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Ex-Massey security director gets three years in UBB case
Charleston GazetteMarch 1, 2012

A former Massey Energy security director deserves to spend three years in prison for lying to investigators and trying to destroy documents, but should not be blamed for the worst coal-mining disaster in nearly 40 years, a federal judge concluded ...more »

BIONOVA about BIONOVA Skincare
Bradenton HeraldMarch 1, 2012

Equipped with the last findings in human physiology and biochemistry, utilizing a proprietary technology based on Life Science Nanotechnology this brand radically changed the total approach to the skin in a Beauty industry. By treating the skin as the ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Clarkstown School Board Receives And Releases Investigative Attorneys' Report
Patch.comMarch 2, 2012

By Robin Traum The Clarkstown Board of Education received the investigative attorneys' report on the public release and distribution of a confidential district document. The six board members present at Thursday night's meeting voted to release the ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Lent and the Hidden Cost of Capital Punishment
Huffington Post (blog)March 13, 2012

We don't see that in other faiths: Siddhartha Gautama Buddha died of food poisoning at age 80, and the Prophet Muhammad died of natural causes at 63. It should mean something to Christians, then, that an execution is at the center of the faith and this ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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CFPB Opens Door to Bank-Fee Complaints
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

"Consumers need someone on their side to keep banks and credit unions accountable—that is our job at the Consumer Bureau," said the bureau's director Richard Cordray. The consumer bureau, a central plank of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law, ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Tackling 'Pay-For-Delay' In California Supreme Court
JD Supra (press release)March 12, 2012

In 1991, Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc., a generic manufacturer, challenged the validity of the patent pursuant to the Hatch-Waxman Act, which gives the first drug manufacturer to successfully dispute a patent an incentive in the form of 180 days to begin ...more »

Man In Custody After Lemon Grove Standoff
KGTV San DiegoMarch 2, 2012

Palm Middle School and Mt. Vernon Elementary School were temporarily locked down due to the law enforcement activity. Lockdowns at both schools were lifted shortly before 3 pm and students were released, according to Lemon Grove School District ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumer Commission takes on MultiChoice, Top TV over bundled bouquets
Rapid tv newsMarch 5, 2012

In October 2011 the National Consumer Commission ordered the country's two pay-TV companies to unbundle their TV channels as it claims this model contravenes the Consumer Protection Act. The companies are now facing a Consumer Tribunal over the matter.more »

Product Reclamation
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Voterama in Congress for the week ending March 2, 2012
The Doings Clarendon HillsMarch 2, 2012

(HR 2117) California Water Dispute: Members passed, 246-175, a bill to override existing California and US compacts and laws for allocating San Joaquin River water in the Central Valley and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. A yes vote backed a GOP bill (HR ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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NY Men Charged with Credit Card Fraud in Limerick
Patch.comMarch 6, 2012

On Tuesday night, February 28, 2012 at 1821 hours, Limerick Township Police were dispatched to the Limerick Sunoco Station regarding two males involved in credit card fraud. Prior to officers responding, the males left operating a 2010 4-door white ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Identity theft suspect moved into victim's house
CBS42March 2, 2012

(WIAT) Getting your social security number stolen is bad, but one suspect is taking identity theft to a whole new level. "Apparently Mr. Richardson just happened to come across this house in some shape form or fashion started talking to neighbors, ...more »

Credit Repair
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NC Attorney General: Top Ten List of Consumer Complaints
LoanSafeMarch 6, 2012

Complaints about scams that promise to fix your credit or settle your debts for an upfront fee are increasingly common. Under North Carolina law, it's illegal to charge an upfront fee for credit repair or debt settlement help.more »

Unsafe Products
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Federal judge blocks anti-smoking images required on tobacco products
CNNMarch 2, 2012

"Unfortunately, because Congress did not consider the First Amendment implications of this legislation, it did not concern itself with how the regulations could be narrowly tailored to avoid unintentionally compelling commercial speech," said federal...more »

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