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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 »

New laws needed to combat jet ski hoons
Melbourne Weekly BaysideMarch 1, 2012

SFA president Dr Vicki Karalis said more accidents would happen unless tougher licensing laws were passed and zoning regulations changed. Ms Karalis criticised mixed zoning laws – which allow jet skiers to drive to the foreshore – adding that an ...more »

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Montana Federal Judge Reports Himself for Ethics Review After Admitting He ...
ABA JournalMarch 2, 2012

... to the Judicial Council of the San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday and waived confidentiality. He also sent a letter of apology (PDF) to President Obama. The National Law Journal and the Associated Press have stories.more »

Food Poisoning
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This is CornwallMarch 1, 2012

Kingsley Keate, prosecuting on behalf of Cornwall Council, said these included hospitals, care homes and schools, where there were likely to be vulnerable people more susceptible to food poisoning. There had, however, been no such incidents of ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Ad wins physically-challenged man compensation for faulty motorcycle
Pune NewslineMarch 1, 2012

Pune The Thane district consumer disputes redressal forum has ordered a vehicle manufacturing company in Thane to pay Rs 41500 as compensation to Vijay Tamanna Sanadi, a physically challenged person from Pune for selling a faulty motorcycle to him.more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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United Therapeutics Files Lawsuit Against Sandoz for Infringement of Remodulin ...
Bradenton HeraldMarch 15, 2012

As a result, under the Hatch-Waxman Act, the FDA is automatically precluded from approving Sandoz's ANDA for up to 30 months. United Therapeutics intends to vigorously enforce its intellectual property rights relating to Remodulin, including the three ...more »

MADD to Honor Outstanding DUI Officers of the Year
Patch.comMarch 27, 2012

Deputy Felix Santiesteban of the Lemon Grove Station will be recognized for getting drunken drivers off of the road. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), San Diego will be honoring dozens of local law enforcement officers—including a deputy from the ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Pay TV gears up for battle royal
Mail & Guardian OnlineMarch 2, 2012

The pay-TV broadcaster was before the Consumer Tribunal this week because the commission believes that its subscriber contract violates the Consumer Protection Act in various ways and it is seeking to get MultiChoice to comply.more »

Product Reclamation
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Leagle.comMarch 2, 2012

This is another case in the long gray line of potential clashes between local zoning authority and State environmental laws. This appeal comes to us from the Circuit Court for Queen Anne's County, which entered summary judgment in favor of appellee, ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Police profiling 'card skimming' for Fraud Awareness Month
News Talk 980 CJMEMarch 1, 2012

The little magnetic strip on the back of debit or credit cards can be a gold mine for criminals if they get swiped through a compromised pin pad. March is Fraud Awareness month and police are warning people about 'card skimming' at point of sale ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Schield Family Brands workers victims of identity theft
Wisconsin Rapids TribuneMarch 4, 2012

Tim and Shelley Klabunde of Weston pose Thursday at their home with some of the paperwork they've had to deal with since their identities were stolen. / Dan Young/Wausau Daily Herald The lives of nearly 130 current and former employees of window and ...more »

Credit Repair
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NC Attorney General: Top Ten list of consumer complaints (blog)March 5, 2012

Complaints about scams that promise to fix your credit or settle your debts for an upfront fee are increasingly common. Under North Carolina law, it's illegal to charge an upfront fee for credit repair or debt settlement help.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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