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Horton's Kids pairs children from Ward 8 with adult tutors who focus on ...
Washington PostDecember 1, 2013

Przybyl, 26, works at the Department of Veteran Affairs and is one of 436 volunteer tutors at Horton's Kids, a nonprofit group that provides tutoring and other direct educational support to schoolchildren of all ages from the District's Ward 8. Founded ...more »

Folks Raise Funds Following Nanticoke Homicide
wnep.comDecember 1, 2013

NANTICOKE– The Luzerne County Coroner's office confirmed Saturday that Gertrude Price, 97, was killed by blunt force trauma. Detectives said Price, who lived alone, was killed by a burglar who broke in a basement window sometime after 10 p.m. on ...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 »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Idenix Pharmaceuticals sues Gilead Sciences for multiple patent infringements
InsideCounselDecember 4, 2013

However, The Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984 – known as the “Hatch-Waxman Act” – made significant changes to the patent laws in order to encourage innovation in the pharmaceutical industry while facilitating the fast ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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To improve work culture, Maruti Suzuki takes union leaders to Japan
Financial ExpressDecember 7, 2013

US consumer sentiment surged in December as Americans' outlook on the economy... Russia: Crashed pilot may have had fake licenseCarlsberg strengthens foothold in world's ... In order to improve industrial relations after the violent labour disputes...more »

US seeks prison time for Idaho aquarium chief
Ct PostDecember 2, 2013

Court documents show Covino admitted involvement in illegally obtaining and shipping three spotted eagle rays and two lemon sharks for the Idaho Aquarium. Authorities intercepted communications in which Covino told Florida suppliers to ignore the law ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Pro Bedouin Land Grab Hooligans Send 10 Police to Hospital
The Jewish PressDecember 1, 2013

Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud-Beitenu was so committed to this move, that they forced Jewish Home, their National Religious partner, to approve in the coalition agreement item 51 which reads: Both sides will promote the “Law regulating Bedouin settlement ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Austell woman guilty of identity and credit card fraud
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionDecember 5, 2013

An Austell woman was convicted of multiple counts of identity and credit card fraud for using cloned cards at big-box stores across three counties. Miesha Sanyell Hunter, 31, who also used the name Miesha Sanyell Perdue, was found guilty by a jury ...more »

Stolen Identity
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5 things to know in Florida for Dec. 24
MiamiHerald.comDecember 24, 2013

MIAMI MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO STOLEN IDENTITY SCHEME. A South Florida man has pleaded guilty to identity theft, stealing the security information of some 400 people. Jean-Elguentino Cayo of Miami Gardens was among 47 people charged in recent ...more »

Credit Repair
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Angle Financial appoints Gregory Spielman credit repair manager
Cape GazetteDecember 2, 2013

Gregory Spielman has been appointed credit repair account manager at Angle Financial Services in Dover. He has been with the firm since July, and working closely with clients is his key focus. His investigative skills as a former police officer help ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Warranty Clause Limits Hyundai Owner Rights
New York TimesDecember 6, 2013

The jolt would come in the form of a policy that requires some warranty disputes to be settled through binding arbitration — unless the owner notified Hyundai, within 90 days of purchasing the vehicle, of the decision to opt out of the arrangement ...more »

Food Poisoning
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USDA Hatches Plan to Reduce Illnesses From Salmonella
Food Poisoning BulletinDecember 4, 2013

Salmonella Poisoning Lawsuit - 5 Reasons to Sue Now “This plan is a step in the right direction, but a more straightforward approach would be to declare Salmonella an adulterant,” said food safety attorney Fred Pritzker, publisher of Food Poisoning...more »

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