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He legally hacks criminal minds
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

The cyber law in India is good, but police need to be trained adequately for these laws to be implemented. I've introduced a course at the National Police Academy in Hyderabad, and am getting top cops acquainted with cyber crime.more »

Attorney general opinion clarifies Harbor Police authority
Houma CourierFebruary 1, 2012

The Louisiana Attorney General's office has clarified a 2011 decision which suggested the authority of Port Fourchon's Harbor Police Department is not recognized by the state. The confusion began last year, when the port's private Harbor Police...more »

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Michigan county handling of HIV criminal case suggests state law was broken
The American IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

It should be noted that state confidentiality laws play a role in our ability to access certain data. But based on what the local and state health departments have told us, charges against the man appear to be based entirely on his confession to ...more »

Food Poisoning
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The fast food dilemma: Is Taco Bell the new poster child for salmonella?
The Virginian-PilotFebruary 3, 2012

Between October and November, 2011, the fast food chain was undergoing scrutiny by the Center for Disease (CDC) due to one of the largest reported outbreaks of salmonella poisoning in recent years. However, to the public, the mega food chain restaurant ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Telemarketing tops Wisconsin's consumer-complaint list
WSAUFebruary 1, 2012

The state Consumer Protection agency received 1669 written complaints about telemarketing firms last year. Cell phone and Internet providers were second on the complaint list. Landlord-tenant disputes were third followed by home improvement scams, ...more »

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

Information from Press Release Network may be freely distributed to any publication. Wherever applicable, please cite Press Release Network as the news source. DISCLAIMER: The content of each press release is the responsibility of the publishing ...more »

Product Reclamation
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MSD and sustainable infrastructure
St. Louis BeaconFebruary 8, 2012

And there are many such decrees: witness last month's decree involving the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. Their inclusion in the decree reflects concerns, mostly valid, that other methods of dealing with capacity problems ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Signs Eight Bills into Law
Sacramento BeeFebruary 2, 2012

... into law the following eight bills: House Bill 169 – This bill amends the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act to create new definitions, increase prize limits, and provide for additional rules and regulations for licensing of organizations.more »

Stolen Identity
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Pair sentenced for stealing elderly Las Altos couple's life savings
San Jose Mercury NewsFebruary 17, 2012

Pang Thao, 26, of Elk Grove, was sentenced in Santa Clara County Superior Court by Judge Rene Navarro to three years in prison for identity theft, computer hacking and elder fraud -- all felonies. Nancy Vang, 27, of Sacramento, was sentenced to one ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Police Log, Feb. 2: $650 in Fraudulent Credit Card Charges
Patch.comFebruary 3, 2012

The owner was advised to cancel the credit cards and put a fraud watch on his account. 9:32 am - A driver reported being the victim of a hit-and-run accident on Prospect Street and Hopkins Street. The individual reported driving on Prospect Street when ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces First Quarter Results
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

Our inability to successfully recover should we experience a disaster or other business continuity problem could cause material financial loss, loss of human capital, regulatory actions, reputational harm, or legal liability.more »

Credit Repair
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A Good Time to Buy a Car
Auto Credit Express (blog)February 24, 2012

Our website also explains credit repair and repossession as well as today's topic: the current state of no credit auto loans. The February 23, 2012 report begins by stating that, “Low interest rates, longer loan terms and growth in subprime help make ...more »


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