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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 »

Arapahoe County voters to consider open space sales tax extension
Our Colorado NewsSeptember 1, 2011

1 to consider extending the 0.25 percent open space sales and use tax. The tax is dedicated to preserving natural areas, enhancing neighborhood parks, building and maintaining trail connections and protecting heritage areas. ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Couple banned from volunteering at Taunton's Elizabeth Pole Elementary School
Taunton Daily GazetteSeptember 5, 2011

Two Taunton parents were banned from volunteer activities at an elementary school attended by four of their children after the father was accused of “intimidation” of parents and “disregard for confidentiality for specific staff ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Risk of getting foodborne illness affected by myriad of factors
Lynchburg News and AdvanceSeptember 6, 2011

Can a person get a little bit sick from a little bit of food poisoning? A: Seth Levine, foodborne disease epidemiologist at the Virginia Department of Health, said there are several factors that determine whether a person will get sick from eating ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Sharp rise in net downloads
Sydney Morning HeraldSeptember 23, 2011

The number of access disputes declined substantially during 2009 and 2010. Competition for fixed-line services in city centres and suburbs has improved in recent years with non-Telstra broadband services now accounting for 67 per cent and 46 per cent ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Isis Pharmaceuticals Files Lawsuit Against Santaris
American University Intellectual Property BriefSeptember 27, 2011

The Hatch-Waxman Act, 35. USC § 271(e)(1), which articulates the fundamentals of the research exemption doctrine, was further clarified in Merck v. Integra. The Court articulated that the research exemption doctrine can be used to enable individuals ...more »

Police & Fire: Monday, Sept. 19, 2011
Juneau EmpireSeptember 19, 2011

He was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center. • At 12:08 am Friday, JPD investigated a report of domestic violence assault. • At 10:27 pm Thursday, April M. Jack, 47, was cited and released for driving without a license in the 100 block of Marine ...more »

Consumer Protection
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SEC Wants Info About Mutual Fund Derivatives
Courthouse News ServiceSeptember 2, 2011

However, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act forbids the SEC from using ratings from these agencies when determining if an issuer is exempt under the Investment Company Act. After the SEC's solicitation for public comments is ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Zimbabwe: The Greatest Transfer of Property in Southern Africa
AllAfrica.comSeptember 5, 2011

The villagers and war veterans reacted to the defeat of the constitutional proposals by launching a land reclamation campaign. Post-colonial Zimbabwe had reached a turning point. After the no vote, the Zimbabwean Parliament amended the Lancaster House ...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 »

Stolen Identity
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Tufts laptop with confidential personal information stolen
Tufts DailySeptember 19, 2011

After a Tufts laptop was stolen this past spring, GSAS applicants' identities are now endangered. A Tufts−owned research laptop containing the personal information of 73 applicants to the Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) was stolen in ...more »

Credit Repair
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Nine Myths on How to Build Better Credit
Fox BusinessSeptember 8, 2011

Smart financial moves such as closing accounts or paying off loans early may not be the credit boosters you think they are. Sadly, there are no real quick fixes despite what some commercials or online credit repair ads might proclaim. ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Dr. Oz Word of the Day Contest Rules
KMGH DenverSeptember 12, 2011

Winners will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release form prior to receipt of a prize acknowledging that The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. has the right to publicize his/her name and likeness, the fact that he/she ...more »

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