Consumer Protection News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in February, 2012

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Congress manifesto stresses on development
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

If voted to power, Congress would lay emphasis on improving the poor law and order situation in the state by making police stations accessible to every citizen and setting up one mahila police station in each district, she added.more »

10 top tips on becoming a franchisee
Mirror.co.ukFebruary 1, 2012

1 Find out what franchises are available: There are franchise exhibitions, directories, magazines, all devoted to franchising and starting a business. Start by visiting the British Franchise Association website, www.thebfa.org.more »

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Confidentiality
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Questionnaires offer insight on high court nominees
NorthJersey.comFebruary 7, 2012

Those are just a couple of the distinctions between the two attorneys nominated by Governor Christie to serve on the state Supreme Court detailed in confidential questionnaires submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The documents, obtained by the ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Mandatory for caterers to time-stamp all buffet and packed meals by mid-Feb
TODAYonlineFebruary 2, 2012

The National Environment Agency (NEA) recommends that cooked food placed between 5°C and 60°C be consumed within four hours, as bacteria may multiply rapidly and produce sufficient toxins to cause food poisoning when food is stored at these ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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With growth in mind, leaders vow to put consumers first
EurActivFebruary 10, 2012

Jonas Bering Liisberg, Denmark's deputy permanent representative to the EU, said forging agreements on an alternative dispute resolution option for customers and online shoppers appeared possible this year. Denmark holds the rotating presidency of the ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Paul A. Ainsworth Joins Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox as Of Counsel
PR Newswire (press release)February 6, 2012

He has extensive experience representing clients in the pharmaceutical industry in litigation arising under the Hatch-Waxman Act. After law school, Mr. Ainsworth served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sue L. Robinson, United States District Judge, ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Karnataka mining may resume on CEC report
LivemintFebruary 6, 2012

That leaves 72 leases in category B for which the CEC has prescribed a reclamation and rehabilitation programme based on the ecological impact assessment report prepared by the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE).more »

Consumer Protection
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CFTC Adopts Customer Property Segregation and Other Swap Regulations; Proposes ...
JD Supra (press release)February 2, 2012

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on January 11, 2011 finalized three important rules and proposed one additional rule as required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act).more »

Stolen Identity
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Teens Face Charges in Bike Theft from Target
Patch.comFebruary 6, 2012

The teens were charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, theft and destruction of property and released into their parents custody. Police continue to determine the identity of the third suspect. According to a police press release, ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Rent My Vacation Home® Stops Scams
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)February 3, 2012

Use the Rent My Vacation Home dot com® Credit Card system and get the travel Insurance. Rent My Vacation Home dot com® will refund Homeowners money if they cannot stay in the home due to fraud on Rent My Vacation Home dot com. Rent My Vacation Home dot ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Shrader & Associates, L.L.P. Supports Washington Brake Regulation, Calls for ...
PR Web (press release)February 3, 2012

The fibers are sometimes used in brake pads as well many other industrial and commercial products. The Better Brakes Law is Washington's attempt to protect its auto-mechanics and environment from exposure to asbestos and other toxins.more »

Credit Repair
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Metro Credit Union Partners With Community Organizations to Launch CONNECT
MarketWatch (press release)February 14, 2012

Metro will be providing on-site banking access, financial coaching, debt management, credit repair assistance, and tax preparation. One of the goals is to provide the unbanked or underbanked with the knowledge and resources needed to open their own ...more »

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