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Man charged with homicide in death of baby sitter
Bloomington PantagraphFebruary 1, 2012

Prosecutors charged a Utah man Tuesday with child abuse homicide in the overdose death of his teenage baby sitter whose body was found in a shallow grave more than a month after she was reported missing. Suspect Eric Millerberg also faces charges of ...more »

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 »

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Confidentiality
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Chamber wants privacy
Memphis Commercial AppealFebruary 2, 2012

The bill essentially would give local governments the same ability to keep such records confidential as the state government has in current law. Gov. Bill Haslam has asked lawmakers to add more confidentiality provisions to state law, including the ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Food poisoning! What to watch out for in 2012
GadlingFebruary 2, 2012

Even if you're only traveling as far as the other end of the state, chances are there's a regional specialty, street food, farmers market, or restaurant that's a destination in its own right. Sometimes, however, the pickings are slim, or no matter how ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Court orders Air India to pay Rs 1L damages to flier
Times of IndiaFebruary 9, 2012

NEW DELHI: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has awarded a person over Rs 1 lakh as damages to be paid by Air India for imperfect services. Dr PK Agrawal's trip to Kolkata in March, 2011 started with being given wrong boarding passes that ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Watson seeks FDA approval to market generic Beyaz
News-Medical.netFebruary 13, 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 »

Tenant Debt, Unemployment, Lemon Car
MyFox HoustonFebruary 7, 2012

FROM DALE: "I bought a vehicle that was certified a lemon. The manufacturer wanted to give me six-thousand dollars for it-- even though I bought it for 92-hundred. I was told by a lawyer to take the offer, which I did. My question is, can I go back and ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Webster Bank Announces Results of Fixed Price Cash Tender Offer for 5.875 ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 7, 2012

This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as "believes," "anticipates," "expects," "intends," ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Nesting bald eagles jeopardize South Side gun range
WBEZFebruary 9, 2012

... violate long-standing federal laws meant to protect the species. Plans for the shooting range took a big step forward in early January, when the Police Department narrowly won approval from the Chicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Board ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Credit card fraud mastermind forced gang members to have group sex to weed out ...
Daily MailFebruary 1, 2012

By Daily Mail Reporter The mastermind of a multi-million dollar credit card cloning ring recruited new henchmen only once they had indulged in group sex with him. Vikas Yadav videotaped himself having sex with men and women he met in seedy ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Police Blotter: Stolen Car, Domestic Dispute, Burglary Tools Lead to Arrests
Patch.comFebruary 10, 2012

Identity theft – Two Piedmont residents, one from Oakland Avenue and the other from Sierra Avenue, reported incidents of identity theft to the Piedmont Police Department in the morning. Petty thefts – A resident of the first block of Fairview Avenue ...more »

Credit Repair
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Credit advice: How can I dump my timeshare?
OCRegisterFebruary 5, 2012

Deborah McNaughton, a Placentia credit expert, financial coach and author of β€œThe Essential Credit Repair Handbook,” is here to provide her financial advice: Q. If we decide to stop making payments on a timeshare contract, how will it affect our credit ...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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