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Richmond Car Accident Attorneys Encouraged By Virginia's Reduction in DUI ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)September 1, 2011

Although that figure was down from 294 fatalities in 2008, hundreds of people are still losing their lives because of entirely preventable behavior, the law firm says. The Virginia auto accident attorneys at Marks & Harrison urge motorists to pay heed ...more »

Trying Youth Offenders as Adults
SantaCruz.comSeptember 1, 2011

According to the report, trying juveniles as adults does not act as a deterrent. Though juvenile crime is down statewide since 2001, the counties most likely to try kids as adults saw juvenile crime rates fall at a slower rate. ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Instructions to examiners can be made public post exam: SC
LivemintSeptember 2, 2011

But the court clarified that any instructions issued to examiners and moderators, which came under the information held in a 'fiduciary relationship', would be exempt from disclosure as there would be an expectation of confidentiality. ...more »

Food Poisoning
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27 children hospitalized for suspected food poisoning
China DailySeptember 6, 2011

SHIJIAZHUANG - Twenty-seven students of a primary school in Hebei province were receiving medical treatment Tuesday after a suspected food poisoning incident, local authorities said. Fifteen children were being treated at the Intensive Cure Unit in the ...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 »

Restaurant's potential lease to be reviewed in Upland committee meeting
Inland Valley Daily BulletinSeptember 19, 2011

Art Villegas is attempting to lease the former Lemon Growers Building for a Mediterranean fusion restaurant. The finance and economic development committee will review the agreement and business operations before the matter heads to the council for a ...more »

Product Reclamation
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10-Q: STW RESOURCES HOLDING CORP.
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkSeptember 23, 2011

The Company disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking statements in this report, except as otherwise required by law. The Company is a development stage corporation formed to utilize state of the art water reclamation technologies to ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumer Commission starts to flex its muscle
Times LIVESeptember 7, 2011

Five months after its establishment, the commission is taking on the country's heavyweight businesses for violating consumers' rights - and is refusing to back down when the businesses fail to comply with the new Consumer Protection Act. The ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Ray J Wants Money for Kardashian Sex Tape
GawkerSeptember 5, 2011

Sandra Oh gets her identity stolen. And Pippa Middleton maybe got a parking ticket. Saturday gossip is here, and ready to explain why its boobs are weird. A "mystery buyer" wants to purchase—in order to "completely remove it from the market"—the ...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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The truth about voter suppression
SalonSeptember 30, 2011

Also pitching in $1 million to Restore Our Future is Jeremy Blickenstaff, Lund's son-in-law and an attorney who has worked at Nu Skin. He does not have a history of political giving, but Blickenstaff did do a stint at the Marriage Law Foundation, ...more »

Credit Repair
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DEBT ADVISER: Avoid loan to ease debt
Rapid City JournalSeptember 18, 2011

You will likely need to adjust one or more other categories, but a short-term sacrifice will be worth it in the end. Steve Bucci, a personal finance coach, is author of "Credit Repair Kit for Dummies." Email him at debtadviser@bankrate.com. ...more »

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