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Not 'Desperate' for cash: Obama lists his big fundraisers
msnbc.comFebruary 1, 2012

One of the president's top bundlers, former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, recently caused embarrassment for the campaign when his investment firm, MF Global, filed for bankruptcy, triggering an FBI investigation into whether its clients' money had ...more »

Supreme Court order a signal to stop misuse of sanction power
Daily MailFebruary 1, 2012

By Mail Today Reporter There seems no end to the embarrassment that the United Progressive Alliance government has had to face on account of the 2G spectrum scam. The Supreme Court's order of Tuesday stating that Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Doctors try to squelch online reviews
Columbus DispatchFebruary 1, 2012

He declined to discuss specifics because of patient confidentiality laws. ”We stand by any or all actions taken by Dr. Makhnevich as of this date, including the document,” Schwartz said. Paul Alan Levy, one of Lee's lawyers, said the contract Lee ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Phuket Tourist Trickery Scores 300000 Baht, It's Enough to Make You Sick
PhuketwanFebruary 3, 2012

By Sert Tongdee PHUKET: A group of Chinese tourists has ripped off a Phuket business over a bout of food poisoning that afflicted some of their members on Phuket. The Chinese tourists were paid 300000 baht for their silence to protect Phuket's ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Video store settlement protects former customers from abusive collection practices
KyForward.comFebruary 8, 2012

In May of 2011, Kentucky, along with all other states and the District of Columbia, joined in the Agreed Order with the bankruptcy trustee overseeing the collection of these customer accounts. Hollywood Video and Movie Gallery were video rental ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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TalkingPoint: Commercial Disputes In The Biotech And Pharma Sector
Financier WorldwideFebruary 15, 2012

Taylor: The most common source of conflict in the pharma industry remains Hatch-Waxman (ANDA) suits filed by innovator companies asserting patent infringement. These cases involve 'small molecule' drug patents and related formulation and method of use ...more »

San Diego Lemon Law Attorney Sues Team Kia Of El Cajon For Falsifying Down ...
EIN News (press release)February 6, 2012

The defendant JKC Palm Springs Automotive, Inc. does business under a fictitious business name, and operates the El Cajon dealership "Team Kia of El Cajon" in El Cajon, California. The Plaintiffs, who are represented by California lemon law attorney...more »

Consumer Protection
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Significant amendments proposed to Consumer Protection Act; Online filing to ...
Bar & BenchFebruary 3, 2012

The Government of India has recently proposed a significant number of changes to the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 (the Consumer Act) vide the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Bill 2011. The Amendment Bill, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha in ...more »

Product Reclamation
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New Voices Seeking Input, More Transparency in Management of the Colorado River
Boulder WeeklyFebruary 15, 2012

Up until now, closed-door negotiations between the federal Bureau of Reclamation, state agencies and major water users have decided new projects and policies in the basin. In large part this governance style is due to the incredibly complex legal and ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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5 Ways To Avoid Footing The Bill For Credit Card Fraud
Business InsiderFebruary 17, 2012

This is where companies tell you exactly how much you'll be responsible for any fraudulent activity on your account. The US leads in the nation in credit card fraud, so unless you plan on carting around you wallet in a steal lock box, ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Man dies in Thruway pursuit
Albany Times UnionFebruary 6, 2012

The man, whose identity had not yet been released, was driving a stolen car when he crashed on the off ramp from Exit 23 at 5:14 am, police said. Troopers said the man was first reported to be driving a stolen car in Canastota, a village just west of ...more »

Credit Repair
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Local artist revels in Hill City-centric work
The-BurgFebruary 15, 2012

She makes her own original jewlery — including tiny pendants carved with intricate designs — and also does commercial repair work on estate jewelry. Credit: Parker Michels-Boyce/The News & Advance Since 2009, Ariel has been turning old Lynchburg ...more »

Unsafe Products
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BLAKES ANNOUNCES 13 NEW PARTNERS - Law Firm News
LawfuelFebruary 5, 2012

JeffBakker practises corporate and securities law. His primary focus is on securities matters, particularly in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and continuous disclosure compliance.MelanieGastonpractises in litigation and ...more »

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