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Peoria Journal StarDecember 1, 2013

▻Large appliances, Hazardous materials, Electronics, and Vegetative Waste. No additional debris should be ... this is a scam. Please contact law enforcement at 309-444-2313 or the Illinois Attorney General's Office at 847-417-4893. ▻Building permits.more »

Misunderstanding the 'Asean Way'
The Star OnlineDecember 1, 2013

Among the most urgent forms of policy decision-making is dispute resolution and settlement. In this region in particular, political anthropology acknowledges the special place of consensus building in the public interest. In littoral South-East Asian ...more »

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Public shouldn't see video of Iowa workers abusing girl, records oversight ...
DesMoinesRegister.comDecember 4, 2013

The Des Moines Register in August filed a complaint with the Iowa Public Information Board, alleging the state has violated the open records law in denying access to the video. The Register noted that blurring the girl's image would still maintain ...more »

Food Poisoning
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In Canada, Corn Gnocchi Recalled for Undeclared Gluten
Food Poisoning BulletinDecember 10, 2013

In Canada, Aurora Importing and Distributing Ltd. is recalling Aurora brand Corn Gnocchi because it may contain gluten that is not declared on the label. Gluten is the protein in wheat. Many people are allergic to it, and celiac patients cannot eat ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Asia moves: 2 December
The LawyerDecember 2, 2013

He joined legacy Freehills' competition and market regulation group in Melbourne in 2003 after five years working with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission as a senior officer. He was made up in 2009. Herbert Smith Freehills has added two ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Why Are Cancer Drugs Commonly The Target Of Schemes To Extend Patent ...
Health Affairs (blog)December 4, 2013

Patent disputes tend to concentrate on drugs with significant market demand, creating high revenue risk of generic entry for originating branded firms and high revenue reward for generic manufacturer challengers. Branded prices .... Medicare ...more »

Austin Aquarium Manager Sent to Federal Shark Tank
Austin ChronicleDecember 9, 2013

Covino pled guilty this fall to conspiring to procure illegally from the Florida Keys, for exhibition in the Idaho Aquarium, spotted eagle rays and lemon sharks worth at least several thousand dollars. According to court records, Covino sought to ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Study to evaluate Consumer Protection Act
Press Information Bureau (press release)December 11, 2013

The Government had engaged Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi to conduct a study on “Evaluation of the Impact and Effectiveness of Consumer Protection Act, 1986”. The recommendations in the study report and areas identified for reform ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Mining the Abyss
The Global MailDecember 6, 2013

“How frustrating it is to watch the richness of one's homeland vanish into the hands of the few,” wrote the government's chief anti-corruption agent, Sam Koim, in a paper for an Australian law journal earlier this year. He has estimated that at least ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Two sentenced for interstate stolen credit card scheme, bank fraud
The SentinelDecember 19, 2013

The evidence revealed their activities took place primarily at Target stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Evidence also showed that credit cards were used at other retailers. The potential loss from the defendants' use of these fraudulent...more »

Unsafe Products
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Valparaiso University Alumni Honored Among Law Bulletin Publishing ...
ValpoLife.comDecember 11, 2013

Nichols works with the Cavanaugh Law Group on behalf of plaintiffs in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Nichols is a former Fulbright Scholar who researched and studied at East German Lutheran Church in Dresden, Germany. Prior to ...more »

Credit Repair
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Astronauts Complete Repair at Station, Clearing Way for Cargo Mission
Space NewsDecember 27, 2013

The repair work was carried out by crewmen Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins during spacewalks Dec. 21 and Dec. 24. Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata assisted the procedures, operating the station's Canadian-built robotic arm from the outpost's interior ...more »


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