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

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Surge in illegal – and failed- mineral traffic attempts
IWACU English News (satire) (press release) (subscription) (blog)March 26, 2017

The Burundi Mining Code provides for heavy prison sentences and fines for offenders. He also says “mining communities have understood how the country loses from illegal traffic and how legal extraction and trade benefits both the country and the ...more »

'Reading a book can't turn you gay'
Norwalk ReflectorMarch 26, 2017

The controversy comes just a year after the state legislature passed the controversial House Bill 2 “bathroom bill,” which forbids cities from passing laws that extend civil rights protections to lesbian, gay and transgender people. Conservative and ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Lacker Abruptly Quits Fed Over Role in Leak of Policy Plans
BloombergApril 4, 2017

In a statement on its website, the Fed Board said it is committed to maintaining confidential information, and cooperated with the law enforcement investigation. “We appreciate the diligent efforts made to bring this matter to its conclusion,” the Fed ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Raw milk sale returns at Kendal farm hit by food poisoning - BBC ...
BBC NewsApril 19, 2017

The Food Standards Agency described the outbreak as "significant"more »

Consumer Disputes
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India's leading bariatric surgeon vindicated by Maharashtra panel's judgement
NYOOOZApril 5, 2017

The bench of justice AP Bhangale and DR Shirasao, judicial member of the state consumer disputes redressal commission, Maharashtra dismissed the complaint, thereby ending years of speculation and irreversible damage to reputation suffered by the ...more »

That Time the President of Mexico Rode in a Turbine Chrysler Fueled by Tequila
Yahoo NewsApril 18, 2017

He specializes in Lemon Law and frequently writes about cars and the law. His most recent books include Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow, and Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird: Design, Development, Production and ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Bills would protectagainst coal firm liability
Standard SpeakerApril 4, 2017

A news release from Cartwright's office states that current law requires coal companies to ensure they can cover the cost of reclamation — that is, rehabilitating land after coal-mining operations on it have stopped. But the law allows the Interior ...more »

Consumer Protection
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House moves to protect internet service customers' privacy
The Spokesman-ReviewApril 20, 2017

A separate Senate proposal seeking to ensure internet privacy through the state consumer protection act has more than 30 co-sponsors. It was introduced the same day as the House proposal, but never received a committee hearing. Senate Majority Leader ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Taxpayer's guide to identity theft
Lima OhioApril 8, 2017

“Tax-related Identity theft — with its related scams to steal personal and financial data from taxpayers or data held by tax professionals — remains a top item on the Dirty Dozen list because it remains an ongoing concern even though progress is ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Police searching for 2 alleged credit card fraud suspects
wwlp.comApril 4, 2017

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – West Springfield Police are asking for the public's help with identifying two credit card fraud suspects. According to the West Springfield Police Facebook page, the two suspects shown in the photos above are wanted for ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Gun Control Group Views 2nd Amendment Restrictions as Child's Play
Bearing ArmsApril 3, 2017

The Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence's newest ploy to shove unnecessary and excessive restrictions on law-abiding gun owners involves a little child's play. In a video introducing a new gun control mascot Teddy Gun, ICAHV claims teddy bears ...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 »

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