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

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Latest homicide victim remembered as caring father
CTV.caApril 1, 2012

Chad's killing is Edmonton's third homicide of the year. Police say it's early in the investigation and they have no leads on suspects. They're appealing to the public for help. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 780-423-4567 or Crime ...more »

Obama to sign pro-crowdfunding JOBS Act into law Thursday
VentureBeatApril 1, 2012

A piece of legislation designed to make crowdfunding a legal option for startups will be passed into law as President Barack Obama plans to sign the JOBS Act Thursday, VentureBeat has confirmed. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act has ...more »

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Confidentiality
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White Collar Crime & Investigations Law Update -- March 2012
JD Supra (press release)April 2, 2012

by Ruskin Moscou Faltischek on 4/2/2012 The SAT cheating scandal in Nassau County underscores every school district's need for quality, proactive advice whenever a traditional school disciplinary matter may require referral to law enforcement.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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Broadband plan has telcos up in arms
The AustralianApril 4, 2012

... warned the economy would be damaged unless the competition watchdog was granted stronger powers to set pricing and settle disputes between access seekers and the NBN Co. It has demanded the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission's oversight ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Watson Confirms LUMIGAN(R) and LATISSE(R) Patent Challenges
PR Newswire (press release)April 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 and Fire reports for April 13, 2012
Juneau EmpireApril 13, 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. • At 12:53 pm Wednesday, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Will new watchdog bite or just bark?
Crain's New York BusinessApril 1, 2012

Will the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau act primarily through deliberative rule-making or via knuckle-cracking enforcement? Looks like the answer is “remains to be seen.” What follows is an edited version of Mr. Kaplan's conversation last month ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Elgin neighborhood hit by ID thieves
Elgin Courier NewsApril 2, 2012

By Janelle Walker For The Courier-News April 2, 2012 4:40PM ELGIN — Police believe stolen mail may be at fault for a string of identity theft reports on the city's far southwest side. Within the last month and a half, at least six identity theft ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Credit Card Breach: It Can Happen to Anyone, Do You Know What to Do?
Huffington PostApril 6, 2012

The good news for cardholders, if you can call it that, is the theft was limited to credit card numbers and did not include names, Social Security numbers, or addresses. This means the information that was stolen is limited to fraudulent credit card...more »

Unsafe Products
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Unigene's Proprietary Oral Peptide Delivery Platform is Further Validated with ...
MarketWatch (press release)April 3, 2012

Safe Harbor statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to whether: Tarsa's efforts to seek FDA approval for OSTORA, including the possible ...more »

Credit Repair
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What it costs to fix iPhones and iPads
Hindustan TimesApril 7, 2012

Credit: Reuters/David McNew While a drop or near-drowning episode may not be quite fatal for an iPhone or iPad, the cost of repair may be so prohibitive that buying a new device may seem a better option. million iPhones and iPads sold just in the last ...more »

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