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International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

As a result, during 2011 a number of amendments were introduced to the employment framework. Significant legislation affecting employers introduced in 2011 included the following. Enacted on September 19 2011 by the National Council of Employment, ...more »

Local charity drops Catholic affiliation, will place kids with couples in ...
WPSD Local 6February 1, 2012

In June, Illinois lawmakers made it legal for same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, meaning they have the same rights as married couples. That includes the ability to become foster parents. With the new law came the stipulation that any ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Preserve Confidentiality When Using Technology
WisBarFebruary 9, 2012

... end when that equipment is no longer under the attorney's control. by Dean R. Dietrich I use a lot of technology equipment in my law practice. What steps must I take to ensure confidentiality of client information when disposing of this equipment?more »

Food Poisoning
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Mouse droppings found in Archway pub's food
Islington GazetteFebruary 2, 2012

Health inspectors uncovered a mouse infestation at an Archway pub following a complaint by a wedding party of food poisoning, a court heard. To send a link to this page to a friend, simply enter their email address below. The message will include the ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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• PERRY/Wicker disputes 'appointment' (105 views)
Philadelphia Neshoba DemocratFebruary 2, 2012

By BRIAN PERRY In early January, President Barack Obama issued recess appointments for Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), as well as three individuals to the National Labor Relations Board.more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Fitch backs FDA planned guidelines open the door to biosimilars
The Pharma LetterFebruary 13, 2012

The US approved small molecule or chemically-based generics since enactment of the Hatch-Waxman Act in 1984 but has not approved the sale of biosimilar drugs due to a lack of a formal regulatory approval process and their complex nature, notes Fitch.more »

Negative Connotations Surrounding Sharia Must Be Dispelled
JURISTFebruary 3, 2012

Based on US conflicts of law, the law where the tort occurred would govern the dispute. The court would require expert testimony regarding the tort law of the country using Sharia, which would include issues relating to Sharia. A, a Saudi company, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Opinion poll: Anti-regulatory 'hype' unwarranted
RegisterFebruary 3, 2012

The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, he says will "hold Wall Street accountable and end taxpayer-funded bailouts," and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "will protect consumers from unfair financial practices and make sure that ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Miner sentenced to a year in prison for operating illegally
Mail TribuneFebruary 7, 2012

Tracy was also ordered to pay $4360 restitution for reclamation costs, the US Attorney's office said in a news release. A jury found Tracy guilty of this illegal mining charge in December. In February 2011, Tracy had proposed a gold mining operation on ...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 »

Stolen Identity
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New California law protects you against ID theft
abc7news.comFebruary 2, 2012

Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto. Simitian authored the 2003 law that requires companies to notify you if they lose your data. Now, that law just got much stronger. "Look, you want to know, 'Was it my bank account? Was it my credit card?more »

Credit Repair
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Foreclosure assistance company banned from working in NC
Legal News LineFebruary 28, 2012

BY BRYAN COHEN RALEIGH, NC (Legal Newsline) - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday that a Winston-Salem foreclosure assistance company has been permanently banned from offering credit repair or foreclosure assistance services ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Shrader & Associates, L.L.P. Supports Washington Brake Regulation, Calls for ...
Houston ChronicleFebruary 3, 2012

The fibers are sometimes used in brake pads as well many other industrial and commercial products. The Better Brakes Law is Washington's attempt to protect its auto-mechanics and environment from exposure to asbestos and other toxins.more »

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