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

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Judge in the dock to defend himself over Franco investigation
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

"When people disappear, it is a permanent crime, which no amnesty law can affect." Outside the court hundreds of supporters of the judge, including British historian Ian Gibson – who has investigated the murder of poet Federico Garcia Lorca by Franco's ...more »

Southaven investigation halts city business
WMC-TVFebruary 1, 2012

SOUTHAVEN, MS- (WMC-TV) – After saying he would not step down, Southaven Mayor Gregg Davis was at work Tuesday while the investigation into his spending has put all city business on hold. When state and federal law enforcement agencies honed in on ...more »

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Chancellor Leo Strine tackles confis
The Deal PipelineFebruary 3, 2012

by David Marcus | Published February 3, 2012 at 12:00 PM The confidentiality agreement -- or confi -- is a ubiquitous part of M&A practice that generally attracts little attention. Companies sign confis to be able to exchange confidential information, ...more »

Food Poisoning
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14-year old girl in family food poisoning charged with attempted murder
Demerara WavesFebruary 14, 2012

Police have said that the family had been pressuring the girl to stop talking to the 19-year old boy. The Mahaica River family were rushed to the GPHC on February 10 around 2:45 AM, suffering from food poisoning.more »

Consumer Disputes
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LCQ15: Oversale of air tickets by airlines
7thSpace Interactive (press release)February 22, 2012

In this connection, will the Government inform this Council: (d) given that the number of disputes between airlines (including those involving the airlines themselves or the travel agents that sell air tickets on behalf of airlines) and consumers over ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Watson Confirms Beyaz(R) Patent Challenge
PR Newswire (press release)February 10, 2012

The lawsuit was filed under the provisions of the Hatch-Waxman Act, resulting in a stay of final FDA approval of Watson's ANDA for up to 30 months from the date the plaintiffs received notice of Watson's ANDA filing or until final resolution of the ...more »

Sacco Bill To Protect Used Car Buyers When Vehicle Fails Inspection Advances ...
Power Engineering MagazineFebruary 1, 2012

By Targeted News Service A bill sponsored by Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Nicholas J. Sacco which would prohibit used car dealers from waiving their obligation under the Lemon Law when a vehicle fails inspection as a result of faulty ...more »

Consumer Protection
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SAFF wants farm commissioner to have bite
ABC OnlineFebruary 2, 2012

SAFF president Peter White says the position stemmed from farmer concerns that their machinery is not covered by the Consumer Protection Act, and the move is a welcome one. He says it is hoped farmers will now have an alternative to the courts when it ...more »

Product Reclamation
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West Palm Beach assures residents water is safe after spill of treated sewage
Palm Beach PostFebruary 10, 2012

He said the spill, which occurred Monday at the East Central Regional Water Reclamation Facility never unleashed torrents of treated sewage into the ground. Workers from Whiting-Turner, replacing two aging valves on 48-inch pipes deep underground, ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Card fraud's a big problem in region
The ColoradoanFebruary 1, 2012

One of the many cases a detective investigates is credit card fraud, and this past fall we had a significant incident that affected multiple victims in several jurisdictions. Victims were reporting their cards were being used in various places from in ...more »

Stolen Identity
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TROY POLICE BRIEFS: Car stolen at mall; Identity used to buy solar panels ...
Royal Oak Daily TribuneFebruary 8, 2012

The theft occurred between 6 pm Friday and 2 pm Sunday. There were fresh pry marks on one suite occupied by the office, while the other suite did not have any pry marks. Someone used the identity of a resident of the 1000 block of Twain to order more ...more »

Credit Repair
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Alanna Steinberg and Internet schemes probed by police
Toronto StarFebruary 22, 2012

The Star tracked down more than a dozen alleged victims who said they paid between $2000 to $9000 to Steinberg to arrange loans or for credit repair. None received any funding. In every case, people said Steinberg stopped taking their calls or ...more »

Unsafe Products
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McGlinchey Stafford Adds Two New Litigators in New Orleans
MarketWatch (press release)February 15, 2012

Mr. Terk earned his Juris Doctor degree from Tulane Law School cum laude in 2000 and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in 1995. "Our firm has been and continues to be a leader in the area of products liability, and the addition of ...more »


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