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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 »

Police investigate homicide near 36th Street, Patrick Avenue
Omaha World-HeraldDecember 1, 2013

Omaha police have confirmed they are investigating a homicide Saturday near the intersection of 36th Street and Patrick Avenue. The body is that of an adult, police said. The call to 911 came in about 4:50 p.m.. Officers have taped off much of the ...more »

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Data security laws and penalties: Pay IT now or pay out later
TechRepublic (blog)December 4, 2013

The FTC also polices “financial institutions” subject to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Businesses that significantly engage in providing financial products and services are required to protect the security and confidentiality of such information. This ...more »

Food Poisoning
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49ers' James returning to form after food poisoning
Sacramento BeeDecember 4, 2013

SANTA CLARA -- LaMichael James said his shaky performance returning punts Sunday had nothing to do with the Candlestick Park wind or the St. Louis Rams. Instead, he was battling food poisoning, something he is just now getting over. “I was throwing up ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Man to get rs 3.32L from insurers
Pune MirrorDecember 2, 2013

The Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Mumbai, recently set aside the order of the Pune District Consumer Forum, which had dismissed the complaint Bibvewadi resident Purushottam Mahadeo Khedkar made in June 2008.more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Highlights Encouraging FOLOTYN® and MARQIBO ...
The Herald | (press release)December 11, 2013

FOLOTYN has patent protection through July 2022, based on a five-year patent term extension through the Hatch-Waxman Act. Important FOLOTYN® Safety Information. Warnings and Precautions. FOLOTYN may suppress bone marrow function, manifested ...more »

Cookbooks: 2013's best for getting, gifting
GoErie.comDecember 18, 2013

A T-bone gets marinated with lemon grass, Asian sesame oil and peanut oil. Anyone ... The text is a pleasant blend of history and humorous back-and-forth between Snodgrass, his wife and his mother-in-law, from whose kitchen many of the gizmos come.more »

Consumer Protection
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Genesis Healthcare's Impact on TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act...
The National Law ReviewDecember 6, 2013

We previously discussed some recent mootness decisions coming out of the federal courts in Florida. Within the context of those cases, we explained that the offer must be “complete” and its language must be carefully considered. We also noted that the ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Visayan Daily StarDecember 18, 2013

The girl said she was dropped off near the Reclamation Area and that she sought refuge at the San Sebastian Cathedral. Church personnel found the girl at about 7 p.m., and she was still wearing her school uniform, lying in a chair, and there was ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Police caution consumers to be cognizant about credit card fraud
News Talk 980 CJMEDecember 6, 2013

Two separate groups are believed to be operating in Saskatoon with two specific methods. One group is manually entering credit card data in place of an apparent debit card transaction. Clerks are then having the 'customer' sign a receipt but are not ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Montgomery man sentenced in stolen identity tax fraud scheme
Montgomery AdvertiserDecember 3, 2013

A Montgomery man has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for his role in a stolen identity tax refund fraud scheme, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday. Clarence Hicks had pleaded guilty to filing a false claim for a federal ...more »

Credit Repair
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Credit clinics are about selling, helping
Automotive NewsDecember 18, 2013

On hand were LaLonde, representatives from financial institutions and a credit-repair specialist available for hire in case an attendee wanted to dispute claims with the credit-rating agencies. LaLonde says one goal of the clinics was to sell cars. But ...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 »


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