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

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Men seek equality, say divorce laws treat husbands as ATMs
Deccan HeraldApril 1, 2012

The latest decision of the Union cabinet to amend divorce laws has been opposed by organisations which say they work to protect the rights of men. These organisations claim that divorce laws favour the interests of women and reduce men to being ATMs, ...more »

Morgan County to receive federal money for emergency medical services
State JournalApril 1, 2012

The money comes from the Department of Homeland Security's 2011 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and will go toward operations and safety. The money can also be used to purchase training and personal and protective equipment for wellness and ...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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Poor storage causes more food poisoning
RTHKApril 18, 2012

The Centre for Food Safety says there's been an increase in food poisoning cases caused by the storage of food at improper temperatures. And it's reminded restaurants to make sure they store food correctly. The number of poisoning cases caused by ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Consumer forum fines Thane civic body for deficiency in services
Hindustan TimesApril 5, 2012

Taking note of the complaint filed by a scrap dealer, the consumer disputes redressal forum fined the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) for deficiency in services. Mohammad Husain Suleman, proprietor, Rendani Enterprises, had filed a complaint against ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Winston's Hurst Scores for Generics at Supreme Court
Corporate CounselApril 19, 2012

Hurst struck again on Tuesday, winning a ruling for Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories at the US Supreme Court that makes it easier for generics to bring successful counterclaims against brand-name drug companies in Hatch-Waxman Act litigation--and ...more »

Police & Fire for Friday, April 20, 2012
Juneau EmpireApril 22, 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 9:28 am Wednesday, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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BSNL fined for arbitrarily snapping services
Times of IndiaApril 5, 2012

However, the consumer forum rejected the argument and said that as per section 3 of Consumer Protection Act, consumer is liable for special remedy. Similarly, forum also held that BSNL, in its circular dated October 10, 2009, had stated that after ...more »

Product Reclamation
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An Orwellian Proposal from Illinois Polluters
Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)April 17, 2012

The Board is already required by law to go way out of its way to consider the economic effect of its pollution control regulations before putting them into effect. Specifically, the law requires that the Board make a finding that proposed regulations ...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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Card Processor: Hackers Stole Account Numbers
Wall Street JournalApril 2, 2012

By ROBIN SIDEL Global Payments Inc., the credit-card processor that reported a significant security breach Friday, said that hackers stole account numbers and other key information from up to 1.5 million accounts in North America.more »

Credit Repair
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What it costs to fix iPhones and iPads
Hindustan TimesApril 7, 2012

Credit: Reuters/David McNew While a drop or near-drowning episode may not be quite fatal for an iPhone or iPad, the cost of repair may be so prohibitive that buying a new device may seem a better option. million iPhones and iPads sold just in the last ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Unigene Appoints Jack Wyszomierski to its Board of Directors
MarketWatch (press release)April 2, 2012

Joel Tune, Unigene's Lead Independent Director, stated, "As the head of the Nominating and Governance Committee, it has been a high priority for me to ensure Unigene's Board is well represented in all functional disciplines by best-in-class industry ...more »

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