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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 »

Woman wanted for Alberta credit-card scam a former bank employee
Globalnews.caApril 1, 2017

A woman wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant in connection with a credit card scam in Alberta is a former CIBC employee. On Thursday, the bank issued a statement confirming 34-year-old Nidhi Nitnaware was employed by them. “Ms. Nitnaware is a ...more »

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Consumer Disputes
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Courts should take pragmatic view of rights of consumers: SC ...
Daily News & AnalysisApril 9, 2017

It is necessary for courts to take a "pragmatic view" of the rights of consumers in disputes concerning them since customers are at a disadvantage as compared ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Kerala: 4-yr-old boy dies of suspected food poisoning; mother serious
The Indian ExpressApril 15, 2017

A four-year-old boy died of suspected food poisoning and his mother was hospitalised after allegedly eating jelly candy at a bakery here, police said. Yousuf and his mother Suhara Bi (41), from a village near Koilandy in the district had purchased the ...more »

Consumer Protection
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DC Judge Rules Against Slumlord Sanford Capital in Part of Terrace Manor Case
Washington City Paper (blog)April 10, 2017

Racine filed those motions after the LLC that officially owns Terrace Manor filed for bankruptcy in federal court, a move that could void the tenants' right to purchase the property under D.C. law. (The attorney general moved to dismiss Terrace Manor ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Senate Moving on Infrastructure; House to Consider Brownfields Reauthorization
The National Law ReviewApril 3, 2017

On Tuesday, April 4, the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans, will hold a hearing to examine the discussion draft of the “Bureau of Reclamation Pumped Storage Hydropower Development Act,” which would ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Cops Corner: Dealing with identity theft
Wicked Local WalpoleApril 6, 2017

Finally, if you are unable to clear accounts from your credit report, call a lawyer. Your credit history is more important than you think. A bad credit history can prevent you from buying a home or new car. Also, many employers do credit checks when ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Ohio inmates used salvaged computers to commit credit card fraud from jail
TNWApril 12, 2017

It's never nice to be without the Internet. When I take a flight and there's no Wi-Fi, I might grumble. The same is also true when my ISP shits the bed, and I've got to wait a few hours for them to send a technician out. Which is why I've got a ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Rented Goods Not Subject to Sophisticated-Buyer Liability Curb
New York Law Journal (registration)April 12, 2017

The New York Court of Appeals' manufacturer liability exception for products purchased by sophisticated buyers who forego optional safety equipment does not apply to products sold into the rental market, a state appeals court ruled. According to court ...more »

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