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Looking at the limits of the law
The Star OnlineDecember 1, 2013

IN the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Law Lecture in Kuala Lumpur recently, British Supreme Court judge Lord Jonathan Sumption focused on the tendency for courts in Europe to “convert political questions into legal ones”. ... Freedoms, he said, “this kind of ...more »

Martin will be paid while on NFI list
NBCSports.comDecember 1, 2013

I'm sure Martin will still be receiving money from his eventual law suit while his “best” friend is just an NFL foot-note. captainwisdom8888 says: Nov 30, 2013 ... That's unfair to everyone on the planet who WORKS for a living. If he can't get along ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Tokyo Extends Parliament to Push Through Secrets Bill
Wall Street JournalDecember 6, 2013

Civil activists, legal scholars and the media have expressed concern that the bill will infringe upon press freedoms and the public's right to information. The bill expands the fields of confidentiality covered by law to matters of defense, diplomacy, ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Do You Consume Too Much Caffeine?
Food Poisoning BulletinDecember 8, 2013

caffeine A study published in Food and Chemical Toxicology looked at caffeine consumption in the United States. Most of the caffeine we consume every day comes from beverages; from carbonated soft drinks, tea, energy drinks and shots, coffee, and some ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Biz Buzz for Dec. 2, 2013
BudgeteerDecember 2, 2013

Nicholas Ostapenko focuses on health care law and a civil trial practice in the areas of medical malpractice claims, professional negligence claims, business and construction disputes, personal injury and cases involving insurance law. Robert C ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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U.S. House of Representatives Passes Patent Reform Bill; Senate Considers Its ...
The National Law ReviewDecember 17, 2013

This does not apply to brand-generic infringement actions under the Hatch-Waxman Act. A party must also identify information that is not disclosed in the complaint and explain why it is not disclosed. Awarding attorneys' fees to prevailing party ...more »

Female sharks always return to their birthplace to have babies
Daily MailDecember 9, 2013

... a law to fully protect all sharks in its waters, which will, among other benefits, sustain an annual $80 million shark tourism industry. 'National efforts to reign in the shark fishing industry by many countries are likely to benefit homing shark ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Violations of consumer protection law considered intentional acts that do not ...
Lexology (registration)December 18, 2013

In the ensuing coverage action concerning the writ of garnishment, the district court held that coverage was not available for the judgment for several reasons. First, the court ruled that the insured's conduct at issue did not constitute a “wrongful ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Minister pledges to answer Varteg questions
South Wales ArgusDecember 6, 2013

Minister for housing and regeneration, Carl Sargeant, has agreed to appear before the National Assembly's Petitions Committee in February to answer questions about the petition entitled Make the Minerals Techincal Advice Note (MTAN) law. Those who have ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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2020 Foresight Report: Best Practices in Managing the Credit Risk Cycle
HispanicBusiness.comDecember 4, 2013

London (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Synopsis The report provides information and insights into best practices in managing credit risks associated with credit cards: -Provides a global snapshot of card fraud and key fraud hotspots across the world ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Congress might make death records private to help stop identity theft
Whittier Daily NewsDecember 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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Uber Dallas Added $150 Charge to Woman's Credit Card for "Repairs" She Says ...
Dallas Observer (blog)December 18, 2013

But during the 13 minutes and six seconds that her ride lasted, something happened in that limo, something bad that later required Alexander to pay for a repair -- at least that's what happened according to a receipt she got. Alexander, executive ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Gerald W. Weedon Commercial Litigation Law Blog on Lawyers.com
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)December 1, 2013

Jerry Weedon's practice is focused on litigation and business law including all aspects of insurance, automobile and trucking liability, business torts, premises liability, real estate, foreclosure and banking law, products liability, contracts ...more »

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