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Conflict Mediation a Key Tool for Same-Sex Couples
10,000 CouplesDecember 1, 2013

“Mediation” or a “Shared Decision Making Process” offers a completely different model of conflict resolution. Within mediation, conflict may be seen as an opportunity rather than a problem. The operational theory of mediation is “win-win.” This model ...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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US Signs FATCA Deals with Cayman Islands and Costa Rica
Accounting TodayDecember 2, 2013

The law has provoked controversy both in the U.S. and abroad, with some foreign governments and banks complaining that the law violates banking confidentiality laws, and with U.S. expatriates and dual citizens finding themselves owing taxes to the U.S. ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Idenix 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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Nearly 3 in 5 Americans Say Money is the Leading Cause of Stress in their ...
PR Web (press release)December 3, 2013

Of the 208 consumers polled by ACCC, 90 percent with an income of $100,000 or more reported that money was a hot-button issue in their relationships. “Clearly, financial disputes among couples is not income biased,” said Trumble. “Couples need to keep ...more »

Alaska police standards council decertifies 9
Fairbanks Daily News-MinerDecember 10, 2013

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Six former police officers and three former Corrections Department employees have formally lost certification as law enforcement officers. The Alaska Police Standards Council voted ... The council voted to revoke the certification ...more »

Product Reclamation
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First Nations Energy Industry Poll Finds Deep Distrust
Huffington Post CanadaDecember 6, 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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Credit Card Fraud Warning
WLOSDecember 6, 2013

Police in Waynesville are actively pursuing the case of one of the largest credit card crimes they have ever seen here. Investigators say hundreds of customers at five area Bojangles were victimized at restaurants in Waynesville, Asheville and ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Fife police nab pair of accused identity thieves
KOMO NewsDecember 20, 2013

The man, who has not been identified, was booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of possession of stolen property, identity theft, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Detectives are now trying to ...more »

Credit Repair
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2 plead guilty to heading Vegas credit repair mill
Wall Street JournalDecember 3, 2013

LAS VEGAS — Two men have admitted in Las Vegas they headed an illegal credit repair mill called Trade Line Pros, with victims in southern Nevada, the Los Angeles area and New York. Court records and a defense attorney say Michael Lee Olden and ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Kaye Scholer Loses California Managing Partner: Business of Law
BusinessweekDecember 4, 2013

“We have recently made the strategic decision to have our Los Angeles office capabilities more closely mirror Kaye Scholer's top-ranked national offerings: cutting-edge litigation, including antitrust, product liability, complex commercial litigation...more »

Food Poisoning
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Reheated Rice May Be More Dangerous Than A Raw Egg
Refinery29December 4, 2013

We know it's especially hard during the holidays, but watching what you eat may be more important than ever. According to the Food Standards Agency, there are around one million cases of food poisoning each year — mainly from a common bug found in ...more »


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