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Commentary: Eagles well-positioned to handle loss of Jason Peters
Sacramento BeeApril 1, 2012

When DeMeco Ryans was available, they had the cap space and surplus draft picks to get him. When DeSean Jackson and Evan Mathis reached the end of their contracts, the Eagles had the money to keep them. They had enough flexibility to extend Trent Cole ...more »

Steven Pearlstein: Eat your broccoli, Justice Scalia
Washington PostApril 1, 2012

Yet despite the fact that “Obamacare” did all of those things and more, there was not a single brief in support of the law from an organization representing big business. Small businesses have spent the past two decades complaining that the reason they ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Why your secrets are safe with your lawyer
Ottawa CitizenApril 6, 2012

So, for example, conversations with a lawyer seeking personal or business advice outside of the legal context are not protected. Also, because of the "confidentiality" requirement of such communications, the presence of a third party during interviews ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Jacobs battles food poisoning, dehydration while trying to continue down river
Fremont TribuneApril 2, 2012

Lucas, a traveling companion from Austria, watched with empathy as I battled a case of food poisoning from the previous evening's dinner. At least I had a ticket in my pocket for the boat, thanks to Lucas. Two days earlier, he spent an entire night at ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Tata Motors to pay Rs 2.25L for taking 2 yrs to mend truck
Zee NewsApril 10, 2012

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) gave the order on a plea by Tata Motors challenging the verdict of Himachal Pradesh State Consumer Commission which had held the truck to be defective and had asked it to refund the cost of ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Winston's Hurst Scores for Generics at Supreme Court
Corporate CounselApril 19, 2012

Hurst struck again on Tuesday, winning a ruling for Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories at the US Supreme Court that makes it easier for generics to bring successful counterclaims against brand-name drug companies in Hatch-Waxman Act litigation--and ...more »

My Hyundai Elantra gets lousy gas mileage
Boston.comApril 9, 2012

Hyundai has just finished its “final repair” and I have filed a Lemon Law complaint. I hope that you can help me. A. Having your car's performance that much lower than what the window sticker suggests is certainly cause for concern.more »

Consumer Protection
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Newbold in favor of 'common sense' bill
The ReviewApril 9, 2012

Prior to the bill, a person filing a lawsuit under Ohio's Consumer Sales Protection Act could seek triple damages if they won their claim. The bill includes a provision that still allows the business being sued to make a monetary offer to settle the ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Wastewater treatment plant specs called into question
Coon Rapids HeraldApril 7, 2012

By Eric Hagen on April 7, 2012 at 12:05 am The Metropolitan Council has hired a contractor to construct an East Bethel water reclamation facility that will collect and treat sewage and disperse the treated water to water reclamation sites that could in ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Why You Should Never Use Debit Cards
ForbesApril 3, 2012

If you make a claim about fraud on your credit card, the disputed charge is frozen and you can delay payment until your bank completes its investigation. But if someone fraudulently uses your debit card, the associated funds in your bank account are ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Card Processor: Hackers Stole Account Numbers
Wall Street JournalApril 2, 2012

By ROBIN SIDEL Global Payments Inc., the credit-card processor that reported a significant security breach Friday, said that hackers stole account numbers and other key information from up to 1.5 million accounts in North America.more »

Credit Repair
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Cleaning up your Credit
KATVApril 4, 2012

Beware of any credit repair companies that want money up front or discourage you from contacting the three credit bureaus on your own. If they advise you to dispute everything, even valid debts, that is a red flat. And if a promise is made to erase ...more »

Unsafe Products
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LightSwitch - Intellectual Property Law Bulletin -- 2nd Quarter, April 2, 2012
JD Supra (press release)April 2, 2012

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on 4/2/2012 By Michael A Mann A friend of mine, when confronted with a monumental task, would patiently state, “When you have to eat an elephant, you eat it a bite at a time.” I would add, dear reader, when you have to eat an ...more »

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