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LAWYER CONVICTED OF FEDERAL CHARGES FOR ACCEPTING CASH AFTER PROMISING TO ...
Lawfuel (press release)September 1, 2011

Villalobos faces a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison for his conviction of obstructing a grand jury proceeding, and another potential 20 years in federal prison for his conviction of attempted extortion by blackmail. ...more »

Oil spill aftermath tests the legal waters
China DailySeptember 1, 2011

"Obviously in the case of the Bohai oil spills, polluting companies are not deterred by the government's administrative power, which has always been a major force in tackling pollution problems in China," said Zhou Ke, a law professor at Beijing-based ...more »

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Confidentiality
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BSNL, MTNL to run secure government network communication
Economic TimesSeptember 18, 2011

NEW DELHI: State-owned telecom companies BSNL and MTNL will operate and maintain a secure network being built to ensure confidentiality between government departments across the country. The Centre had earlier planned to bring in the security agencies ...more »

Credit Repair
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ACG targets the Credit Repair market to tackle the challenge facing 80% of ...
PR Web (press release)September 6, 2011

“When we partnered with FWBurbank over a year ago, we knew that the credit rehab space was large, and today we are convinced that this is a space we want to be involved in and much larger than we thought. Doing well by doing good has always been at the ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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HUDA to look into Rs 50 lakh fraud
Indian ExpressSeptember 1, 2011

During an ongoing litigation at Haryana State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission over SCO site 404, Sector 20, the petitioners, Neera Mehta, Saroj Singla and CD Singla, produced a new possession certificate issued by Deputy Superintendent for ...more »

Food Poisoning
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CDC Report on Food Poisoning Outbreaks
About - News & IssuesSeptember 8, 2011

The CDC has issued a new report on food poisoning outbreaks, "Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks - United States, 2008." The report doesn't hold any real surprises for anyone ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Challenger Pace says Tipton threatens recreation-based economies
The Colorado IndependentSeptember 13, 2011

Informed of HR 2842, aka The Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2011, which Tipton introduced last week, Pace said he was unaware of it. The bill would “authorize all Bureau of Reclamation conduit ...more »

Consumer Protection
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'Compliance must not overlook rural branches'
Mail & Guardian OnlineSeptember 5, 2011

Compliance with data protection legislation has come under the spotlight since the implementation of legislation such as the Consumer Protection Act, the new Companies Act and the coming Protection of Personal Information Bill. ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Woman sentenced in identity theft, tax crime case
Houston ChronicleSeptember 7, 2011

Letten's office says McGary received the stolen identities from people who stole documents containing the information from an office building being cleaned in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. McGary was arrested after an investigation by the ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Court: Man admits credit card fraud to pay for dying daughter's care
Malta Independent OnlineSeptember 1, 2011

An Englishman yesterday admitted that he committed a credit card fraud to help pay for his terminally ill daughter's treatment in the UK. Abdul Sahid Gafur, 44, born in Nottingham but living in Sliema and working as a time share agent, admitted that he ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Volusia County public records for Sept. 1, 2011
Daytona Beach News-JournalSeptember 1, 2011

Wal Mart Stores East LP, products liability; Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Lisa E. Carvunaris Walsh, real property; DLJ Mortgage Capital Inc. v. Albert F. Neff, real property; Xiomara Rivera v. Michala R. Cummo, auto negligence; Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. ...more »

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