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The mess isn't over: Florida residents search shadows for end to foreclosure ...
Naples Daily NewsApril 1, 2012

The homeowner tells the judge he thought a loan modification had been finalized, allowing him to keep the home, until a lawyer called to say it was back in foreclosure. "That's ridiculous," Lewis tells the lawyer for the bank. "I'm not doing this thing ...more »

Searching shadows for end to foreclosure crisis
Chicago Daily HeraldApril 1, 2012

The homeowner tells the judge he thought a loan modification had been finalized, allowing him to keep the home, until a lawyer called to say it was back in foreclosure. “That's ridiculous,” Lewis tells the lawyer for the bank. “I'm not doing this thing ...more »

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Confidentiality
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AP Enterprise: Docs say drilling law hurts health
Fox NewsApril 11, 2012

The law isn't identifying what the limitations are." The law, which takes effect April 14, includes a new "impact fee" on gas drillers, stronger environmental protections, and online disclosure of chemicals used in fracking, the technique that's ...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 »

Consumer Disputes
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Groupon to Settle Class-Action Lawsuit for $8.5 Million
BloombergApril 2, 2012

Groupon disputes the plaintiffs' claims, according to the proposed settlement. The settlement pertains to 17 lawsuits against Groupon that were consolidated before US District Judge Dana M. Sabraw in San Diego. The plaintiffs claimed Groupon and ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Depomed to file NDA for Serada; with Valeant sues Watson over Glumetza
The Pharma LetterApril 20, 2012

It also noted that the Depomed/Valeant's law suit was filed under the provisions of the Hatch-Waxman Act, resulting in a stay of final FDA approval of Watson's ANDA for up to 30 months from the date the plaintiffs received notice of Watson's ANDA ...more »

Turning Over a New Leaf
Wall Street JournalApril 6, 2012

But the confusing state of the nation's marijuana laws, which he chronicles in "Pot Inc.," reduces him to quiet panic as he drives through Fort Collins, Colo., where he now lives, carefully coming to a full stop at every stop sign.more »

Consumer Protection
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Transcript: Federal Reserve Chairman's Keynote Address
Patch.comApril 10, 2012

Alternatively, the lower-risk tranches of loan securitizations might be purchased by securities dealers that fund the positions through collateralized borrowing using repurchase (repo) agreements, with money market funds and institutional investors ...more »

Product Reclamation
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News In brief
The Dallas PostApril 19, 2012

Wilkes University has announced that due to an unforeseen emergency, Newark, NJ, Mayor Cory Booker has canceled his appearance at the 2012 Max Rosenn Lecture Series in Law and Humanities for Sunday. Both the 4:30 pm reception/dinner preceding the ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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How to Tell if You're Caught in the Giant Global Payments Credit Card Fraud
PCWorld (blog)April 2, 2012

First, start monitoring your credit card statement (thank goodness for online banking) for unauthorized activity--though, given that the breach has been happening for a while--you may have already noticed something awry. Look for charges for items or ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Castle stole letters from people's mailboxes, using the information to rack up ...
Daily MailApril 4, 2012

A serial conman who stole the identity of his victims by intercepting their post and using their information to fund his lavish lifestyle has been jailed today for four years. Kevin Castle, from, West Buclkand, Somerset, made a reported £100000 after ...more »

Credit Repair
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DebtAdviser: Pay debt, not a credit repair company | The Republic
The RepublicApril 23, 2012

I have opened two major credit cards with a secured line of credit because my score was so low. One card has a credit limit of $350 and the other $1250. I keep them almost paid off. Furthermore, I have been enrolled in a credit repair program for about ...more »

Unsafe Products
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STABBERT v. GLOBAL EXPLORER, LLC
Leagle.comApril 3, 2012

GLOBAL EXPLORER, LLC, a Washington limited liability company; GLOBAL ENTERPRISES, LLC, a Washington limited liability company; FRANK and JANE DOE STEUART, and the marital community composed thereof, and DEEPWATER CORROSION SERVICES, a Texas corporation ...more »

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