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Law professor Liu confirmed for California high court
ReutersSeptember 1, 2011

After a hearing on Wednesday in San Francisco that lasted little more than an hour, the three members of California's Commission on Judicial Appointments asked Liu a total of five questions. That followed a parade of 10 speakers extolling Liu, ...more »

Naples couple indicted, accused of withholding $600000 from IRS
Naples Daily NewsSeptember 1, 2011

8 by a federal grand jury on one count of conspiracy to defraud the government, 11 counts of failure pay employment taxes and one count of obstructing the IRS, according to Department of Justice press release. The indictment alleges the Chaudhuris, ...more »

Consumer Protection News and Stories

Confidentiality
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Ethics aren't the whole story when the news is really big
The GuardianSeptember 10, 2011

Wasn't it set so high because it concluded on terms – legal terms – of complete confidentiality, a deal done in silence? Then where did that contract stand when the Guardian got the story? Surely no code is going to advocate breaking undertakings ...more »

Food Poisoning
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3 kids suffer food poisoning; restaurant shut, owner fined
Gulf TodaySeptember 7, 2011

FUJAIRAH: Three children were rushed to a hospital after they suffered food poisoning after they ate a meal at a restaurant on Tuesday in Dibba, Fujairah. As they were seen to be in a critical condition, the three, ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Consumers aren't alone when they've been wronged
Baltimore SunSeptember 10, 2011

Many agencies can help wronged consumers. The Federal Communications Commission, for example, mediates phone bill disputes, and the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to hear about problems with credit cards. ...more »

Michigan Pet Lemon Law Introduced
dBusinessNews Detroit (press release)September 1, 2011

Detroit - A "Pet Lemon Law" has been introduced in Michigan to offer consumer protections for purchasers of dogs, cats and ferrets. Under SB 574, people who purchase sick or diseased animals from pet shops, breeders or dealers would have specific ...more »

Product Reclamation
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The Solar Farm on the Parking Deck
CaryCitizenSeptember 7, 2011

Cary, NC – Back in 2007, the North Carolina General Assembly implemented the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS). Under this law, investor-owned utility companies in North Carolina (like Duke Energy) are required to meet ...more »

Consumer Protection
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The rights of a consumer and awareness
MorungExpressSeptember 5, 2011

In India, a large number of legislations have been enacted over these years to safeguard the interests of the consumers such as Consumer Protection Act, Essential Commodities Act, Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, Prevention of Black Marketing and ...more »

Stolen Identity
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[Gossip] Sandra Oh's Social Security Number Stolen
411mania.comSeptember 3, 2011

... and the only reason why she is connected to that job was because the employee who did work there was using her identity. The actress went to an LAPD station on Friday afternoon and reported that someone had stolen her social security number. ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Card claims saw ALP boss sue
Herald SunSeptember 11, 2011

Mr Williamson, national president of the Health Services Union, sued five union opponents for $750000 in 1999 after they distributed letters and brochures alleging credit card fraud during that year's HSU elections. Mr Williamson was one of the Labor ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Bringing copyright law into the 21st century
Montreal GazetteSeptember 30, 2011

In the absence of such protections, search engines, video sites and blog hosts often remove legitimate content under threat of legal action. This would put the liability where it belongs – on the originator, not the intermediary. ...more »

Credit Repair
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Rock County receives high credit rating
Beloit Daily NewsSeptember 23, 2011

Looking ahead to fiscal 2012, the county anticipates a reduction in state aid revenues totaling $2.9 million as a result of the state budget repair bill. However, the county anticipates that available savings from the pension and health care provisions ...more »

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