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Wild About: Attorney admires Women's Business Center
Florida TodayDecember 1, 2013

Women's Business Center at Florida Tech. The Women's Business Center at FIT is one of only three WBC's in Florida, and in 2012, it was nationally recognized by the Small Business Administration as a WBC of Excellence. The WBC offers classes and ...more »

Attorney claims to have recording of Ex-Willacy DA demanding payment for blue ...
MonitorDecember 1, 2013

Mora, the Cameron County District Attorney's Office, the court and the court's receiver have been trying to obtain an accounting from Guerra regarding proceeds that he and the Buena Suerte Social Services corporation could have acquired from subletting ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Sources: Train engineer said he was 'in a daze' before crash
CNNDecember 3, 2013

(CNN) -- The engineer of the New York commuter train that derailed Sunday morning -- killing four people and injuring 67 others -- told investigators at the scene he was "in a daze" before the crash, two senior New York law enforcement sources told CNN ...more »

Food Poisoning
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1 in 6 Raw Milk Drinkers Gets Food Poisoning, Study Says
Food Poisoning BulletinDecember 11, 2013

One of every six people who drinks raw milk gets food poisoning, according to a new study from officials at the Minnesota Department of Health. That percentage is much higher than the number of cases reported in relation to outbreaks associated with ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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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 »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Hyman, Phelps, & McNamara, PC | Diary of a Hatch-Waxman Addict: Day 3655 ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)December 10, 2013

Our hopes that FDA might publish a proposed rule to implement at least some of the changes made to the Hatch-Waxman Amendments to the FDC Act by the Medicare Modernization Act (“MMA”), enacted on December 8, 2003, before the 10-year anniversary ...more »

Legal battle over Nazi-seized masterpiece revived
Fremont TribuneDecember 9, 2013

A federal appeals court has resurrected a Jewish family's long legal battle to regain ownership of a $20 million masterpiece seized in Nazi Germany during World War II. In a ruling Monday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a California ...more »

Consumer Protection
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MONEY & THE LAW: 2013 insurance act boosts consumer protection
Colorado Springs GazetteDecember 11, 2013

MONEY & THE LAW: 2013 insurance act boosts consumer protection. × ... Insurance companies must include in all replacement cost policies (the type of policy most homeowners have) coverage for additional living expenses for at least 12 months. They must ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Paul LePage Says We Shouldn't Be So Glum About Global Warming
Huffington PostDecember 5, 2013

... disappear from "many areas" of the country. Wired notes, "By the law of supply and demand, that suggests the best wines of tomorrow will cost even more than the ridiculous amounts they fetch today." .... on the leading edge of global climate change ...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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Mineola Crime Blotter: Identity Theft, Stolen Pills and Gas
Patch.comDecember 27, 2013

17: An iPad was stolen on Roselle Street between 6 p.m. and 7:20 p.m.. Dec. 17: Cases of identity theft was reported on White Road at 6:55 p.m. when several unauthorized transactions were made in the victim's name. Money was also withdrawn from a ...more »

Credit Repair
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Space station astronauts finish spacewalk to replace cooling pump
UPI.comDecember 24, 2013

Astronaut Mike Hopkins prepares to attach himself to a foot restraint on the Canadarm2 outside the International Space Station. Image Credit: NASA TV. GREENBELT, Md., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- NASA says astronauts on the International Space Station have ...more »

Unsafe Products
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PALOMAT Optimizes Product Line
Packaging EuropeDecember 12, 2013

To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude: All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of ...more »

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