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Widower files second lawsuit in wife's Pinellas jail death
Tampabay.comSeptember 1, 2011

None of the three was the subject of internal investigations when they left the agency, according to a Sheriff's Office spokeswoman. However, a detention deputy and a nurse were previously disciplined by Coats after internal affairs investigations ...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 »

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University cabinet refines sexual harassment policy
Red and BlackSeptember 16, 2011

Among the different changes, the University's Non-Discrimination Anti-Harassment policy now states confidentiality is not guaranteed to those who bring sexual harassment complaints to the Equal Opportunity Office. Rebecca White, dean of the law school ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Report: Ranbaxy to launch generic Lipitor at end of November
Drug Store NewsSeptember 8, 2011

Under the Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984, as the first company to win approval of a generic version of Lipitor, Ranbaxy will have the exclusive right to market the generic for 180 days, in direct competition with Pfizer. Still, the company is expected to ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Consumer body orders electronics store to change TV or refund buyer
Indian ExpressSeptember 7, 2011

The Chandigarh Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II has directed an electronics goods showroom in Sector 35 to refund Rs 13500 to a resident of Sector 32, and take back the defective LCD sold to him. President of the Forum Lakshman Sharma and Members ...more »

Culik Law Announces New Location (press release)September 4, 2011

... the rights of individuals. Culik Law has received local and national attention for cases that have made a difference and often changed case law and the behavior of “untouchable” entities, like corporations, banks, creditors, and landlords. ...more »

Product Reclamation
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High tide puts visarjan in a spin
Mid-DaySeptember 11, 2011

Owing to 12 feet-high and 10 feet-high tides that are expected to hit the city at 11.45 am today on Ananth Chaturthi, and 12.06 am (on Monday) respectively, lifeguards and law enforcement agencies are worried about a possible rise in the number of ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Ten highlights from CRM 2.0 Summit
ITWeb (blog)September 6, 2011

New technologies like social networking, and new legislation such as the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), are empowering consumers like never before. Speakers at ITWeb CRM 2.0 Summit, in Bryanston, last week pointed out that the contact ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Altadena Men Arrested in Montrose for Alleged Identity Theft
Patch.comSeptember 5, 2011

... had no signs of home burglary but was missing the cards from his wallet. It was unclear how the suspects could have obtained the victim's credit cards. Both Jenkins and Davis were booked on suspicion of receiving stolen property and identity theft.more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Ex-sheriff's officer gets jail
Asbury Park PressSeptember 16, 2011

Staff photo Tanya Breen FREEHOLD — A former Monmouth County sheriff's officer, who admitted to the theft of thousands of dollars as well as credit card fraud, was sentenced Thursday to four years in state prison. Christopher Donadio, 44, described by ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Insight: Cisco suits on China rights abuses to test legal reach
ReutersSeptember 9, 2011

Marco Simons, legal director for environmental rights group Earth Rights International who has spent 10 years litigating cases against corporations under the Alien Tort Claims Act, said the lawsuits could test the courts on the standards for liability...more »

Food Poisoning
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Risk of getting foodborne illness affected by myriad of factors
Lynchburg News and AdvanceSeptember 6, 2011

Can a person get a little bit sick from a little bit of food poisoning? A: Seth Levine, foodborne disease epidemiologist at the Virginia Department of Health, said there are several factors that determine whether a person will get sick from eating ...more »


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