Consumer Protection News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in April, 2012

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Latest homicide victim remembered as caring father
CTV.caApril 1, 2012

Chad's killing is Edmonton's third homicide of the year. Police say it's early in the investigation and they have no leads on suspects. They're appealing to the public for help. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 780-423-4567 or Crime ...more »

Cops sensitized to elders' woes
Times of IndiaApril 1, 2012

BANGALORE: Senior citizen Mandakini's son allegedly threatened her every day and would physically abuse her, forcing her to transfer her property to him. She called the Elders' Helpline, which in turn issued a notice to the son.more »

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Confidentiality
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AP Enterprise: Docs say drilling law hurts health
Wall Street JournalApril 11, 2012

AP PITTSBURGH — Public health advocates and doctors on the front lines of Pennsylvania's natural gas-drilling boom are attacking the state's new Marcellus Shale law, likening one of its provisions to a gag order and complaining that vital research ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Poisoning kids OK; antidote too harsh
Scranton Times-TribuneApril 1, 2012

The top movie in America is set in a futuristic police state where poor children kill each other with knives, swords, axes, arrows and genetically altered wasps in exchange for food for their families and neighbors. While the kids hack, ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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OAI: Maine Recoveries Underscore Importance of Auto Insurance Regulators
TopWireNews (press release)April 5, 2012

The funds come as the result of 9000 inquiries and about 900 complaints filed with state regulators, who resolve disputes and cases of complaints from consumers who feel they were wronged by insurers, cases usually having to do with the size of claims ...more »

Corbett Signs 10 Bills into Law
Gant DailyApril 15, 2012

Senate Bill 1228 (PN 1716) – This bill amends the act of March 28, 1984, known as the Automobile Lemon Law, to provide for certain time period extensions when a manufacturer is making vehicle repairs to correct or repair a nonconformity.more »

Product Reclamation
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Pride@Yale, past and present
Yale Daily NewsApril 6, 2012

University President Benno Schmidt '63 LAW '66 disputes this idea of Yale as “a gay school” in a letter to alumni and donors. In the same year, Yale's new Lesbian and Gay Studies Center, one of only two in the United States, hosts its inaugural ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Finance industry makes up nearly half of pro-Romney super PAC's donations
iWatch NewsApril 2, 2012

Romney, a former private equity executive, wants to repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and has said he is opposed to doing away with a tax loophole that has helped make private equity and hedge fund managers enormously ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Security hole exposes Android, iOS to Facebook identity theft
ZDNet (blog)April 5, 2012

By Emil Protalinski | April 5, 2012, 10:39am PDT Summary: A new security vulnerability discovered in Facebook for Android and Facebook for iOS means your Facebook identity can be stolen if you use an Android phone, Android tablet, iPhone, and/or iPad.more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Visa drops payment processor in midst of fraud scare
Toronto SunApril 2, 2012

Credit card giants Visa and MasterCard were scrambling to thwart cyber crooks who looted a massive trove of precious account data, evidently from a payment processor in New York. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP) Visa has dropped payment processor Global Payments ...more »

Unsafe Products
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The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200
The Am Law DailyApril 10, 2012

Dechert entered the legal market in Almaty, Kazakhstan, by hiring 11 attorneys from Chadbourne & Parke, according to The Legal Intelligencer, a sibling publication. The group's client list includes Exxon Mobil, Shell, China National Petroleum Corp., ...more »

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