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Holiday season brings more domestic violence attacks, officials say
Las Cruces Sun-NewsDecember 1, 2013

LAS CRUCES >> Beds typically sit empty this time of year at La Casa, a local domestic violence shelter. To Theresa Armendariz, it is an anecdotal anomaly. Armendariz, La Casa's executive director, and other officials say that around the holidays in Las ...more »

Salvageable idea
WatertownDailyTimes.comDecember 1, 2013

Deputy County Administrator Michael E. Kaskan told the Times that the provision compelling recycling programs to be enforced wasn't part of the 1991 law because recycling wasn't as prevalent then as it is today. But the increase in housing ... The idea ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Tortious interference is not a new concept
The Edwardsville IntelligencerDecember 8, 2013

The word “tortious” means that the conduct alleged to have occurred is a tort. A tort is just a legally actionable wrong that someone has suffered when that wrong was committed by a person or entity that has a legal liability to the person who was injured.more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Highlights Encouraging FOLOTYN® and MARQIBO ...
Business Wire (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 »

Consumer Disputes
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Spending This Christmas or Spending It Well: Resisting Consumerism
Christian PostDecember 6, 2013

Advertisements bombard us with images of bountiful Christmas scenes in which beautiful packages surround the tree, and "happiness" is achieved upon the receipt of this or that consumer product. Credit card issuers alone (those most interested in seeing ...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 »

Product Reclamation
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Diezani Alison-Madueke and the Burden of Leadership
AllAfrica.comDecember 3, 2013

Every day you hear members of the National Assembly make one corruption allegation after the other against NNPC and its officials, but the PIB bill which the Minister has laid before these law-makers has a provision that would break the monopoly of ...more »

Consumer Protection
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AMP-ing Up On Consumer Protection: Ontario Proposes New Administrative ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)December 4, 2013

The Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services (Ministry) has proposed new administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) in connection with 16 of the statutes that it oversees. These statutes include the Collection Agencies Act, Consumer Protection Act, Consumer ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Would You Rather Have Your Car Stolen or Your Identity?
Huffington PostDecember 5, 2013

Regardless of your preference on that question, be advised that 12.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft last year; during the same time, fewer than 1 million stolen cars were reported to the FBI. Due to the rise of mobile technology ...more »

Credit Repair
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BBB Advises Consumers To Monitor Their Credit In Wake Of Target Data Breach
STLtoday.comDecember 19, 2013

Avoid companies that claim they can improve your credit for free. The Federal Trade Commission warns consumers to be wary of companies that make claims regarding credit repair. These companies, commonly called credit clinics, don't do anything for ...more »

Unsafe Products
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FDAnews Announces FDA's New Generic Drug Safety Labeling Rule Webinar ...
PR Newswire (press release)December 5, 2013

Dan Pariser, a recognized expert in product liability law and a partner in Arnold & Porter LLP's Washington, DC office, will focus on the product liability implications of the new rule. Mr. Pariser will discuss the potential surge in liability cases ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Groups Criticize FDA Antibiotic Guidance
Food Poisoning BulletinDecember 11, 2013

And that's the problem, according to many food safety experts and consumer advocates. The National Resources Defense Council is criticizing this move, saying the guidance “doesn't do much, pretends to do more, and kicks the can significantly down the ...more »

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