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Harrisburg City Council Rejects Fiscal Plan to Rescue Pennsylvania Capital
BloombergSeptember 1, 2011

The capital is barred from declaring bankruptcy before July, according to a Pennsylvania law that also calls for the city to lose state funds if it does. Councilman Kelvin Summerford, who supported the mayor's plan, said its defeat further clouds the ...more »

NBA, players agree on urgency but little else after six-hour meeting
SI.comSeptember 1, 2011

Thanks to the surge of interest in the NFL, the NBA's labor dispute has flown under the radar. But training camps are scheduled to open in less than a month. Stern said he was not ready to set any deadlines, but by mid-September the league will have to ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Seabrook Police Dept. needs shake-up
Hampton UnionSeptember 3, 2011

Investigators found Tetreault, driving at speeds in excess of 100 mph, broke three laws. Seabrook police, citing personnel confidentiality, have yet to comment on whether Tetreault has been disciplined for the accident. ...more »

Credit Repair
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AP briefs: Flood Recovery | NY Redistricting | NY Casinos | Native Tobacco ...
North Country Public RadioSeptember 21, 2011

The US Department of Labor grant will be used to fund temporary jobs assisting with clean-up, demolition, repair, renovation, and reconstruction of destroyed public structures, facilities, and lands throughout the state. The grant was announced Tuesday ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Consumer forum fines insurance company
Indian ExpressSeptember 6, 2011

Chandigarh Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II has directed a life insurance company in the private sector to refund Rs 1.50 lakh to UK-based NRI Bhupinder Singh and pay him Rs 50000 as compensation for fraudulently preparing a policy in his son's ...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 »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200
The Am Law DailySeptember 1, 2011

Johnson, formerly with Epstein Becker Green, has a broad labor and employment practice covering litigation and counseling work. Areas of expertise include wage and hour, trade secrets, executive compensation, employment contracts, and invasion of ...more »

Consumer Protection
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CFTC eager to clean up swaps market
PoliticoSeptember 1, 2011

Just over a year ago, Congress and President Barack Obama came together to pass the historic Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, giving the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and other regulators new enforcement tools. ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Obama's Creepy Agency Creep
American ThinkerSeptember 2, 2011

Mussolini's "Battle of the Grain" subsidized grain program and "Battle for Land" land reclamation program were both seemingly necessary and random, but in hindsight were a deliberate corporative phase targeting control of employment. ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Police pursue paper trail in union funds case
The AustralianSeptember 6, 2011

Union sources have told The Australian that the Fraud Squad has written to the Health Services Union national office seeking more details on the union credit card Mr Thomson used when he was HSU national secretary between 2002 and 2007. ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Cozen O'Connor Brings 400 Litigators Under One International Litigation Department
Sacramento BeeSeptember 20, 2011

Weil joined the firm in October 2008 from Dechert and led the commercial litigation department. A member of the American Law Institute, Weil is particularly experienced in class action litigation, including securities, products liability, and antitrust ...more »

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