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Check crowdfunding investments carefully; pitfalls abound
Palm Beach Daily NewsApril 1, 2012

However, crowdfunding is about to take on a new dimension in the world of investing. Federal legislation at this writing was being finalized to let small companies issue stock with significantly limited registration and disclosure requirements.more »

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 »

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Confidentiality
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1940 census records include 21 million still alive
WSETApril 1, 2012

Morris, who is in her 100th year, will get to experience the novelty of seeing her own name and details about her life in the records being released by the US National Archives online after 72 years of confidentiality expires.more »

Food Poisoning
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Mid day meal cause food poisoning; 97 girl students fall sick
Daily BhaskarApril 7, 2012

Pune: At least 97 girl students of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC)-run primary school number 5-G at Janata Vasahat, Parvati Paitha suffered food poisoning on Saturday after eating idlis served as mid-day meal. The students between age group of ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Consumer forum fines Thane civic body for deficiency in services
Hindustan TimesApril 5, 2012

Taking note of the complaint filed by a scrap dealer, the consumer disputes redressal forum fined the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) for deficiency in services. Mohammad Husain Suleman, proprietor, Rendani Enterprises, had filed a complaint against ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Watson confirms Lumigan & Latisse patent challenges
pharmabiz.comApril 5, 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 »

ULRICH v. MERCEDES-BENZ, USA, LLC
Leagle.comApril 12, 2012

{¶2} Thomas Ulrich initiated a lemon-law claim against Mercedes-Benz in 2003. Since that time, this matter has endured and this Court previously has set forth its factual and procedural history on multiple occasions, most recently in Ulrich v.more »

Consumer Protection
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Levitt admits career going, going, gone
Times LIVEApril 15, 2012

It is the first time he has spoken since Auction Alliance was found guilty of contravening the Consumer Protection Act during the auction of Dave King's wine estate - knocked down to billionaire Wendy Appelbaum for R55-million. Levitt has not testified ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Reclamation Work In Accordance With Regulations, Says PITSB
BernamaApril 5, 2012

The company's secretary, Chew Eng Kar said this in a press statement following a legal suit filed against the company by some 578 traditional fishermen via their counsel Mohd Shujaa Halim of law firm Shujaa Mazri & Co at the High Court registrar office ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Connecticut BBB says Consumers Can Help Prevent Reduce Risks of Credit Card...
Connecticut Business News JournalApril 4, 2012

Reducing unwanted, pre-approved credit card offers may help protect you from credit card fraud. According to Connecticut Better Business Bureau President, Paulette Scarpetti, your mailbox provides criminals with a low-tech method of opening a line of ...more »

Stolen Identity
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FCC, carriers to create database of stolen cellphones
msnbc.comApril 10, 2012

Sprint and Verizon Wireless already block stolen phones from receiving cellular service. AT&T and T-Mobile deactivate subscriber identity module (SIM) cards on phones reported stolen, but until now have resisted calls to block the handsets as well, ...more »

Credit Repair
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As Schools Close, Towns Try to Preserve Memories
WLTX.comApril 17, 2012

(image credit Kristen Schmid Schurter/USA TODAY) LOVINGTON, Ill. (by Judy Keen/USA Today) -- Each day, students gather in the Lovington High School science lab to catalog and repair trophies won by their classmates and some of their parents, ...more »

Unsafe Products
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ASCENSION PARISH SALES AND USE TAX AUTHORITY v. LOUISIANA MACHINERY RENTALS, INC.
Leagle.comApril 2, 2012

The Authority alleged that LMR was a Louisiana limited liability company, domiciled in St. John the Baptist Parish, who conducted business activities in Ascension Parish but failed to register with the Authority as a dealer for Ascension Parish sales ...more »

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