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Curbing benami transactions
The News InternationalMay 1, 2017

Moreover, in the absence of any law prohibiting benami transactions until recently, it was an attractive and simple way for white-collar criminals to launder money; the alternative being more sophisticated schemes like trade-based money laundering and ...more »

Banks' response to lending inquiry will “significantly limit” SMEs getting loans: Ombudsman
SmartCompany.com.auMay 1, 2017

“For new or renewed contracts, banks will expand the definition of small business beyond what is required by law so that 'covenant light' contracts apply to businesses with total loans under $3 million. This will be done by no later than the end of ...more »

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Confidentiality
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Wolf law protects agents, ranchers
Omak Okanogan County ChronicleMay 13, 2017

#The bill ensures the confidentiality of those who report and respond to wolf attacks by exempting personally identifying information — such as name, address, phone number and ranch name — from being disclosed through a public-records request ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Par's Hatch-Waxman Claims Too Speculative and Discovery Requests Too Broad
The National Law ReviewMay 4, 2017

16-02290 (WHW)(CLW) (D.N.J. April 24, 2017) provides an interesting look at the boundaries of using the filing of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (“ANDA”) as an artificial act of infringement for purposes of creating a case or controversy and the ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Realty firm told to pay Rs 22.3 lakh to 13 flat buyers
Times of IndiaMay 21, 2017

CHANDIGARH: The state consumer disputes redressal forum has directed a real estate company to pay Rs 23.30 lakh to 13 people for failing to give possession of flats under its project, `The Valley', in Sector 3 of Kalka Pinjore Urban Complex on time.more »

Appliance Breaks Again and Again and…
7News - WSVN-TVMay 2, 2017

Howard Finkelstein, 7News legal expert: “There is no lemon law for refrigerators, but there is a lemon law for cars that says, 'If you don't fix it after the fourth attempt, you get a new car or your money back.' Legally, that seems to indicate the ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Around the region
Gillette News RecordMay 11, 2017

Mahonri Williams, chief of the Bureau of Reclamation's Resources Management Division in Wyoming, says officials had been reviewing the situation and might revise flows out of the reservoir. The Bureau's website indicated the reservoir was at 52 percent ...more »

Consumer Protection
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India's Consumer Protection System On Life Support
The QuintMay 1, 2017

Jharkhand-based Chaudhary's case illustrates what ails India's consumer protection system. Disputes stay pending for years and orders are not complied with. From lengthy court procedures to ill-trained staff and poor infrastructure to unfilled ...more »

Stolen Identity
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Developer Accuses Paterson Mayor Joey Torres of 'Identity Theft' in Construction Project
NBC New YorkMay 1, 2017

Paterson's mayor is facing more corruption allegations – this time from a major developer accusing the mayor and his relatives of committing a kind of “identity theft.” In an exclusive on-camera interview, developer Charles Florio said his company's ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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This Week In Credit Card News: How Thieves Steal Your Card; Are Rising Delinquency Rates A Concern?
ForbesMay 19, 2017

Have you received a credit or debit card fraud alert recently? You're not alone. Some 44% of U.S. adults have received a fraud alert in their lives for their credit or debit card, up from 38% in 2015. The fact that alerts have increased could be seen ...more »

Unsafe Products
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J&J ordered to pay $110 million in US talc-powder trial
ReutersMay 5, 2017

Johnson & Johnson on Thursday was ordered by a Missouri jury to pay over $110 million to a Virginia woman who says she developed ovarian cancer after decades of using of its talc-based products for feminine hygiene. The verdict in state court in St ...more »

Food Poisoning
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8 Ways You Can Prevent Food Poisoning at Your Summer BBQ
Unsafe Foods (blog)May 15, 2017

There is a saying that good ingredients are the beginning for great food. Food safety can start as soon as the trip to your neighborhood grocery store. Our friends at STOP Foodborne Illness made a handy list of tips anyone can follow during their trip ...more »

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