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Five Tips For Selecting The Right Commercial Property Management Firm
PR Web (press release)April 1, 2012

Landlords have many choices when it comes to deciding which commercial property management firm to hire. The challenge is choosing the one company that will meet their objectives according to Capital Retail Group, a premier commercial real estate firm ...more »

As I See It | Two very bad ideas from labor regulators
Kansas City StarApril 1, 2012

The National Labor Relations Board recently handed down two rules I believe will make it much more difficult for small businesses to survive. The first allows the formation of micro-unions. These unions could be made up of two to three workers.more »

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Confidentiality
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Testimonials Still Are Not a Good Idea
NewsReleaseWire.com (press release)April 3, 2012

Although the Rules of Professional Conduct do not prohibit them, the ABA'™s Commentary 3 on Rule 7.1 (lawyer advertising) states: "An advertisement that truthfully reports a lawyer's achievements on behalf of clients or former clients may be ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Three deaths from food poisoning in first three months
SGGPApril 3, 2012

During the first three months of this year there have been 16 cases of food poisoning across the country, affecting 360 people, 254 of whom had to be rushed to hospitals, with three reported fatalities, announced the Vietnam Food Administration on ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Consumer forum tells PFC to compensate RTI applicant
Chandigarh NewslineApril 11, 2012

After considering the case, the Forum observed that going by the statutes of the Consumer Protection Act, Kalra was a consumer of the Corporation. The Forum stated that when PFC sold the land to Kalra's wife, it was the “lawful duty” of the Corporation ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Dey Pharma, LP v. Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2012)
JD Supra (press release)April 17, 2012

2008), in considering the scope of declaratory judgment jurisdiction for second ANDA filers in the context of Hatch-Waxman. Of specific concern in all of these cases was the ability of a first ANDA filer to "park" their 180-day exclusivity by not ...more »

NBC's '30 Rock' rocks out with live episode
WBOC TV 16April 27, 2012

More A law enforcement official says a risk assessment of a now-canceled West Texas boxing match predicted it would draw leaders from two rival drug cartels, but that it noted the cartels had declared the event a "neutral zone.more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Gives important Guidance on Supervisory ...
JD Supra (press release)April 3, 2012

1024 of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 (Title X of the Dodd-Frank Act) and the public comment period expires on April 17, 2012. The Rule is significant in that it provides an early insight into the Bureau's view of the scope of its ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project takes first steps
Water WorldApril 18, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC, Apr. 17, 2012 -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $10.75 million construction contract for the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, setting the stage for construction to begin ...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 »

Stolen Identity
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Wisconsin's ugly side of identity theft
Examiner.comApril 1, 2012

One might call this vehicle identity theft because the identity of the vehicle was stolen. As with any type of stolen or forged license or identification, the records often trace back to a real human victim. When a crime is committed in the name of the ...more »

Credit Repair
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Associated Materials Bonds Dive as Loss Grows: Corporate Finance
BloombergApril 10, 2012

The rating indicates debt of “poor standing” that is “subject to very high credit risk,” according to Moody's. The rating firm cited “slow growth prospects” in the home repair, remodeling and construction markets in an April 4 note.more »

Unsafe Products
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Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement And Cancer Study Findings Limited To Short-Term
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)April 5, 2012

2197"), which is currently underway in the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation ("MDL No. 2244"), which is currently underway in the US District Court ...more »

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