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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 »

Banking/Court win for Lehman Europe clients
The IndependentMarch 1, 2012

It declared they had rights to reclaim the money, even though Lehman Europe had not kept it separate from the rest of the bankrupt firm's operations. Hedge funds feared they would have to take their place along with other unsecured creditors, ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Kuwait- MoH employees instructed to keep patients' info confidential
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkMarch 3, 2012

These instructions were issued under the application of law 25/1981 in adherence to the minister's requirement on maintaining confidentiality of the patients' information. Meanwhile, the Endocrinologist Consultant in Sabah Hospital for Children, ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Sponsors make the Olympic food ban so hard to swallow
Evening StandardMarch 22, 2012

In the car on the way home I am overcome with nausea: a bout of noisy vomiting and hydraulic diarrhoea before bed-time suggests food poisoning rather than disappointment at my team capitulating against Western Samoa. Still, a lifelong gastric habit has ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Ad wins physically-challenged man compensation for faulty motorcycle
Indian ExpressMarch 1, 2012

The Thane district consumer disputes redressal forum has ordered a vehicle manufacturing company in Thane to pay Rs 41500 as compensation to Vijay Tamanna Sanadi, a physically challenged person from Pune for selling a faulty motorcycle to him.more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Hatch-Waxman and the new patent office post-grant review procedures: a new ...
Lexology (registration)March 1, 2012

The new patent office post-grant review procedures introduced in the recently enacted Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”) have left many in the pharmaceutical industry—particularly those who frequently participate in Hatch- Waxman...more »

Product Reclamation
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Dan Bacher: Obama will veto HR 1837 if it passes Senate
YubaNet (press release)March 6, 2012

March 4, 2012 - The House of Representatives on February 29 voted 246-175 to approve a water grab by powerful corporate agribusiness interests in the San Joaquin Valley that will reverse decades of laws that protect fish and water supplies, ...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 »

Stolen Identity
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Identity theft continues to top FTC's complaint list
KOMO NewsMarch 2, 2012

Identity theft is so widespread, it has topped the Federal Trade Commission's complaint list for a dozen straight years now. And the way most ID theft is happening might surprise you. As you might suspect, investigators say you can blame a lot of ID...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Bedford County deputies search for credit card fraud suspect
Lynchburg News and AdvanceMarch 1, 2012

The Bedford County Sheriff's Office is search for a woman, who is suspected of using a stolen credit card to make purchases at Walmart. The case began on February 19th, when the victim called the sheriff's office to say three of her credit cards had ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Chadbourne & Parke Appoints Two International Partners, One International ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 2, 2012

Alejandro Landa, based in Chadbourne's Mexico City office, counsels companies and financial institutions on a broad range of legal issues with a particular emphasis on financial, securities and corporate transactions including public bids, ...more »

Credit Repair
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Unique Credit Support System Places Credit Repair in Consumers' Hands
SBWire (press release)March 7, 2012

Charlotte, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/07/2012 -- Credit card repair scams may become a thing of the past as a new consumer credit support company unveils its unique and cost effective method to help consumers take control of their credit.more »

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