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Wrongful death lawsuit blames Chantix prescriber
kgw.comDecember 1, 2013

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A Eugene woman whose husband killed the couple's son and himself has sued the dentist who prescribed her husband a nicotine-cessation drug and the hospital that determined he was not a danger to himself or others two days before ...more »

Wild About: Attorney admires Women's Business Center
Florida TodayDecember 1, 2013

Women's Business Center at Florida Tech. The Women's Business Center at FIT is one of only three WBC's in Florida, and in 2012, it was nationally recognized by the Small Business Administration as a WBC of Excellence. The WBC offers classes and ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Draft law to protect sources in offing...
New VisionDecember 12, 2013

“If journalists are not allowed to keep sources and information confidential by law, and must at some point have to give up their sources, they risk people not entrusting them with new information,” he said. The advocate emphasized that editors and ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Making a probiotic chicken to beat food poisoning
DigitalJournal.comDecember 4, 2013

The Lactobacillus has previously been shown to exclude Clostridium perfringens from the guts of poultry, opening the door to it being developed as a way of reducing necrotic enteritis in poultry and food poisoning in humans. L. johnsonii is not known ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Hindustan Lever Told to Pay Rs 5.5 L Over Trade Practice
indiatvnews.comDecember 2, 2013

The New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum held that the scheme was "flawed" for trying to promote sales by lottery and observed that it was time "such offers are regulated and examined before launch by Ministry of Consumer Affairs and a ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Merck Sues Actavis Unit Over Patent for Generic NuvaRing
BloombergDecember 24, 2013

Actavis (ACT), the largest U.S. maker of generic drugs, said Merck's lawsuit would halt final FDA approval of its application for as long as 30 months or until a final resolution in court. If the application is approved, Actavis as a “first applicant ...more »

Not just recipes: Food books are artful storytellers
Tulsa WorldDecember 10, 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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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 »

Product Reclamation
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Audit: Unclear if extra funding sped federal drilling permits in Wyoming
Billings GazetteDecember 2, 2013

Rusco, who leads the team at the GAO that conducted the audit, said Congress asked auditors to also look at environmental inspections and enforcements, which aren't part of the pilot program but is one of BLM's responsibilities by law. Inspections have ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Cyber Monday 2013: Police issue top 10 tips to avoid online fraud
The IndependentDecember 2, 2013

The Metropolitan Police has therefore urged shoppers to exercise caution while surfing the web for Christmas gifts, and commissioned its new Cyber Crime Unit to put together a list of its top 10 tips for staying safe. Cyber Monday: UK braces for ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Eight charged in identity theft ring with stolen account info of TD Bank customers
Shore News TodayDecember 5, 2013

The indictment stems from an investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice Financial and Computer Crimes Bureau. The defendants arrested are Bronthie K. Charles ... “To protect the public, we will aggressively prosecute criminals who violate the ...more »

Credit Repair
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Tips From Better Business Bureau to Protect from Fraud
NTVDecember 24, 2013

The Better Business Bureau suggests that consumers allow this to serve as a reminder to monitor financial accounts carefully and check credit reports regularly to prevent fraud. In a statement posted at https://corporate.target.com/, Target said ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Funeral assurance class action 'a matter of time'
Independent OnlineDecember 1, 2013

The FSB has concerns about the abuse of consumers who use funeral schemes and is “looking at how to engage with insurers selling products through funeral parlours”, Dixon says. National Treasury proposed a Microinsurance Act to regulate ... Shone says ...more »

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