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The Nightly Turbo: Phil Hellmuth Wins at LAPC, FS+G Files for Bankruptcy, and More
PokerNews.comMarch 1, 2012

In this edition, Phil Hellmuth wins a poker tournament (finally), Federated Sports + Gaming files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and more. Bwin.party is one of many gaming operators preparing for legalized poker in the US In the latest edition of The ...more »

New evidence suggests Stone Age hunters from Europe discovered America
The IndependentMarch 1, 2012

What can a little-known health project in rural Ethiopia tell us about discrimination in an all-twee... New archaeological evidence suggests that America was first discovered by Stone Age people from Europe – 10000 years before the Siberian-originating ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Troyer: Investigation into anonymous emails mishandled
Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteMarch 1, 2012

"Because of the confidentiality agreement, I cannot publicly disclose the verifiable details that question the credibility of the investigation. I cannot publicly share the exculpatory facts omitted from the [investigative] report, or specifically ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Tassie food poisoning adds to Shield drama
Sydney Morning HeraldMarch 7, 2012

A spate of food poisoning which forced some of Tasmania's cricketers on to intravenous drips has added to the drama of a defining final round of Sheffield Shield games. Four states, Western Australia, Queensland, the Tigers and Victoria can each host ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Kerala HC stays arrest warrant against Swamy
IBNLive.comMarch 8, 2012

KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Wednesday stayed for three months the proceedings in the arrest warrant issued by the Thrissur Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum against Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy for failing to repay a fixed amount ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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United Therapeutics files patent infringement lawsuit against Sandoz
Pharmaceutical Business ReviewMarch 16, 2012

United Therapeutics filed its lawsuit within 45 days of receipt of notice from Sandoz of its ANDA filing. As a result, under the Hatch-Waxman Act, the FDA is automatically precluded from approving Sandoz's ANDA for up to 30 months.more »

Consumers Obtain Lemon Law Judgment Against Toyota Motor Sales, USA
MarketWatch (press release)March 14, 2012

After giving Toyota a reasonable opportunity to repair the vehicle, the Srokas notified Toyota of their California Lemon Law claims, and stopped making payments on the vehicle. Los Angeles County jury determined that Toyota had violated the California ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Attorney General brings action against AGT American Silver and Gold
Wilson County NewsMarch 8, 2012

Lora Maestre and Rick Maestre, also known as David Winston, among others, are named in the action for violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices – Consumer Protection Act for allegedly accepting payment for coins and bullion that the company never ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Sponsored by FLSmidth
Power Engineering MagazineMarch 16, 2012

The budget also includes a legislative proposal to institute a leasing process under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 for certain minerals (gold, silver, lead, zinc, copper, uranium, and molybdenum) currently covered by the General Mining Law of 1872.more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Six charged in alleged credit card fraud
MetroNews CanadaMarch 7, 2012

London police have seized more than 3000 stolen credit card numbers and arrested six people as part of a sweeping theft investigation. Last month, investigators became aware of an online credit card fraud scam involving several people from London.more »

Stolen Identity
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Some of $900000 of Fraudulent Charges by Former PA Used for Online Jewelry ...
www.DiamondNe.wsMarch 5, 2012

She is charged with Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, Identity Theft in the First Degree, Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree. SHAMRAKOVA and her business partner, MICHAEL SMAYE, 25, ...more »

Credit Repair
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Help is out there for low-income borrowers
Asbury Park PressMarch 8, 2012

Topics include: homebuying tips, down payment assistance, credit repair and homeownership counseling. Free child care and refreshments provided. For more information, visit the Affordable Housing Alliance at www.housingall.org or call 732-389-2958.more »

Unsafe Products
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GSK Settles More than 25000 Avandia Cases on Heart Attacks: AttorneyOne.com ...
PR Web (press release)March 2, 2012

... Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (07-01871) US District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Other cases are pending in state courts around the US Now, AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, ...more »

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