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When entitlement to leave lapses under EU law – a neverending story?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

Under German law, the statutory minimum entitlement to leave is four weeks per year. However, six weeks' paid annual leave is often agreed under collective bargaining agreements or in employment contracts. For example, if an employee is unable to work ...more »

Mandaric: tax charges are an insult to my family
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

The former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric claimed that the tax evasion charges against him were an "insult" after 12 years in England in which he has rescued Portsmouth, Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday from the brink of bankruptcy, ...more »

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Confidentiality
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What Must Landlords Do to Evict Tenants?
Patch.comFebruary 10, 2012

I believe that the landlord/tenant laws for residential leases are pro-tenant. If the landlord's “ducks” are all in a row, then the landlord can get the eviction. If a duck falls out of line, then the landlord may have to start over.more »

Food Poisoning
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Critical Food Safety Message from USDA, HHS and Ad Council Prior to the Big ...
Sacramento BeeFebruary 1, 2012

The effort is an extension of their Food Safe Families campaign (www.foodsafety.gov), the first joint multimedia campaign designed to help families prevent food poisoning in the home. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Litigious Indian customers
LivemintFebruary 2, 2012

The national consumer redressal department in the consumer affairs ministry has set up a three-tier mechanism of consumer courts at the national, state and district levels. Under the Consumer Protection Act of 1986, a person can take recourse at any of ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Congress provides litigation-type review of patents
Lexology (registration)February 20, 2012

Upon approval of Mylan's ANDA, the Plaintiffs sued for infringement within the period prescribed by the Hatch-Waxman Act. Mylan responded that the '161 patent was not infringed, and was invalid and unenforceable. The question of infringement turned on ...more »

In Narrow Vote, Senate Passes Lemon Law Fee Increase
WABEFebruary 3, 2012

ATLANTA, GA (WABE) - The Georgia Senate has narrowly passed a bill that adds two dollars to a fee used to enforce the state's Lemon Law. Opponents are calling the bill a new tax on car buyers. If a new car keeps breaking down, the Lemon Law gives the ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Houston bankers say they are ready to lend
Houston Business JournalFebruary 3, 2012

-Bob Franklin Vista Bank Texas Houston bankers said the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and its newborn regulations passed two years ago, don't just constrain the giant investment banks in New York.more »

Product Reclamation
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Bob Kustra's unique perspective on ethics in politics
The Idaho StatesmanFebruary 13, 2012

Jim Edgar, a champion of tougher DUI laws. Kustra sponsored a bill lowering the legal limit for blood-alcohol content while driving from 0.1 percent to .08 percent and other anti-alcohol bills, including a string of tax increases.more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Florida woman, Illinois man indicted for identity theft, attempted bank fraud ...
al.com (blog)February 1, 2012

By Kent Faulk -- The Birmingham News BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A Florida woman and a man from Illinois who were indicted by a federal grand jury in Birmingham today for conspiracy, attempted bank fraud and identity theft had tried to attach a secret ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Florida woman, Illinois man indicted for identity theft, attempted bank fraud ...
al.com (blog)February 1, 2012

By Kent Faulk -- The Birmingham News BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A Florida woman and a man from Illinois who were indicted by a federal grand jury in Birmingham today for conspiracy, attempted bank fraud and identity theft had tried to attach a secret ...more »

Credit Repair
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Stealth mutations let cancer genes sneak in
Futurity: Research NewsFebruary 23, 2012

Disease-causing mutations cause a smaller change in the electronic structure of the DNA molecule compared to all possible mutations, which may make them less detectable to the cell's damage repair process. (Credit: iStockphoto) U. WARWICK (UK) ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Sidley Austin LLP | Sidley Austin LLP Elects Eight in Chicago to Partnership ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)February 3, 2012

Lawyers in the litigation practice have trial and appellate experience in virtually all areas of litigation, including antitrust, bankruptcy, class action litigation, criminal, corporate takeovers, directors' and officers' liability, employment, ...more »

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