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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 »

Racial study scrutinized in death row inmate's hearing
abc11.comFebruary 1, 2012

Patricia Tornblom, stepmother to the deceased, said she is angered by the hearing. "What do the people of Michigan have to do with us? I mean this is North Carolina," questioned Tornblom. "Why are they down here trying to decide how we make our laws?more »

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Confidentiality
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More Swiss banks may head for Singapore
TODAYonlineFebruary 3, 2012

Still, client confidentiality has to be maintained. While it is in everyone's interest to prevent tax evaders from making use of Singapore, "we have our banking secrecy laws in place", said Ernst & Young financial services tax partner Chong Lee Siang.more »

Food Poisoning
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Youth dies under mysterious circumstances
Times of IndiaFebruary 5, 2012

The police are not ruling out the possibility of food poisoning. According to the police Ravi Kumar was a resident of Sitaram Colony in Sodala's Ramnagar area. He lived with his brother Vinod Kumar who works at a private school in the city.more »

Consumer Disputes
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The Louisiana Department of Insurance Recovers $5.3M in 2011
Insurance JournalFebruary 14, 2012

LDI received 13208 consumer inquiries and 3453 official consumer complaints. The recovered funds result from insurance claims disputes in which LDI was able to work with insurance companies and consumers to recover monies above what the insurance ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Kirkland & Ellis | Supreme Court Sides with Generics, Rules State Law Failure ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)February 28, 2012

The majority found that generic drug companies could not be held liable for violating state laws requiring them to update their warning labels upon learning of adverse side effects, because doing so would violate a Hatch-Waxman Act requirement that ...more »

Honda small claims? Not here.
News & ObserverFebruary 7, 2012

The law covers warranty defects on new cars only. It comes into play after the buyer complains in writing and allows reasonable time for a repair, and the manufacturer fails after several attempts to fix it. Under the lemon law, the manufacturer must ...more »

Consumer Protection
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That's Not the Spirit
FutureOfCapitalism.comFebruary 8, 2012

... Affairs Committee, he was instrumental in drafting and passing major pieces of legislation including the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) and the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions Accountability and Divestment Act of 2010.more »

Product Reclamation
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Coal production increased 10.4 percent in 2011
Herald Times ReporterFebruary 19, 2012

The state Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety says employment at Colorado's 10 mines also rose 12 percent to 2363 in the first nine months of 2011. And, there are plans for four new mines and eight expansions of existing mines.more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Mamaroneck Staples Cashier Charged in $181K Fraud
The Daily HarrisonFebruary 2, 2012

by Brian Donnelly (email) 7 hours ago MAMARONECK, NY -- A cashier at the Staples in Mamaroneck has been charged with stealing, then selling, 50 customers' credit card numbers, leading to $181800 in credit card fraud, according to a Westchester County ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Cops arrest three for bad checks, ID theft
Enterprise-RecordFebruary 7, 2012

OROVILLE — A man suspected of identity theft crimes in Butte County and Yuba City and wanted in Washington state, was arrested with two other people recently in Oroville. John T. Troglin, 47, Robert Cumpston, 75, and Lynn D. Paschich, 45, ...more »

Credit Repair
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3 Ways To Clean Up Your Credit History
Business InsiderFebruary 21, 2012

While ridding the world of bad guys, this Marine would also like to rid his credit history of two bad marks he got years ago by using a technique I suggested in the story Should You Pay For Credit Repair? I was reading an article that said you can send ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces First Quarter Results
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

Our inability to successfully recover should we experience a disaster or other business continuity problem could cause material financial loss, loss of human capital, regulatory actions, reputational harm, or legal liability.more »

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