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American Airlines improving its LAX terminal despite bankruptcy
Contra Costa TimesApril 1, 2012

The aim, officials say, is to improve service to travelers as a way to drum up business and drive down costs. "We're in bankruptcy, but that doesn't mean we're not improving the customer experience," Mary Frances Fagan, director of corporate...more »

When NC employers dodge workers' comp costs, employees pay the price
Charlotte ObserverApril 1, 2012

Though the state has the power to crack down on these businesses, it doesn't act until a worker is hurt and left without a paycheck and with mounting medical bills. The state Industrial Commission rarely enforces penalties, and efforts to collect money ...more »

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Confidentiality
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SFO Secret Settlements, Wells Fargo, Confirmations: Compliance
BloombergApril 2, 2012

Britain's Serious Fraud Office, which prosecutes corporate bribery, uses too many secret settlements in foreign corruption cases, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said. The SFO is using more so-called civil-recovery orders that ...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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Local firm dragged to court for unsatisfactory after-sales service
Indian ExpressApril 1, 2012

A city resident dragged a local firm to court for not providing him satisfactory 'after sales service' five years after he bought the electric chimney, and won his case at the UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum. President of the Forum Lakshman Sharma ...more »

Police & Fire
Juneau EmpireApril 20, 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 9:28 am Wednesday, ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Lincoln Report/Tyson Larson: Nebraska Session Nearing The End
Yankton Daily PressApril 6, 2012

... relating to seeding and requiring the reclamation activities be completed within 30 days of backfill. • LB209 allows for a delay and a repayment plan for local government entities for large tax credits to businesses authorized by state law.more »

Consumer Protection
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Web sites misleading consumers
ITWebApril 3, 2012

However, none of the sites ITWeb researched clearly indicated these items are parallel imports, which is a contravention of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) and Department of Trade and Industry regulations. As a result, the resellers are ...more »

Stolen Identity
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'Felony lane gang' linked to crimes in the KC area
Kansas City StarApril 2, 2012

Within hours, a woman using the identity stolen from a victim will attempt to cash forged checks made out to that victim from the checkbook of a second victim. The suspects usually use drive-through lanes farthest from the bank tellers.more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Valdosta man sentenced for $1.7 million credit card fraud ring
WTXL ABC 27April 3, 2012

B. Fredrick Bernard Williams, 28, of Valdosta, Georgia, was sentenced Thursday, March 29, 2012, to 259 months in federal prison for committing credit card fraud, possession of counterfeit credit cards, possession of device making equipment, ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Zimmer Reports Increase in Profits Despite Durom Cup Lawsuits: the Threat of ...
Albany Times UnionApril 4, 2012

On June 9th, 2010, the US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered the centralization of products liability cases involving the Zimmer Durom Cup hip device (MDL 2158). Now, AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful, ...more »

Credit Repair
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MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon, 4/6
Energy Digital (press release)April 7, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 6, 2012) - Obamacare and the Supreme Court, a better night's sleep, solar power, credit repair, generic drugs, email encryption, this week on MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon. MoneyTV is the internationally ...more »

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