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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 »

SC DNR Sees Highest Coyote Population Ever In South Carolina
News Channel 7September 1, 2011

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources now says there are more coyotes in the Palmetto State than ever before ? and the coyotes are here to stay. (more) When the call of the wild is calling right outside your door - that sound could make ...more »

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Confidentiality
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MDU expertise in great demand
AnaesthesiaUKSeptember 6, 2011

Of more than 80 different medico-legal topics covered, confidentiality, consent and complaints were the most commonly-requested during 2010 but there were also talks on subjects such as the medico-legal aspects of family planning; living wills and ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Packing school lunches safely
Chicago TribuneSeptember 12, 2011

This can lead to the growth of harmful bacteria that cause food poisoning. Researchers in Texas tested lunches with perishable items at nine preschool/child-care centers, using a heat-sensing gun to measure the temperatures of sandwiches, ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Consumers Not Required to Arbitrate Warranty Claims with Car Dealers: Court
Insurance JournalSeptember 21, 2011

A federal appeals court handed car owners a victory by striking down a requirement that they arbitrate warranty disputes with dealers. Reversing a lower court ruling, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals agreed ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Fish & Richardson | Fish & Richardson Wins Second Major Patent Infringement ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)September 8, 2011

Pursuant to the Hatch-Waxman Act, the FDA is required to delay approval of the five defendants' proposed generic products until the last infringed patent expires in 2014, which means that Allergan's market for LUMIGAN is protected for three more years. ...more »

Perry's system of patronage and cronyism
Washington Post (blog)September 21, 2011

But construction defects made a lemon of this lemon-home agency. John Krugh, Bob Perry's general counsel, helped draft legislation to create the agency. Governor Perry then skewed the agency's foundation by only appointing housing-industry ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Customer service shake-up needed
ITWeb (blog)September 1, 2011

New technologies like social networking, and new legislation such as the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), are empowering consumers like never before. This emerged at the ITWeb CRM Summit in Bryanston yesterday. ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Couple continues to fight mine owner, DEP
Beckley Register-HeraldSeptember 17, 2011

Harold Ward, the Deputy Director of the Division of Mining and Reclamation, wrote the couple a letter last month thanking them for the video, noting that it was “instrumental” in the DEP's issuance of the $17500 civil administrative penalty. ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Online Ad Scams, Part 2: Fighting Back
TechNewsWorldSeptember 23, 2011

Rothbard is a former FTC advertising enforcement attorney who now specializes in FTC advertising and marketing law in private practice, focusing on online and direct response advertising. "For the Internet to achieve its full potential as a commercial ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Stolen identity
RU Daily TargumSeptember 1, 2011

Greg Schiano stood at a podium in the Rutgers football team meeting room — the same place he stood days after a sixth consecutive loss ended last season and brought a promise to return to his roots — and offered a rare moment of candor. ...more »

Credit Repair
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YOUR CREDIT SCORE AND HOW TO REPAIR CREDIT
TheDay.comSeptember 7, 2011

This workshop will help residents understand credit scores, what impacts your credit score and how to repair or raise your credit score. The workshop is being provided free of charge to residents of Old Saybrook by Social Services Coordinator, ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Southern California Attorneys Call For More Police Training On How to Handle ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)September 1, 2011

... firearm possession, white collar crimes, sex offenses, probation violations, expungement, elder abuse and mental health law. The firm also handles business, personal injury, civil rights, police brutality and products liability cases. ...more »

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