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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 »

Reportage: Looking to liability
Insurance AgeFebruary 1, 2012

Arguably, what the wide vista of liability reveals is that a broker's learning does not cease with their product knowledge. For Neil Grimshaw, director at Ravenhall Risk Solutions, educating clients on risks and building a long-term partnership is a ...more »

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What Must Landlords Do to Evict Tenants?
Patch.comFebruary 6, 2012

When the final judgment is entered, you can then obtain a Writ of Possession. The Writ of Possession authorizes law enforcement to remove the tenant and the tenant's belongings from the property. Your clerk of court or the sheriff's office can quickly ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Norovirus Causes Most Hospital Infection Outbreaks, Study Says
Occupational Health and SafetyFebruary 7, 2012

Norovirus, a pathogen that often causes food poisoning and gastroenteritis, was responsible for 18.2 percent of all infection outbreaks and 65 percent of ward closures in US hospitals during a two-year period, according to a new study published in the ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Nebraska Attorney General's Office Reaches Settlement with Debt Collection Company
Syracuse Journal-DemocratFebruary 8, 2012

By Anonymous Attorney General Jon Bruning today announced a multi-state settlement with debt collector NCO Financial Systems, Inc. (NCOF). The 18-state agreement makes $50000 restitution available to Nebraska consumers affected by misleading and ...more »

Lemon law in Sept to give consumers with defective goods more say
Straits TimesFebruary 14, 2012

Proposed amendments to the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act and Hire Purchase Act introduced in Parliament on Tuesday will pave the way for the so-called 'lemon law', which the Consumers Association of Singapore has been lobbying for since 2005.more »

Product Reclamation
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Nunes bill to remove Delta protections passes committee
Bay Area IndymediaFebruary 17, 2012

"The bill removes all environmental protections for the Delta and Central Valley rivers while allowing destructive exports of water from the Delta to San Joaquin Valley water districts. by Dan Bacher The House Natural Resources Committee on Thursday ...more »

Consumer Protection
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CPA sues Texas firm for alleged defective design of Tinian airport
Saipan TribuneFebruary 5, 2012

CPA is suing Leo A. Daly Co. for breach of contract, professional malpractice, negligence, fraud, and violations of the Consumer Protection Act and the CNMI Building Safety Code. CPA, through counsels William R. Satterberg Jr. and Matthew T. Gregory, ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Brainerd/Baxter stores part of 14-state federal identity theft ring
Brainerd Daily DispatchFebruary 1, 2012

By Jennifer Stockinger A federal indictment was recently filed charging 12 people in connection with an identity theft ring allegedly responsble for the theft of more than $2 million from financial insititutions and retail businesses in at least 14 ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Couple charged in credit card fraud
Fort Wayne Journal GazetteFebruary 1, 2012

A woman who worked at Subway is accused of stealing the credit card of a customer who left it at the store and then giving it to her husband to use. About 11 am Dec. 24, a man went into a Subway in Fort Wayne and left his Star Bank debit card at the ...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 »

Credit Repair
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Doing Credit Repair the Wrong Way
Auto Credit Express (blog)February 9, 2012

Here's how it works: A credit repair agency sends out letters to people with a recently completed bankruptcy. These letters typically explain that because of the bankruptcy they'll be unable to get a credit card, personal loan or most other types of ...more »


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