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Is the tide turning? NSW Government proposes lifting ban on uranium exploration
Clayton UtzMarch 1, 2012

The Mining Act 1992 (and regulations under it) will be amended as well, to list uranium as a "mineral" and therefore make it subject to that Act in the same way as other minerals are. Among other things, this means that an exploration licence under ...more »

More asbestos claims filed in St. Louis Circuit Court
Madison County RecordMarch 1, 2012

Steven M. Aroesty of the Napoli, Bern, Ripka, Shkolink law firm in Edwardsville brought the suit on behalf of the Williams. Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates brought the suit on behalf of the Buckelews and the Lemoines.more »

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Confidentiality
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'HC order doesn't conflict with info right'
Bangladesh News 24 hoursMarch 3, 2012

"Confidentiality needs to be maintained for the sake of proper investigation," he added. Law minister's Thursday's remarks came in the wake of a series of statements made by top ministers since the killing of ATN Bangla senior reporter Meheun Nahar ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Students fall ill due to food poisoning
IBNLive.comMarch 17, 2012

However, timely treatment by doctors helped the students to recover from food poisoning, hospital sources told PTI. According to police, students studying in the eighth standard complained of severe stomach ache and started to vomit after partaking the ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Suman wrong blood transfusion case in GMSH-16: Consumer body allows complaint
Indian ExpressMarch 1, 2012

In the infamous 'Suman wrong blood transfusion case' at Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, the UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has allowed the complaint with compensation and litigation costs for the victim, ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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United Therapeutics sues Sandoz over hypertension drug
4-tradersMarch 15, 2012

Since United Therapeutics has responded within 45 days of the receipt of Sandoz's notice, the FDA will automatically stay approval for the generic version for up to 30 months under the Hatch-Waxman Act. In the lawsuit, United Therapeutics alleged that ...more »

Jackson backs Long
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise (blog)March 5, 2012

In his statement, Jackson leveled some harsh criticism against Gillibrand, claiming that if the "Lemon Law" applied to politicians, she would "already be back shilling for big tobacco. "In just a few years she transformed herself from a centrist, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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CIA Director Gen. Petraeus' wife, Sen. Gillibrand meet with USMA cadets
Mid-Hudson NewsMarch 3, 2012

... Servicemembers Affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; a federal agency created last year under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. She said they have had some good successes since they opened for business.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 »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Six nabbed for credit fraud
London Free PressMarch 6, 2012

Police received a tip in mid-February that several people were in the midst of running an online credit-card scam by using stolen numbers to purchase goods, which they would then resell at a reduced rate. They obtained a search warrant that same day ...more »

Stolen Identity
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ID theft stings Captain D's franchisee
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionMarch 2, 2012

It likely was a scheme to collect fraudulent tax refunds, they said. In the end, Seagate was left owing more than $800000 in payroll taxes. Such a scam is “very uncommon, but it does happen,” Dave Murray, a Roswell certified public accountant, ...more »

Credit Repair
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IN RE KOSTH
Leagle.comMarch 14, 2012

POSNANSKI objected to the DEBTOR'S discharge on the grounds that the DEBTOR made false statements both in his bankruptcy case and in a corporate bankruptcy case and gave false testimony in the corporate case. POSNANSKI also sought a determination that ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Fanning Harper Attorneys Joshua Skinner, Francisco Valenzuela Earn 2012 Texas ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 20, 2012

DALLAS, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Dallas law firm Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, PC, proudly announces that firm members Joshua A. Skinner and Francisco J. Valenzuela have earned selections to the 2012 Texas Rising Stars ...more »

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