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Cuts in legal aid would harm those already financially strapped
The Seattle TimesMarch 1, 2012

Volunteer lawyers mediate family law cases, provide courthouse-based help for unrepresented litigants, ensure the best interests of disabled wards are met in guardianship matters, and provide free legal support for court-appointed special advocates who ...more »

Metro: Anti-Obama ad at Clarendon rail station is protected speech and will stay
Washington PostMarch 1, 2012

wrote to Metro on Wednesday, asking that the ad be removed and calling it “an offensive advertisement disparaging the recent health law.” “This advertisement is inappropriate, disrespectful of the President, and should be removed immediately,” Moran ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Taking the law out of the old firm
Sydney Morning HeraldMarch 3, 2012

Plexus' legal work goes beyond basic due diligence and discovery to more complex work including contractual reviews, rebuilding compliance functions and reviewing credit collection functions. However, the legal outsourcer does not run litigations or ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Over 50 children took ill; food poisoning suspected
The HinduMarch 1, 2012

Over 50 children and a few adults had suffered food poisoning suspected to been caused from taking ice-cream outside a shrine at Kiliyalam in Kinanur-Karindalam village near here. The incident came to notice after the children, who had visited the ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Bank Arbitration Clause Restricting Consumer Class Actions Upheld by US Court ...
JDJournal.comMarch 2, 2012

In a question of law querying the validity of a class action suit filed by account holders against the SunTrust Banks, SunTrust had argued that the contract the bank had with its customers required customers to resolve disputes individually in private ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Intellectual Property TPP Talks Stall in Melbourne
International IP and the Public InterestMarch 12, 2012

Such policies, modeled on the Hatch-Waxman Act in the US, incentivize generic firms to challenge wrongfully granted patents through a complex carrot and stick approach. The carrot is a six months period of generic exclusivity for an effective challenge ...more »

LANG v. QUALITY CAR CO., INC.
Leagle.comMarch 14, 2012

Plaintiff and appellant Toni Lang appeals after the trial court granted nonsuit to defendant and respondent Quality Car Co., Inc. (the dealer), in plaintiff's action for breach of contract or warranty and violation of the lemon law, ...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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Who is Judge Pamela Hill-Veal and why is she is seeking higher office to the ...
ChicagoNow (blog)March 5, 2012

By Marksallen, today at 8:22 pm than that for many overlook the fact that she spent a number of years as an Administrative Law Judge. After spending years as an Administrative Law Judge she was appointed by The Illinois Supreme Court to her Judgeship ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Traffic stop busts teens for alleged pre-paid credit card scam
NewsNet5.comMarch 5, 2012

... are facing dozens of fraud charges following a recent traffic stop that exposed an alleged criminal ring. Montville police stopped a car last month on I-71 and Medina Road. The stop netted some drugs, 45 pre-paid credit cards, plus $1200 in cash.more »

Stolen Identity
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Consumer Alert: Identity theft on the rise
KTBSMarch 3, 2012

Texarkana, Arkansas police spokesperson Kristi Mitchell says most of the identity theft cases they see come from thieves taking checks and credit applications from mailboxes. "We're recommending that you use a locked mailbox or a post office box and ...more »

Credit Repair
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Low-income borrowers have help available
MyCentralJersey.comMarch 5, 2012

THOMAS P. COSTELLO/ASBURY PARK PRESS Topics include: homebuying tips, down payment assistance, credit repair and homeownership counseling. Free child care and refreshments provided. For more information, visit the Affordable Housing Alliance at ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Adoption of the Medical Product Policy Reform in Slovakia
The Slovak SpectatorMarch 5, 2012

On 13th September 2011 Slovak Parliament adopted a new Act No. 362/2011 Coll. on Medical Products and Medical Devices (hereinafter the „New Law“) which replaced Act No.140/1998 Coll. on Medical Products and Medical Devices, as amended by previous acts.more »

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