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

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Anglo Irish asks U.S. court to deny ex-CEO protection
ReutersSeptember 1, 2011

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Anglo Irish Bank ANGIB.UL asked a US court on Wednesday to deny its former chief executive David Drumm a discharge from United States bankruptcy laws as it seeks to recover debts of nearly $11 million from its former CEO. ...more »

The sweet life of a CSO patron
Chicago TribuneSeptember 1, 2011

But their travel is enjoyed in the context of boosting a cultural institution they love. "It's a big joyous part of our own life," said Carol Hays, a longtime CSO governing board member traveling with her husband Andy. "We really love the music. ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Informed reform
University of Virginia The Cavalier DailySeptember 19, 2011

Rather, it has enabled professors to carry on controversial or potentially profitable research that they might feel unable to perform at a public university in a state that does not afford strict confidentiality to unpublished academic material. ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Cops investigate taxi rank poisoning
Independent OnlineSeptember 12, 2011

An investigation is underway into a suspected food poisoning incident at a taxi rank in Rustenburg, North West police confirmed on Monday. “An investigation has been launched and samples of the food (that was suspected to be responsible for the ill ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Complaints against realtors rising
Financial ExpressSeptember 20, 2011

If the records of the Delhi consumer court are taken into account, the maximum number of cases registered are against real estate companies. Out of every 10 complaints which get registered at the Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (consumer court) ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Report: Ranbaxy to launch generic Lipitor at end of November
Drug Store NewsSeptember 8, 2011

Under the Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984, as the first company to win approval of a generic version of Lipitor, Ranbaxy will have the exclusive right to market the generic for 180 days, in direct competition with Pfizer. Still, the company is expected to ...more »

Watch out for jobs that could put you in jail
Royal GazetteSeptember 7, 2011

I especially love the lemon cart image, which declares quite bravely “Bermuda has no lemon laws”. Information articles that focus on general issues of consumer interest are right at the top, where they should be, along with a link to file a complaint ...more »

Consumer Protection
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OPINION: Terror backstop born of necessity
Business InsuranceSeptember 11, 2011

Since then, risk managers have played a key role in passing the Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act, which became part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. They have grown increasingly sophisticated in the ways ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Public Health Director Terry Barber speaks at Darrah hearing
Siskiyou Daily NewsSeptember 8, 2011

The department performs permitting, inspection and enforcement activities in association with the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA), Barber explained. Permits are discretionary – meaning the planning commission can approve or disapprove them ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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AG warns of robo-scam for card information
Boston HeraldSeptember 11, 2011

Coakley says people should hang up and contact the attorney general's hotline, 617-727-8400. If you have given out the information, Coakley advises placing a fraud alert with a major credit reporting bureau, and alerting the bank or credit card...more »

Stolen Identity
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Area Men Jailed for Identity Theft in Highland Park
Patch.comSeptember 8, 2011

Officers later learned the vehicles were reported stolen. Later that day, police arrested Krassimire Angeeov, 43 of Northfield, Dimitre Gueorguiev, 23, of Wilmette, Stephen Georgiev, 23, of Winnetka and Asparouh Krouchovski, 32, of Schiller Park. ...more »

Credit Repair
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DEBT ADVISER: Avoid loan to ease debt
Rapid City JournalSeptember 18, 2011

You will likely need to adjust one or more other categories, but a short-term sacrifice will be worth it in the end. Steve Bucci, a personal finance coach, is author of "Credit Repair Kit for Dummies." Email him at debtadviser@bankrate.com. ...more »

Unsafe Products
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They're saving their pennies for the next referendum
Malta Independent OnlineSeptember 25, 2011

What fascinates me beyond measure is the way the Archbishop's Curia said, as though it is a limited liability company selling consumer products and brushing off an irritating customer who claims to have suffered from diarrhoea as a result of eating one ...more »

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