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Mandaric: tax charges are an insult to my family
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

The former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric claimed that the tax evasion charges against him were an "insult" after 12 years in England in which he has rescued Portsmouth, Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday from the brink of bankruptcy, ...more »

Dallas-based Breast Cancer Group Drops Support of Planned Parenthood
KUT NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Planned Parenthood clinical assistant Nicki Bailey discusses the new abortion laws with a patient in Austin. Photo by Eric Schlegel, Texas Tribune by Emily Ramshaw, The Texas Tribune The Dallas-based breast cancer prevention group Susan G. Komen for ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Oldest Swiss private bank is newest US target
ReutersFebruary 16, 2012

Swiss law protects client confidentiality under a tradition dating to the Middle Ages; Switzerland does not consider tax evasion a crime for its own citizens and residents. Joerg Denzler, a Wegelin spokesman, declined to comment for this story or to ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Food poisoning link to watermelons
The Press AssociationFebruary 2, 2012

In November, as part of a local food survey, the HPA identified Salmonella Newport from a ready-to-eat sliced watermelon. Some people who then became unwell were found to be infected with the same strain. The HPA has also spoken to 15 affected people ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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The Louisiana Department of Insurance Recovers $5.3M in 2011
Insurance JournalFebruary 14, 2012

LDI received 13208 consumer inquiries and 3453 official consumer complaints. The recovered funds result from insurance claims disputes in which LDI was able to work with insurance companies and consumers to recover monies above what the insurance ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Cubist Receives CUBICIN Paragraph IV Notice Letter
MarketWatch (press release)February 9, 2012

Cubist intends to vigorously enforce its extensive intellectual property rights for CUBICIN and plans to file a complaint alleging infringement within the required 45-day response period of the Hatch-Waxman Act. Once a suit is filed, a 30-month stay of ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Report backs $1 billion plan to raise dam; Some relocation is necessary, but ...
Record-SearchlightFebruary 7, 2012

But some roads, buildings and businesses around the lake would be inundated by the higher lake level, said Pete Lucero, a spokesman for the US Bureau of Reclamation, the agency that prepared the report. Lucero said some of the resorts on the lake would ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumers to have more rights from Sept
AsiaOneFebruary 14, 2012

A defective product can be returned to the retailer within six months and consumers will also have the right to demand a refund, replacement or seek redress in court. This is one of the proposed amendments to the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act...more »

Stolen Identity
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Millions of identities stolen each year
Jacksonville Journal-CourierFebruary 11, 2012

Identity theft is skyrocketing in the United States and a Murrayville woman is working to combat the problem. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. “We all need to be diligent ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Two Arrested for Alleged Credit Card Fraud: Cedar Falls Police Blotter
Patch.comFebruary 7, 2012

He was arrested at 1:33 pm at his home and charged with failure to appear, forgery: credit card use more than $500 and theft in the third degree. The incident was reported on Nov. 28, and the frauds occured between Nov. 8 and Nov. 27.more »

Unsafe Products
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Serious Injuries in Product Liability Claims Extend to Exercise Machines and ...
PR Web (press release)February 11, 2012

The Gilman law firm is committed to helping victims of personal injury and defective consumer products and their family members in cases involving wrongful deaths and substantial injuries. Gilman Law LLP offers a team of experienced personal injury ...more »

Credit Repair
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Credit Cards For Kids
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 6, 2012

Some parents give their kids credit cards to help them learn to manage credit while they can still be supervised, says Brette Sember, author of "The Complete Credit Repair Kit." "You can help your child learn how to use credit and teach them to use it ...more »

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