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Judge says suit involving Yellowstone Club against Credit Suisse can continue
The MissoulianApril 1, 2012

... brought by homeowners at four luxury resorts in the West and the Bahamas that went bankrupt. US District Judge Edward Lodge ruled that some of the plaintiffs can proceed with claims of fraud, negligence and interference against Credit Suisse.more »

'Military friendly'? College lists aimed at veterans on GI Bill prompt concerns
Louisville Courier-JournalApril 1, 2012

Patty Murray, D-Wash.; US Marines Iraq war veteran Moses Maddox and Iraq war veteran Army 1st Lt. Paul Rieckhoff applaud during a news conference introducing the GI benefit watchdog. / AP Associated Press In press releases and ads, colleges love ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Baked Goods, HIPAA at Issue in Termination Suit
Texas LawyerApril 6, 2012

... MorrisContactAll Articles An Austin lawyer has sued her former employer, alleging she was "terminated" for trying to implement policies to ensure compliance with laws on distributing home-baked goods and on health-care privacy and confidentiality.more »

Food Poisoning
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Sims Suffers Food Poisoning
FemaleFirst.co.ukApril 3, 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. I was at a dinner party and I said, 'This is the most amazing sea bass I've ever had!' (Then) I vomited for like seven ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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BoI asked to pay Rs 1.1 lakh for clearing forged cheque
Moneycontrol.comApril 11, 2012

Holding the bank guilty of rendering deficient service, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum said before clearing a high-value cheque, the bank, as per normal banking practice, should have checked with the account holder if he issued it.more »

Police & Fire
Juneau EmpireApril 11, 2012

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Editor's note: The Capital City ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Lincoln Report/Tyson Larson: Nebraska Session Nearing The End
Yankton Daily PressApril 6, 2012

... relating to seeding and requiring the reclamation activities be completed within 30 days of backfill. • LB209 allows for a delay and a repayment plan for local government entities for large tax credits to businesses authorized by state law.more »

Consumer Protection
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Three Alternatives to Your Offshore Call Center
Software Advice (blog)April 4, 2012

The US Call Center and Consumer Protection Act, or HR 3596, will also require all offshore call center employees to reveal their location to US consumers and give them the option to be transferred to a US-based call center. The primary purpose of the ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Copper plumbing found stolen from home
Hometownlife.comApril 5, 2012

The police gave the resident information about identity theft. A Garden City resident came to the Garden City Hall at 10 am April 2 to report identity theft. She said that she was informed by the fraud division of Discover card that someone tried to ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Global Payments Data Breach Affects 1.5 Million Credit Cards
LoanSafeApril 3, 2012

(Source: E. Scott Reckard and Tiffany Hsu Los Angeles Times (MCT) — Information stolen from as many as 1.5 million credit card accounts is the latest in a long line of data breaches — and an alert for consumers to monitor their accounts for ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement And Cancer Study Findings Ignore Long-Term Effects
Virtual-Strategy MagazineApril 7, 2012

2197"), which is currently underway in the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation ("MDL No. 2244"), which is currently underway in the US District Court ...more »

Credit Repair
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CBS LocalApril 4, 2012

This will do wonders for Mark Sanchez, whom Doctors Drew, Phil and Oz couldn't repair after the irreparable emasculation the Jets exacted on the young quarterback. It may be hard to recall now, but Sanchez actually led the team to the AFC title game ...more »

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