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Corona del Mar Today: Fire chief explains fire maps
Daily PilotApril 1, 2012

By Amy Senk Newport Beach Fire Chief Scott Poster met with about 40 residents Wednesday evening, explaining the seemingly flip-flopping position that Corona del Mar has on state fire hazard maps. State law requires the Newport Beach City Council to ...more »

Cops sensitized to elders' woes
Times of IndiaApril 1, 2012

BANGALORE: Senior citizen Mandakini's son allegedly threatened her every day and would physically abuse her, forcing her to transfer her property to him. She called the Elders' Helpline, which in turn issued a notice to the son.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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Salmonella in sushi may have sickened 90
msnbc.com (blog)April 3, 2012

By JoNel Aleccia Government health officials are investigating a growing outbreak of salmonella food poisoning possibly tied to restaurant sushi that may have sickened at least 90 people in 19 states and the District of Columbia.more »

Consumer Disputes
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Insurance firm cheats elderly couple,fined Rs 30000
Indian ExpressApril 7, 2012

Chandigarh Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II has levied penalty of Rs 30000 on a insurance company for cheating an elderly Mohali couple. The Froum also directed the company to pay litigation cost of Rs 10000. The directions were issued by the Forum ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Spectrum Pharmaceuticals to Acquire Allos Therapeutics: Acquisition Expected ...
Genetic Engineering NewsApril 5, 2012

FOLOTYN has patent protection through 2017, potentially through July 2022, assuming a five-year patent term extension through the Hatch-Waxman Act. Please see full Prescribing Information for FOLOTYN at www.FOLOTYN.com. FOLOTYN may suppress bone marrow ...more »

Muslim Comedian Claims Santorum Sounds Like 'the Taliban' When Talking Church ...
NewsBusters (blog)April 9, 2012

On CNN Sunday night, liberal host Don Lemon decided to have a religious discussion for Easter Sunday, and his first question was about the separation of church and state. Obeidallah has attacked Santorum in the past, and found a way to bring him into ...more »

Consumer Protection
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CA Consumer Protection Lawyer: Courts Close Calif.'s Injunctive Relief Escape
NewYorkInjuryNews (press release)April 1, 2012

San Francisco, CA (CA Consumer Protection Lawyer News) — California consumers were dealt another blow by a federal appeals court on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, by another ruling in favor of big business instead of in the best interests of consumers, ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Wisconsin's ugly side of identity theft
Examiner.comApril 1, 2012

One might call this vehicle identity theft because the identity of the vehicle was stolen. As with any type of stolen or forged license or identification, the records often trace back to a real human victim. When a crime is committed in the name of the ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Scammers Use Stolen Credit Cards To Buy Their Own Music
Ultimate-Guitar.ComApril 2, 2012

No so many though, have taken to committing massive credit card fraud in order to make money from their music... According to Rolling Stone, a gang in England has been sentenced to two years in prison after using stolen credit cards to buy their own ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Morgan and Morgan and Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman File Class ...
MarketWatch (press release)April 4, 2012

MIAMI, Apr 04, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Morgan & Morgan PA, a personal injury law firm with offices in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee, and Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP, a Miami-based commercial law firm, have filed four ...more »

Credit Repair
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Identity theft pervasive in Minnesota, with more than 3000 reports a year
Pioneer PressApril 23, 2012

Five years after the fact, Lorenz is still trying to repair her credit and discovering things the man did under her name. He is done with probation and has had his record cleared. To highlight Crime Victims' Rights Week, the Minnesota Department of ...more »

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