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Christmas Shopping Safety Tips from Personal Injury Lawyer Sean M. Cleary
NewsdayDecember 1, 2013

Attorney Sean M. Cleary serves in Miami, Florida offering legal assistance and advice in personal injury matters including motor vehicle accidents, physical/sexual assaults, slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, premises liability, product ...more »

Washington Gets Lawsuit Threat Over Solicitors Ordinance
The MissourianDecember 1, 2013

The St. Louis law firm of Pleban & Petruska Law, LLC, indicated in the letter that it was retained by an individual intending to file as a candidate for municipal office. ... A canvasser is a person who attempts to make personal contact with a resident ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Dr. Conrad Murray faces lawsuit over Michael Jackson 'penis' comments
NEWS.com.auDecember 2, 2013

"Your recent comments to the media about Mr. Jackson's medical treatment and ultimate death shamefully violate the physician-patient privilege under California law," the letter said. The Estate has also threatened to inform the medical board that he ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Marks & Spencer recall thousands of luxury mussels and clam ready meals from ...
Daily MailDecember 2, 2013

Marks & Spencer is recalling thousands of packs of Scottish mussels following concerns over a possible food poisoning link. Packs of Mussels in Garlic; Mussels in White Wine and Mussels and Clams are being taken off shelves as a precautionary measure, ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Doctor sues Pune hospital for negligence, wins
Daily News & AnalysisDecember 1, 2013

The Pune District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided over by VP Utpat and member Geeta S Ghatge, however, found merit in Patel's case and agreed that the Rs800 fee charged for a doctor's visit after the patient had recovered was unethical and ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Actavis confirms generic NuvaRing patent challenge
pharmabiz.comDecember 26, 2013

The lawsuit was filed under the provisions of the Hatch-Waxman Act, resulting in a stay of final FDA approval of Actavis' ANDA for up to 30 months from the date the plaintiffs received notice of Actavis' ANDA filing or until final resolution of the ...more »

Feds seeks prison time for aquarium owner Covino
KOIN.comDecember 2, 2013

Covino was also seeking to open an aquarium in Austin, TX. Prosecutors are seeking a nearly two-year prison sentence for Covino, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy in September. Court documents show Covino admitted involvement in illegally obtaining and ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Landmark order puts RTI applicants under Consumer Protection Act
The HinduDecember 2, 2013

In a landmark order, the Ernakulam Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has said when information is denied to an RTI applicant, it will be considered as deficiency in service and the applicant will be entitled to compensation under the Consumer ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Wildcat announces positive prefeasibility study results and initial mineral ...
MarketWatchDecember 10, 2013

Total operating costs are estimated at $39.49 per ton of ROM ore and include mining, processing, general and administration (G&A), refining, treatment and transportation costs and other costs (royalties, reclamation and property and severance taxes ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Police Looking For Delaware Credit Card Fraud Suspects
MyFox PhiladelphiaDecember 6, 2013

The investigation began after victims in Pennsylvania noticed unauthorized charges on their credit cards from transactions in Delmar, Seaford, and Salisbury, Md. The victims still had their credit cards in their possession, police say. Detectives found ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the Supreme Court of the United States ...
NewsdayDecember 5, 2013

... the prestigious honor given to one person each year. He is the founder of Clifford Law Offices, a nationally recognized personal injury law firm in Chicago concentrating in aviation, transportation, personal injury, medical negligence, and product...more »

Credit Repair
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BBB Offers Advice For Consumers Affected By Target Breach
KTICDecember 20, 2013

Avoid companies that claim they can improve your credit for free. The Federal Trade Commission warns consumers to be wary of companies that make claims regarding credit repair. These companies, commonly called credit clinics, don't do anything for ...more »

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