRM 2.0 Summit, in Bryanston, last week pointed out that the contact ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Woman admits stealing from Upper Macungie employer
Allentown Morning CallSeptember 7, 2011

In return for her plea, other charges were dropped, including receiving stolen property, access device fraud, identity theft and theft by deception. Authorities say between 2007 and 2009, Serrano funneled thousands of dollars from the bank accounts of ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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US may catch up on card security
TheReporter.comSeptember 15, 2011

The problem with that black magnetic stripe on the back of your credit card is that it's about as secure as writing your account information on a postcard: everything is in the clear and can be copied. Card fraud, and the measures taken to prevent it, ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Internet Trademark Law 101: Don't Metatag Me, Bro!
IPWatchdog.comSeptember 8, 2011

Unlike the traditional likelihood of confusion analysis, initial interest confusion is a judicially created doctrine that permits liability for infringement if there is confusion in the customer before actually purchasing a good or a service. ...more »

Credit Repair
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MP and Council Leader Join M for Money Credit Union
24dash (press release)September 19, 2011

“While we credit check all new members, we use a great deal more discretion than High Street banks and apply wider interpretation of credit history when we take decisions. “If a member has a poor credit history and is trying to repair it then we will ...more »

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