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Elder Abuse: If We Don't Take Care of Each Other, Who Will?
10,000 CouplesDecember 1, 2013

This is elder abuse. A same-sex couple may not be permitted to live together in a healthcare or housing facility. This is elder abuse. A partner may not be allowed to show public affection for, or even visit, their partner in a nursing or long-term ...more »

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 »

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Confidentiality
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Report faults Orange County for its handling of immigrant juveniles
Los Angeles TimesDecember 5, 2013

The report claims those practices violate confidentiality laws as well as “undermine the rehabilitative goals of the juvenile justice system." It cites data obtained by a separate group that shows that between 2009 and 2012, Orange County referred 546 ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Food Safety a Top Concern for Floridians
Food Poisoning BulletinDecember 6, 2013

Growth hormones in food worried respondents more than the presence of bacteria that cause food poisoning such as E.coli, Salmonella and Listeria in food. Of those surveyed, 49 percent were moderately or extremely worried about growth hormones in food; ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Hindustan Lever to pay Rs 5.5 lakh for unfair trade practice
FirstpostDecember 1, 2013

The New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum held that the scheme was “flawed” for trying to promote sales by lottery and observed that it was time “such offers are regulated and examined before launch by Ministry of Consumer Affairs and a ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. : Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Highlights ...
4-traders (press release)December 11, 2013

FOLOTYN has patent protection through July 2022, based on a five-year patent term extension through the Hatch-Waxman Act. Important FOLOTYN® Safety Information. Warnings and Precautions. FOLOTYN may suppress bone marrow function, manifested ...more »

John Whaite's gingerbread house for Christmas
Telegraph.co.ukDecember 8, 2013

With his first recipe book under his belt and a second out in March, the 24-year-old law graduate-turned-baker juggles appearances at baking shows, with running cookery classes in Greenwich and television appearances. He will be best remembered on the ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Study to evaluate Consumer Protection Act
Press Information Bureau (press release)December 11, 2013

The Government had engaged Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi to conduct a study on “Evaluation of the Impact and Effectiveness of Consumer Protection Act, 1986”. The recommendations in the study report and areas identified for reform ...more »

Product Reclamation
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House approves Daines' hydropower bill
Great Falls TribuneDecember 3, 2013

... to move forward was passed unanimously by the U.S. House on Tuesday. At issue is an outdated federal statute that prevents irrigation districts in Montana and other western states from developing hydropower on Bureau of Reclamation canals, ditches ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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High alert issued for these top 5 holiday scams
USA TODAYDecember 4, 2013

Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, a debit card will not be reimbursed if it has been attained and used by an online thief. Fraudulent credit card charges can be disputed if a consumer has been the victim of fraud or identity theft. Levin outlined for ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Congress might make death records private to help stop identity theft
The SaratogianDecember 20, 2013

In a typical case, an identity thief files a tax return using a stolen Social Security number before the legitimate return could be filed, claiming a refund and plunging the real taxpayer's family into months of limbo. “Worrying about the stolen...more »

Credit Repair
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2 plead guilty to heading Vegas credit repair mill
U-T San DiegoDecember 3, 2013

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two men have admitted in Las Vegas they headed an illegal credit repair mill called Trade Line Pros, with victims in southern Nevada, the Los Angeles area and New York. Court records and a defense attorney say Michael Lee Olden and ...more »

Unsafe Products
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SC notice to Centre over Juvenile Justice Act
IANSDecember 2, 2013

The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. For news, views and gossips, follow @IANSLIVE at Twitter. Find us on Facebook too! Update: 02-December-2013. Comments: .... THE CONTENTS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE ...more »

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