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Friends, Neighbors Help Victim's Grieving Family
MyFox PhoenixApril 1, 2012

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Charlottesville budget proposal relies on raiding certain funds
The Daily ProgressApril 1, 2012

Today: City Hall's balancing act; group meeting in May to determine future of city schools. Monday: Budget would deny request for key public safety strategy. Today: City Hall's balancing act; group meeting in May to determine future of city schools.more »

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Confidentiality
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'This is my family,' woman says in IRA tapes fight
Lake Wylie PilotApril 4, 2012

By DENISE LAVOIE - AP Legal Affairs Writer An attempt by British investigators to get recorded interviews with former members of the Irish Republican Army has turned into a complicated court battle. And for Carrie Twomey, the legal fight is personal.more »

Food Poisoning
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Highlights from Showalter's pregame meeting
Baltimore Sun (blog)April 7, 2012

Twins' Sunday starter Liam Hendriks has been scratched with food poisoning. He has been hospitalized and is expected to be released on Sunday morning. Right-haner Anthony Swarzak will start against the Orioles on Sunday. Twins: Span 8, Carroll 6, ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Flight delayed, airline told to refund ticket
Indian ExpressApril 7, 2012

Chandigarh Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed a domestic airline to refund the ticket price to three senior officers of Punjab Mandi Board and also compensate them for the harassment caused due to delayed departure of the flight from ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Patents, Patients, and Profits: Winners and Losers in Drug Patent Challenges
RegBlog (blog)April 23, 2012

The modern system for balancing innovation, prices, and access was established by the Hatch-Waxman Act (Act). Though much has been written about the Act's effect on generic entry and price dynamics after patent expiration, one of the provisions that ...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 »

Consumer Protection
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Used car sales on a faster track
Independent OnlineApril 2, 2012

“The Consumer Protection Act has also helped a lot in sales because consumers now have peace of mind. I think the stock quality has also improved because most dealers don't want to have hassles later,” Stuart says. People are also going for more ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Whistleblowing returns to the Klamath Basin
Herald and NewsApril 3, 2012

A month ago, a recently fired Bureau of Reclamation official filed a whistleblower complaint against the Interior, claiming that the studies undertaken in the past few years to weigh the pros and cons of removing four Klamath River hydroelectric dams ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Scores arrested in Malaysia over credit card scam
Radio Australia NewsApril 7, 2012

Last year the syndicate is believed to have netted $US3 billion in China alone with the credit card scam. [Reuters] Malaysian police have arrested 83 people over a scam that cheated people in China and Taiwan out of billions of dollars by calling them ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Identity theft tax fraud on the rise
The Newark AdvocateApril 2, 2012

This fraud is costing the American taxpayers billions in stolen US Treasury funds and government resources. Rocky Festa, a task force officer with the North Miami Police Department, works with the Secret Service and the IRS to investigate and nab ...more »

Credit Repair
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Auto dealers trickle back to Florin Road
Sacramento BeeApril 10, 2012

The focus, says company general manager Aaron Boren, is to help people with challenged credit get a car, then work with them to repair their credit ratings and eventually "get the car they really want." Nearby, Guaranteed Approved Auto Sales has opened ...more »

Unsafe Products
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"Fraud-on-the-FDA" Failure to Warn Claims Are Preempted by Federal Law
JD Supra (press release)April 3, 2012

... regarding the symptoms of TEN, and a citizen's petition was filed seeking additional labeling requirements on ibuprofen products, Lofton's family filed suit against McNeil asserting claims of common law negligence and strict products liability.more »

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