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

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Overview (February 2011)
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

As a result, during 2011 a number of amendments were introduced to the employment framework. Significant legislation affecting employers introduced in 2011 included the following. Enacted on September 19 2011 by the National Council of Employment, ...more »

Gyms investigated for unfair contracts
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

'The magic of the cup' isn'ta term often used to describe Spain's premier domestic cup competition,... Fears about flooding are rising - but of more pressing concern is the ending of the government agree... They were 27 days into their journey when ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Iowa Capital Notebook for 02/09/2012
Quad City TimesFebruary 9, 2012

Within three months of the adoption of the Inspections and Appeals' rules regarding sex offender notification, affected facilities are required to access and search the sex offender registry to determine whether current residents or tenants are on the ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Norovirus causes most hospital outbreaks
UPI.comFebruary 4, 2012

3 (UPI) -- Norovirus, a pathogen that often causes food poisoning and gastroenteritis, is the leading cause of infectious outbreaks in US hospitals, researchers said. A team of researchers from Chartis Insurance, Main Line Health System, ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Hospital directed to pay Rs.10 lakh compensation
The HinduFebruary 25, 2012

The Kerala State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has given a directive to award a compensation of around Rs.10 lakh to the family of a young woman who had died due to the complications following the transfusion of mismatched blood, ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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TEXT-Fitch:FDA proposed guidelines open the door to biosimilars
ReutersFebruary 10, 2012

... in the US The US approved small molecule or chemically-based generics since enactment of the Hatch-Waxman Act in 1984 but has not approved the sale of biosimilar drugs due to a lack of a formal regulatory approval process and their complex nature.more »

Judge rules in favor of Lanes's End in Lemon Drop Kid case
Daily Racing FormFebruary 10, 2012

... Jerry Jamgotchian's KNC Investments filed over a share in the stallion Lemon Drop Kid. In an opinion filed Feb. 9, US District Court Judge Jennifer Coffman denied KNC's contention that the court had made “an error of law” in its original judgment.more »

Consumer Protection
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Lawmakers Working to Protect Millions of American Jobs
WDTVFebruary 2, 2012

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are on board to protect 4 million American jobs. Introduced last month, the US Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act wants a ban on taxpayer subsidies to companies that choose to take American jobs overseas ...more »

Product Reclamation
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AG WeekFebruary 13, 2012

Under current law, the most severe penalty for animal abuse is a year in jail and a $2000 fine. The proposed ballot measure would make cruelty to dogs, cats and horses a potential felony. Violations would have a maximum punishment of five years in ...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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Cops arrest three for bad checks, ID theft
Enterprise-RecordFebruary 7, 2012

OROVILLE — A man suspected of identity theft crimes in Butte County and Yuba City and wanted in Washington state, was arrested with two other people recently in Oroville. John T. Troglin, 47, Robert Cumpston, 75, and Lynn D. Paschich, 45, ...more »

Credit Repair
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Protect yourself against credit repair scams
Examiner.comFebruary 2, 2012

Even those with high credit scores have experienced closed credit card accounts and equity lines. When an account has not been closed, credit limits have been reduced to the current balance due. The terms credit repair, credit restoration or credit ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Real Estate Roundup: Firms Trading Spaces in Atlanta, Chicago, and New York
The American LawyerFebruary 1, 2012

On its Web site, Wilson Elser describes the 12-year-old Westchester office—which houses 150 attorneys across such practice areas as professional liability, products liability, intellectual property, environmental, and corporate law—as "more than just ...more »

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