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

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City moves to save 401 Richmond and other cultural institutions ...
Toronto StarFebruary 1, 2017

In the wake of a huge tax hike on the downtown arts hub, city council is asking the province to give cultural institutions a break.more »

The Trump Administration Is Apparently Ignoring Court Orders
RewireFebruary 1, 2017

It is the primary role and mission of the United States Marshals Service to provide for the security and to obey, execute, and enforce all orders of the United States District Courts, the United States Courts of Appeals, the Court of International ...more »

Consumer Protection News and Stories

Confidentiality
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FAQs: What new SAMHSA confidentiality regulations mean to you ...
www.behavioral.netFebruary 3, 2017

Until last month, the applicable federal regulations governing confidentiality of patient records for substance abuse disorders had been in place since 1987—the ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Fremantle recruits Joel Hamling and Shane Kersten struck down with food poisoning
The West AustralianFebruary 2, 2017

Fremantle recruits Joel Hamling and Shane Kersten have been struck down with food poisoning after eating a dodgy pizza in a bizarre pre-season mishap. The club confirmed this afternoon the close friends had fallen ill after having the pizza at a local ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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GMCH to pay Rs 8 lakh to family members
Chandigarh TribuneFebruary 2, 2017

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) held the hospital guilty of medical negligence while rejecting its plea against a district forum order holding him liable, which was upheld by the State Commission. “The District Forum and ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Pharmaceutical companies raise prices 'because they can'
The Commercial AppealFebruary 14, 2017

Indeed, the famous Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984, which is the foundational document of the modern generics industry, specifically gave companies incentives to get cheaper drugs on the market quickly. For example, companies that successfully challenged ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Editorial: In Trump era, keep abortion safe and legal in Illinois
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 13, 2017

Bruce Rauner to pass a law that protects a woman's right to have an abortion in the event this landmark Supreme Court decision is overturned. A bill in the Illinois House, sponsored by Chicago Democratic Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, would eliminate a ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Q&A with Texas Attorney General on Consumer Protection Priorities
Corporate Counsel (registration)February 1, 2017

Given the array of interesting issues currently being explored in Texas, I spoke to Attorney General Ken Paxton on his office's recent work surrounding consumer protection. Following is a transcript of that conversation. Before we go further, ... These ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Identity Fraud Hits Record Number of Americans in 2016
NBCNews.comFebruary 2, 2017

Identity thieves, who commit financial fraud with stolen account information, had a banner year in 2016. These fraudsters successfully hit a record 15.4 million Americans — up 16 percent from 2015, according to the new 2017 Identity Fraud Study from ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Former Drago's waiter pleads guilty in credit card fraud scheme
KSLA-TVFebruary 3, 2017

A former waiter at Drago's restaurant in Metairie pleaded guilty to using a credit card skimmer at the restaurant to get customer card numbers. Ryan Claverie, 37, pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to conspiracy to commit access device fraud ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Judge Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court and Product Liability Litigation
JD Supra (press release)February 8, 2017

Many product liability cases turn upon whether state tort actions are preempted by federal law. ... At the very least, Judge Gorsuch does not hesitate to emphasize the “cooperative federalism that has traditionally defined our law. ... In so doing, he ...more »

Credit Repair
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The Least (& Most) Expensive Places to Get Married in America ...
Credit.com News (blog)February 3, 2017

Certain places are just more affordable to tie the knot in than others.more »

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