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Undocumented Workers Fear Paying Taxes Under Trump ...
CBS Los AngelesApril 1, 2017

"But I want to file my income taxes because I want the president to know I'm here contributing to society," said one woman.more »

Chartered Institute of Customs Brokers Underway
THISDAY NewspapersApril 1, 2017

... from the regulation of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) on the grounds of his belief that it has been a double jeopardy for its members to be regulated simultaneously by the Nigerian Customs Service and the CRFFN.more »

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Confidentiality
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Best in Law: How to Keep Business Secrets Secret - Partner D. Brian Reider Writes About NDAs for the Press-Enterprise
JD Supra (press release)April 25, 2017

Sooner or later, every business encounters the same problem: A situation arises where vital, confidential information must be disclosed to someone outside the company. It may be the result of a negotiation over the possible sale of the business, or ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Smartphone adapted to screen for food poisoning
Digital JournalApril 6, 2017

In related news, concerns about people getting ill from E. coli contamination have triggered a national food recall warning about a brand of flour in Canada. This has been initiated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and it relates to Robin Hood ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Are legal advisors ready to handle RERA cases as May 1 closes in?
Moneycontrol.comApril 7, 2017

Experts point out that prior to RERA, the disputes in the home buying space have been addressed by consumer forums and civil courts, based on the consumer protection laws and contract laws that apply to all categories of customers in general. The ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Aurinia to Host Investor Event and Webcast on April 20th in Orlando, FL
Yahoo FinanceApril 10, 2017

The Company anticipates that upon regulatory approval, patent protection for voclosporin will be extended in the United States and certain other major markets, including Europe and Japan, until at least October 2027 under the Hatch-Waxman Act and ...more »

Judge: California law can't be applied nationwide in toilet water line class action vs Fluidmaster
Cook County RecordApril 4, 2017

Thus, the plaintiffs argued, California's Legal Remedies Act – that state's “Lemon Law” consumer protection statute – should apply to all plaintiffs, no matter in which state they may have purchased or installed the Fluidmaster products. Judge Dow ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Justice signs bill updating state Consumer Credit Protection Act
West Virginia RecordApril 24, 2017

WASHINGTON – Gov. Jim Justice has signed a bill making key changes to the West Virginia Consumer Credit Protection Act, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is praising the move. Justice signed Senate Bill 563 into law on April 24. Lisa A. Rickard ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Lecturer discusses importance of Colorado River
Iowa State DailyApril 14, 2017

She has been working on water law and policy since her graduation in 1981. Some of her achievements include her oversight of the Bureau of Reclamation, which provides water for more than 31 million Americans in the West, and the U.S. Geological Survey, ...more »

Credit Repair
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Clean Up Your Credit Report with These Six Tips
Zing! Blog by Quicken Loans (blog)April 13, 2017

If you find incorrect information, you can dispute it with the credit bureaus. If your dispute is valid, they are legally responsible for correcting your report. Oftentimes, credit repair companies will dispute errors for you, but it's relatively easy ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Bank of Cleveland offers tips to stop an identity thief
Cleveland Daily BannerApril 9, 2017

More than 15.4 million Americans were victims of identity fraud last year, according to the American Bankers Association. Bank of Cleveland is offering eight tips to help consumers protect their information and avoid becoming a victim. “Identity theft ...more »

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