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Concerns About Trump Administration, Geopolitics Dominate IMF, World Bank Talks
Fox BusinessApril 23, 2017

While France's upcoming elections threaten to upend the European Union and revive market paroxysms in the region, it was the Trump administration that took center stage at the semiannual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund member ...more »

California Senate Leader Calls Trump Admin's Sanctuary City Letter "White Supremacy"
TownhallApril 23, 2017

"a Federal, State, or local government entity or official may not prohibit, or in any way restrict, any government entity or official from sending to, or receiving from, the Immigration and Naturalization Service information regarding the citizenship ...more »

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Opinion: Substance use disorder privacy law limits both payers, prescribers
ModernMedicineApril 27, 2017

Enacted in 1987, 42 CFR Part 2 was designed to protect the confidentiality of those who seek treatment for drug and alcohol use disorder. While drug overdoses were a concern at that time, three decades later, drug overdoses have become the single ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Brits 'facing Spanish holiday ban over fake food poisoning claims'
ITV NewsMay 2, 2017

Brits are facing a Spanish holiday ban on all-inclusive hotel deals after reports of fake food poisoning claims. Bogus gastroenteritis claims are said to have soared by 700% in the past year. Hotel owners say they have been fleeced out of £42 million ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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After 21-year wait, Mumbai senior citizen to get possession of shop, Rs3 lakh compensation for delay
Hindustan TimesApril 25, 2017

Dighe approached the Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission in 2010. The commission has now not only asked builder to give the possession of the shops booked by the consumer after he pays the balance amount, but also asked to ...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 »

NWAOnlineApril 29, 2017

DEAR CAR TALK: I want to ask you about my 2016 Chevy Malibu. From the day I drove it off the lot, I've had all kinds of problems: lights dimming, then working ...more »

Consumer Protection
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How Trump's plans to curb financial protections may affect you
WTSP 10 NewsApril 23, 2017

These are some of the financial industry players who have been in the crosshairs of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the law that enacted the bureau's enforcement powers, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.more »

Product Reclamation
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Agreement reached for retired miners' health care benefits
Beckley Register-HeraldMay 2, 2017

The Protection Act would amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act to transfer funds in excess of the amounts needed to meet existing obligations under the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) fund to the UMWA 1974 Pension Plan to prevent its ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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The biggest types of credit card fraud in South Africa
BusinessTechApril 25, 2017

South Africans have lost almost R4.5 billion to credit and debit card fraud since 2010, the latest fraud data from Sabric shows. In 2016, gross losses due to credit card fraud increased by 13% to R374.4 million, up from R331.4 million recorded in 2015.more »

Stolen Identity
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Identity theft is alive and well--and fraudsters keep getting richer
TechRepublicMay 1, 2017

New account identity fraud: If fraudsters can get an individual's Social Security number, they can use it to open bank accounts and/or sign up for credit cards in the victim's name. "Identity thieves will make large deposits of bad checks into an ...more »

Credit Repair
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THESE credit cards can help YOU improve your credit rating 6, 2017

Credit repair cards can help low income borrowers, the self-employed, as well as those without a credit history and with CCJs, according to The rates on the cards are far higher than mainstream cards, but if spending is paid off each ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Class Action, Trial Pros Form New National Plaintiffs Firm (subscription)May 8, 2017

Billing itself as a “new breed of plaintiffs law firm,” the fledgling DiCello Levitt & Casey aims to pursue a wide variety of cases, ranging from personal injury and medical malpractice to consumer protection and securities litigation. Levitt has had a ...more »


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