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Commentary: Kilmartin, 11 other AGs oppose cuts to EPA
The Westerly SunApril 1, 2017

Major delegated programs include those under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (for both hazardous waste management and regulation of underground storage tanks). Our various state environmental ...more »

Gun law's college curb heads to governor's desk
Arkansas OnlineApril 1, 2017

Senate President Pro Tempore Jonathan Dismang (left) talks with Sen. Trent Garner after Garner spoke against Dismang's gun bill Friday on the Senate floor. Saying the right to carry a gun is “God-given,” Garner urged senators to “let law-abiding ...more »

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Confidentiality
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The SEC Doesn't Like Your Employment Agreements
Above the LawApril 3, 2017

Bad contract We learned back in April 2015 that there would be a new player in the world of employee whistleblower enforcement: the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC grabbed everyone's attention in 2015 by issuing its first administrative ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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People in the News—May 1, 2017—Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel
The Legal IntelligencerApril 29, 2017

He has handled matters involving trade secrets, antitrust, securities, trademark and patent infringement, including ANDA and Hatch-Waxman, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, class action and corporate control and takeover/proxy ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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New cases filed are more than cases disposed of: CAG report
NYOOOZApril 4, 2017

Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its audit report highlighted the swelling pendency of cases, inadequate staff, and lack of infrastructure of consumer forums and disputes redressal commissions.As per the audit report, total 46,266 cases were ...more »

Top Class Action Lawsuits
LawyersandSettlements.com (blog)April 15, 2017

After being replaced four times between 2014 and 2016, (seriously?) due to damage from the alleged defect, Pinto states it tried to make a claim under New Jersey's Lemon Law. The dealership, despite correspondence from retained counsel, allegedly ...more »

Product Reclamation
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North Dakota lawmakers approve medical marijuana regulations
Newscenter1.tvApril 13, 2017

The measure, called the North Dakota Compassionate Care Act, won 65 percent voter approval in November. It allows the use of marijuana as medicine for people who suffer from debilitating illnesses. Fargo financial planner Rilie Ray Morgan headed the ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Sues Debt Collection Law Firm for Allegedly Misleading Communications
The National Law ReviewApril 20, 2017

On April 17, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed suit in the Northern District of Ohio against Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A. (“Weltman”), a debt collection law firm. The CFPB's complaint alleges that the firm misrepresented the ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Report finds identity theft protection not always a good investment ...
Allentown Morning CallApril 19, 2017

Identity theft services offer some benefits but are limited in preventing fraud, according to a recent analysis by the Government Accountability Office. (John W.more »

Credit Repair
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6 Tax Mistakes Procrastinators Make & How to Avoid Them
Credit.com News (blog)April 3, 2017

Credit.com is owned by Progrexion Holdings Inc. which is the owner and administrator of a number of business related to credit and credit repair, including CreditRepair.com, and eFolks. In addition, Progrexion also provides services to Lexington Law ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Owens Corning Can't Cut $2B Asbestos Payout From Taxes
Law360 (subscription)April 5, 2017

Law360, Dallas (April 5, 2017, 5:04 PM EDT) -- Manufacturer Owens Corning can't deduct from its business taxes a $2.2 billion payment made as part of an asbestos product liability settlement, a Texas appellate court held Wednesday, rejecting argument ...more »

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