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Looking at the limits of the law
The Star OnlineDecember 1, 2013

IN the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Law Lecture in Kuala Lumpur recently, British Supreme Court judge Lord Jonathan Sumption focused on the tendency for courts in Europe to “convert political questions into legal ones”. ... Freedoms, he said, “this kind of ...more »

New law enables home-based businesses
Daily CometDecember 1, 2013

So, when a law passed this year allowing small businesses to operate out of homes without a board of health inspection license, Angel Carrell felt this was something that was a long time coming. “Being that we were always being called in to do birthday ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Former Wis. officer alleges racial discrimination
La Crosse TribuneDecember 2, 2013

It also ruled she lied during an internal investigation and disobeyed a confidentiality order. Porter appealed. Winnebago County Judge Karen Seifert upheld the decision. Porter is asking for $300,000 in compensatory ... But when we announce our white ...more »

Food Poisoning
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'Food Poisoning' Death Toll Reaches 5
The New Indian ExpressDecember 4, 2013

Death toll in the suspected food poisoning case rose to five on Tuesday with Banita Padhi, daughter of Danda and Sarojini Padhi of Old Berhampur street, dying at the MKCG Medical College and Hospital (MCH) on Tuesday morning. Danda had succumbed ...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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Idenix Pharmaceuticals 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 »

Sink your teeth into food books
TheChronicleHerald.caDecember 17, 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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Consumer Protection BC orders 15-year ban for door-to-door salesman
SYS-CON Media (press release)December 11, 2013

A Consumer Protection BC investigation found Schell had contravened several sections of the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act, by engaging in deceptive acts or practices, using contracts that didn't contain required information and failing ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Potash Ridge Announces Filing of NI 43-101 Prefeasibility Study
Wall Street JournalDecember 2, 2013

... with exploration and development activities; appropriation of the necessary water rights and water sources; changes in commodity prices; recruiting and retaining key employees; construction delays; litigation; competition in the mining industry ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Credit card fraud increasing as Christmas nears: Kings RCMP
Kings County Register/AdvertiserDecember 10, 2013

The number of fraud complaints went up recently as the Christmas shopping season get underway. On Dec. 6, fraudulent online credit card purchases were reported by a Greenwich resident. A woman in her 70s turned over all her personal identification to a ...more »

Stolen Identity
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SALINE CRIME BRIEFS: Suspect tries to buy computer using stolen identity; lost ...
Heritage NewspapersDecember 23, 2013

SALINE CRIME BRIEFS: Suspect tries to buy computer using stolen identity; lost bike found at People's Park. Published: Monday, December 23, 2013. View and purchase photos. Identity thief tries to buy computer from Best Buy with resident's accountmore »

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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