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Rights-based approach needed in new law on legal capacity
Irish TimesMarch 1, 2012

The automatic loss of human rights of those placed under guardianship is a practice that must be changed. As work is under way to overhaul the 1871 Lunacy Act, Ireland is in a prime position to be a progressive leader in this area and ensure its reform ...more »

Feds dismantle NYC auto insurance fraud ring
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

Investigators say the ring recruited real car accident victims for treatment at corrupt clinics. They say doctors prescribed a variety of unnecessary treatments and then submitted false claims to insurance companies. The state law allows car accident...more »

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Confidentiality
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Blank Rome Chief Strategy Officer Placed by Major, Lindsey & Africa
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)March 3, 2012

Hanover, MD (PRWEB) March 03, 2012 Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world's leading legal search firm, announced today the placement of Beatrice Seravello as Chief Strategy Officer of Blank Rome. Reporting to Patrick O. Cavanaugh, Partner and Chief ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Houston wants to regulate feeding the homeless
Houston Chronicle (blog)March 6, 2012

Regulating feeding of the homeless, Mayor Annise Parker's administration says, will prevent food from going to waste, protect the homeless from food poisoning and allergic reactions and curtail the trail of trash left behind where feeders meet the fed.more »

Consumer Disputes
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iPad dispute signals new era in trademark troubles
NewsdayMarch 6, 2012

The number and variety of such disputes is rising as Chinese companies seek to leverage trademarks to their advantage, either for the sake of acquiring attractive brand names or for financial gain, said You Yunting, a lawyer with the Debund Law Office ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Watson's Generic Boniva Approved - Analyst Blog
NASDAQMarch 21, 2012

Since the lawsuit was filed under the provisions of the Hatch-Waxman Act, therefore the FDA cannot approve Watson Pharma's ANDA until 30 months from the date Abbott Labs received the notice for the ANDA filing or until the court order, whichever is ...more »

Police and fire for Tuesday, March 13
Juneau EmpireMarch 13, 2012

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. • At 8:07 pm Sunday, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Symposium Discusses Consumer Protection and Wall Street Reform
C-SPANMarch 3, 2012

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler addressed a symposium on consumer protection at George Washington University Law School. He spoke about why financial reforms matter, the history of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ...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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UICCU Slashes Card Fraud by 16%
Credit Union TimesMarch 1, 2012

That is because, using slick tools provided by Des Moines, Iowa-based The Members Group, the $1.5 billion University of Iowa Community Credit Union has announced a 16% drop in credit card fraud during 2011. In a statement, UICCU also said it had ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Bulgaria Recycling Body Chair Vladimir Dimitrov: Metals Theft Bill Serves Govt ...
Novinite.comMarch 1, 2012

How do you make sure that a licensed company does not buy stolen scrap? The metal dealers, who work legally, pay taxes and require the identity card of the person, who brings the metal to the shop. The name of the person is recorded in a registry, ...more »

Credit Repair
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Paper or plastic? A key choice for home repairs
MarketWatchMarch 7, 2012

How you pay your contractor is important. Angie Hicks of Angie's List tells MarketWatch Radio's Adrienne Mitchell that using cash, credit or a check could have a big impact on the outcome of your home repair or remodeling project.more »

Unsafe Products
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Country WeeklyMarch 6, 2012

All federal, state and local laws apply. Sponsor reserves the right, its sole discretion, to suspend, modify, or terminate this Sweepstakes at any time. Potential Winners must submit an Affidavit of Eligibility / Release of Liability / Prize Acceptance ...more »

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