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 »

Call to slash first home grant for many
The AustralianApril 1, 2012

THE Victorian first home buyers grant should be restricted to newly constructed dwellings to give the building industry a much needed boost, the Urban Development Institute of Australia says. The UDIA is also calling for a further interest rate cut ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Legislative Watch
The Times and DemocratApril 1, 2012

State law bars the release of information on an ethics complaint, including whether one even exists, unless the accused person waives confidentiality. On March 21, a circuit court judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing Haley of breaking ethics laws while ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Eggs, Spring and Food Poisoning
Sacramento BeeApril 3, 2012

By US Food and Drug Administration Colored eggs are emblems of Easter. But eggs, when not handled with special care, can cause food poisoning, also called foodborne illness. Salmonella, an organism that causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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HPVT annual commemoration day on Sunday
GreaterKashmir.comApril 5, 2012

Jammu and Kashmir State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, President, Justice (Retd) Bashir Ahmad Kirmani, Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman and noted poet and social activist, Zarief Ahmad Zarief would be the guests of honour.more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Patently-O Bits & Bytes by Lawrence Higgins
Patently-OApril 4, 2012

Some example seminars will include: the new America Invents Act, Federal Court best practices, IP law and life practice management, and recent developments in damages law. Guest speakers include: Clerk of Court and Chief Deputy Clerk of the US Court of ...more »

Police and Fire reports for April 13, 2012
Juneau EmpireApril 13, 2012

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. • At 12:53 pm Wednesday, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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US anti-outsourcing Bill gets more backing
ITWebApril 16, 2012

The US Call Centre and Consumer Protection Act, introduced in the US House of Representatives by congressman Tim Bishop, now has as many as 106 lawmakers as its co-sponsors. In a statement, Bishop said he hoped this would compel a hearing on the ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Malaysia: Fishermen File Suit Over Land Reclamation Project
Dredging TodayApril 10, 2012

In Pengerang, Kota Tinggi, 578 fishermen filed a suit seeking compensation for land reclamation project connected with the Deep Sea Petroleum Terminal plans. The law suit states that compensation of RM500,000 should be given to each of the fishermen ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Probe Leads to Arrest of Man Linked to Fraud Ring
LoanSafeApril 12, 2012

(MCT) – A man accused using fraudulent credit cards to rent luxury cars and hotel rooms was arrested in Las Vegas, Nev., this week after a four-month investigation. The probe started in January after 43-year-old Michael Buck bought women's jewelry with ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Utah Breach Affects 25000 Social Security Numbers
ABC NewsApril 6, 2012

Monitoring financial accounts and credit reports is an important first step, but somebody who knows their identity has been stolen should also alert the three credit bureaus about potential fraud, said Kirk Torgensen, a chief deputy with the Utah ...more »

Credit Repair
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A Tough Week For Business May Signal Lower Credit Score Median
TopWireNews (press release)April 16, 2012

The week ended lower than it had started, though, which means more and more people are going to be requiring credit and credit repair companies like BuildMyCredit.com to help stay above water, as people continue to turn to credit.more »

Unsafe Products
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Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces Month-End Assets Under Management
MarketWatch (press release)April 10, 2012

SAN MATEO, CA, Apr 10, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Franklin Resources, Inc. (Franklin Templeton Investments) (NYSE:BEN) today reported preliminary month-end assets under management by the company's subsidiaries of $725.7 billion at March 31, 2012, ...more »

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