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Full City: order restored?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

The district court had convicted the third officer for violation of the Pollution Act, but acquitted him of the charges under the Ship Safety Act. The prosecution did not appeal the acquittal; consequently, the appeal court considered only whether the ...more »

Judge in the dock to defend himself over Franco investigation
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

"When people disappear, it is a permanent crime, which no amnesty law can affect." Outside the court hundreds of supporters of the judge, including British historian Ian Gibson – who has investigated the murder of poet Federico Garcia Lorca by Franco's ...more »

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Confidentiality
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UM releases sexual assault report
Montana KaiminFebruary 2, 2012

He accepted the recommendation of UM Legal Counsel David Aronofsky after the Kaimin and two other media outlets requested a copy of the report the day Engstrom received it, pointing to the phrase "on demand" in state public records law.more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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FDA issues draft guidances regarding implementation of the Biologics Price ...
Lexology (registration)February 23, 2012

... of biological products, which is conceptually similar to the abbreviated pathways for the approval of small molecule drugs under the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984 (commonly referred to as the “Hatch-Waxman Act”).more »

Consumer Disputes
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Courier company held guilty for delayed delivery
Indian ExpressFebruary 1, 2012

The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Panchkula court has penalised Blazeflash Courier Ltd for being guilty of deficient services in belated delivery of a parcel. A resident of Panchkula Sector 26, Nakul Vashist, had dispatched the ...more »

City Says No to High Speed Train
Patch.comFebruary 22, 2012

Also called the “High Speed Rail Lemon Law,” the bill would halt state debt funding for the project, which could link San Francisco to San Diego. “Now I don't do this lightly because it is a voter approved bond, but the voters were deceived,” Harkey ...more »

Product Reclamation
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AP Enterprise: CA mine dispute recalls wild past
Fox NewsFebruary 8, 2012

Joseph Hardesty's attorney, William Brewer of San Diego, denied that his client is mining gold and insists he wants to operate a sand and gravel business to complement another he owns in Sacramento County. "He's not a crook, he's not a cheat, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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SEC modifies "accredited investor" standard
Lexology (registration)February 6, 2012

33-9287 (the Release) amending the individual accredited investor net worth calculation method under Reg D, as required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act adopted on July 20, 2010 (Dodd Frank).more »

Stolen Identity
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With April 15 looming, watch out for tax fraud
WCNCFebruary 8, 2012

Here are the top 12 things the IRS wants you to know about identity theft so you can avoid becoming the victim of an identity thief. 1. The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information.more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Robocallers Who Claimed to Reduce Credit Card Interest Rates Shut Down
Statesboro Business NewsFebruary 8, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with four of the defendants in an allegedly phony debt relief services operation that claimed that, for $995, it would dramatically reduce consumers' credit card interest rates. Under the settlement...more »

Unsafe Products
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El Cerrito Takes Up Backyard Animal Slaughter
Patch.comFebruary 6, 2012

The El Cerrito City Council's agenda tonight, Monday, includes the controversial issue of whether do-it-yourself animal slaughter should be banned under the city's new law allowing residents to keep some farm animals. By Charles Burress The El Cerrito ...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 »

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