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

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Man involved in Mo. police chases sentenced for illegally possessing firearms...
The RepublicApril 1, 2012

The Springfield News-Leader ( ) 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 »

Steven Pearlstein: Eat your broccoli, Justice Scalia
Washington PostApril 1, 2012

Yet despite the fact that “Obamacare” did all of those things and more, there was not a single brief in support of the law from an organization representing big business. Small businesses have spent the past two decades complaining that the reason they ...more »

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Baylor Law Formally Introduces Upcoming Students to Each Other
JDJournal.comApril 5, 2012

Baylor Law just committed a bone-headed breach of confidentiality amidst its newly admitted students: it accidentally emailed them with an attachment that listed the entire class roster, with such personal information as names, sex, ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Taco Bell Salmonella Alert
Miami New Times (blog)April 23, 2012

Two lawsuits due to salmonella poisoning have been filed against Taco Bell this year. The second lawsuit, also filed by Marler Clark, the Food Safety Law firm, comes hot on the heels of a salmonella outbreak in Oklahoma that left a child hospitalized.more »

Consumer Disputes
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45% cases in consumer forum against builders
Times of IndiaApril 1, 2012

On February 24 this year, the Pune District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum ordered a city-based developer to pay a compensation of Rs 50000 and the suit cost of Rs 5000 to a complainant for delayed possession of his flat.more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Supreme Court: Generic Pharma Manufacturer Has Standing to Pursue FDA Mis ...
Patently-OApril 17, 2012

In a unanimous decision penned by Justice Kagen, the Supreme Court has reversed, holding that a generic drug manufacturer may employ the counterclaim provision of the Hatch-Waxman Act to force correction of a use code that inaccurately describes the ...more »

Missing East Orange girl, 10, is found alive and well
The Star-Ledger - NJ.comApril 21, 2012

"She is safe, she is healthy and in the custody of law enforcement authorities in East Orange," city spokesman Darryl Jeffries said. "I can't discuss any further details because of the ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding her ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Supreme Court: false and misleading representations under Quebec consumer law
International Law OfficeApril 11, 2012

The Supreme Court of Canada recently rendered judgment on the rules governing false and misleading representations under Quebec's Consumer Protection Act. The country's top court held that the test is not what a consumer of average intelligence, ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Leagle.comApril 6, 2012

3 "We review the district courts' dismissals for lack of subject matter jurisdiction for correctness and accord no deference to their legal conclusions." Strawberry Water Users Ass'n v. Bureau of Reclamation (In re Uintah Basin), 2006 UT 19, ¶ 7, ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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EXPERT RESOURCE: Personal Finance Security Expert Resource Available to Media ...
MarketWatch (press release)April 1, 2012

NEW YORK, NY, Apr 01, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Media covering the recent massive MasterCard and Visa credit card breach can get expert comment on steps consumers can and must take to protect themselves against fraud and scams from CEO of new ...more »

Stolen Identity
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20 stolen luxury cars intercepted at LA/LB Port complex
Los Angeles Daily NewsApril 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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To Legit to Quit?
Imperial Valley NewsApril 11, 2012

As the FTC said in its 2012 Annual Highlights, it's “on the beat to stop scammers who take advantage of the nation's most financially fragile consumers through deceptive mortgage servicing practices, abusive debt collection tactics, bogus credit repair...more »

Unsafe Products
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Reforming Wall Street from Within
HispanicBusiness.comApril 9, 2012

It wasn't obvious then, but worldwide economic growth received a major lift that year from a New York law that allowed anyone who satisfied some minimal requirements to set up a corporation, with limited liability. The law turned out to be one of the ...more »


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