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Court of appeals rules on ship construction contract dispute
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

"in the Brazilian legal framework there is no legal rule determining that the registration of the vessel construction contract with the respective Maritime Registration Office is a requirement for the validity thereof. The effect of its registration is ...more »

'Business Connection' features Title Boxing Club
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 1, 2012

The Naperville location is one of 19 franchises across the country. TITLE Boxing Club specializes in boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Pete Gilfillan came on set to promote his business FranChoice. Want to start your own franchise but don't ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Confession attorney-client privilege?
San Francisco ExaminerFebruary 2, 2012

Perhaps Lopez believed that simply graduating from law school was enough to make Madison a lawyer, cloaking every communication with confidentiality. Even if the judge finds that Lopez's communications are protected by the attorney-client privilege, ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Ileana D'Cruz food poisoning delays 'Barfee' shoot
Digital SpyFebruary 7, 2012

Ileana D'Cruz's food poisoning has caused another delay in the shooting schedule for Barfee. The actress flew to home to Hyderabad from the Mumbai-based production in order to recuperate. A source told the Hindustan Times: "A set was erected, ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Customers question data provided to CIBIL
Hindu Business LineFebruary 14, 2012

Ten to 15 per cent of those accessing their reports dispute the data, according to Ms Harshala Chandorkar, Sr. Vice-President, Consumer Relations, Corporate Communication and CIC Compliance, CIBIL. Consumers' interest in their Credit Information ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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AstraZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP, v. APOTEX CORP.
Leagle.comFebruary 10, 2012

As required by the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984 (popularly known as the Hatch-Waxman Act, hereinafter "the Act"), AstraZeneca notified the FDA of all patents that it believed could be infringed by the unlicensed ...more »

Used Car Inspections.ORG offers Used Car Buyers the “Top 10” Keys for Avoiding ...
PR Web (press release)February 1, 2012

Many used car buyers assume that since there is a new car Lemon Law, there must be a used car Lemon Law. Most states do not have any type of a used car Lemon Law. It is the buyers' responsibly to determine the true condition of the vehicle before ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Compensation for Galway 'clocked' car buyer
Galway IndependentFebruary 9, 2012

The National Consumer Agency (NCA) confirmed today that it had secured a compensation order under the Consumer Protection Act 2007 on behalf of a consumer in Galway who had purchased a clocked car. The application was granted in Galway District Court ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Allentown mayor offers blight advice
Standard SpeakerFebruary 1, 2012

Most questions from attendees centered around the lack of money available to start a legal process and see it through to force out-of-town owners to comply with local code enforcement laws. Pawlowski suggested smaller municipalities may be able to ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Police Log, Feb. 2: $650 in Fraudulent Credit Card Charges
Patch.comFebruary 3, 2012

The owner was advised to cancel the credit cards and put a fraud watch on his account. 9:32 am - A driver reported being the victim of a hit-and-run accident on Prospect Street and Hopkins Street. The individual reported driving on Prospect Street when ...more »

Stolen Identity
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ID theft up nearly 50 percent during tax-filing season
Palm Beach PostFebruary 11, 2012

Nationwide, weekly reports of identity theft and fraud cases have recently skyrocketed from about 35000 complaints a week to 50000, she said. "The vast majority of the increase is due to consumers filing identity theft complaints, and specifically ...more »

Credit Repair
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Reversing the Ninth Circuit, Supreme Court upholds right to arbitrate
JD Supra (press release)February 24, 2012

CompuCredit involved claims by consumers under the Credit Repair Organization Act (CROA), in particular the rights granted to consumers in the disclosure section of the CROA, 15 USC 1679c. One of the rights provided: “You have the right to sue a credit ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Judge Wertheimer joins Cranford firm
Cranford Chronicle - NJ.comFebruary 9, 2012

... a deep knowledge of the law and a keen insight into resolving complex legal disputes fairly. He managed, settled and tried many of the most difficult cases pending in Union County, involving commercial, construction, toxic tort, products liability, ...more »

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