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Supreme Court gave Congress rough treatment at health-care hearing
Naples Daily NewsApril 1, 2012

By Mark Sherman of AP AP Supporters of health care reform stand in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 28, 2012, on the final day of arguments regarding the health care law signed by President Barack Obama.more »

Analysts don't predict doomsday for insurers
Minneapolis Star TribuneApril 1, 2012

WASHINGTON - Within the debate over the law that overhauls the US health care system, speculation swirls about a doomsday scenario for the health insurance industry. As the Supreme Court pondered the legal merits of the Affordable Care Act last week, ...more »

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Confidentiality
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The Ghost of Lochner Sits on the Supreme Court and Haunts the Land
Huffington PostApril 2, 2012

The theory was that the Due Process Clause creates a sacrosanct invisible shield around business and employment contracts that cannot be pierced by economic and social legislation. For decades the Lochner Court proceeded to wipe out legislation ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Molly Sims Suffers Food Poisoning
Contactmusic.comApril 2, 2012

Model-turned-actress Molly Sims was given a scare early on in her pregnancy when she was hit with a nasty bout of food poisoning. Sims, who married film producer Scott Stuber in Napa Valley, California last September (11), announced in January (12) she ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Forged cheque: BoI asked to pay Rs 1.1L
Indian ExpressApril 11, 2012

Holding the bank guilty of rendering deficient service, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum said before clearing a high-value cheque, the bank, as per normal banking practice, should have checked with the account holder if he issued it.more »

Bethlehem Twp. lowers the flag in memory of longtime official Frances "Franny ...
Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.comApril 9, 2012

All the other committee members joined him in the adopting the resolution, a copy of which was presented to Barbara Osmun, her daughter-in-law. A memorial service is planned at the West Portal Methodist Church, 319 Tunnel Road, Asbury at 2 pm on Sunday ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Heroines with no heart
The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.April 4, 2012

And in the texts that define them, their voices are often disguised, if not unheard, an inequity that has provided impetus for biblical reclamation and reinterpretation. Contemporary authors and scholars have tried to right the wrong: From Anita ...more »

Consumer Protection
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A To-Do List for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
New York TimesApril 13, 2012

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released preliminary plans this week to require banks to improve their mortgage servicing and become more open and accountable in their dealings with consumers. The bureau's preliminary plans cover everything ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Identity thefts relied on data stolen at Las Vegas ATMs, federal indictment ...
Las Vegas SunApril 4, 2012

By Sun Staff (contact) A federal indictment accuses 13 California residents of participating in an identity-theft scheme that employed electronic devices at ATMs around Las Vegas to illegally glean data from credit and debit cards.more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Help police ID credit card fraud suspects
NBC2 NewsApril 5, 2012

The duo seen at right in surveillance pictures is accused of using a woman's stolen credit card to rack up nearly $700 in stolen items. The purchases were made at the Walmart in Cape Coral and the Champs Sporting Goods in Fort Myers.more »

Unsafe Products
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Overview (April 2012)
International Law OfficeApril 2, 2012

Many others contributed significantly to US enforcement efforts by assisting in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations and settlements. While the United States remains the standard-bearer for anti-corruption enforcement efforts, international...more »

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