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Dooger's Warrenton location for lease
Coast River Business JournalMarch 1, 2012

“We have some pad spaces for lease and that's included,” said leasing agent Jeff Olson of Commercial Realty Advisors Northwest. The property at 103 US Hwy. 101 is described on several commercial real estate websites as, “Existing 5000 +/- SF ...more »

Law firm Holland & Knight to open office in Colombia
Tampabay.comMarch 1, 2012

By Elizabeth Behrman, Times Staff Writer In an attempt to capitalize on new business opportunities in Latin America, Miami-based law firm Holland & Knight announced this week that it will be opening a new office in Bogota, Colombia.more »

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Confidentiality
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AFA Case Could Remove Veil From Secret Sexual Assault Reports
Military.comMarch 5, 2012

"We will provide them assistance, help, get them referrals to places, but no law enforcement or commander -- anyone like that -- ever gets told about it," said Jim Russell, associate chief of the Military Justice Division. Beasley said the confidential...more »

Food Poisoning
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Norovirus Outbreaks: Not Just for Cruise Ships
EmpowHerMarch 6, 2012

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site, this gastrointestinal virus causes acute gastroenteritis, which is also called stomach flu or food poisoning. Noroviruses are not related to influenza viruses, ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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iPad dispute signals new era in trademark troubles
Albany Times UnionMarch 6, 2012

Whatever the outcome, the dispute highlights the rising stakes of the trademark name game in the increasingly lucrative China consumer market, one that most global companies cannot afford to miss out on regardless of the risks.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 »

Product Reclamation
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Funding secured to keep 2 Placer County recreation areas open
Sacramento BeeMarch 4, 2012

The state Department of Parks and Recreation and US Bureau of Reclamation have agreed to the plan. "This agreement … will ensure that recreational activities remain available for the hundreds of thousands of visitors who use the area each year," said ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Movie Fan Sues over Theater's High Snack Prices and Ban on Outside Food
ABA JournalMarch 6, 2012

By Debra Cassens Weiss A class-action lawsuit filed by a movie fan in Michigan claims the snack prices at AMC Theaters are so high that they violate price-gouging provisions of the Michigan Consumer Protection Act. Lawyer Kerry Morgan of Wyandotte ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Sharing too much online and on smartphones leaves you vulnerable to ID theft
Boston GlobeMarch 2, 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 doesn't automatically mean you will be a victim of identity theft, ...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 »

Unsafe Products
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Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC Welcomes Jonathan Miller
MarketWatch (press release)March 13, 2012

ATLANTA, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The law firm of Heninger Garrison Davis is pleased to announce that Jonathan Miller has joined the firm. Jonathan is an attorney in the Atlanta office of Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC.more »

Credit Repair
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Supreme Court reaffirms pro-arbitration stance
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

In Compucredit Corp v Greenwood the Supreme Court held that claims brought under the Credit Repair Organisations Act are arbitrable and that arbitration agreements subject to the act must be enforced.(1) While Compucredit concerned domestic ...more »

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