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Google exec's brother accused in domestic attack
San Francisco ChronicleApril 1, 2012

San francisco Brother of Google exec accused in attack The younger brother of top Google executive Marissa Mayer is accused of three felonies - assault, false imprisonment and domestic violence - after allegedly beating his girlfriend after a San ...more »

Law stays out of polygamous sect's at-home education
Salt Lake TribuneApril 1, 2012

Thomas Barlow was about 16 when his education came to a halt. "I wasn't done with school, I didn't feel like I was finished. I wanted to keep going," said Barlow, a voracious reader who as a child devoured biographies of famous Americans.more »

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Testimonials Still Are Not a Good Idea (press release)April 3, 2012

Although the Rules of Professional Conduct do not prohibit them, the ABA'™s Commentary 3 on Rule 7.1 (lawyer advertising) states: "An advertisement that truthfully reports a lawyer's achievements on behalf of clients or former clients may be ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Wedding attendees hit by food poisoning
Viet Nam NewsApril 14, 2012

SON LA — About 300 people who attended a wedding in Chieng Co Commune in northern Son La City on Thursday suffered from food poisoning after eating beef, pork, tangerines, raw vegetables and wine prepared by the bride's family.more »

Consumer Disputes
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Panasonic told pay customer Rs 54000 for selling faulty LCD TV
Economic TimesApril 5, 2012

NEW DELHI: A leading entertainment gadgets giant has been ordered by a Delhi District consumer forum to pay Rs 54000 to a city resident for selling him a defective LCD television to him. The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (North West) asked ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Watson confirms Lumigan and Latisse patent challenges; favorable Sanctura ruling
The Pharma LetterApril 5, 2012

Each law suit was filed under the provisions of the Hatch-Waxman Act, resulting in separate stays of final FDA approval of Watson's ANDAs. Each stay will be in effect for up to 30 months from the date the plaintiffs received notice of Watson's ANDA ...more »

Will Lemon Law affect herb sellers?
Channel News AsiaApril 8, 2012

By Lim Wee Leng | Posted: 08 April 2012 2027 hrs SINGAPORE: Following the announcement of the Lemon Law, industry players said stores selling traditional Chinese herbs may face a rise in operating costs. Top-grade Cordyceps cost up to S$130000 per ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Auction Alliance slammed
Fin24April 1, 2012

On Friday Mohlala announced that the National Consumer Commission (NCC) had imposed the maximum administrative fine of 10% of turnover on Auction Alliance, following a complaint by Wendy Appelbaum about a December auction of the Quoin Rock Wine Estate...more »

Stolen Identity
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Man Convicted of Online Gambling “Bonus Abuse”, Stolen Identities
Casino Scam ReportApril 4, 2012

Plumstead resident, 35 year old, Andrei Osipau has been convicted for committing “Bonus Abuse” (fraud) using fraudulent passports, identity cards and false utility bills to open various online gambling accounts. In February 2011, an online gaming ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Magic Store Remains Open Despite Owner's Credit Card Fraud
Patch.comApril 2, 2012

Harry Levy has agreed to plead guilty to $500000 in credit card fraud, but he doesn't plan on closing his shop. By Jarret Bencks The owner of Hank Lee's Magic Factory in Medford has agreed to plead guilty to making over $500000 in unauthorized ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Schneider, Smeltz, Ranney & LaFond Welcomes Jonathan Wilbur
Houston ChronicleApril 11, 2012

Jonathan Wilbur is the newest addition to the Schneider, Smeltz, Ranney & LaFond (SSRL) team, a Cleveland based civil practice law firm. He will be Of Counsel to the firm where he will primarily work with health care, nonprofit and privately-held ...more »

Credit Repair
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ComEd To Outline Plan For Better Storm Outage Response
CBS LocalApril 11, 2012

(Credit: CBS) CHICAGO (CBS) — Commonwealth Edison will outline Wednesday how it hopes to improve its response to storm outages. As WBBM Newsradio's Bob Roberts reports, the utility reached agreement last fall with the Northwest Municipal Conference ...more »


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