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San Francisco Becomes First City to Sue President Donald Trump After Filing Federal Immigration Lawsuit
NBC Bay AreaFebruary 1, 2017

San Francisco's City Attorney on Tuesday announced he's suing Donald Trump, saying the president doesn't understand the Constitution as it relates to executive orders and sanctuary cities. “The president's executive order is not only unconstitutional, ...more »

Webb returns to south county to head Affton police precinct
Call NewspapersFebruary 1, 2017

Webb started her career as a patrol officer in Lemay in 1995 and at the time of her promotion was the commander of the Bureau of Crimes Against Property. In between, she served in Affton as a sergeant and also in the Bureau of Crimes Against Persons, ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Canada: The Joint Policy Statement: Managing Risk and Maintaining Confidentiality
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)February 15, 2017

Protecting the confidentiality associated with solicitor-client privilege is a major theme of the Joint Policy Statement. The law firm receives the inquiry letter directly from the client. If the law firm does not agree with management's evaluation of ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Food Poisoning Suspected of Sickening 28 Kids at Florida Science Fair
Insurance JournalFebruary 7, 2017

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook page that 28 children and 2 adults were taken on Saturday to hospitals due to suspected food poisoning. Authorities say people fell ill at Florida Gateway College in Lake City at a middle school ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Nagpur consumer forum issues non-bailable warrant against Anil Ambani
NYOOOZFebruary 10, 2017

Nagpur: In order to ensure the justice prevails, District consumer disputes redressal forum had issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW), returnable on April 13, against Reliance Communications chairman Anil Ambani 'in the interest of justice' in a case ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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FTC Still Ramping Up Antitrust Review of Health Care Mergers
The Legal IntelligencerFebruary 27, 2017

As senator, Sessions supported legislation to reduce the price of pharmaceutical drugs, including an amendment to the Hatch-Waxman Act, explaining that "loopholes" in the act "have tilted the scales too much in favor of the name-brand producers.more »

Product Reclamation
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Special master urges Supreme Court to weigh Texas-NM dispute
E&E NewsFebruary 10, 2017

"The resolution of the 1938 Compact claims made by Texas and the federal reclamation law claim made by the United States involve the same parties, discovery of the same facts, and examination of similar, if not identical, issues," Grimsal said. Rio ...more »

Consumer Protection
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United States: West Virginia Federal Court First Reconsiders, Then Restricts, Vicarious Liability For TCPA Claims In MDL
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)February 14, 2017

The United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia recently reversed its position on vicarious liability under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, granting summary judgment for defendants UTC Fire and Security Americas ...more »

Stolen Identity
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BBB CONSUMER TIPS: How to safeguard yourself against medical identity theft
The StarFebruary 8, 2017

Identity theft affects millions of Americans every year, causing financial ruin and damaging credit histories that can take months or years to repair. Unfortunately, a specific type of identity theft is on the rise: medical identity theft. But, what is ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Do credit card chips prevent identity fraud?
WISH-TVFebruary 8, 2017

Mike Brent is the vice president of marketing at FiNet, a credit card processing center in Boardman, Ohio said chip cards take a little longer to use when checking out, but waiting those few extra minutes is worth it. “The transaction does take a ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Justice Gorsuch And Product Liability Litigation
Law360 (subscription)February 8, 2017

Law360, New York (February 8, 2017, 11:23 AM EST) -- What does the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court mean for product liability litigation? Areas of interest include: Admissibility of expert testimony Federal preemption ...more »

Credit Repair
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02/27: Florida SBDC at Seminole State College of Florida, small-business seminars at Seminole County Public ...
Orlando SentinelFebruary 24, 2017

Where do I Start?, 10 a.m.-noon March 1, 10 a.m.-noon April 26, 10 a.m.-noon May 1, 10 a.m.-noon May 12, free; Credit Repair - Myth and Reality, 10 a.m.-noon March 15, 10 a.m.-noon April 10, free; Business Plans, 10 a.m.-noon March 21, 10 a.m.-noon May ...more »

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