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

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SAIC's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking AlphaSeptember 1, 2011

At the outset, while continued uncertainty in the markets we serve adversely impacted our performance this quarter, I am encouraged by our contract win rate, our increasing pipeline of new opportunities, our record level of outstanding proposals ...more »

One of NSW's most wanted is charged
NinemsnSeptember 1, 2011

One of NSW's most wanted people has been extradited from Queensland on charges ranging from theft to domestic violence. The 36-year-old man was arrested in the Gold Coast suburb of Labrador for outstanding warrants on Monday. ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Kroger on outcome of PERS case
Statesman Journal (blog)September 24, 2011

... Nutritional Assistance Program) and Medicaid (Oregon Health Plan, among others, although some recipients are in nursing homes and are not under the health plan). However, the confidentiality of recipients of those programs is covered by federal law.more »

Food Poisoning
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Read and Follow Package Cooking Instructions to “Cook It Safe” and Prevent ...
USDA.gov (press release) (blog)September 1, 2011

While it's tempting to cook these foods quickly in a microwave, doing so could result in undercooking and possible food poisoning. Irregularly shaped foods create opportunities for uneven cooking in a microwave and therefore must be cooked in an oven. ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Debt collectors: Biz is great but harder than ever
CBS NewsSeptember 21, 2011

Under the law, when a consumer disputes a debt, the agency is supposed to investigate the situation and if the debt is not owed, halt further collection efforts. "Then the threats started," he said. "They said, 'We're going to take it out of your ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Generic Drug Preemption Scorecard
JD Supra (press release)September 20, 2011

Hatch Waxman Act's requirement that generic drug labeling must stay the same as branded labeling preempts failure to warn claims against generic drug makers. Generic drug manufacturers cannot change their labels without prior FDA approval. ...more »

Calif. Legislature OKs bill to raise auto-sale documentation fees
Los Angeles TimesSeptember 2, 2011

Any vehicles showing up as having been totaled or bought back through a lemon law or a victim of some other catastrophe would get a red window sticker warning potential buyers of the auto's history. Insurance carriers, repair shops, towing companies ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Many banks ending free checking, making other changes
Dothan EagleSeptember 4, 2011

The amendment, part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, was intended to make the fees paid to card issuers “reasonable and proportional to the costs incurred by issuers for electronic debit transactions,” according to a ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Wisconsin County & Local Government Building Gun Bans
AmmoLand.com (press release)September 8, 2011

Wisconsin Carry, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation and reclamation of the rights of law-abiding Wisconsin residents to carry in the manner of their choosing. We believe that “open carry” and “concealed carry” are choices to ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Internet Clothing Seller Charged With Wire Fraud
PCWorldSeptember 2, 2011

The task force includes representatives from several federal agencies, regulatory authorities, inspectors general, and state and local law enforcement. Grant Gross covers technology and telecom policy in the US government for The IDG News Service. ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Vandalism, Identity Theft and Cars Stolen in Sheriff's Blotter Aug. 22 to 28
Patch.comSeptember 1, 2011

7:40 am, stolen vehicle with an estimated value of $2000 recovered on Elder Avenue. 28-year-old and 20-year-old men arrested. 11:28 am, vehicle reported stolen on Delaware Street. Estimated value of $4200. 4:00 pm, identity theft reported on Iris ...more »

Credit Repair
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Credit agencies asking questions since DOT cash-flow problems emerged last month
Charleston Post CourierSeptember 23, 2011

COLUMBIA -- Everything from school buildings and road construction to bridge repair and college dormitory construction could ultimately be affected by the state Department of Transportation's cash-management troubles, Treasurer Curtis ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Tooth Dismay: Dental Malpractice Could be Decreased if Rules on Antibiotics ...
PR Web (press release)September 13, 2011

In that time, he has developed a reputation for vigorous, innovative representation and advocacy, in areas including medical malpractice, negligent security, products liability, and automobile, aviation, boating, motorcycle, and trucking accidents. ...more »

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