Consumer Protection News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in March, 2012

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Rick Ross' House Site of Murder Investigation by Miami Police
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

Investigators are also likely to be interested to know if Nesbitt has any connection to Ross' less than legal activities. He's been arrested on gun, assault and marijuana charges, and once claimed to be affiliated with Carol City Cartel and other local ...more »

Opponents question EPA authority in greenhouse gas case
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

Although the judges questioned the standing of the challengers' case, Sentelle and fellow judge David Tatel appeared open to the industry argument that the EPA could have used a different interpretation of the Clean Air Act, rather than having to use ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Child welfare confidentiality draws scrutiny
Journal and CourierMarch 4, 2012

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WTW) — An Indiana law that keeps all child-protection records confidential except in cases of fatality or near fatality is out of date and prevents accountability when a child dies, some judges and lawmakers say.more »

Food Poisoning
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Monsanto Guilty of Chemical Poisoning in France
Food ConsumerMarch 8, 2012

By Dr. Mercola Most people do not realize that genetically engineered foods were only approved in the US because the FDA hid 40000 documents indicating their extreme toxicity. Countries around the globe are making it increasingly clear that they're not ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Airline accused of cheating gets relief from panel
Times of IndiaMarch 11, 2012

MUMBAI: In welcome relief for Kingfisher Airlines, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission overturned a state commission order that held the airline guilty of unfair trade practice and unscrupulousness. consumers under the garb of ...more »

Singapore's 'Lemon Law' was passed in Parliament today.
AsiaOneMarch 9, 2012

Lemon laws refer to laws protecting consumers against defective goods that fail to conform to contract, or meet satisfactory quality or performance standards at the time of purchase, colloquially known as "lemons". It comprises amendments to the ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Marana sets sewer rates equal to county system's
Arizona Daily StarMarch 2, 2012

Under the new state law, Marana needs to pay only the remaining debt, about $18.2 million over 15 years. "In January we took a huge step when we assumed operational control of the North Marana Water Reclamation Facility under Senate Bill 1171," Johnson ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Five Essential Elements of a Successful International Compliance Program
Law.comMarch 1, 2012

In the US alone, 4000 new laws and regulations are in the works -- and that's in addition to the more than 3500 federal regulations passed just last year. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 represented the most ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Identity thefts on the rise in Michigan
WOOD-TVMarch 3, 2012

(WOOD) - Identity thefts are on the rise nationwide and locally, according to the Federal Trade Commission. A new report shows more than 1.8 million Americans fell victim to consumer fraud in 2011 and 15 percent of which were stolen identity cases.more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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NY woman sought in Uniontown credit card fraud
Connellsville Daily CourierMarch 1, 2012

By Tribune-Review State police have identified a New York woman accused of using a Uniontown woman's personal information to rack up more than $12000 in credit card charges. Police were issued a warrant for the arrest of Tawana Malika Jackson, 37, ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Fourteen Burg Simpson Attorneys Named To 2012 Colorado Super Lawyers
DigitalJournal.com (press release)March 6, 2012

Specifically, Burg Simpson attorneys have been recognized for their outstanding work in the areas of personal injury, products liability, medical malpractice, and business litigation. Only 5 percent of lawyers based within Colorado are selected for ...more »

Credit Repair
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Got Bad Credit? Get Ready To Pay More For It
www.CreditCards.orgMarch 5, 2012

Fixing your credit score is going to take patience and focus; there's no magic bullet. In fact, The Fed recommends staying away from quick fix offers and other credit repair scams—they'll most likely backfire and wreck your credit even more.more »

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