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Corona del Mar Today: Fire chief explains fire maps
Daily PilotApril 1, 2012

By Amy Senk Newport Beach Fire Chief Scott Poster met with about 40 residents Wednesday evening, explaining the seemingly flip-flopping position that Corona del Mar has on state fire hazard maps. State law requires the Newport Beach City Council to ...more »

Fear hampers industrial, commercial activities
The Express TribuneApril 1, 2012

By Farhan Zaheer Fear has once again come to haunt the trade and industry which hampered industrial and commercial activities for the third day in a week on Saturday following re-eruption of target killings of political activists as well as common ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Commission issues report on investigation of presiding appellate division justice
EmpireStateNews.netApril 3, 2012

Judge Gonzalez waived confidentiality under Section 45 of the Judiciary Law, permitting release of the Report and the complaints that led to it. Three of the allegations against Judge Gonzalez were not established and were dismissed.more »

Food Poisoning
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Sell-by stamps on food are now law
Independent OnlineApril 2, 2012

Foods that have to be chilled; cooked products, pre-packed, prepared vegetables and fruit; juices with a limited shelf life – in fact, any food that could lead to food poisoning if not stored properly – must carry a use-by date.more »

Consumer Disputes
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CFPB-Arbitration Clauses, Swap Rules, Bonus Bonds: Compliance
BusinessWeekApril 25, 2012

The Justice Department is investigating potential criminal charges under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, according to a person familiar with the probe who wasn't authorized to speak publicly. The FCPA bans payments by companies or their agents to ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Watson Confirms LUMIGAN(R) and LATISSE(R) Patent Challenges
Sacramento BeeApril 3, 2012

Each lawsuit was filed under the provisions of the Hatch-Waxman Act, resulting in separate stays of final FDA approval of Watson's ANDAs. Each stay will be in effect for up to 30 months from the date the plaintiffs received notice of Watson's ANDA ...more »

Police & Fire
Juneau EmpireApril 11, 2012

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Editor's note: The Capital City ...more »

Consumer Protection
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CARREA v. DREYER'S GRAND ICE CREAM, INC.
Leagle.comApril 6, 2012

The complaint alleges that Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, Inc. ("Dreyer's") violated four state consumer protection laws: (1) Unfair Competition Law, Cal. Bus. and Prof. Code § 17200 et seq.; (2) False Advertising Law, Cal. Bus. and Prof.more »

Product Reclamation
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Triumph Ventures III Corp. Enters into Letter of Intent with Altitude ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)April 3, 2012

P) ("Triumph") is pleased to announce that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent (the "LOI") with Altitude Resources Ltd., a corporation existing under the laws of Alberta ("Altitude"), which outlines the general terms and conditions pursuant to ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Recommended: Global Payments: Under 1.5 million account numbers hacked
msnbc.comApril 2, 2012

Outright scams. Our effort to unmask these 21st Century headaches and offer solutions that save you time and money. By Bob Sullivan Global Payments Inc. hinted on Sunday night that about 1.5 million consumers were impacted by the massive credit card...more »

Stolen Identity
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String of identity thefts in Elgin subdivision
ABC7Chicago.comApril 3, 2012

Then, last week, five more residents reported their identities stolen. Five out of the six are on the same small street in Elgin's Waterford subdivision. Because of this, police are pretty sure that the thieves stole people's mail in order to get to ...more »

Credit Repair
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6 toxic money mistakes
CBS NewsApril 3, 2012

"Consumers who learn how to avoid common financial missteps will be better prepared and have a much brighter financial future," said David Jones, president, Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies. What toxic money mistakes do ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Wavering Prospects of Health Reform
Zacks.comApril 4, 2012

Certain aspects of the legislation have been challenged in the federal courts; with detractors attempting to challenge the scope of the law or even declare some parts of it unconstitutional. The United States Supreme Court heard arguments on certain ...more »

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