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The Nightly Turbo: Phil Hellmuth Wins at LAPC, FS+G Files for Bankruptcy, and More
PokerNews.comMarch 1, 2012

In this edition, Phil Hellmuth wins a poker tournament (finally), Federated Sports + Gaming files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and more. is one of many gaming operators preparing for legalized poker in the US In the latest edition of The ...more »

Normal trade with India ''tied'' to level-playing field
Business Recorder (blog)March 1, 2012

The Commerce Ministry has been allowed in principle to make appropriate changes in the defence trade laws in consultation with the stakeholders to allay apprehensions of the industrial sector for using these laws more effectively against any unfair ...more »

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Va. law requiring ultrasound before abortion heads to Gov. McDonnell
Chicago TribuneMarch 1, 2012

... a law professor at the University of Richmond, says the bill might place an undue burden on women, making it vulnerable to legal challenge. Enforcement could also be problematic, he said, because it could violate doctor-patient confidentiality.more »

Food Poisoning
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NYC: Eatery grades, drop in food poisoning linked
Philadelphia InquirerMarch 7, 2012

AP NEW YORK - 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, ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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LIC ordered to refund premium
Daily News & AnalysisMarch 25, 2012

President of additional Pune district consumer disputes redressal forum, Pranalee Sawant, on March 17 ordered the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to refund the premium of Rs10,000 with 9% interest and pay costs of Rs5,000 to the complainant.more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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United Therapeutics sues Sandoz over hypertension drug
ReutersMarch 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 »

Applying lemon law to 'defective' pets tricky, say lawyers
Straits TimesMarch 15, 2012

For buyers of pets such as this chinchilla, the new 'lemon law' also applies. However, lawyers said applying this law to pets may be not be easy. -- ST FILE PHOTO By Jessica Lim & Lim Yan Liang The new 'lemon law' aimed at protecting consumers against ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Fed Extends Comment Period on Dodd-Frank Prudential Standards
BloombergMarch 2, 2012

The Federal Reserve extended the comment period on a proposed rule to implement “enhanced prudential standards and early remediation requirements” under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The Fed extended the comment period ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Hardrock Mining Reform Would Hurt US Economy, Not Expected to Pass
International Business TimesMarch 5, 2012

The General Mining Act of 1872 exempts most hardrock miners, including precious metals companies, from the same royalty payments that result in billions of dollars of government revenue from oil, natural gas, and coal companies each year by allowing ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Suspects sought after allegedly using stolen credit cards
Aiken StandardMarch 7, 2012

Police are looking to identify these suspects in an alleged credit card fraud case. The Aiken Department of Public Safety is looking for suspects allegedly involved in a financial transaction card fraud case. The suspects allegedly used credit cards at ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Special NCPW Update: Identity Theft 911 Offers 9 Practical Tips to Safeguard ...
PR Web (press release)March 5, 2012

To celebrate the Federal Trade Commission's 14th annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), Identity Theft 911, the nation's premier identity management and data risk management services provider, has created a list of tips to safeguard identity...more »

Credit Repair
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Students Enter Virtual World of Finance
WBNG-TVMarch 5, 2012

... makes a choice to repair her virtual car or not. Students at Maine Endwell High School have entered in to a virtual world in order to learn about financial planning for their future. Visions Federal Credit Union provides this free educational tool.more »

Unsafe Products
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The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act was passed in 2009
CNNMarch 1, 2012

Richard Daynard, a lawyer and critic of smoking who leads the Tobacco Products Liability Project in Boston, rejected Leon's argument. "First of all, Congress did consider it," he said in a telephone interview. "They have elaborate findings of fact as ...more »


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