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

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Southaven investigation halts city business
WMC-TVFebruary 1, 2012

SOUTHAVEN, MS- (WMC-TV) – After saying he would not step down, Southaven Mayor Gregg Davis was at work Tuesday while the investigation into his spending has put all city business on hold. When state and federal law enforcement agencies honed in on ...more »

The net closes on cyber-snoopers
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

Many internet users find these digital devices, which are used by websites to create personal profiles based on use of the Internet, intrusive. The data is used for Online Behavioural Advertising, allowing companies to direct their display adverts at ...more »

Consumer Protection News and Stories

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

I believe that the landlord/tenant laws for residential leases are pro-tenant. If the landlord's “ducks” are all in a row, then the landlord can get the eviction. If a duck falls out of line, then the landlord may have to start over.more »

Food Poisoning
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Food poisoning! What to watch out for in 2012
GadlingFebruary 2, 2012

Even if you're only traveling as far as the other end of the state, chances are there's a regional specialty, street food, farmers market, or restaurant that's a destination in its own right. Sometimes, however, the pickings are slim, or no matter how ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Cleaning up debt collection
Worcester TelegramFebruary 1, 2012

Additionally, the company can't misrepresent to consumers that they owe a particular debt, or a certain amount, unless the company has a reasonable basis for doing so. To follow through on that promise, the company has to investigate consumer disputes...more »

Fancy Pups Due in Court Today
Patch.comFebruary 9, 2012

Rocco Guarruto, the proprietor of Fancy Pups, is scheduled to answer charges in Woodbridge Municipal Court that he violated the state's Puppy Lemon Law when he sold sick animals to owners who had problems getting refunds when the puppies got sick and ...more »

Product Reclamation
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'Marshes aren't wastelands, don't dump toxic waste there'
Hindustan TimesFebruary 1, 2012

Leaving aside the impact of proposed projects, reclamation at Uran, Airoli and Kasheli in Thane has already wiped out wetlands and also resulted in the vanishing of migratory birds, seen at Uran also. Environmentalists stress the need for citizens to ...more »

Consumer Protection
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How an Internet and Website Legal Audit Can Protect Your Business
JD Supra (press release)February 1, 2012

Violations of the AntiCybersquatting Consumer Protection Act can result in fines between $1000 and $100000 per domain name. Legal Issues • Advertising Problems: The Federal Trade Commission has very specific guidelines regarding advertising for ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Preventing Identity Theft Without Paying a Fee
New York TimesFebruary 10, 2012

At that point, in 2005, it seemed to be a scary and ever-growing trend, with tales everywhere of stolen credit cards and Social Security numbers leading to bad credit ratings that could haunt you for years, potentially costing you car loans, ...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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Greenberg Traurig Grows National Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 6, 2012

6, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Greenberg Traurig's Atlanta-based national Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice Group continues to grow with the addition of Ginger Heyman Pigott. Pigott, who joins as a shareholder, ...more »

Credit Repair
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Credit help: How to continue your financial life after bankruptcy
Newsolio (blog)February 7, 2012

With some careful planning and attention to detail you can repair your credit and be back on the road to financial health. Here are some tips that can help. As soon as your bankruptcy is discharged, get a copy of your credit report.more »

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