Consumer Protection News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in April, 2017

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Monday: More Americans are facing eviction. Why is that? And is St ...
KBIAApril 1, 2017

This interview will be on "St. Louis on the Air" at noon on Monday; this story will be updated after the show. You can listen live. Evictions.more »

Many Millennials Consider Debt A Dating Deal Breaker
WFMY News 2April 1, 2017

The credit expert reminds us that, "…if you apply for joint credit, both of those credit histories are going to be considered, and as a result, your bad credit history could drag down your ability to qualify for joint accounts." You can check your ...more »

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Confidentiality
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TN Updates Data Breach Notification Law for Encrypted Data
HealthITSecurity.comApril 11, 2017

“A breach of system security occurs when an unauthorized person acquires unencrypted computerized data or encrypted computerized data and the encryption key, and the acquisition materially compromises the security, confidentiality, or integrity of ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Federal Circuit reverses district court holding in generics case ...
Lexology (registration)April 27, 2017

The Federal Circuit has reversed a decision that Mylan Inc's proposed generic version of a drug infringed one of two patents owned by the Medicines…more »

Consumer Disputes
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Cordray Discusses Consumer Credit Reports at Operation HOPE Global Forums Annual Meeting
Lexology (registration)April 17, 2017

... remarks at the Operation HOPE Global Forums Annual Meeting in Atlanta addressing, among other things, financial challenges facing the “economically vulnerable”—most notably with respect to credit reporting and the handling of consumer disputes.more »

Individual 'Lemon Law' Claim Survives
Virginia Lawyers WeeklyApril 25, 2017

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court dismisses claims in these three cases alleging Hyundai Motor Corporation misstated or misrepresented the gas mileage obtained by Hyundai Elantras, except for a single plaintiff's Lemon Law claim based on the on ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Call before you dig - it's the law
Newscenter1.tvApril 12, 2017

But before you dig into the ground, a call to the state is required by law. There are many utility lines underground, and you can be held responsible for damages. Offenders pay up to $7,000 in fines. To emphasize the importance of contacting the South ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Miami man charged for Lower Allen credit card fraud | Crime and ...
Carlisle SentinelApril 5, 2017

A Miami, Florida man is being held in Cumberland County Prison after police say he attempted to use fraudulent credit cards at Walmart in Lower Allen ...more »

Stolen Identity
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President Trump: Tell the feds to stop helping illegal aliens commit ...
The Hill (blog)April 3, 2017

Under President Obama, the Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration helped illegal aliens to steal Social Security numbers and engage in ...more »

Credit Repair
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ANDY'S CONSUMER TIP OF THE DAY: repairing bad credit
WMC Action News 5April 5, 2017

I saw one of those signs on the side of the road the other day. You know, one of those signs that posts a phone number with the words "credit repair" or "fix your credit"? I did the best thing a consumer advocate can do with one of those signs. I stole ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Association bestows springtime honors on three
New Jersey Law JournalApril 7, 2017

... Inquirer sports writer emeritus Bill Lyon will receive the Mary WanderPolo Award for shining a light on living with Alzheimer's disease; and John B. Kearney recently received the William A. Dreier Award for excellence in product liability and mass ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Mystery Salmonella Outbreak in Cole County Missouri | Food Poison ...
Food Poison JournalApril 19, 2017

In an official press release, the Cole County Health Department explained that “CCHD has alerted City of Jefferson Environmental Public Health staff, who has ...more »

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