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VietNamNet BridgeApril 1, 2012

The possible bankruptcy of construction company Hanic (SHN) has revealed possible misuses of company funds by staff and drawn attention to the inadequacy of many companies' internal control systems. According to the deputy director of the Ministry of ...more »

Sunday Reflection: Don't blame Verrilli: Hard to defend the indefensible
Washington ExaminerApril 1, 2012

Bad enough that Jeffrey Toobin called the event "a train wreck," Mother Jones called it a "disaster," and constitutional law professor Ann Althouse, amid terrible reviews of Solicitor General Donald Verrilli's performance, wondered if Verrilli had ...more »

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Confidentiality
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ACC 'VIP claims' policy under fire
Otago Daily TimesApril 1, 2012

By John Gibb on Mon, 2 Apr 2012 In the spotlight over confidentiality breaches and allegations of preferential treatment, ACC has come under renewed attack over suggestions its "VIP claims" handling policy delivers better protection for the privacy of ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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K&L Gates | K&L Gates Boosts IP Litigation Practice with Orange County Lawyer Team
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)April 16, 2012

... Weir has substantial experience as a first-chair litigator in patent, trademark, copyright, and unfair competition disputes, including Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation arising under the US Hatch-Waxman Act. His trial practice is ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Miles to go
Calcutta TelegraphApril 8, 2012

This was when the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) came into being to fortify consumers with rights to seek redress of their grievances. The CPA, as the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission puts it, was a legislation that turned the dictum of ...more »

TUSSLE BREWING OVER DATA ON USED VEHICLES
U-T San DiegoApril 7, 2012

That's when California launches a first-in-the-nation law that requires car dealers to post red warning stickers in the window of a used car if the vehicle had been in a flood, sold as scrap, was a lemon buyback or if it had been flagged by an ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Senate hopefuls speak out at Meet the Candidates
Beckley Register-HeraldApril 4, 2012

Browning lauded a bill he sponsored in the recent session — SB579, wanted by industry and labor alike — that shores up the reclamation fund and keeps federal regulators from reaching further into West Virginia business. “We don't need any more ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Secret Service assisting A-C police in credit fraud case
Online AthensApril 2, 2012

All of the local victims have one thing in common — they used their cards to pay for meals at Taco Stand downtown, a business that uses Global Payments to process credit and debit card payments. “We've gotten 40 to 50 cases so far,” said Lt. Mark ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Utah breach affects 25000 Social Security numbers
msnbc.comApril 9, 2012

Monitoring financial accounts and credit reports is an important first step, but somebody who knows their identity has been stolen should also alert the three credit bureaus about potential fraud, said Kirk Torgensen, a chief deputy with the Utah ...more »

Credit Repair
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TEXT-S&P revises Norcraft Cos outlook to negative
ReutersApril 5, 2012

We are affirming our ratings on the company, including the 'B' corporate credit rating. -- We are revising our rating outlook to negative from stable to reflect our assessment that Norcraft's operating performance may be strained due to its DirectBuy ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Quake hits Japan
IANSApril 2, 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! "I play for the team not for individual records," says Sachin Tendulkar.more »

Food Poisoning
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London 2012 organisers go for food safety gold at Olympic Games
The GuardianApril 2, 2012

The government's food watchdog is cracking down on unlicensed vans selling burgers, hot dogs and fish and chips to the millions of visitors to the 2012 Games in an attempt to protect them from food poisoning and from being ripped off by rogue operators ...more »

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