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Crimes Targeting Elderly Seen As Growing Trend
13WHAM-TVFebruary 1, 2012

Mason makes that claims while pointing to an aging population of “Baby Boomers” as well as a 2010 Cornell University study on Elder Abuse Prevalence in New York State. That study (attached) estimates that 260000 older New Yorkers “had been victims of ...more »

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 »

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Confidentiality
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Sex Smears and the Rule of Law at Yale
Wall Street JournalFebruary 4, 2012

The Times reported the existence of a confidential accusation of sexual assault despite not knowing the name of the accuser or the content of the complaint. It relied on a half-dozen anonymous sources, all of whom were violating institutional ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Towards national kaizen movement in our schools
New Straits TimesFebruary 17, 2012

By Datuk Dr Ibrahim Ahmad Bajunid Medical officers taking statements from SK Seri Bakti pupils at the Kuala Nerang Hospital after a case of suspected food poisoning last year. THERE have been cases of food poisoning in almost all the states of Malaysia ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Significant amendments proposed to Consumer Protection Act; Online filing to ...
Bar & BenchFebruary 3, 2012

The Government of India has recently proposed a significant number of changes to the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 (the Consumer Act) vide the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Bill 2011. The Amendment Bill, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha in ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Mining decision upsets group opposed to quarry in southern Berkeley County
The Herald-MailFebruary 9, 2012

Shale extracted from a 41-acre area would done in 5-acre increments, with reclamation required to begin in a mined area before new areas are mined, according to the order. Potomac Riverkeeper acknowledged in a news release that the conditions aim to ...more »

Stolen Identity
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A glimpse inside the $234 billion world of medical ID theft
Government Health ITFebruary 8, 2012

It's no wonder that a stolen medical identity has a $50 street value, according to the World Privacy Forum – whereas a stolen social security number, on the other hand, only sells for $1. One form of healthcare fraud, known as medical identity theft, ...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 »

Unsafe Products
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Hard to stomach: manufacturer's defence in product liability claim
International Law OfficeFebruary 2, 2012

Under Article 6(1) of the Consumer Protection Law (2251/1994), the manufacturer of a defective product is liable for any damage caused to the consumer. However, under Article 6(8), a manufacturer may be exempt from liability if it can prove that ...more »

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