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Mayor requests special jobs rules for LA
89.3 KPCCSeptember 1, 2011

At the risk of mentioning reality, I'd point out that if you go out and get Federal regulations lifted, you are in fact "cutting red tape." Anyone working on a project locally would then spend locally. a Chicago machine politician? ...more »

Police Blotter: Police Deal With Cases of Narcotics, Thefts, Burglaries
Patch.comSeptember 1, 2011

Theft at the 2000 block of Oakmont Avenue on 8/24 at 11:19 am — Three strands of outdoor lights were stolen from the victim's fence. Theft at We Are Wireless (1300 block of West Chester Pike) on 8/25 at 1:49 pm — Two black males entered the store and ...more »

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Dealing with downsizing -- and a non-compete
Minneapolis Star TribuneSeptember 12, 2011

I brought this scenario to the attention of Karen S. Johnston, a Twin Cities-based employment law attorney. She said being downsized does not void the terms of the non-compete or confidentiality agreement. "You need to have a good understanding of what ...more »

Food Poisoning
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A safe feed
Malaysia StarSeptember 3, 2011

The Health Ministry's 2009 data reveal that the incidence per 100000 people for cholera, dysentery, food poisoning, typhoid and hepatitis A were 0.98, 0.54, 30.17, 1.07 and 0.14 respectively, with mortalities reported for cholera and food poisoning. ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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International companies come under consumer courts
TruthDiveSeptember 21, 2011

New Delhi, Sept 20 (TruthDive): The Supreme Court ruled that International companies operating within the country would have to abide by the decision of the consumer courts. Upholding the National Consumers Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) order ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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The future of skinny labels
Lexology (registration)September 2, 2011

The Hatch-Waxman Act provides a counterclaim to a charge of patent infringement to permit challenges on the ground that an asserted patent does not claim either “(aa) the drug for which the application was approved; or (bb) an approved method of using ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Town passes solid-waste facility law
Plattsburgh Press RepublicanSeptember 20, 2011

Application requirements include data on the volume of material to be treated, detailed site maps, a full environmental assessment form, drainage report, reclamation plan and other information deemed necessary by the Planning Board. The law provides ...more »

Consumer Protection
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The Good, the Bad and the Uncertain of Dodd-Frank
BankInvestmentConsultant.comSeptember 1, 2011

The sweeping Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act includes some 400 rules that were supposed to be in place by this summer. But regulators are far behind on their deadline. (Less than half those rules have been finalized. ...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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Free Identity Theft Summit Presented in the Great Lakes State
MarketWatch (press release)September 9, 2011

The most complaints being filed to the FTC range from government documents or benefits fraud, phone or utilities fraud and credit card fraud. LifeLock ( ) and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA) will ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Renowned litigator, consumer justice attorney selected for 2012 edition Best ...
TCPalmSeptember 8, 2011

Mr. Leopold specializes in consumer justice litigation with a focus on complex products liability, managed care, catastrophic injury and class action litigation. His work has been featured in the National Law Journal's Top Cases of the year and he was ...more »

Credit Repair
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Pawntique Launches Upscale Online and Mobile "Boutique" Pawn Services
MarketWatch (press release)September 22, 2011

What about for an unexpected car repair? How about a child's braces? It's hard to get money out of traditional lenders for urgent needs in this economic environment when time is of the essence -- even with perfect credit. Now there's another easy, ...more »


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