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Colorado bankruptcy judge bows out after 14 years
BusinessDenFebruary 1, 2017

Howard Tallman, a U.S. bankruptcy judge in Denver for the past 14 years, has hung up his robes for good. Tallman, 66, has been working Colorado bankruptcy cases since the 1980s, rising from an assistant in a pilot trial that would become the U.S ...more »

Murtha Launches Appellate, Banking Blogs
Connecticut Law TribuneFebruary 1, 2017

The other, "Community Banking Insights," has posts about foreclosure law, debt collection and many other topics of interest to banking institutions. Murtha Cullina managing partner Jennifer M. DelMonico says that even though blogging does not add ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Florida Supreme Court Favors Patients in Hospital Records Dispute
Daily Business Review (registration)February 6, 2017

The federal law created a voluntary, confidential, nonpunitive system of data sharing to improve the quality of medical care and patient safety. Congress created privilege and confidentiality protections for the shared information, termed "patient ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Reproduce Faster
Food Poisoning BulletinFebruary 3, 2017

A paper in the January 2017 edition of Nature Ecology & Evolution states that antibiotic-resistant bacteria grow faster and more efficiently than those that are not resistant to antibiotics. That is bad news in the fight against this deadly threat. E ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Consumers have a powerful tool in credit card chargebacks
Lima OhioFebruary 11, 2017

A Visa credit card is tendered at a store in New York's Times Square. Disputing a credit card charge isn't only for billing errors and fraud. Consumers can also dispute a credit card charge if they're dissatisfied with the quality of merchandise ...more »

'Lemon law king' Vince Megna to turn away Trump voters
Madison.comFebruary 2, 2017

The so-called “lemon law king” has declared that he'll no longer take clients who voted for Donald Trump. “I can't do it anymore,” he said. “I don't want to be sitting in my conference room talking to someone who has voted for Trump, because I won't be ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Bureau of Reclamation Updates Title XVI Water Reclamation and ...
Satellite PR News (press release)February 11, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Reclamation has published minor revisions to a directive and standard to address amendments to the Title XVI Reclamation ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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That Chip on Your Credit Card Isn't Stopping Fraud After All
FortuneFebruary 1, 2017

That new chip you have in your credit card may not end up protecting you anymore from fraud than the old strips. Although the security chips, which have become increasingly ubiquitous at stores across the nation, have made it harder for criminals to ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Former hoops star arrested on charges of fraud, identity theft | NJ.com
NJ.comFebruary 15, 2017

A former Brooklyn basketball star was arrested Monday in Jersey City after police say they caught him with counterfeit money, stolen and fraudulent credit cards, ...more »

Credit Repair
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United Way, UNC launch innovative matching grant program
Scranton Times-TribuneFebruary 5, 2017

Agree to save an average of $40 per month for no less than six months in a bank account controlled by the charities. • Attend a minimum of 10 hours of financial training covering such topics as budgeting, credit repair, loans and personal financial ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Law Tribune Seeks Articles on Products Liability
Connecticut Law TribuneFebruary 7, 2017

The Connecticut Law Tribune is seeking outside contributed pieces for its fast-approaching special section, Product Liability & Toxic Torts. Pieces should be locally focused to the extent possible, but various topics and lengths are welcome. Articles ...more »

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