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Man involved in Mo. police chases sentenced for illegally possessing firearms...
The RepublicApril 1, 2012

The Springfield News-Leader (http://sgfnow.co/H5ZbPH ) reported that 48-year-old Timothy Sparks was sentenced for illegally possessing firearms and for counterfeiting. In the first chase Sparks rammed another vehicle and displayed a stolen shotgun.more »

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VietNamNet BridgeApril 1, 2012

The possible bankruptcy of construction company Hanic (SHN) has revealed possible misuses of company funds by staff and drawn attention to the inadequacy of many companies' internal control systems. According to the deputy director of the Ministry of ...more »

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Confidentiality
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White Collar Crime & Investigations Law Update -- March 2012
JD Supra (press release)April 2, 2012

by Ruskin Moscou Faltischek on 4/2/2012 The SAT cheating scandal in Nassau County underscores every school district's need for quality, proactive advice whenever a traditional school disciplinary matter may require referral to law enforcement.more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Commences Tender Offer for All Outstanding Shares of ...
MarketWatch (press release)April 16, 2012

As part of the transaction, Spectrum has entered into agreements with certain stockholders of Allos pursuant to which such stockholders have committed to accept the tender offer and tender all Allos shares owned by them, which represent approximately ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Multiple life covers: Insurer can annul policy on non-disclosure
Hindu Business LineApril 2, 2012

This is what the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (NCDRF) recently held in LIC v Kusum Patro. The Respondent's husband had taken three policies, with the first two policies not being vitiated by non-disclosure by the insured.more »

Sen. Brown's LGBT column; gay anchor wants Trayvon tweets to end
Windy City TimesApril 11, 2012

Out CNN anchor Don Lemon urged viewers not to send him any more controversial tweets regarding his coverage of Trayvon Martin's death, the Huffington Post reported. "Please don't send me any more tweets that by having this conversation, I'ma racist or ...more »

Product Reclamation
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RAMSAY v. KANE COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCE SPECIAL SERVICE DISTRICT
Leagle.comApril 6, 2012

3 "We review the district courts' dismissals for lack of subject matter jurisdiction for correctness and accord no deference to their legal conclusions." Strawberry Water Users Ass'n v. Bureau of Reclamation (In re Uintah Basin), 2006 UT 19, ¶ 7, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Whistling While You Work
Workforce ManagementApril 2, 2012

The financial incentives in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which took effect last year, "could have huge consequences to businesses," says Earl "Chip" Jones, a shareholder in the corporate ethics and compliance and ...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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Hampstead couple faces 40 counts of credit card fraud
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)April 4, 2012

Wilmington police have arrested two people on suspicion of misusing a company credit card to buy some $85000 worth of fuel and other products from local gas stations, authorities said Wednesday. Ashley Dale Tingen, 24, and Robert Sidney Huddleston, 32, ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Rosetta Stone v. Google: Applying Trademark's Functionality Doctrine
American University Intellectual Property BriefApril 16, 2012

Because this is a basic procedural standard the district court assuredly didn't simply misapply, the Fourth Circuit's holding really means that the district court misunderstood a fundamental part of relevant trademark infringement law.more »

Food Poisoning
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Protect Yourself From Food Poisoning
HealthNewsDigest.comApril 25, 2012

By Staff Editor • Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before and after handling any food. If soap and clean running water are not available, use moist towelettes or a hand sanitizer. • If you are traveling with cold food, ...more »

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