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DA Files Motion For High Court To Recuse Gableman, Rehear Act 10 Case
WISC MadisonMarch 1, 2012

... he accepted free legal services from prominent Wisconsin law firm Michael, Best & Friedrich, which represented the state of Wisconsin in the legal fight over Act 10. Act 10 is the contentious law that made changes to collective bargaining rights ...more »

According to Rest Assured MC, Freezing Bed Bugs with Cryonite will Become One ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)March 1, 2012

As bed bug infestations continue to occur more frequently, pest control companies and property managers will be turning to Cryonite machines to freeze bed bugs and eliminate them from the properties says Lorne Chadnick of Rest Assured MC.more »

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Confidentiality
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Harrisburg Controller, Treasurer File Objections as Plan Hearing Begins
BloombergMarch 1, 2012

Between five and 10 entities have signed confidentiality agreements related to those so- called requests for proposal, Unkovic said today in court. Bankruptcy Ban Unkovic was appointed under a process approved by the state legislature that bans ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Chicken liver paté is a potential source of food poisoning
PharmiWeb.com (press release)March 7, 2012

Aberdeen researchers have found further evidence that one of Britain's most popular starters - chicken liver pate - can be a source of food poisoning if it is not cooked properly. University of Aberdeen scientists bought raw chicken livers from a ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Bank delays release of fund,asked to pay up Rs 50000 to brothers
Indian ExpressMarch 3, 2012

Chandigarh Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed a public sector bank to pay Rs 50000 to two brothers residing at Manimajra for delaying the release the funds deposited by their father in the bank, totalling Rs 19.09 lakh.more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Hatch-Waxman and the new patent office post-grant review procedures: a new ...
Lexology (registration)March 1, 2012

The new patent office post-grant review procedures introduced in the recently enacted Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”) have left many in the pharmaceutical industry—particularly those who frequently participate in Hatch- Waxman...more »

Jackson backs Long
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise (blog)March 5, 2012

In his statement, Jackson leveled some harsh criticism against Gillibrand, claiming that if the "Lemon Law" applied to politicians, she would "already be back shilling for big tobacco. "In just a few years she transformed herself from a centrist, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Students getting ready for Consumer Bowl
The TrentonianMarch 13, 2012

The Consumer Bowl features a game-show format to test students' knowledge of the NJ Consumer Fraud Act, consumer rights and responsibilities such as the purchase of new/used vehicles, investment schemes, home improvement fraud, credit protection and ...more »

Product Reclamation
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News briefs
Times DailyMarch 1, 2012

Bentley will attend a 10 am ribbon-cutting at the Alabama Reclamation Operation on Ford Road in Muscle Shoals. He willl give a presentation to the Shoals Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 am at UNA's Guillot University Center Banquet Hall.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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Melissa McCarthy & Jason Bateman's 'Identity Thief' Steals May 10, 2013 ...
Indie Wire (blog)March 2, 2012

The studio has dated "Identity Thief" (previously known as "Identity Theft") with nearly the exact same date -- May 10, 2013. Produced and co-starring Jason Bateman, with "Horrible Bosses" helmer Seth Gordon behind the camera, and a script from Steve ...more »

Credit Repair
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NRL designs robot for shipboard firefighting
PhysOrg.comMarch 8, 2012

Credit: US Naval Research Laboratory (PhysOrg.com) -- In both war and peacetime scenarios, fire in the shipboard environment is serious and frequently results in excessive damage and high repair costs because the fire is not detected or controlled ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Corporate Abuse Abroad, a Path to Justice Here
New York TimesMarch 3, 2012

But an arcane 1789 law, called the Alien Tort Statute, permits just such lawsuits to be heard in federal courts if brought against individual defendants. The same should hold true for corporations accused of such offenses abroad, provided they have ...more »

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