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Man indicted on terror charges in NYC bomb case
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

The effort culminated "in the successful construction of one explosive device and the attempted construction of two others," it says. Most terror cases are federal, but this one was brought under a state terror law passed after the Sept. 11 attacks.more »

AMR wins right to hire bankruptcy advisers
CBS NewsMarch 1, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines says a federal judge approved its hiring of legal, business and financial advisers to help steer the company through reorganization under bankruptcy protection. Sean Collins, a spokesman for American parent AMR ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Edward Smith | State needs gas-drilling impact fees and more
The Tribune-DemocratMarch 1, 2012

Pennsylvania has a new state law known as Act 13, which provides for impact fees on natural gas drilling – but which also deprives homeowners of any control over what happens in their own back yards. Act 13 goes beyond being industry-friendly.more »

Food Poisoning
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Over 50 nurses hospitalised after food poisoning
The News InternationalMarch 3, 2012

As many as 47 student nurses and eight staff nurses have been hospitalised with acute food poisoning at the Benazir Bhutto Hospital during last 24 hours reportedly after eating food at the nursing hostel. The BBH administration, taking serious notice ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Apple CEO in China to resolve disputes in largest mobile market
gulfnews.comMarch 27, 2012

Cook met government officials in Beijing on Monday as the consumer electronics company looks to expand in the region. Hong Kong/Beijing: Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook has jetted into China for talks with government officials as he seeks to clear ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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United Therapeutics Files Lawsuit Against Sandoz for Infringement of Remodulin ...
PR Newswire (press release)March 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 »

Auto safety activist Rosemary Shahan turns lemons into legislation
Los Angeles TimesMarch 31, 2012

Shahan, 62, championed the nation's first lemon law in California, which has since been copied in every state. She was a major force behind the federal air bag mandate and laws protecting military service members from abusive car loans.more »

Consumer Protection
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Moviegoer wants refunds from Livonia theater, parent company for snacks
Hometownlife.comMarch 5, 2012

The Consumer Protection Act says that “you can't charge a price that is grossly disproportionate to the local geographic area,” Morgan said. Thompson purchased a 32-ounce Coke for $1.06 on Dec. 26, 2011, from a McDonald's in Northville Township, ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Utah Supreme Court hears challenge to Alton coal permit
Salt Lake TribuneMarch 5, 2012

Utah law governs mining on private lands, but Morris argued the Interior Department's approval of the state program overseeing mines was contingent on state rules being as protective as the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. “It has to ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Howard High Official Accused of Stealing Credit Cards
Patch.comMarch 7, 2012

By Patch Staff An assistant principal at Howard High School is facing nearly 20 charges in three cases for credit card fraud, according to court records. Patricia Kelly Murray, 40, admitted to stealing the cards from colleagues and using one of them to ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Craig likely won't be ready for Opening Day
MLB.comMarch 11, 2012

This is not to say that the Cardinals are going to drastically alter their identity and start stealing bases with regularity this season. After finishing 29th in the Majors with 57 stolen bases last year, the Cardinals are still a team built much more ...more »

Credit Repair
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520 Bridge Cable Requires Emergency Repairs
Patch.comMarch 9, 2012

Credit Washington State Department of Transportation Emergency repairs will be made to a State Route 520 floating bridge cable connection after divers discovered damage and corrosion during a routine inspection Thursday, March 8.more »

Unsafe Products
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The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act was passed in 2009
CNNMarch 1, 2012

Richard Daynard, a lawyer and critic of smoking who leads the Tobacco Products Liability Project in Boston, rejected Leon's argument. "First of all, Congress did consider it," he said in a telephone interview. "They have elaborate findings of fact as ...more »

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