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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 »

Millthorpe residents, staff speak out over lodge scandal
Blayney ChronicleSeptember 1, 2011

Supporters of the lodge say they are concerned about how the department has handled allegations raised at a Guardianship Tribunal hearing in early July. "It's just shocking, I couldn't believe it," Tracey Nest, an owner of a business located near the ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Mum may sue after tribunal posts pedophile information
The AustralianSeptember 9, 2011

THE mother of a 12-year-old girl who was sexually abused by a person known to a family friend is considering legal action after a federal tribunal published information potentially identifying the child, despite state law preserving the confidentiality...more »

Food Poisoning
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Study: Human health risk from undercooked poultry
WorldPoultry.netSeptember 13, 2011

The projects funded through a joint call for proposals managed by BBSRC, the Food Standards Agency and Defra, will use a total of over £4 million funding to find out more about the organism that causes over 300000 cases of food poisoning a year in ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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3 disputes at mall in 90 minutes
AsiaOneSeptember 21, 2011

Mr Teng, who frequents the complex, said disputes over phone sales were common there. He claimed he has seen at least six such incidents in the last two months. The Consumer Association of Singapore (Case) said mobile phone shops are covered by the ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Avanir files patent infringement lawsuit against Impax
istockAnalyst.com (press release)September 6, 2011

This action formally initiates the patent challenge process under the Hatch-Waxman Act. Impax Laboratories, Inc. has confirmed that it has initiated a challenge of the patents listed in connection with Nuedexta, or dextromethorphan hydrobromide and ...more »

Product Reclamation
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De los Santos: Just asking
Sun.StarSeptember 7, 2011

If not for this reason, I do not see why SM, who already has a giant mall in a 12 hectare lot at the Reclamation Area, would still put up additional malls. I think the only reason why SM lusts after these choice lots is because it desires to shut out ...more »

Consumer Protection
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BMC buckles up to take costly belt supplier to task
Times of IndiaSeptember 6, 2011

A just-concluded vigilance inquiry has recommended action under the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act (MRTP), 1969, and the Consumer Protection Act against the supplier who sold thousands of security waist belts for firemen to the BMC at ...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 »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Tax fraud scheme divides some Tampa neighborhoods
Tbo.comSeptember 4, 2011

Castor and other investigators noted that federal tax laws have privacy provisions that prohibit local law enforcement from obtaining tax return information even if the returns are fraudulent. So if a detective finds someone with hundreds of fraudulent ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Philly law firm opens Pittsburgh office
Bizjournals.comSeptember 7, 2011

Founded in 1946, Bennett Bricklin employs close to 60 lawyers in six offices and specializes in insurance, special investigations and fraud, premises liability and construction liability, products liability, employment law, aviation law and medical ...more »

Credit Repair
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Danbury business helps people repair poor credit scores
Danbury News TimesSeptember 9, 2011

Dantas found many customers needed to repair their credit rating before they could qualify to buy a car. He helps them do that and also helps them register the cars. "Right now, there are 90 million Americans who need credit repair," he said. ...more »

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