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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 »

"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 »

Consumer Protection News and Stories

Confidentiality
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Michael Droke on why you should not check personal email at work
TechFlashSeptember 2, 2011

So confidentiality gets blurred as well. How do social media and social networking sites have an effect? First, there is a measurable decrease in productivity when employees can access personal and social media at work. The law is really struggling ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Poisoned Food Caused 1034 Outbreaks in 2008: CDC
National JournalSeptember 8, 2011

By National Journal Staff A system for reporting outbreaks of food poisoning recorded more than 1000 incidents that killed 22 people in 2008 and put nearly 1300 in the hospital, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday. ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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No sovereign immunity for foreign national carriers before consumer forums
International Law OfficeSeptember 7, 2011

The case was heard by a full bench of the Supreme Court in an appeal by Ethiopian Airlines contesting an order handed down by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission established under the 1986 Consumer Protection Act. This act was passed to ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Amid the high waters above Ruedi Reservoir
Aspen Daily NewsSeptember 3, 2011

There, the hydro-repairmen from the US Bureau of Reclamation dug out a diversion dam and gate. “It's just a manual gate so they just turn a little lever on it and open it up,” said the bureau's Kara Lamb. A public information officer for the agency, ...more »

Stolen Identity
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"Grey's Anatomy" Star Sandra Oh Says Her Social Security Number Was Stolen
myfoxny.comSeptember 4, 2011

Sources close to the investigation told TMZ that police do not think the person who stole the Social Security number was attempting to pose as Oh, or tried to steal the 40-year-old's identity, but merely used the number to get a job.more »

Consumer Protection
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InCharge Debt Solutions Showcases Bankruptcy Services at Hudson Valley ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 7, 2011

"Those numbers are encouraging but consumer credit remains tight and the city of New York, as an example, remains in the top five for bankruptcy filings." The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, or BAPCPA, requires debtors ...more »

Unsafe Products
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National Injury Law Firm Yaeger Jungbauer & Barczak Obtains Largest Punitive ...
PR Web (press release)September 7, 2011

The law firm of Yaeger, Jungbauer & Barczak has officers around the country to represent individuals in personal injury claims involving FELA, railroad accidents, products liability, negligence, aviation & automobile accidents. The law firm has helped ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Sharjah gang held for credit card fraud
Gulf TodaySeptember 13, 2011

An official from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at Sharjah Police said they had received information that the gang would try to commit credit card fraud. Once they had confirmed the tip off, the police formed a team of officers who ...more »

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