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Cities snuffing out hookah lounges
Minneapolis Star TribuneApril 1, 2012

City licensing staff said hookah lounges were taking advantage of the lack of definition for "sampling" in state law to "justify the operation of exclusive smoking nightclubs." Justin Jahangiri said the city ordinance will put him out of business.more »

Ammunition business leads the way for Alliant
Minneapolis Star TribuneApril 1, 2012

In addition to civilians, the sporting group also markets ammunition and accessories to security companies and law enforcement agencies, which have increased their spending since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Alliant recently won renewal of a contract to ...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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Molly Sims Suffers Food Poisoning
Contactmusic.comApril 2, 2012

Model-turned-actress Molly Sims was given a scare early on in her pregnancy when she was hit with a nasty bout of food poisoning. Sims, who married film producer Scott Stuber in Napa Valley, California last September (11), announced in January (12) she ...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 »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Two Patent Litigators Join King & Spalding in New York
MarketWatch (press release)April 23, 2012

Their record of success in representing branded pharmaceutical companies in ANDA/Hatch-Waxman litigation and before the International Trade Commission provides additional depth and breadth to our IP practice," said Holmes J. Hawkins, III, ...more »

'Lucky no-one killed' after man shot in presence of child and girlfriend
Londonderry TodayApril 4, 2012

Area Commander Chief Inspector Andy Lemon said: “No right thinking individual can condone someone taking the law into their own hands irrespective of what the perceived motive here was. “Nothing justifies shooting a young man in his home whilst his ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: FDIC Proposes Rules ...
JD Supra (press release)April 4, 2012

by White & Case LLP on 4/4/2012 In its continued effort to implement certain provisions of its authority to resolve “covered financial companies” under Title II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”), ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Triumph Ventures III Corp. Enters into Letter of Intent with Altitude ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)April 3, 2012

P) ("Triumph") is pleased to announce that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent (the "LOI") with Altitude Resources Ltd., a corporation existing under the laws of Alberta ("Altitude"), which outlines the general terms and conditions pursuant to ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Man who bilked elderly couple gets 5 years' probation
Orlando SentinelApril 10, 2012

Ross Littlefield, 47, of Kissimmee pleaded no contest in November to one count of fraudulent use of a credit card. The state dropped 11 other charges. Littlefield was ordered to pay restitution to Janet Lentz, who sought financial advice from him while ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Elgin neighborhood hit by ID thieves
Elgin Courier NewsApril 2, 2012

By Janelle Walker For The Courier-News April 2, 2012 4:40PM ELGIN — Police believe stolen mail may be at fault for a string of identity theft reports on the city's far southwest side. Within the last month and a half, at least six identity theft ...more »

Credit Repair
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New program to offer low-interest car loans to poor families in Washington area
Washington PostApril 10, 2012

... or repair used cars. The goal of the Ways to Work program is to give poor people access to transportation that will improve their job prospects. Those who want to participate must have past credit problems and must take a financial literacy class.more »

Unsafe Products
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China becomes world's largest food market
IANSApril 9, 2012

The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. For news, views and gossips, follow @IANSLIVE at Twitter. Find us on Facebook too! Do you think the recent Govt-army spats have affected our nation's global image ?more »

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