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

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Calif. woman sentenced in Alaska credit card scam
San Jose Mercury NewsSeptember 1, 2011

Amber Marquardt, 25, of Oakland, Calif., pleaded guilty to bank and credit card fraud. As part of a plea agreement, US District Judge Ralph Beistline sentenced her to 16 months in prison and the repayment of $124000—the amount prosecutors say she ...more »

Blood drive benefits police officer's son
Today's THVSeptember 1, 2011

That's what citizens, police officers and even military members were doing Wednesday afternoon. A blood drive was organized to help out a young citizen of Benton. On July 25, 2-year-old Easton Begoon of Benton, was diagnosed with T-cell leukemia. ...more »

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Confidentiality
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College of Law launches professionalism series, first-year students learn ...
NIU TodaySeptember 21, 2011

1 lecture on “Introduction to Confidentiality Issues.†Wednesday, Oct. 5, 4 to 5:15 pm Topic: “Representing the Unpopular Client.†Guest Speaker: Professor Randall T. Coyne, The University of Oklahoma College of Law. ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Stateline Area Health News in Brief
Beloit Daily NewsSeptember 12, 2011

The Rock County Health Department is highlighting food safety as its Health Topic of the Month for September. Food poisoning sends more than 1000 Americans to the hospital each year, and it can have long-term health consequences. ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Insurance firm told to pay hepatitis patient 1.6 lakh
Times of IndiaSeptember 18, 2011

To his relief, ruling in his favour, the Mumbai Suburban District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum on Thursday ordered Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance Co Ltd to pay the claim that it had rejected on the grounds that in this case, hepatitis C was a ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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The future of skinny labels
Lexology (registration)September 2, 2011

The Hatch-Waxman Act provides a counterclaim to a charge of patent infringement to permit challenges on the ground that an asserted patent does not claim either “(aa) the drug for which the application was approved; or (bb) an approved method of using ...more »

Proposed "Lemon Law"
Philippine StarSeptember 13, 2011

4841, which is titled “An Act Strengthening Consumer Protection in the Purchase of Brand New Vehicles – or the Lemon Law of 2011”. It is aimed at protecting the rights of buyers of brand new vehicles that turn out to be defective and which would give a ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Nortel workers seek relief
The Kingston Whig-StandardSeptember 24, 2011

The advocates want Gerretsen, as minister of consumer services, to help about 360 Nortel workers whose disability insurance disappeared when the company went bankrupt in early 2009. They want Gerretsen to use the Consumer Protection Act to retrieve ...more »

Product Reclamation
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HELIX WATER DISTRICT MAY CLOSE THE TAP ON THE EL MONTE VALLEY PROJECT
East County MagazineSeptember 4, 2011

San Diego is also developing an IPR project through the Water Purification Demonstration Project at the North City Water Reclamation Plant. The Helix project has (or had) a lot going for it. Whereas Helix currently meets 3.3% of its demand for water ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Dept says fraud probes aren't significant
The West AustralianSeptember 19, 2011

There had been no findings of fraud within the department since 2008, although in 2009-10 three senior executives were investigated - two over credit-card misuse and the third for corruption. "The single allegation of corruption was dismissed as ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Reward offered for information about stolen motorcycle
The Newark AdvocateSeptember 13, 2011

A special coding system protects the identity of the caller but allows for the reward to be issued later. Crime Stoppers also takes calls from individuals with information about any felony. Information leading to the arrest and indictment of a felony ...more »

Credit Repair
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Getting A Lower Credit Card Interest Rate May Require Credit Repair Practices ...
Red, White, and Blue PressSeptember 29, 2011

Current credit card users may be looking for a lower rate on their card, as there are some reports that national averages on credit cards, thanks to specific types of cards, may have increased in interest but this will obviously depend ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Sprint, BofA, News Corp., Mamma.com, Citigroup, AOL, GM in Court News
BloombergSeptember 7, 2011

“Citi informed law enforcement immediately upon discovery of the suspicious transactions and we are cooperating fully to ensure Mr. Foster is prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” Bell didn't have an immediate comment yesterday. The case is US v. ...more »

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