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Glendale City Council reaffirms police policy, not federal immigration law
Los Angeles TimesApril 1, 2017

With the hope that such support would curb deportation fears in the community, the Glendale City Council approved a resolution Tuesday affirming the police chief's recent statement that his officers are sworn to ensure Glendale's public safety, not ...more »

County Magistrate Courts hear drug bust cases
Martinsburg JournalApril 1, 2017

Arnold further stated that law enforcement recorded communication between Blunt and another alleged distributor in which the man described the traffic stop where Nottingham was arraigned. The suspect allegedly told Blunt that Nottingham was intercepted ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Advocates Worry Bullying Law Could 'Out' Kids to Parents
U.S. News & World ReportApril 6, 2017

... school officials guidance and training if the rule is changed to find a better balance for the need for confidentiality. The proposed revisions come as the state prepares to reauthorize rules that the department created after the bullying law was ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Schiff Hardin hires new partner
Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review (subscription)April 5, 2017

Law firm Schiff Hardin has hired a new partner to its global generic pharmaceuticals practice. The new partner, Kevin Nelson, is joining the Chicago office, where he will be part of the firm's pharmaceuticals and biologics patent team. Nelson has more ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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New cases filed are more than cases disposed of: CAG report
NYOOOZApril 4, 2017

Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its audit report highlighted the swelling pendency of cases, inadequate staff, and lack of infrastructure of consumer forums and disputes redressal commissions.As per the audit report, total 46,266 cases were ...more »

Lemon Grove Pets vs. animal advocate Lani Stacks
San Diego ReaderApril 24, 2017

Last summer, National City, with its four pet stores, voted down a ban while Solana Beach followed the lead of the city of San Diego, which passed the strictest law in 2013, requiring pet retailers to source their cats, dogs, and rabbits from city or ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Class sees environmental remediation in action
UNM School of Law NewsApril 7, 2017

Students in Professor Villa's Environmental Enforcement class learn how Albuquerque's wastewater becomes the cleanest water discharged in the country. When a business or individual fails to comply with environmental laws, they can voluntarily agree to ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Keep call center jobs in the US
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteApril 14, 2017

Seven U.S. senators have written to President Donald Trump, pressing for an executive order that would bar companies that offshore good call center jobs from receiving federal contracts or federal loan guarantees. Supporting these commonsense ...more »

Stolen Identity
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ADOT's Facial Recognition Leads to Arrest of Identity Theft (Learn More)
107.180.56.147 (press release) (registration) (blog)April 7, 2017

She was arrested March 1 and booked at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Fourth Avenue Jail on eight counts of forgery and one count of identity theft. This case is just one example of how facial recognition technology used by ADOT's Office of ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Credit card fraud leaves WNC instructor on the hook for thousands
WLOSApril 13, 2017

News 13 reached out to Citibank about why the charges weren't caught, and what made them so insistent the charges weren't fraud when these businesses didn't appear to exist. They couldn't comment on a specific account and said the customer's issues ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Lawmakers Put 'Light Touch' On Regulations As They Anticipate Colorado's Driverless Car Future
Colorado Public RadioApril 13, 2017

From Section 4 of the bill: "Liability for a crash involving an automated driving system driving a motor vehicle that is not under human control is determined in accordance with Product Liability Law, Common Law and other applicable federal or state law.”.more »

Food Poisoning
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Food poisoning strikes 27 monks and nuns in Cambodia
Barfblog (blog)April 8, 2017

Pech Sotheary of the Khmer Times reports that 27 monks and nuns from Battambang province's Bavel district were struck with food poisoning after consuming large amounts of soy milk. District police chief Oeum Tith said yesterday that 14 monks and 13 ...more »

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