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Gunshot confirmed as cause of death in homicide
Ottawa CitizenApril 1, 2012

By Meghan Hurley, The Ottawa Citizen March 31, 2012 8:03 PM An autopsy confirmed Saturday that Ottawa's third homicide victim of the year died from a gunshot wound. Peyman Hatami, 31, was found lying on the ground outside a Chinese restaurant on Dynes ...more »

Debt, Credit, Tormentors
Albuquerque Journal (subscription)April 1, 2012

Both debt collectors and credit bureaus are supposed to comply with various statutes and regulations, such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act respectively, but violations are rarely punished.more »

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Confidentiality
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No legal cover for journalists refusing to divulge source
Times of IndiaApril 2, 2012

The only law that provides such immunity is Section 15(2) of the Press Council Act 1978, which anyway deals with a body that has no teeth. This legislative neglect is despite a history of heroic gestures made by journalists during the freedom struggle ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Easter eggs safe to eat - if handled properly
Shreveport TimesApril 4, 2012

Be safe when using eggs to prevent salmonella, a bacteria that causes food poisoning, which is found mostly in raw or under-cooked poultry, meat and eggs. Control is simple: Proper cooking kills salmonella. Hard-cooked eggs will keep a week in the ...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 »

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 »

Product Reclamation
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Birthing Justice: Without Firing an Arm, We Created a Revolution
Your Olive BranchApril 10, 2012

Landless, peasant, family, and indigenous farmers worldwide have long been engaged in land reclamation and land reform movements—either seizing unfairly owned or consolidated land or winning laws mandating redistribution. (The same concepts often ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Lawyer moves consumer court, turned away
Times of IndiaApril 9, 2012

It further added: "Hence, u/s 2 (d) of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, the complainant cannot be said to be a consumer. The amount payable by the Opposite Party to the complainant, relating to service rendered by him, is an amount payable under the ...more »

Stolen Identity
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FBI: Return stolen money tossed onto roadway
MiamiHerald.comApril 2, 2012

A composite sketch of the robber who fled on his motorcycle with a backpack full of stolen cash has been released. The robbery occurred early Thursday morning at the Wells Fargo bank branch at 15759 Pines Blvd. in Pembroke Pines.more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Man Accused Of Credit Card Fraud, Theft
KERO-TV 23April 5, 2012

The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the community's assistance in identifying a man accused of theft and credit card fraud. On March 14 at about 3 pm, police said a man removed the victim's wallet from her purse that was left unattended in ...more »

Unsafe Products
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McKesson Selected by Department of Veterans Affairs as Prime Pharmaceutical ...
MarketWatch (press release)April 11, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Apr 11, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) announced today that it has been selected by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which runs the nation's largest integrated healthcare system, to continue as the VA's ...more »

Credit Repair
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I'm underwater. Can I refi my 2 mortgages?
OCRegisterApril 1, 2012

Deborah McNaughton, a Placentia credit expert, financial coach and author of “The Essential Credit Repair Handbook,” is here to provide her financial advice: Q. I have a several questions with regards to mortgages and loan modification.more »

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