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Racial study scrutinized in death row inmate's hearing
abc11.comFebruary 1, 2012

Patricia Tornblom, stepmother to the deceased, said she is angered by the hearing. "What do the people of Michigan have to do with us? I mean this is North Carolina," questioned Tornblom. "Why are they down here trying to decide how we make our laws?more »

Gay marriage critics, supporters argue religious liberties, equal rights at ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

The Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing marked this year's first public debate on legislation to legalize same-sex unions, a measure introduced by Gov. Martin O'Malley last week. O'Malley, a Democrat, argued that the bill will grant necessary legal...more »

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Confidentiality
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Macomb Teacher Suspended Over Alleged Comments
KOCO Oklahoma CityFebruary 2, 2012

State confidentiality laws prohibit us from discussing the specifics of the situation as the employee is entitled to specific due process procedures with regard to his employment status. Law enforcement is involved and we will continue to fully ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Youth dies under mysterious circumstances
Times of IndiaFebruary 5, 2012

The police are not ruling out the possibility of food poisoning. According to the police Ravi Kumar was a resident of Sitaram Colony in Sodala's Ramnagar area. He lived with his brother Vinod Kumar who works at a private school in the city.more »

Consumer Disputes
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Wrong booking: Airline to pay Rs 30000
Indian ExpressFebruary 17, 2012

The Mumbai Suburban Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered an airline company to cough up Rs 30000 as compensation to a family who was booked on a wrong flight. Hari Parpiya, a resident of Bandra, was scheduled to travel to Udaipur in Rajasthan ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP v. Apotex Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2012)
JD Supra (press release)February 11, 2012

The Federal Circuit noted that it could not conclude that the FDA would require the ANDA filers to amend their applications in the future, in part because the Hatch-Waxman Act provides for the affirmative carving out of patented indications.more »

GOP senators split on fee to fund Lemon Law
Columbus Ledger-EnquirerFebruary 2, 2012

AP ATLANTA -- Republican senators were split on whether to add two dollars to a fee used to enforce Georgia's Lemon Law. Senate Bill 305 passed narrowly on Thursday by a vote of 30-19, with 11 GOP senators voting against the proposal, which they viewed ...more »

Consumer Protection
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When the advertised price isn't right who has to pay?
Independent Online (blog)February 6, 2012

This is called bait marketing, and it's a no-no in terms of the Consumer Protection Act. But the CPA does give retailers an “out” in terms of honouring prices which are obvious mistakes. It states: “If a price as displayed contains an inadvertent and ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Molycorp To Receive $390 Million Strategic Investment From Molymet
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

Molycorp has agreed to appoint to its Board of Directors upon the closing of the proposed investment a nominee to be designated by Molymet. Proceeds from the Molymet investment will be retained by Molycorp for general corporate purposes and will ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Two charged in alleged card scam
Northern Virginia DailyFebruary 2, 2012

JACKSON -- Two men have been charged by the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office in an alleged credit card fraud scheme. Deputies were called to the Sheetz in Mt. Jackson on Dec. 16 after two men tried to buy cigarettes with gift cards, ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Teens Face Charges in Bike Theft from Target
Patch.comFebruary 6, 2012

The teens were charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, theft and destruction of property and released into their parents custody. Police continue to determine the identity of the third suspect. According to a police press release, ...more »

Credit Repair
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Morning Drive on The Credit Report with Bill Lewis
Examiner.comFebruary 6, 2012

Originally launched on AM 1400 WFTL in 2004, as the “Credit Restoration Consultants Hour,” Bill Lewis provided self-help tips and advice regarding credit repair, finances, and related topics. Throughout the years, Bill's show strayed from the original ...more »

Unsafe Products
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PERSONNEL FILE: Addair joines Huddleston Bolen's Charleston office
West Virginia RecordFebruary 2, 2012

His practice is focused on the representation of businesses in the areas of products liability, mass torts, toxic torts, deliberate intent litigation, professional liability, personal injury, and general insurance defense.more »

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