Consumer Protection News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in April, 2012

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It's Your Business
Topeka Capital JournalApril 1, 2012

Theresa Marcel Schwartz has been appointed to the Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts as a consumer member, replacing Diane M. Minear. Schwartz, whose term expires July 31, 2014, is employed as the associate general counsel for the Kansas Board of ...more »

Washington Wizards' rookies have rough first season
Washington PostApril 1, 2012

The Washington Wizards' draft room was filled with enthusiasm last June when the franchise pulled off what appeared to be a successful coup, despite a talent pool that had been described by most scouts and executives as a weak draft class.more »

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Confidentiality
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Olens, legislature right to strengthen Georgia's Sunshine laws
Cherokee TribuneApril 4, 2012

All in all, the strengthened sunshine laws strike a balance between ensuring the doings of government are accessible to all Georgians and the need to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information. Moreover, the passage of the new law helps Olens ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Twins RHP Liam Hendriks remains hospitalized in Baltimore with food poisoning
Washington PostApril 8, 2012

BALTIMORE — Minnesota Twins right-hander Liam Hendriks remained hospitalized Sunday with an apparent case of food poisoning. Hendriks was slated to be released after spending Saturday in a Baltimore-area hospital. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Indiabulls Fin to pay Rs 15L to couple
Indian ExpressApril 4, 2012

A leading investment and financial firm has been ordered by the country's apex consumer forum to pay over Rs 15 lakh to an elderly couple for selling their shares without their consent and causing loss to them. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Watson Continues with ANDA Filings
Zacks.comApril 5, 2012

Since the lawsuits were filed under the provisions of the Hatch-Waxman Act, the FDA cannot approve Watson Pharma's ANDAs until 30 months from the date Allergan received the notice for the ANDA filings or until the court order, whichever is earlier.more »

Product Reclamation
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Grove City faces suit over Entire Energy
ThisWeekNewsApril 4, 2012

20 letter to Curry responded that the proposed use — the reclamation of carbon black — doesn't meet current zoning requirements and doesn't fall under the city's acceptable-use classification of refuse systems. Entire Energy holds that its proposed ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Bill announced to fight outsourcing of call center jobs
Riverhead LOCALApril 2, 2012

Bishop's bill, the US Call Center and Consumer Protection Act (HR 3596), has gained 106 co-sponsors including Congressman Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island). The legislation continues to gain momentum in the House as identity theft and sale of customers' ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Security hole exposes Android, iOS to Facebook identity theft
ZDNet (blog)April 5, 2012

By Emil Protalinski | April 5, 2012, 10:39am PDT Summary: A new security vulnerability discovered in Facebook for Android and Facebook for iOS means your Facebook identity can be stolen if you use an Android phone, Android tablet, iPhone, and/or iPad.more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Bank scam continues to target Amarillo residents
KFDAApril 3, 2012

It starts with a text message saying your bank card has been deactivated. "Basically what they want you to do is enter your credit card or account information as soon as you get a dial tone on the other end of the line," said Sgt. Sean Slover with the ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Ohio SC rules trial court can't appoint receiver
Legal News LineApril 3, 2012

An Illinois corporation since 1921, Sager manufactured protective clothing and other industrial products containing asbestos, such as gloves, aprons, leggings, jackets and curtains, some of which were sold to United States Steel in Lorain, Ohio.more »

Credit Repair
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CITI: Homebuilders Have Not Reported This Magnitude Of Sales Spikes In Over ...
Business InsiderApril 9, 2012

The majority of our prospects require some form of credit repair prior to loan approval resulting in an additional 6 to 8 weeks delay in contract to close. We find ourselves forced to absorb increases in prices from our vendors in order to continue ...more »

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