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Today in Arizona History
San Francisco ChronicleDecember 1, 2013

On this date in 1927, Arizona became the first state to regulate and control airplanes engaged in the commercial transportation of passengers and freight. On this date in 1929, an American Indian of a huge build, armed with a knife and a big appetite ...more »

What Beacon Hill has in store for you this week
Cape Cod TodayDecember 1, 2013

House Speaker Robert DeLeo this week expressed hope that conference committees working on compounding pharmacy regulation, veterans services and welfare reform bills can find common ground during December so those issues can be dispensed of quickly ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Feds blast NY railroad in wake of derailment that killed 4, injured more than 60
Minneapolis Star TribuneDecember 4, 2013

They said late Tuesday they had removed Bottalico's union, the Association of Commuter Rail Employees, as a participant in the investigation over a breach of confidentiality after he publicly discussed information related to it. Two law enforcement ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Merck Sues Actavis Unit Over Patent for Generic NuvaRing
BloombergDecember 24, 2013

Actavis (ACT), the largest U.S. maker of generic drugs, said Merck's lawsuit would halt final FDA approval of its application for as long as 30 months or until a final resolution in court. If the application is approved, Actavis as a “first applicant ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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WTO's Talks Were DOA
BloombergDecember 4, 2013

These are deeply emotional disputes in almost every country, touching not only on the romantic attachment to an agrarian past, but also the fear of becoming dependent on foreigners for your most basic need. ... You can try to go to the people who work ...more »

From the heart: Some in Fort Collins making homemade gifts instead of shopping
The ColoradoanDecember 15, 2013

Frankincense and myrrh, for example, was the perfect choice for lotion for her mother-in-law. ... In a lengthy process that requires a week to infuse lemon peels and grain alcohol and another two weeks to age, he bottles Limoncello, an Italian lemon...more »

Product Reclamation
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Potash Ridge Announces Filing of NI 43-101 Prefeasibility Study
MarketWatchDecember 2, 2013

... with exploration and development activities; appropriation of the necessary water rights and water sources; changes in commodity prices; recruiting and retaining key employees; construction delays; litigation; competition in the mining industry ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Court stays TCPA class action so parties can request FCC ruling regarding ...
Lexology (registration)December 6, 2013

See In Re Rules and Regulations Implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, Declaratory Ruling, FCC 12-143, 2012 WL 5986338, ¶ 4 (Nov. 29, 2012) (“SoundBite contends that it does not use an automatic telephone dialing system ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Death list limits aimed at curbing U.S. tax fraud
Hamilton SpectatorDecember 20, 2013

Death list limits aimed at curbing U.S. tax fraud. Hamilton Spectator. By Richard Rubin. WASHINGTON The United States government is poised to limit public access to death records that identity thieves have used for years to commit tax fraud. A ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Madison Police searching for 2 women in credit card fraud case
WMTVDecember 16, 2013

Madison Police are asking the public for help in identifying two women in a credit card fraud case. A 53-year-old Verona woman was eating lunch at the Barnes & Noble café at 7433 Mineral Point Rd. when the crime occurred. It happened around 1:15 p.m. ...more »

Unsafe Products
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J&J Unit Accused Of Losing Key Docs In Vaginal Mesh MDL
Law360 (subscription)December 3, 2013

Law360, New York (December 02, 2013, 8:58 PM ET) -- Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon Inc. has lost or destroyed at least tens of thousands of documents that could be relevant to ongoing product liability multidistrict litigation over its vaginal mesh ...more »

Food Poisoning
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New Study Finds Asparagine Essential for Brain Development
Food Poisoning BulletinDecember 2, 2013

Deviledeggs A new study from scientists at the University of Montreal has found that asparagine, an amino acid that has been considered non-essential because the body produces it naturally, may be an essential amino acid required in our diets. Senior ...more »

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