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AFL-CIO Providing $134M for Penn South's Rehabilitation
Citybizlist Real EstateSeptember 1, 2011

The union's pension capital will be used to renovated the 10-building complex and create 610 union construction jobs in the process. Wells Fargo has partnered with the union on the loan. "Our investment is helping sustain a vital urban community that ...more »

Ethics panel launches investigation of former prison administrator
Statesman JournalSeptember 1, 2011

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission is moving forward with a full investigation into whether a former state prison administrator violated the law by going to work for a company he helped choose for a multi-million-dollar state contract. ...more »

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Ethics 20/20 Commission Fine-Tunes Proposals on Technology, Outsourcing ...
ABA JournalSeptember 20, 2011

Gorelick is a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in Washington, DC Traynor, of Berkeley, Calif., is a past president of the American Law Institute. Technology and confidentiality. In May, the commission issued a draft proposal (PDF) to ...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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Power co to pay user for excess billing
Times of IndiaSeptember 10, 2011

MUMBAI: The Mumbai Suburban District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum recently ordered RInfra ( Reliance Energy Ltd) to pay Rs 30000 to a Bandra-based lawyer after a faulty meter cost him an excess of nearly Rs 10000 in power bills. ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Forecasting Forthcoming 'Biosimilar' Drug Regulations
JD Supra (press release)September 22, 2011

Traditional pharmaceuticals (small molecule drugs) have long been subject to widespread generic competition under the generic competition provisions of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act, aka Hatch-Waxman Act. By contrast, ...more »

Proposed "Lemon Law"
Philippine StarSeptember 13, 2011

4841, which is titled “An Act Strengthening Consumer Protection in the Purchase of Brand New Vehicles – or the Lemon Law of 2011”. It is aimed at protecting the rights of buyers of brand new vehicles that turn out to be defective and which would give a ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Getting the Lead Out: Protecting Children From Dangerous Toys
U.S. Politics TodaySeptember 2, 2011

In short, the 2008 legislation and subsequent CPSC actions made the agency a player again on consumer protection, not a patsy. For the consumer products industry, however, the 2008 legislation went too far. The strengthened safety rules increased the ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Proposed law promises to hasten pace of economic growth
Daily NationSeptember 10, 2011

Mr Kamau identified some of the high-potential sectors for the partnership as information and communications, tourism, land reclamation, sports facilities and business process outsourcing (BPO). He said national legislation is also attractive to ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Credit card fraud
The Express TribuneSeptember 2, 2011

I woke up at four in the morning to prepare for the nineteenth fast of the holy month when, I received an SMS on my cellphone informing me that I had used my credit card to buy about $2000 worth of items in Saudi Arabia! I pinched myself to make sure ...more »

Stolen Identity
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The high cost of cargo fraud
Insurance News Net (press release)September 5, 2011

The million-dollar load of pharmaceuticals stolen overnight from a parking lot, or a trailer full of frozen meat hijacked at gunpoint make great headlines and news stories. But the truth is the biggest losses from freight security come from far more ...more »

Credit Repair
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7 Costly Misconceptions About Credit Repair
JD Supra (press release)September 1, 2011

Repairing your credit isn't hard. You can do it yourself -- or you can hire a qualified, reputable professional to help you. Here are 7 costly misconceptions about credit repair that could thwart your attempts to improve your bad credit rating or ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Sprint, BofA, News Corp.,, Citigroup, AOL, GM in Court News
BloombergSeptember 7, 2011

“Citi informed law enforcement immediately upon discovery of the suspicious transactions and we are cooperating fully to ensure Mr. Foster is prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” Bell didn't have an immediate comment yesterday. The case is US v. ...more »


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