Consumer Protection News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in April, 2012

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It's Your Business
Topeka Capital JournalApril 1, 2012

Theresa Marcel Schwartz has been appointed to the Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts as a consumer member, replacing Diane M. Minear. Schwartz, whose term expires July 31, 2014, is employed as the associate general counsel for the Kansas Board of ...more »

Call to slash first home grant for many
The AustralianApril 1, 2012

THE Victorian first home buyers grant should be restricted to newly constructed dwellings to give the building industry a much needed boost, the Urban Development Institute of Australia says. The UDIA is also calling for a further interest rate cut ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Haley facing ethics inquiry into donation reports
Charleston Post CourierApril 11, 2012

The judge didn't rule on the merits of Rainey's complaint, instead deciding that under state law, the House Ethics Committee or the State Ethics Commission must handle the issue. House Ethics Committee investigations are confidential, and Haley has ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Food safety worry
Fiji TimesApril 15, 2012

In particular, they don't want any case of food poisoning to arise from the sale of flood-damaged food items. They are doing everything within their means to ensure that the food people consume is safe but everyone has to play their part, ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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State forum directs insurance firm to refund excess premium
Times of IndiaApril 2, 2012

The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (SCDRC) has ordered that he be refunded 2,52, 771, which he had paid in excess, 10000 as compensation for mental agony and 3000 for the cost of the complaint . On February 20, 1999, Siddharthan took an ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Bayer Schering Pharma AG v. Lupin, Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2012)
Patent DocsApril 19, 2012

The filing of an ANDA with a Paragraph IV certification is a statutory act of infringement, which can give rise to a "Hatch-Waxman" litigation. The drug at issue in the present case was Yasmin, an oral contraceptive.more »

Sesame Street – Law and Order: Special Letters Unit
BlackBook MagazineApril 26, 2012

Sesame Street has done some surprisingly amazing parodies of very adult television programs like 30 Rock (in which Liz Lemon was an actual lemon) and Mad Men. Their SVU parody from 2006 deadpans the voiceover, includes the iconic “dun-dun,” but most ...more »

Consumer Protection
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The annoying rise of cell phone spam
The Week MagazineApril 9, 2012

Consumers should be protected under two federal laws: The 2003 Can Spam Act, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which umbrellas 2003's Do Not Call Registry. Actual enforcement is another issue, though. Spammers are incredibly difficult to track ...more »

Product Reclamation
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1st suicide reported at Hoover Dam bypass bridge
WSETApril 9, 2012

Jobs report leaves Obama, Romney campaigns unsure where vital issue is headed Moving day: 101-year-old Mich. woman evicted from foreclosed home gets it back 7 months later Supreme Court takes up key health care law issue: Can the gov't force you to ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Magic Store Remains Open Despite Owner's Credit Card Fraud
Patch.comApril 2, 2012

Harry Levy has agreed to plead guilty to $500000 in credit card fraud, but he doesn't plan on closing his shop. By Jarret Bencks The owner of Hank Lee's Magic Factory in Medford has agreed to plead guilty to making over $500000 in unauthorized ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Carriers agree to disable stolen phones for good
Wall Street JournalApril 10, 2012

That's enabled a black market to exist for stolen phones. Schumer said that the goal of the agreement is to make a stolen cellphone "as worthless as an empty wallet." He has said that unique ID numbers known as International Mobile Equipment Identity...more »

Credit Repair
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Pawn shops
The Detroit NewsApril 7, 2012

By Brian J. O'Connor Hani Malouf inspects a repair at Motor City Pawn Brokers in Roseville. “It's cool to go to the pawn shop now,” says Les Gold of American Jewelry and Loan, the Detroit shop on the “Hardcore Pawn” TV show.more »

Unsafe Products
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China becomes world's largest food market
IANSApril 9, 2012

The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. For news, views and gossips, follow @IANSLIVE at Twitter. Find us on Facebook too! Do you think the recent Govt-army spats have affected our nation's global image ?more »

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