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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 »

Supreme Court gave Congress rough treatment at health-care hearing
Naples Daily NewsApril 1, 2012

By Mark Sherman of AP AP Supporters of health care reform stand in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 28, 2012, on the final day of arguments regarding the health care law signed by President Barack Obama.more »

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Confidentiality
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SFO must publish more information about bribery settlement cases, report says
Out-Law.comApril 2, 2012

However, anti-corruption law expert Barry Vitou of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com, said that the problem stems from the UK having an unsatisfactory system for resolving corruption cases. "The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Strained oblique lands Outman on DL
MLB.comApril 4, 2012

A bout with food poisoning has resulted in an oblique injury for Rockies left-handed relief pitcher Josh Outman, who will begin the season on the 15-day disabled list. "The food poisoning, there was a lot of vomiting and I really believe he strained ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Appeals court backtracks on car arbitration
Chicago TribuneApril 11, 2012

"The basic debate here is pretty simple: are we going to have consumer arbitration, or are we not?" Jacoby said. Supporters of arbitration say the process is a more efficient way to resolve disputes, while critics claim the panels are too business ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Watson files ANDAs despite lawsuits
ModernMedicineApril 11, 2012

Each lawsuit was filed under the provisions of the Hatch-Waxman Act, resulting in separate stays of final FDA approval of Watson's ANDAs. Each stay will be in effect for up to 30 months from the date the plaintiffs received notice of Watson's ANDA ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Building inspected for violations
gulfnews.comApril 7, 2012

A team of officials from Maharashtra Charity Commissioner's office, led by Mangesh R Deshpande, yesterday inspected the eighth and 10th floors of the Mumbai Education Trust (MET) premises, located off Bandra Reclamation area. The inspection follows a ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Hub International Advises Family Offices on New Regulatory Requirements Under ...
PR Web (press release)April 3, 2012

Hub International Limited (Hub), a leading insurance brokerage firm, presented a webinar addressing challenges family offices will face as a result of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). The Securities and Exchange ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Hospital Employees Stole Patients' Identities: Officials
NBC 6 MiamiApril 13, 2012

By Ari Odzer Memorial Healthcare System has fired two employees after officials say they stole identities of hospital patients in an attempt to use the information to file phony tax returns. Hospital spokeswoman Kerting Baldwin told the South Florida ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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How to Tell If an Email Is a Phishing Scam
PCWorldApril 10, 2012

The above email is an alleged "Fraud Protection Alert" from American Express. It informs the recipient and would-be cardholder of potential fraudulent charges on their credit card. This email is, in fact, a phishing scam, but it's convincing for a ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Alonso Krangle LLP Investigating Potential Lawsuit Claims on Behalf of ...
PR Web (press release)April 10, 2012

Attorneys Andres Alonso and David Krangle, founding partners of Alonso Krangle LLP, a national law firm focused on fighting for the rights of people injured by defective products, are currently investigating personal injury product liability lawsuit ...more »

Credit Repair
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BBB Study: Consumers Paying Scammers Thousands For Services They Can Do ...
Better Business BureauApril 10, 2012

A Study of the Credit Repair and Debt Settlement Industries, Complaints, Laws & Enforcement.” The study notes that credit repair involves an offer to erase negative information from a consumer's credit report, while debt settlement is an effort to ...more »

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