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SEC record purges at odds with other agencies
Washington PostSeptember 1, 2011

Law enforcement authorities in related lines of work have preserved records of inquiries even if those probes never led to charges against anyone. Regulators and archivists said that the records could be a valuable source of ...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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The Struggle Continues to Provide More Open Records in Iowa
Patch.comSeptember 3, 2011

Under state law, government agencies can charge for copying costs and the hourly rate of the employee compiling the information. The charges vary widely statewide and depend on the salary of the person processing the request. ...more »

Food Poisoning
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One dead, 32 hospitalized in Davao food poisoning
GMANews.TVSeptember 2, 2011

A “pamamanhikan" in Davao del Sur in Mindanao turned sour after a guest died and 32 others were hospitalized due to food poisoning supposedly from the meal served during the event Wednesday night. Radio dzBB's Davao affiliate on Friday said the ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Struggling homeowners can get mediation aid
HeraldNetSeptember 19, 2011

They handle problems with families, divorces, workplace and neighborhood conflicts, renter and landlord situations and bring sides together about for business, consumer and property disputes. "A number of states already have home foreclosure mediation ...more »

Laws to Catch Up With Science
Huffington Post (blog)September 21, 2011

"It's very clear that the dealer can't sell you a lemon, and there's information about the history of the car. There are no such rules in the fertility industry right now." Since each donor does have a unique tracking number inquisitive parents have ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Contemplating Inner City Land Reclamation 28, 2011

Originating in medieval Roman law it was notably popularized in common law in Commentaries on the Laws of England. World wide it underpins the notion that owning or renting land or a building gives one the right to use and develop the air rights to ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Ottawa roofing contractor sentenced to 71 days in jail (blog)September 2, 2011

By Marketplace Staff An Ottawa-area contractor, Philip Slobodzian, has been sentenced to 71 days in jail and his company, PSC New Home Construction Inc., has been fined $90000 for violating Ontario's Consumer Protection Act. Between March 2009 and May ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Grand jury indicts 6 people accused of tax fraud
Houston ChronicleSeptember 7, 2011

Prosecutors say they conspired to obtain federal income tax refunds by using stolen identities to file tax returns. The grand jury also indicted Marsha Elmore of Elmore County, who is charged with filing false claims, wire fraud and aggravated identity...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Sharp rise in credit card fraud in city
Hindustan TimesSeptember 4, 2011

There has been a rise in cases of credit cards being used fraudulently on the internet, said the cyber crime police. According to cyber crime statistics, a total of 20 cases of credit card fraud have been reported in the current year till August 15. ...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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Old Saybrook offers free credit score and credit repair workshop to residents
TheDay.comSeptember 9, 2011

Old Saybrook — A credit score and credit repair workshop will be held from 1 pm to 2:30 pm on Sept. 22 in the first-floor conference room of Town Hall. The workshop will help residents understand credit scores, what impacts a credit score and how to ...more »


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