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Supreme Court reaffirms pro-arbitration stance
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

In Compucredit Corp v Greenwood the Supreme Court held that claims brought under the Credit Repair Organisations Act are arbitrable and that arbitration agreements subject to the act must be enforced.(1) While Compucredit concerned domestic ...more »

Trade Me pushes for consumer law change
Stuff.co.nzMarch 1, 2012

Trade Me says it will continue to push for an amendment to a bill overhauling consumer law as it believes full and part-time traders should have to identify themselves as being professionals when selling goods online or at fairs, markets and car boot ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Candidates' spending boosts Ohio's economy
Columbus DispatchMarch 1, 2012

The home addresses of federal law-enforcement officers and probation officers would be shielded from release under separate bills pending in the Ohio House of Representatives. Law-enforcement advocates argue that the law helps protect police and others ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Tassie food poisoning adds to Shield drama
MSN NZ NewsMarch 7, 2012

A spate of food poisoning which forced some of Tasmania's cricketers on to intravenous drips has added to the drama of a defining final round of Sheffield Shield games. Four states, Western Australia, Queensland, the Tigers and Victoria can each host ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Home possession: No excuse for delay
Financial ExpressMarch 3, 2012

: A well-known developer having a project in the Palam Vihar neighbourhood in Gurgaon was made to pay a hefty fine and 24 per cent interest to the buyer by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) for not giving timely possession.more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Perrigo Announces the First Store Brand Launch of the Generic Version of ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 1, 2012

On February 10, 2011, Perrigo announced that it successfully settled its Hatch-Waxman litigation relating to minoxidil 5% foam brought by Stiefel Research Australia Pty. Ltd., a GSK Company. As Perrigo was the first party to challenge the brand patent, ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Dignity in work
Philippine StarMarch 6, 2012

To ease their economic predicament, the DOF made sure that there is a provision in the draft law that would extend assistance to the farmers. Now, why can't the DOF just simply come up with a proposal that would retain the current excise tax structure ...more »

Consumer Protection
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How not to treat a loyal customer
Independent OnlineMarch 7, 2012

It's a pivotal issue, because the Consumer Protection Act allows consumers to return items that malfunction in some way within six months of purchase, for their – the consumer's – choice of refund, repair or replacement. But to be fair to the supplier, ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Edinboro police seek identity of man wanted for questioning in theft case
GoErie.comMarch 5, 2012

EDINBORO -- Borough police are looking for help in identifying a man wanted for questioning in an investigation into some reported retail theft at a grocery store in early February. Police said baby-related items were stolen from the Giant Eagle store, ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Rash of credit-, debit-card theft hits Rapides Parish consumers
Alexandria Town TalkMarch 6, 2012

Tia Owens-Powers/ towens@thetowntalk.com With recent reports of identity theft in Central Louisiana, authorities are encouraging residents to monitor their bank accounts to prevent becoming victims of scams. Law enforcement agencies are investigating ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Covidien Expands Global Research and Development Presence
MarketWatch (press release)March 8, 2012

MANSFIELD, Mass., Mar 08, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Covidien (NYSE:COV) , a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced the opening of four research and development (R&D) centers. The R&D facilities are located in: Boulder, Colorado; ...more »

Credit Repair
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Frequent Complaints By Arkansans
KHBS-KHOG Northwest ArkansasMarch 8, 2012

... debt collection, check-cashing and payday-lending services, cable TV and satellite services, telephone services, home improvement, repair and construction, cellular phone services, mortgages, credit and credit repair services, Internet services and ...more »

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