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China vs. North Korea's Refugees
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

Beijing forcibly repatriates these unfortunates without giving them a chance to apply for asylum. North Koreans who are suspected of having met Christians, South Koreans or Americans while in China are executed or shipped off to the gulag.more »

Restarting the US Capital Machine
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

Reforms in Congress, such as the Fincher-Carney Reopening America's Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies Act, would create a five-year "on-ramp" for smaller companies to comply with certain provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank that ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Our View: Letting the sunshine in
Wicked LocalMarch 11, 2012

While other laws may protect confidentiality of some executive-session discussions, including personnel matters, whether a participant answers a question from a constituent or the media is not covered by the Open Meeting Law.more »

Food Poisoning
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Stop the practice of scavenging food-Health Ministry
FijivillageMarch 8, 2012

The Health ministry advises the public to stop the practice of scavenging food to prevent food poisoning. This results in one death and eight people were hospitalized and discharged when consuming such food in the west. Spokesperson Peni Namotu said ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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A first, consumer body orders free lifetime care for Suman
Indian ExpressMarch 3, 2012

Perhaps for the first time in the history of the country, a consumer court has allowed free lifetime treatment for a victim of medical negligence. In a landmark judgment, the UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has ruled that it is the bounden ...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 »

Consumers Obtain Lemon Law Judgment Against Toyota Motor Sales, USA
Business Review USA (press release)March 15, 2012

Attorneys Adam C. Maxwell and Benjeman Beck, of the national law firm of Krohn & Moss, Ltd., represented the consumers in what their lawyers called a "failure to diagnose" by Toyota's authorized dealerships. "For a significant duration of the Srokas' ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Tenn. AG obtains temporary order
Legal News LineMarch 2, 2012

... Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act and the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act. GH "Mack" McDonald, Nancy Juniper and Christopher M. McDonald have also been named as relief defendants to protect assets for potential distribution as restitution.more »

Product Reclamation
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Mumbai for Me: Too closed for comfort
Times of IndiaMarch 10, 2012

Vidya Vaidya, secretary of the General Arunkumar Vaidya Nagar Rahiwasi Sangh, which represents about 5000 Bandra Reclamation residents, said, "We are forced to rush to the courts every time." The sangh is fighting to save an eight-acre plot at Bandra ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Bedford man charged with credit card fraud
WSLSMarch 2, 2012

A Bedford resident who recently served as interim director of an organization representing Bedford city merchants is facing one count of credit card fraud. Daniel A. Plattus, 46, was arrested on Feb. 23 and released the same day, according to a news ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Roxbury cops: 2 stole tax refunds in large-scale scheme
Dailyrecord.comMarch 1, 2012

ROXBURY — Two New York City residents have been charged with participating in a large scale identity theft and tax fraud scheme in which faulty income tax returns were filed and tax refunds stolen, police said. Chief James Simonetti announced the ...more »

Credit Repair
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Frequent Complaints By Arkansans
KHBS-KHOG Northwest ArkansasMarch 8, 2012

... debt collection, check-cashing and payday-lending services, cable TV and satellite services, telephone services, home improvement, repair and construction, cellular phone services, mortgages, credit and credit repair services, Internet services and ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Texas judge sets precedent in asbestos case
Legal News LineMarch 9, 2012

BY MICHAEL P. TREMOGLIE HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) -- The defense counsel in a Texas asbestos case has filed a motion to "compel settlement trust submissions." The defendants maintain that plaintiffs were eligible to file claims with several different ...more »

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