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Obama to sign pro-crowdfunding JOBS Act into law Thursday
VentureBeatApril 1, 2012

A piece of legislation designed to make crowdfunding a legal option for startups will be passed into law as President Barack Obama plans to sign the JOBS Act Thursday, VentureBeat has confirmed. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act has ...more »

Searching shadows for end to foreclosure crisis
Chicago Daily HeraldApril 1, 2012

The homeowner tells the judge he thought a loan modification had been finalized, allowing him to keep the home, until a lawyer called to say it was back in foreclosure. “That's ridiculous,” Lewis tells the lawyer for the bank. “I'm not doing this thing ...more »

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Confidentiality
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UW College of Law Students Second in National Client Counseling Competition
University of Wyoming NewsApril 4, 2012

The competition simulates a law office setting, with the student attorneys acting out the scene before a panel of three judges. This develops a professional working atmosphere that includes explanation of confidentiality and the fee agreement.more »

Food Poisoning
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24 hospitalised for food poisoning in MP
IBNLive.comApril 12, 2012

PTI | 02:04 PM,Apr 12,2012 Khandwa (MP), Apr 12 (PTI) About 24 devotees were hospitalised with symptoms of food poisoning after they consumed Prasad distributed at a religious discourse here, police said today. Twelve persons, including seven woman, ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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'No insurance claim if vehicle not transferred in name of new owner'
Indian ExpressApril 23, 2012

The UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has upheld the decision of the insurance company to refuse the insurance claim of Rs 6.20 lakh to the previous owner, after the vehicle caught fire and was damaged. Justice Sham Sunder, President of the ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Watson Confirms Glumetza® Patent Challenge
MarketWatch (press release)April 19, 2012

The lawsuit was filed under the provisions of the Hatch-Waxman Act, resulting in a stay of final FDA approval of Watson's ANDA for up to 30 months from the date the plaintiffs received notice of Watson's ANDA filing or until final resolution of the ...more »

Cake Café owner make desserts her grandmother's way
ChampionApril 22, 2012

Inside a busy staff churns out the types of made-from-scratch goodies that make Southerners eager to get to the dining table, including lemon pound cake and red velvet cake. Despite the name, Cake Café doesn't limit its offerings to cakes.more »

Consumer Protection
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BSNL fined for arbitrarily snapping services
Times of IndiaApril 5, 2012

However, the consumer forum rejected the argument and said that as per section 3 of Consumer Protection Act, consumer is liable for special remedy. Similarly, forum also held that BSNL, in its circular dated October 10, 2009, had stated that after ...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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Former Menlo College mail manager sentenced for credit card thefts
San Jose Mercury NewsApril 6, 2012

Blaylock, a former post office manger at Menlo College, was sentenced Wednesday, April 4, 2012, to 60 days in county jail and three years probation after pleading no contest to felony identity theft and credit card fraud, according to the according to ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Tax day horror story: taking your money ... and your identity
Christian Science MonitorApril 13, 2012

Many Americans don't know their information has been stolen until they try to file their returns electronically. The return bounces back, and instead, the IRS asks them to file a paper return. Uh-oh! “This is probably the most common call we get at ...more »

Credit Repair
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TEXT-S&P cuts OnCure Medical Corp to B-
ReutersApril 17, 2012

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Overview -- US radiation therapy company OnCure Medical Corp. has not met our adjusted EBITDA or cash flow expectations in light of weakening volumes, increased costs related to repair and ...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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