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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 »

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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When to Tell
Inside Higher EdMarch 2, 2012

‚ÄúThere's many different interests they're trying to serve, and one of those is the student's best interests. Trying to differentiate that from the family's best interests, and then from the school's legal responsibility, and then the potential that ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Tackling 'Pay-For-Delay' In California Supreme Court
JD Supra (press release)March 12, 2012

In 1991, Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc., a generic manufacturer, challenged the validity of the patent pursuant to the Hatch-Waxman Act, which gives the first drug manufacturer to successfully dispute a patent an incentive in the form of 180 days to begin ...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 »

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 »

Product Reclamation
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Dignity in work
Philippine StarMarch 6, 2012

To ease their economic predicament, the DOF made sure that there is a provision in the draft law that would extend assistance to the farmers. Now, why can't the DOF just simply come up with a proposal that would retain the current excise tax structure ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Leagle.comMarch 7, 2012

The second is a first impression issue: whether poultry growers, having no title to the chickens or the feed in their possession, are "aggrieved consumers" entitled to the protections of the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act [Consumer Protection Act], ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Social media increases risk of ID theft
Rutland HeraldMarch 4, 2012

Javelin Strategy & Research, in its latest report about identity theft, says about 36 million people were notified of a data breach in 2011. Having your information lost or stolen during a breach doesn't automatically mean you will be a victim of ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Fraud complaints: Colorado is number one again, Greeley tops metro areas
Westword (blog)March 1, 2012

Colorado reported a total of 28854 fraud complaints, which breaks down to 573.7 complaints per 100000 citizens. According to the report, debt collection, Internet services, credit cards and telephone and mobile services were among the top categories of ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Amgen Completes Tender Offer for Outstanding Shares of Micromet, Inc.
MarketWatch (press release)March 7, 2012

Amgen or others could identify safety, side effects or manufacturing problems with Amgen products after they are on the market. Amgen's business may be impacted by government investigations, litigation and products liability claims.more »

Food Poisoning
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2 die of food poisoning, over 2 dozen hospitalised
Times of IndiaMarch 12, 2012

VARANASI: Two children died of food poisoning while more than 30 were admitted to a community health centre in Ghazipur district on Sunday night. The food and civil supply department officials collected samples of food articles while police registered ...more »


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