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Republicans in Northern Ireland look to Taliban for weapons
The IndependentDecember 1, 2013

There is a "growing sophistication in terms of capability" and the ranks of the dissidents are being swelled by former Provisional IRA members who have lost patience with the peace process, according to Professor Richard English, a terrorism expert at ...more »

County takes over airport operation today
Herald Times ReporterDecember 1, 2013

The contract called for Lakeshore Aviation to have on-site personnel, sunrise to sunset every day, and offer charter service, flight instruction, aircraft and hangar rental, repair and maintenance of planes, and fuel sales. ... The airport provides ...more »

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Confidentiality
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What are the different types of intellectual property and how do you protect them?
Bay View CompassDecember 1, 2013

Trade secrets derive their status by the extent to which they are guarded, which includes keeping the information under lock and key, as well as protecting the information through the use of confidentiality agreements. The law provides a number of ...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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PHH settlement costs $6.25 million, but Mt. Laurel mortage firm disputes state ...
Cherry Hill Courier PostDecember 5, 2013

PHH admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement and said it disputes the state's claims. The state's investigation was prompted by more than 100 consumer complaints, according to the Attorney General's Office. It cited “a number of concerns about ...more »

Israeli-born circuit judge makes his own luck through hard work, dedication
The RepublicDecember 8, 2013

State Attorney Jerry Hill recalled hiring Harb fresh out of law school. He watched Harb tackle increasingly harder cases ... In his early teens, Harb spent his school breaks working on farms or low-level construction jobs. In high school, he decided to ...more »

Product Reclamation
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PISA Results: Canada Students High-Level Achievers But Math, Science Scores ...
Huffington Post CanadaDecember 3, 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 »

Consumer Protection
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Second Circuit ruling opens door to Telephone Consumer Protection Act class ...
Lexology (registration)December 16, 2013

Litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has skyrocketed in recent years, with an estimated eighty percent of all cases filed in or transferred to federal court under the statute occurring in the past five years.[1] Because of the ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Death list limits aimed at curbing U.S. tax fraud
Hamilton SpectatorDecember 20, 2013

Death list limits aimed at curbing U.S. tax fraud. Hamilton Spectator. By Richard Rubin. WASHINGTON The United States government is poised to limit public access to death records that identity thieves have used for years to commit tax fraud. A ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Multi-state case develops from Tremonton fraud bust
El EstándarDecember 3, 2013

The case has since been taken over by the U.S. Secret Service, he said, which has jurisdiction over credit card fraud and better resources for tracking violations nationally. And today prosecutors should find out if the case is oficially moving to ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Lee County Clerk: Firings could hurt
The News-PressDecember 7, 2013

Two of the former employees, former business development manager Sue Noe and former fiscal officer Eileen Schuman, have retained a lawyer, who sent letters to the county attorney's office. The Sept. 23 letter sent on Shuman's behalf claims “retaliation ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Why are we more scared of raw egg than reheated rice?
BBC NewsDecember 2, 2013

The panic has shaped the way we think about food safety. There are foods that people instinctively associate with the risk of poisoning - raw chicken, raw egg, shellfish. At the time of Edwina Currie's remarks - which were perceived to have ...more »

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