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Voters Doubt Police Tax Promises
fox4kc.comMarch 1, 2012

Our goal is to work at problem solving to prevent the crimes from happening, prevent the situations, so that's the whole key to this. Proactive policing is preventing crime from occurring.” If the tax (which is $0.3629 per $100 of assessed valuation) ...more »

TEXT: S&P Assigns Bellisio Foods Inc. 'B' Issue-Level Ratings
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

We are withdrawing the ratings on the company's prior senior secured credit facilities, as well as our preliminary 'B' corporate credit rating on Bellisio Parent LLC, Bellisio Foods Inc.'s new parent company, following our review of the final legal...more »

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Confidentiality
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Va. law requiring ultrasound before abortion heads to Gov. McDonnell
Chicago TribuneMarch 1, 2012

... a law professor at the University of Richmond, says the bill might place an undue burden on women, making it vulnerable to legal challenge. Enforcement could also be problematic, he said, because it could violate doctor-patient confidentiality.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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Samsung told to pay damages to consumer for defective TV
Hindu Business LineMarch 2, 2012

While holding the company, its service centre and the franchisee of “deficiency in service,” a city District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum directed them to pay back one of its customers Rs 12622 as the price of the TV set, Rs 25000 as compensation ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Watson Pharma Confirms NIASPAN Patent Challenge - Quick Facts
RTT NewsMarch 19, 2012

The lawsuit was filed under the provisions of the Hatch-Waxman Act, resulting in a stay of final FDA approval of Watson's ANDA for up to 30 months from the date the plaintiffs received notice of Watson's ANDA filing or until final resolution of the ...more »

Facebook Fridays: So What Does Chevrolet Really Stand For?
GM Authority (blog)March 31, 2012

There are a lot of really nice trucks out there but I couldn't be happier!!!! i called the local news channel today for my mom her cobalt has had the steering column repaced 6times the most recent just monday and its out again she called lemon law and ...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 »

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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Card 'hacker' gets arrested
Sun.StarMarch 2, 2012

The doctor noticed the fraud last Feb. 12 after he received a text message from the bank, thanking him for using the credit card. He tried to check his balance by logging into the bank's website, but was prevented by technical problems.more »

Stolen Identity
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ID Theft Spiked on Social Media Platforms in 2011
Techzone360March 2, 2012

By Nick McDonald , Contributing Writer A new study this week revealed that those who are active on social media are much more susceptible to identity theft. Javelin Research 's 2012 Identity Fraud Report found that over 11.6 million consumers were ...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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North Jersey Defective Medical Device Attorney Files Additional Class Action ...
PR Web (press release)March 2, 2012

New Jersey personal injury and products liability lawyer Samuel L. Davis We haven't even begun to see all of the problems that victims of the DePuy hip replacement are likely to face in the years ahead. North Jersey defective medical device attorney ...more »

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