Consumer Protection News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in September, 2011

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Amendment allows secret investigations
China DailySeptember 1, 2011

BEIJING - A controversial clause in a draft amendment to China's Criminal Procedure Law has met with mixed reaction from legal experts for allowing the police to conduct secret investigation and detention of suspects of national security crimes. ...more »

A Franchise Star Anchors The Newest Madden
Kotaku AustraliaSeptember 1, 2011

Disaster struck in week nine when I lost my starting right tackle, Khalif Barnes, for the year with a busted tailbone. Two weeks later, I lost my starting right guard, Cooper Carlisle, effectively for the year with a partial ACL tear. ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Squabbling over sales taxes
Chicago TribuneSeptember 4, 2011

The RTA's suit, which says it has lost $100 million in diverted sales taxes, also asks the court to order the records released under the state's Freedom of Information Act. The RTA is right: Confidentiality agreements do not trump the public's right to ...more »

Food Poisoning
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3 kids suffer food poisoning; restaurant shut, owner fined
Gulf TodaySeptember 7, 2011

FUJAIRAH: Three children were rushed to a hospital after they suffered food poisoning after they ate a meal at a restaurant on Tuesday in Dibba, Fujairah. As they were seen to be in a critical condition, the three, ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Clothes and airlines top consumer complaints
Sydney Morning HeraldSeptember 15, 2011

In the last financial year, Consumer Affairs Victoria finalised 3858 general consumer disputes out of nearly 12500 finalised disputes and took court action against 89 traders. More than 10000 Victorians also downloaded the MyShopRights smartphone app ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Generic drug preemption scorecard
Lexology (registration)September 22, 2011

Hatch Waxman Act's requirement that generic drug labeling must stay the same as branded labeling preempts failure to warn claims against generic drug makers. Generic drug manufacturers cannot change their labels without prior FDA approval. ...more »

La Mesa's Assemblyman Aims to Influence Governor on Open-Carry Bill
Patch.comSeptember 25, 2011

We do not need more gun control laws. What we need is more punishment for those that use guns in crimes. Criminals do not obey the laws anyhow, hence the name, so how is one more law, or a dozen more laws, going to do anything to prevent a criminal act...more »

Consumer Protection
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State Street Launches Derivatives Clearing Service
MarketWatch (press release)September 7, 2011

As the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) is implemented, the majority of swap contracts currently traded Over the Counter (OTC) directly between two parties will migrate to a centrally cleared environment through ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Vista Gold Corp. Announces Increased Estimated Gold Resources at the Batman ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 6, 2011

Except as required by law, Vista assumes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information; whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. For further information, please contact Connie ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Health union official lodges fraud complaint
The AgeSeptember 9, 2011

Earlier this year, Mr Gilleland's wife, Carron, complained to several union officials that Mr Williamson had ''run amok'' with the credit card and had used it to pay for a variety of things, including expensive wines for his cellar, as well as his ...more »

Stolen Identity
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[Gossip] Sandra Oh's Social Security Number Stolen
411mania.comSeptember 3, 2011

... and the only reason why she is connected to that job was because the employee who did work there was using her identity. The actress went to an LAPD station on Friday afternoon and reported that someone had stolen her social security number. ...more »

Credit Repair
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Credit Repair Scam Exposed in Phoenix, Arizona
Z6MagSeptember 26, 2011

Only incorrect information can be removed, and a reputable credit repair organization knows that. If the credit repair organization is asking for payment upfront, again, cross them off your list. Federal law requires credit repair organizations to give ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Southern California Criminal Defense Lawyers Say DUI Crackdown Defendants Must ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)September 17, 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 »

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