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Five Tips For Selecting The Right Commercial Property Management Firm
PR Web (press release)April 1, 2012

Landlords have many choices when it comes to deciding which commercial property management firm to hire. The challenge is choosing the one company that will meet their objectives according to Capital Retail Group, a premier commercial real estate firm ...more »

Google exec's brother accused in domestic attack
San Francisco ChronicleApril 1, 2012

San francisco Brother of Google exec accused in attack The younger brother of top Google executive Marissa Mayer is accused of three felonies - assault, false imprisonment and domestic violence - after allegedly beating his girlfriend after a San ...more »

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Confidentiality
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SafePlace challenges vision for new center
Bellingham HeraldApril 2, 2012

She said that when prosecutors are involved in domestic violence cases, they are obligated to provide information to defense counsel by law through the discovery process, and that process might wind up putting confidential information about a domestic ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Something in cauldron: actors clutch tummies, not script
Sydney Morning HeraldApril 2, 2012

Double, double, toil and stomach trouble - a bout of food poisoning has forced the cancellation of Macbeth's opening night at the Sydney Opera House tomorrow. Four members of the Bell Shakespeare production have been struck down - Dan Spielman, ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Nalcor Disputes Numbers
VOCMApril 3, 2012

Nalcor disputes a claim by a former consumer advocate for the Public Utilies Board on the amount of money being spent on Muskrat Falls. Denis Browne said on VOCM Open Line this moring that the province was spending $8 million a day.more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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K&L Gates | K&L Gates Boosts IP Litigation Practice with Orange County Lawyer Team
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)April 16, 2012

... Weir has substantial experience as a first-chair litigator in patent, trademark, copyright, and unfair competition disputes, including Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation arising under the US Hatch-Waxman Act. His trial practice is ...more »

NBC's '30 Rock' rocks out with live episode
WBOC TV 16April 27, 2012

More A law enforcement official says a risk assessment of a now-canceled West Texas boxing match predicted it would draw leaders from two rival drug cartels, but that it noted the cartels had declared the event a "neutral zone.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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National Judicial Commission: Appearance before court is a prisoner's right ...
The Express TribuneApril 1, 2012

Members of the judicial committee also observed that after implementation of the National Judicial Policy (NJP), the disposal rate of cases has improved. The meeting was chaired by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. “The judiciary is mindful of ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Why You Should Never Use Debit Cards
ForbesApril 3, 2012

If you make a claim about fraud on your credit card, the disputed charge is frozen and you can delay payment until your bank completes its investigation. But if someone fraudulently uses your debit card, the associated funds in your bank account are ...more »

Stolen Identity
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20 stolen luxury cars intercepted
Long Beach Press-TelegramApril 3, 2012

In a scene that resembled the 2000 movie remake "Gone in 60 Seconds," several smugglers used stolen identities and credit cards to purchase the new cars from Los Angeles-area dealerships. The vehicles were then labeled as used sports supplies and car ...more »

Credit Repair
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Proposed Alternatives parking lot does not leave everyone happy
ithaca.comApril 11, 2012

Alternatives Federal Credit Union needs more room for parking for its employees. The dilapidated house across from the banking institution, on the corner of West Seneca and Fulton streets, is beyond repair and needs to be torn down.more »

Unsafe Products
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TRENADO v. COOPER TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY
Leagle.comApril 2, 2012

Emanuel, Jessica, and Maria Trenado, individually and on behalf of the estates of Martin and Jose Trenado, filed this diversity products liability suit, bringing claims under Texas law. The Trenados asserted that Cooper was strictly liable for design ...more »

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