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Tea Party Groups Question IRS Requests For Information
CBS LocalMarch 1, 2012

They've received IRS letters similar to one from a Waco group, which demands reams of inside information in order to qualify for 501(c)(4) status. As a lawyer, he sees some questions as standard boilerplate language; others, he says, are intrusive.more »

Ireland Signs Controversial 'Irish SOPA' Into Law; Kicks Off New Censorship Regime
TechdirtMarch 1, 2012

Remember how EMI sued the Irish government for failing to pass a SOPA-like law that will force ISPs to act as copyright cops and censor and block access to websites that the entertainment industry doesn't like? Well, apparently, the end result is that ...more »

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Noonan writes to Rehn over Government's concern
Irish TimesMarch 2, 2012

But the European Commission when they provide information on a confidential basis should ensure their procedures are sufficient to ensure confidentiality. “I have written to Commissioner Rehn expressing the concern of the Irish Government and asking ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Axford in command
Fond du Lac ReporterMarch 2, 2012

AP PHOENIX — John Axford was fighting food poisoning last spring, leaving the Milwaukee Brewers uncertain about his future with the team. After a breakthrough season, they no longer have any doubts about the tall Canadian closer. "Command wasn't good, ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Housing society not bound by builder's parking lot deals
Hindustan TimesMarch 3, 2012

The Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission on February 21 held that cooperative housing societies can cancel allotment of parking spaces made by their builder and make fresh arrangement by adopting a suitable bye-law.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 »

Proposed law would create waiting period for marriage
ABC 4March 5, 2012

Representative Pitcher says it also gives people a chance to change their minds, much like the lemon law that lets people take back a car within three days of purchase. "How much more important is that with a marriage, that you have three days to talk ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Changes to Bankruptcy Law Fight Reorganization
CNBC.comMarch 2, 2012

You say the bankruptcy process is broken. How so? When bankruptcy evolved, it was to protect debtors, the owners. The whole concept was forgiving debts or restructuring so the business would survive in the hands of the owners. But the rules have ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Voterama in Congress for the week ending March 2, 2012
Highland Park NewsMarch 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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Credit card fraud: Police clean chit to techie, BPO girl now main accused
Hindustan TimesMarch 2, 2012

Projected earlier as the prime accused in a Rs 10-lakh BPO credit card fraud case, the Gurgaon police have now decided to drop charges against an Odisha-based IT professional. In January, Arti Gupta (24), a former employee of BPO Convergys was arrested ...more »

Stolen Identity
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ID Theft Spiked on Social Media Platforms in 2011
Techzone360March 2, 2012

By Nick McDonald , Contributing Writer A new study this week revealed that those who are active on social media are much more susceptible to identity theft. Javelin Research 's 2012 Identity Fraud Report found that over 11.6 million consumers were ...more »

Credit Repair
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Life after debt settlement: Improving your credit score
PR NewsChannel (press release)March 12, 2012

Contact a credit repair agency. There are many reputable credit repair agencies that are able to walk consumers through the improvement process. Superior Debt Relief recommends Vitesse. 3. Build up positive payment history. Take out a small bank loan ...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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