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Judge says Occupy DC demonstrators must get notice before any eviction; feds ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

Mayor Vincent Gray and DC health officials have expressed concern about a rat infestation at McPherson Square and other sanitation problems, with the mayor suggesting that the demonstrators relocate to Freedom Plaza, another federal space that's been ...more »

Judge in the dock to defend himself over Franco investigation
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

"When people disappear, it is a permanent crime, which no amnesty law can affect." Outside the court hundreds of supporters of the judge, including British historian Ian Gibson – who has investigated the murder of poet Federico Garcia Lorca by Franco's ...more »

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Confidentiality
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The secrets are out on deal to settle suit over Rosa Parks estate
Detroit Free PressFebruary 5, 2012

By David Ashenfelter The secret legal agreement designed to settle the brawl over the estate of civil rights leader Rosa Parks is a secret no more. The confidential seven-page document -- signed by Parks' 15 nieces and nephews, Parks' longtime friend ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Notice to city hotel as BMC corporators hit by food poisoning
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

BHOPAL: Nearly half a dozen corporators of Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) were take ill after having food that they reportedly ordered from a hotel in the city during the council meeting here on Tuesday. Soon, the BMC officials issued a notice to ...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 »

In Narrow Vote, Senate Passes Lemon Law Fee Increase
WABEFebruary 3, 2012

ATLANTA, GA (WABE) - The Georgia Senate has narrowly passed a bill that adds two dollars to a fee used to enforce the state's Lemon Law. Opponents are calling the bill a new tax on car buyers. If a new car keeps breaking down, the Lemon Law gives the ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Molycorp To Receive $390 Million Strategic Investment From Molymet
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

Molycorp has agreed to appoint to its Board of Directors upon the closing of the proposed investment a nominee to be designated by Molymet. Proceeds from the Molymet investment will be retained by Molycorp for general corporate purposes and will ...more »

Consumer Protection
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FIO Misses Deadline for First Report to Congress
LifeHealthProFebruary 2, 2012

The FIO was created as a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law by President Obama on July 21, 2010. The Act mandated that the FIO present the report to Congress within 18 months of the Act becoming law ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Bendigo stolen son remembers upbringing
Bendigo AdvertiserFebruary 7, 2012

Mr Knight is a descendant of the Ngarrindjeri people and member of the stolen generations. He has endured years of searching for his identity and has established himself as a leader within Bendigo's indigenous community. “Beyond all that has happened ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Gingrich Says Credit Card Companies Could Help Control Immigration Fraud
ABC News (blog)February 3, 2012

“We'd be far better off to outsource e-verify to American Express, MasterCard or Visa, because they actually know how to run a program like that without massive fraud,” said Gingrich last September. Credit card companies playing a part in verifying ...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 »

Credit Repair
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MerchantCashAdvanceIndustry.org is Now Offering Merchant Cash Flow Loans
DigitalJournal.com (press release)February 19, 2012

Merchant Cash Flow Loans are based on total gross sales. Businesses do not need to accept credit card payments to qualify. Loans are available to restaurants, salons, repair services, and to any business that is open and generating revenue.more »

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