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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 »

Judge says suit involving Yellowstone Club against Credit Suisse can continue
The MissoulianApril 1, 2012

... brought by homeowners at four luxury resorts in the West and the Bahamas that went bankrupt. US District Judge Edward Lodge ruled that some of the plaintiffs can proceed with claims of fraud, negligence and interference against Credit Suisse.more »

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Leagle.comApril 3, 2012

Appellant argues that the district court erred in ruling that appellant's breach-of-contract and violation-of-Minnesota's-Uniform-Trade-Secrets-Act claims are preempted by federal patent law. Because we hold that appellant's claims are preempted by ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Eggs, Spring and Food Poisoning
MarketWatch (press release)April 3, 2012

But eggs, when not handled with special care, can cause food poisoning, also called foodborne illness. Salmonella, an organism that causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, and fever, can be found on both the outside and inside of eggs that look ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Flight delayed, airline told to refund ticket
Indian ExpressApril 7, 2012

Chandigarh Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed a domestic airline to refund the ticket price to three senior officers of Punjab Mandi Board and also compensate them for the harassment caused due to delayed departure of the flight from ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Leagle.comApril 5, 2012

Allergan brought this suit under the Hatch-Waxman Act. Allergan's complaint charged Sandoz and the other defendants with infringement of US Patent Nos. 7030149, 7320976, 7323463, and 7642258. The complaint sought to enjoin the defendants from marking a ...more »

Fight brewing over used-car information
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 »

Consumer Protection
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E-tolling facing another hurdle
MyBroadbandApril 11, 2012

One of the other issues that could land Sanral in the Equality Court, is around the possible discrimination against consumers. “In terms of the Consumer Protection Act you cannot allow discrimination against consumers, not unless there is proper ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Late Night: 'Daily Show' on Tucson's Mexican American studies ban
Los Angeles TimesApril 3, 2012

Earlier this year, using a controversial bill signed into law by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer in 2010, the Tucson school board voted to end its Mexican American studies program. Monday on "The Daily Show," correspondent Al Madrigal traveled to Tucson to ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Card data breach pinches Iowans
DesMoinesRegister.comApril 7, 2012

Fraudsters stole up to 1.5 million card numbers from Global Payments, a third-party card-processing firm, the company said last week. Credit unions and banks in Iowa are reissuing customer credit and debit cards, and reporting increased fraudulent card ...more »

Stolen Identity
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USDOJ: Montgomery, Alabama, Woman Indicted for Using Stolen Identities and ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)April 5, 2012

A federal grand jury in Montgomery returned an indictment on March 28, 2012, charging Antoinette Djonret for using stolen identities to file false tax returns, the Justice Department, United States Attorney George L. Beck Jr and the Internal Revenue ...more »

Credit Repair
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Lemonade Days proceeds go to restoring city's farmhouse
Reporter Newspapers (blog)April 5, 2012

Credit Following the restoration of the city's signature Farmhouse in the heart of town, the Dunwoody Preservation Trust is turning its attention to another historical farmhouse in need of repair, the Donaldson-Bannister Farm.more »

Unsafe Products
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Global Power Equipment Group Inc. Awarded Contract With Mitsubishi Heavy ...
MarketWatch (press release)April 2, 2012

Texas-based Global Power Equipment Group Inc. is a design, engineering and manufacturing firm providing a broad array of equipment and services to the global power infrastructure, energy and process industries. Through its Services Division, ...more »


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