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•4 killed as sect bombs Maiduguri •Nobody died —JTF •NYSC stops posting of ...
Nigerian TribuneMarch 1, 2012

OPERATIVES of the dreaded Islamic militant sect, Boko Haram are said to have started combing fertiliser markets in search of materials to be used for bombs following the decision of security agencies to tighten rules on use of dynamites and explosives.more »

Tea Party Groups Question IRS Requests For Information
CBS LocalMarch 1, 2012

They've received IRS letters similar to one from a Waco group, which demands reams of inside information in order to qualify for 501(c)(4) status. As a lawyer, he sees some questions as standard boilerplate language; others, he says, are intrusive.more »

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Confidentiality
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SNAP leader's deposition made public
National Catholic ReporterMarch 2, 2012

But they're desperately trying to gut the law that most enables us to protect victims, witnesses or whistleblowers,” wrote Clohessy, referring to a Missouri law that protects the confidentiality of rape crisis centers. “So it's clear they aren't being ...more »

Food Poisoning
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High Pressure Kills Pathogens, Maintains Produce's Taste and Color
Infection Control TodayMarch 20, 2012

Green onions cause about 5 percent of outbreaks of food poisoning from produce, worldwide. Now a team of researchers from the University of Delaware, Newark, shows that high pressure treatment of green onions can kill various strains of Escherichia ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Golden Blossom owners file a case against builder
Citizen MattersMarch 2, 2012

In their petition to the state Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, residents say that Golden Gate Properties Ltd (GGPL) had promised them about 35 facilities such as club houses, sports complexes, super market etc., but has not delivered most of ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Avanir: Addressing The Strength Of Nuedexta's Patents; Imminent Short Squeeze
Seeking AlphaMarch 1, 2012

... Avanir faced Paragraph IV challenge under the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act. This regularly abused Hatch-Waxman Act encourages generic companies to race to file an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) with a Paragraph IV ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Millington Quarry Wraps Up Case for Future Plans
Patch.comMarch 7, 2012

The quarry is required by law to update its so-called reclamation plan every few years. While previous plans were approved, a disagreement with the Township Committee over details meant the most recent previous proposal, presented in 2008, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Court's Time ruling cautions companies
Montreal GazetteMarch 2, 2012

... highest court - in its first major pronouncement on consumer protection law - has now provided clear guidance in a 116-page ruling on what the test is to determine whether or not a consumer has been subjected to false or misleading advertising.more »

Stolen Identity
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Roxbury cops: 2 stole tax refunds in large-scale scheme
Dailyrecord.comMarch 1, 2012

ROXBURY — Two New York City residents have been charged with participating in a large scale identity theft and tax fraud scheme in which faulty income tax returns were filed and tax refunds stolen, police said. Chief James Simonetti announced the ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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George Osbourne, Attorney General Dominic Grieve, credit card fraud and Mitt ...
Coventry TelegraphMarch 7, 2012

CRIMINALS are resorting to old-fashioned cheque and telephone scams as fraud losses on UK credit and debit cards reached a 10-year low, figures show today. Card losses fell by 7% year on year to reach £341 million in 2011, the lowest figure in a decade ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Thomas E. Butler Joins LeClairRyan
MarketWatch (press release)March 7, 2012

Butler has also been involved in a number of high-profile products liability disputes. He regularly represents clients in estate and trust-related disputes, including matters of a multi-jurisdictional nature. Butler has handled all phases of dispute ...more »

Credit Repair
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Authorities say scams aimed at Nebraskans becoming more elaborate, difficult ...
The RepublicMarch 1, 2012

GRANT SCHULTE AP LINCOLN, Neb. — Scam artists targeting Nebraskans have become have become more difficult to catch and prosecute as they develop increasingly elaborate schemes to cheat people out of their money, Attorney General Jon Bruning said ...more »

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