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AMR wins right to hire bankruptcy advisers
CBS NewsMarch 1, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines says a federal judge approved its hiring of legal, business and financial advisers to help steer the company through reorganization under bankruptcy protection. Sean Collins, a spokesman for American parent AMR ...more »

Best of IMCA Brings Leading Conference Content to a Local Level
PR Web (press release)March 1, 2012

... Inc. Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. does not discriminate in educational opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.more »

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Confidentiality
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Got Solvency? Work on NAIC's ORSA Model Act Underway
LifeHealthProMarch 7, 2012

The draft model law for other ORSA-related information - including confidential and privileged documents, such as proprietary and trade secret documents and materials - would be shared with other state, federal and international regulatory agencies.more »

Food Poisoning
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NYC: Eatery grades, drop in food poisoning linked
The Seattle TimesMarch 7, 2012

Giving letter grades to the thousands of restaurants in New York City - from humble delis to celebrity chef-powered eateries - has been a boon to business and has led to a decline in the number of cases of salmonella food poisoning, the mayor and ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Apple Proposing Settlements in Android Device Patent Disputes, Would Reap $5 ...
Mac RumorsMarch 6, 2012

The consumer-electronics company has put forth proposals to Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) and Samsung Electronics Co. (005930.SE, SSNHY) to settle some pending litigation in exchange for royalty payments to license its patents, ...more »

18-wheeler goes off highway, kills driver
Daily Comet (blog)March 2, 2012

Tracey Ann Lemon, 32, of Utica., Miss., had to be cut out of the carriage of the 18-wheeler and was pronounced dead at the scene. The right lane of the exit was closed for hours while authorities worked to remove the truck, which was facedown in a ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Activists Want EPA To End Virginia's Water Permit Power
MyFox Washington DCMarch 7, 2012

Virginia mining officials have consistently violated federal law in failing to notify the public when it issues such permits, the Sierra Club, Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards and Appalachian Mountain Advocates said Wednesday.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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Identity theft ringleader pleads guilty
Coeur d'Alene PressMarch 1, 2012

COEUR d'ALENE – Michelle Ann Mason, 27, of Oldtown, pleaded guilty yesterday in United States District Court in Coeur d'Alene to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft, announced US Attorney Wendy J.more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Couple Arrested for Credit Card Fraud
LoanSafeMarch 2, 2012

Je rry B row n's Prison Realignment Plan of Assembly Bill 109 — were arrested Thursday for commercial burglary, grand theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. On Feb. 7, the victim reported he had lost his business credit card and it had been used ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Charleston Automotive Products Liability Lawyer Advocates Increased Fines for ...
PR Web (press release)March 1, 2012

Ken Harrell of the Joye Law Firm says that the threat of multi-million-dollar losses for failing to properly recall flawed automotive products may be what's necessary to make automakers act responsibly. Heavier fines may be exactly what's necessary to ...more »

Credit Repair
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Understanding Service Contracts for Approved Auto Loans
Auto Credit Express (blog)March 4, 2012

by Steve Cypher on Sunday, March 4th, 2012 People who are credit challenged need to understand the service contracts from dealers that are involved in bad credit auto sales. We are familiar with them because we've been in the automotive industry for ...more »

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