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Huckster Propaganda: Voice of San Diego gets a taste of its own fact check
San Diego CityBEATFebruary 1, 2012

If in certain contexts it characterizes (and trumpets) advertising as a form of support, it should not turn around and deny that advertising is support. The claim is false. The question, however, is whether there are aggravating factors.more »

WA Govt funds Telstra mobile expansion
DelimiterFebruary 1, 2012

news The nation's largest telco Telstra the Western Australian State Government's Regional Mobile Communication Project (RMCP) contract, a deal which will see Telstra receive $39.2 million from the state government and in return provide a value return ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Hurdles can arise in hunt for public information
Bethany Beach WaveFebruary 5, 2012

In Onancock, Charles Landis prevailed in court last month when he filed a petition claiming the town violated the state Freedom of Information Act by providing a copy of the town manager's employment contract with signatures and dates removed.more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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FDA Publishes Draft Guidelines for Biosimilar Product Development under § 351(k)
Patent DocsFebruary 9, 2012

Section 351(k) creates a biologics pathway that is reminiscent of the pathway set forth by the Hatch-Waxman Act for small molecule drugs. The FDA promised that it would release the guidance materials by the end of 2011, but failed to meet this deadline ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Insurance co. sued in Grafton bridge failure
Worcester TelegramFebruary 2, 2012

Yesterday the attorney general filed a lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court alleging that XL Specialty Insurance Company, a Delaware corporation, and its agent Fasano Acchione and Associates violated the False Claims Act and the Consumer Protection Act by ...more »

Call Kurtis: Is Your Vehicle A Lemon?
CBS LocalFebruary 16, 2012

So how do you know if you're car is a lemon? And how do you go about getting your money back? Call Kurtis decided to take a closer look at California's law. Rita Uhren of Shingle Springs recalls the first few days with her Can-Am Spyder Roadster, ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Colorado River's fate gains ground in DC
Summit Daily NewsFebruary 4, 2012

The goal in going to DC was to urge the Department of the Interior and legislators to consider plans that will employ smart, common-sense strategies to keep the Colorado River flowing when they finalize the Bureau of Reclamation's Colorado River Basin ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Madison Heights couple sentenced in fraud case
Lynchburg News and AdvanceFebruary 8, 2012

A Madison Heights couple was sentenced on Monday for credit card fraud in Nelson County. Bruce Phillips was sentenced to one year in the state penitentiary and 20 years of probation. He must also pay back the $1167.63 in credit card charges.more »

Stolen Identity
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Police ID Two Men Involved in String of Thefts in Montco and Bucks
Patch.comFebruary 3, 2012

Flego was subsequently arrested and charged with access device fraud, criminal conspiracy, theft, identity theft, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief, criminal attempt, possession of an access device knowing it to be counterfeit or altered, ...more »

Credit Repair
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Police Arrest Man Accused Of Credit Card Theft
WINA AM 1070February 15, 2012

Albemarle Fire Marshal Howard Lagomarsino says the cause was work being done involving a vehicle inside the repair bay of the garage. One of the Charlottesville men who's accused of credit card theft has been arrested, but his alleged companion remains ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces Month-End Assets Under Management
MarketWatch (press release)February 8, 2012

Statements in this press release regarding Franklin Resources, Inc. ("Franklin") and its subsidiaries, which are not historical facts, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.more »

Food Poisoning
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Food poisoning: BBMP yet to find out reason
IBNLive.comFebruary 2, 2012

BANGALORE: It's been almost 20 days since 46 students from BBMP Girl's High School in Mathikere fell ill due to suspected food poisoning after consuming breakfast supplied by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), but the civic ...more »

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