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Reportage: Looking to liability
Insurance AgeFebruary 1, 2012

Arguably, what the wide vista of liability reveals is that a broker's learning does not cease with their product knowledge. For Neil Grimshaw, director at Ravenhall Risk Solutions, educating clients on risks and building a long-term partnership is a ...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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Confidentiality
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Analysis | On MU campus, a tale of two searches
Kansas City StarFebruary 5, 2012

Pepperdine University professor Robert Pushaw Jr. wants to be the next dean of Missouri's law school – and he doesn't care who knows. The Yale Law School graduate, who spent eight years teaching in Columbia before moving west, is one of five dean ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Health Officials Warn Of Norovirus Cases
WISC MadisonFebruary 8, 2012

It is often called by other names, such as viral gastroenteritis, stomach flu, and food poisoning. Officials said norovirus usually circulates through the community every winter. Officials said the most important steps to take to prevent becoming ill ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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HC gets notice for not issuing a copy of a court order
Times of IndiaFebruary 19, 2012

CHENNAI: The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (SCDRC) issued a notice to the registrargeneral of the Madras high court for not issuing a copy of a court order to an advocate. The matter relates to a complaint lodged by advocate Manikandan ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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TEXT-Fitch:FDA proposed guidelines open the door to biosimilars
ReutersFebruary 10, 2012

... in the US The US approved small molecule or chemically-based generics since enactment of the Hatch-Waxman Act in 1984 but has not approved the sale of biosimilar drugs due to a lack of a formal regulatory approval process and their complex nature.more »

Georgia 'lemon law' fee could increase
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFebruary 2, 2012

By Kristina Torres New car buyers in Georgia would have to shell out an extra $2 for the state's "lemon law" fee under a bill passed Thursday in the Senate. The increase included in Senate Bill 305 would raise the fee from $3 to $5, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Steps to check counterfeit products
Oman Daily ObserverFebruary 1, 2012

... for Consumer Protection, has affirmed the authority's keenness and commitment to protect the intellectual rights of authors in implementation of the Consumer Protection Act issued by Royal Decree No 49/2007, and other laws related to consumers.more »

Product Reclamation
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LC Urgent Q: West Kowloon Reclamation Concept Plan Competition
7thSpace Interactive (press release)February 15, 2012

It has been reported earlier by the media that in the West Kowloon Reclamation Concept Plan Competition (Competition) held in 2001-2002, a member of the Jury had connections with a participant but did not declare the interest, causing members of the ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Sold for £19: British bank customers' credit card details available on Russian ...
This is MoneyFebruary 7, 2012

This trade in our personal details is allowing criminals to snap up vital debit and credit card information and online banking passwords from rogue websites. The details have been stolen using devices attached to cash machines, or from online scams...more »

Stolen Identity
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Ala woman sentenced to prison in ID theft
WSFAFebruary 2, 2012

She pleaded guilty to taking the information under a federal health privacy law, attempted bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft. Authorities say Stewart stole patients' information from Trinity Medical Center while an associate of hers was a ...more »

Credit Repair
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4 Ways to Start Improving Your Credit Score Today
Go Banking RatesFebruary 7, 2012

If you ever want to obtain a mortgage, auto loan or other line of credit, you won't get approval with a poor credit score. In such a situation, employing one or more of the following credit repair tips can help you rebuild your credit score. 1.more »

Unsafe Products
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YELTON v. PHI, INCORPORATED
Leagle.comFebruary 3, 2012

After the decedent's death, his mother, Karen Nelson, filed this suit in Florida state court on behalf of herself, her husband (the decedent's father), and their grandson Landen, alleging negligence and products liability counts against the helicopter ...more »

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