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

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Experts say LePage's pardon of dog reflects evolution in animal law ...
Press HeraldApril 1, 2017

The governor has broad authority to issue clemency, but a judge will have to decide if that applies to a Siberian Husky. By Madeline St. AmourMorning Sentinel.more »

State tax collectors to come knocking
CT PostApril 1, 2017

... because every year it's interest, penalty,interest penalty, interest penalty,” Sullivan said. While tax fraud and evasion law include fines of up to five years in prison and $5,000 fines, they are rarely pursued. “Eventually you just write it off ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Cops rapped for breaching confidentiality
The HinduApril 15, 2017

A court here has rebuked the Delhi Police for violating the law on confidentiality by revealing the identities of minors subjected to sexual violence and their parents in a series of cases. Noting that the names and addresses of the victims and their ...more »

Food Poisoning
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World leaders risked food poisoning at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club
The AustralianApril 14, 2017

World leaders risked food poisoning at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, with their wives, Melania Trump and Peng Liyuan are seated during a dinner at Mar-a-Lago. Boer Deng; The Times ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Study: Twice as many credit card complaints in Rochester
News 10NBCApril 12, 2017

Don't use your credit card online when using a public Wi-Fi connection. Lastly, if you have any dispute with your credit card company, file a complaint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The agency says most disputes are resolved in 15 days.more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Trump, Gottlieb, and the Cures Act: What Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Need to Know
Lexology (registration)April 13, 2017

He also has long advocated a better approach to implementing the Hatch-Waxman Act, which allows generic versions of drugs to become approved by showing equivalence rather than by providing all the information that branded drugs are required to ...more »

General Motors To Reportedly Buy Back Problem-Plagued Chevrolet Bolt – Video
InsideEVsApril 22, 2017

That's the case here with this problem-plagued Chevrolet Bolt that's been in and out of the shop since day one basically. Faulty Bolt To Be Bought Back By GM. Lemon laws vary state-to-state, but in general they allow for “forced” or “voluntary ...more »

Consumer Protection
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How Consumer Financial Protections Could Be Rolled Back
ConsumerReports.orgApril 27, 2017

Among other measures, the bill would limit the CFPB's independence, including its ability to issue consumer-protection rules and supervise the financial institutions under its purview. The Financial CHOICE Act, as the bill is called, would require the ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Revenue Stream: How An Environmental Law Creates Jobs In Coal Country
89.3 WFPLApril 2, 2017

His organization just finished a five-year project restoring an entire watershed here. “The watershed was mined 'pre-law',” Watson explained, meaning before the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act which requires coal companies to try to reclaim ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Chesterfield Police search for woman accused of credit card fraud
WRICApril 3, 2017

Chesterfield Police are asking for help in locating a woman wanted for credit card forgery, obtaining money by false pretenses and credit card fraud.more »

Stolen Identity
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GAO Finds Identity Theft Services Limited in Fraud Prevention
HealthITSecurity.comApril 3, 2017

Medical identity theft services are one area where typical identity theft services are lacking, according to a recent GAO report.more »

Credit Repair
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NAREB Kicks Off Events to Build Black Homeownership
Memphis Daily NewsApril 23, 2017

At that event 30 different vendors that include Realtors, loan officers, appraisers and credit repair specialists will be on-site at 1574 E. Shelby Drive to offer services. “We're going to have an array of people there who can actually help the black ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Litigator of the Week: An Appellate Attorney Fends Off Honda in a $55M Fight
The Am Law Litigation DailyApril 21, 2017

After appellate attorney Howard J. Bashman appeared in front of a panel of Pennsylvania Superior Court judges with a $55 million verdict against Honda at stake, he quickly jumped on his appellate blog, “How Appealing,” to say how well the arguments ...more »

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