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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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Charity filings
CBC.caDecember 6, 2013

Confidentiality provisions. Judith Kays, a spokeswoman for the Canada Revenue Agency, told CBC News she could not answer questions specifically about HAPPA, citing confidentiality provisions of the Income Tax Act. But in general terms, Kays indicated ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Innovation Act Passed By House -- A Closer Examination
Patent DocsDecember 6, 2013

The amendment specifically calls out Hatch-Waxman litigation brought pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 271(e), but would presumably impact biosimilar litigation also. In addition, actions alleging competitive harm would be exempted from these discovery ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Investor advocates push to see trove of arbitration records
ReutersDecember 5, 2013

(Reuters) - A long-running battle over whether the top U.S. securities regulator should release records about its supervision of Wall Street's arbitration process is about to go another round, this time with input from a vocal consumer advocate. For ...more »

Holland and Hart receives Women's Council award
Casper Star-Tribune OnlineDecember 8, 2013

The Wyoming offices of the law firm of Holland and Hart received the 2013 Employer of Choice Award Nov. 19 from the Wyoming Council for Women's Issues. The award, which recognizes Wyoming businesses for implementing family-friendly workplace ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Are You a Politics Junkie?
Huffington Post CanadaDecember 11, 2013

I'm not going to quit law school. Nor would I urge anyone to blindly switch careers. Yet if you find politics, or whatever your passion is, absorbing more and more of your mental energy -- don't just ignore it. Admit it. Face it. And consider doing ...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 »

Stolen Identity
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Police: Newtown Man Committed Identity Theft Using Stolen Credit Card
Patch.comDecember 10, 2013

He was charged with Identity Theft, Credit Card Theft, sixth degree larceny, illegal use of a credit card and receiving goods using a stolen card. Police gave Kundert a Dec. 17 court date and released him on a promise to appear. Comment Recommend.more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Multi-state case develops from Tremonton fraud bust
El EstándarDecember 3, 2013

The case has since been taken over by the U.S. Secret Service, he said, which has jurisdiction over credit card fraud and better resources for tracking violations nationally. And today prosecutors should find out if the case is oficially moving to ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Byetta Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Scheduling of Science ...
NewsdayDecember 3, 2013

Byetta lawsuits (http://www.byettalawsuit2013.com/ ), as well as product liability claims involving other incretin mimetic diabetes drugs, continue to move forward in a multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of ...more »

Food Poisoning
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10 sick; Croations in Italy hospitalized for food poisoning
Barfblog (blog)December 16, 2013

At least 10 supporters of Cedevita Zagreb, a Croatian professional basketball team, were sickened during a trip to Sardinia. Saturday there was a huge dinner on a farm, Sunday lunch in a restaurant with a menu based on fish. But something did not work ...more »

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