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Cody couple troubled by violence, debt, divorce
Cody EnterpriseMarch 1, 2012

26 has had previous trouble with the law, according to court records. The couple were also apparently struggling with medical bills and had been on the cusp of divorce. After a brief manhunt, Myron Friday, 28, was arrested Feb.more »

American Airlines parent AMR, in bankruptcy protection, lost $234 million in ...
Washington PostMarch 1, 2012

... trying to turn around while in bankruptcy protection, says it lost $234 million in January. That includes restructuring expenses of $155 million related to renegotiating aircraft financing and $15 million in fees paid to advisers such as lawyers.more »

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Confidentiality
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Will Patient Safety Initiatives Harm Physicians?
MedscapeMarch 9, 2012

Shortly thereafter, the Garden State adopted the New Jersey Patient Safety Act (NJ PSA), which in large part codified Christy v. Salem. The measure was tested early when, during the discovery phase of a medical malpractice trial against an obstetrician ...more »

Food Poisoning
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This is CornwallMarch 1, 2012

Kingsley Keate, prosecuting on behalf of Cornwall Council, said these included hospitals, care homes and schools, where there were likely to be vulnerable people more susceptible to food poisoning. There had, however, been no such incidents of ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Insurance firm fined Rs 50000 for 'deficiency of service'
Chandigarh NewslineMarch 10, 2012

Chandigarh Chandigarh Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has levied penalty of Rs 50000 and litigation costs of Rs 10000 on a private insurance company for indulging in unfair trade practice towards a Jalandhar resident who earlier resided at Chandigarh ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Path For Generic Competition Open In Biotechnology Industry
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)March 15, 2012

This competition has taken place under the carefully balanced rules laid out in the Hatch-Waxman Act, with the biotechnology industry thus far immune to it. Thanks to the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 and the long-awaited ...more »

18-wheeler goes off highway, kills driver
Daily Comet (blog)March 2, 2012

Tracey Ann Lemon, 32, of Utica., Miss., had to be cut out of the carriage of the 18-wheeler and was pronounced dead at the scene. The right lane of the exit was closed for hours while authorities worked to remove the truck, which was facedown in a ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Changes to Bankruptcy Law Fight Reorganization
CNBC.comMarch 2, 2012

You say the bankruptcy process is broken. How so? When bankruptcy evolved, it was to protect debtors, the owners. The whole concept was forgiving debts or restructuring so the business would survive in the hands of the owners. But the rules have ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Uranium Resources, Inc. Reviews 2011 Results and Provides Project Plans for 2012
MarketWatch (press release)March 9, 2012

The decrease from the sequential third quarter reflects ongoing reclamation activities in Texas, the costs associated with the feasibility study and Neutron acquisition, and $500000 for collateralizing URI's financial surety obligations.more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Kilcoy falls victim to international credit card fraudsters
The Daily TelegraphMarch 11, 2012

ONLINE fraud is costing Australian web users up to $1 billion, as fraudsters used everything from pedigree puppies to Patrick Swayze to scam our money. Police warn this may be the latest trend in credit card fraud, where criminals target small business...more »

Stolen Identity
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Man accused of stealing a house still on the loose
WBRCMarch 1, 2012

Richardson used old checks and other financial documents that had been left behind in the home to assume the identity of the original homeowner. He then used the stolen identity and checks to pay for renovations to the house, carpet cleaning and ...more »

Credit Repair
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He's there lest you forget Fukushima
gulfnews.comMarch 9, 2012

Image Credit: AP Fukushima No effort has been made to repair the facade of the Matsuya pharmacy on Tomioka's main street, while the glass and plastic panels from the game centre still lie shattered on its forecourt one year after the earthquake.more »

Unsafe Products
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In Alaska, a Showdown of Lawyers, Guns, and Bush-Era Firearms Law
The AtlanticMarch 5, 2012

Such lawsuits threaten to separate tort law from its basis in personal responsibility and to force firearms manufacturers into bankruptcy, leaving potential plaintiffs asserting traditional claims of product manufacturing defects unable to recover more ...more »

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