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Judge considers DNA testing of items linked to Dexter murders
Bangor Daily NewsSeptember 1, 2011

The justices ruled that Cole should have issued written findings of fact as to why the evidence Cookson asked to be tested in 2009 did not meet criteria outlined in state law. The hearing Wednesday focused on the issue of where the items were before ...more »

NASA Solicitation: P-POD Mating Device to An EELV ESPA SUM
Space Ref (press release)September 1, 2011

FAR 52.212-4 (June 2010), Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items is applicable. (1) 52.233-3, Protest after Award (Aug 1996) (31 USC 3553). (2) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Pub. L. 108-77, 108-78) (b) The ...more »

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Confidentiality
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PBworks Legal Edition Strives for Easy Online Collaboration
Law.comSeptember 9, 2011

PBworks is one of the pioneering companies that showed commercial enterprises the value of the wiki: that Web 2.0-spawned, wide-open website designed to allow visitors to add, change, and comment on content at will. When it was founded in 2005 as ...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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Ombudsman says beware of dodgy credit providers
The New Age OnlineSeptember 20, 2011

The annual report of 2010 showed that the Credit Ombudsman managed to put about R700000 back into the pockets of consumers and recorded a 29.3% increase in the number of consumer disputes in the same period. It was reported that of about 3870 disputes ...more »

Calif. gov lifts ban on bars infusing flavors into alcohol; San Francisco ...
Washington PostSeptember 26, 2011

This drink is made of house-made aquavit, cinnamon, cardamom, anise, caraway, horseradish, honey and lemon juice. A Prohibition-era law that banned bars and restaurants from infusing herbs, fruits or other flavors into alcohol has recently raised the ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Legislation proposed to increase coal, produce jobs in Schuylkill County
Republican & HeraldSeptember 1, 2011

However, the high cost of bonding is inhibiting the volume of reclamation activity and driving up the cost to taxpayers. "The bottom line is the workers suffer, the operators suffer and our economy suffers," Tobash said. "If they can get the bonds, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Brokers Balk at SEC Proposal
Insurance Networking NewsSeptember 15, 2011

Life insurance agents are expressing concern about a proposed change emanating from the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. At a congressional hearing this week, insurance industry representatives weighed in on a ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Senate Dem wants stiffer identity theft penalties
The Hill (blog)September 2, 2011

Bill Nelson's legislation, to be introduced upon Congress's return to Washington, someone who uses a stolen identity to file a tax return could face up to five years in jail. The measure also looks to safeguard dead taxpayers' Social Security numbers, ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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BPD, attorney general warn of rental scam
Billings GazetteSeptember 4, 2011

"When you pay for something with a credit card or check, there's at least some sort of trail," Lapham said. "But when you wire the money, they pick it up and, poof, it's gone." Judy Beck, spokeswoman for the attorney general's office, said the Montana ...more »

Unsafe Products
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NELSON v. ORIGINAL SMITH & WESSON BUSINESS ENTITIES
Leagle.comSeptember 2, 2011

The Nelsons filed a products liability action against S&W, bringing claims of negligence, failure to warn, strict liability, and failure to retrofit. The district court granted S&W's motion to dismiss and denied the Nelsons' post-dismissal motions. ...more »

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