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Woman pleads guilty to bank fraud
Finger Lakes TimesMay 1, 2017

ROCHESTER — A Wayne County woman faces a potentially long prison term after pleading guilty to bank fraud Thursday in federal court. In a press release, ... The checks were drawn on an account at Canandaigua National Bank. In total, Field said Vogt ...more »

AT&T wants out from 'old-phone' requirement
Illinois News NetworkMay 1, 2017

"What AT&T is supportive of is a modern communications law that would allow the state to no longer require lots of investment in that old network that only about 10 percent of households use any more," Robinson said. Robinson said AT&T spends about $1 ...more »

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No way out - High Court confirms unsuccessful tenderer cannot avoid the strict time limits under the Community ...
Lexology (registration)May 8, 2017

One of BAM's central arguments was that the Remedies Directive (Directive 89/665/EEC) implemented in Ireland by the Remedies Regulations, did not govern a claim at common law for breach of contract arising from the procurement process. The Court did ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Generic Drug Industry Headwinds Lead to Moat Downgrades
Morningstar.comMay 5, 2017

Although only a phenomenon in the U.S. thanks to the Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984, companies to first successfully file a patent challenge can earn 180 days of marketing exclusivity before other competition from generics once patents expire. These first-to ...more »

Consumer Protection
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The Art of the Deal: Bait and Switch Division
The Boston GlobeMay 2, 2017

Obviously getting rid of the bureau would be Trump's first choice, representing as it does two of his strongest dislikes — Senator Elizabeth Warren and the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. But any such legislative proposal would have a ...more »

Increase in trash rates considered for La Mesa, Lemon Grove
The San Diego Union-TribuneMay 1, 2017

Proposition 218 states that if written protests against the proposed fee increase are presented by a majority of property owners, EDCO cannot by law impose the charge. EDCO provides solid waste disposal and recycling services in La Mesa under an ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Heidi Heitkamp (DN.D.) are leading an effort to reform the Administrative Procedure ...
E&E NewsMay 17, 2017

The business was struggling due to an Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule that requires all sawmills to install a shavings-collection system to prevent combustion. "But these were green logs, so there wasn't a big issue of combustion ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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The Bottom Line: Fraud alerts becoming more prevalent
The Columbus DispatchMay 16, 2017

Credit- and debit-card alerts are up 15 percent from two years ago, according to a new report with 31 percent of consumers saying they've gotten a fraud alert about a credit card and 25 percent saying they've received one about a debit ...more »

Stolen Identity
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'Identity theft': Net neutrality group demands FCC action over 'fraudulent' comments
RTMay 26, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of comments sent to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in favor of reversing Obama-era regulations used stolen identities and in some cases even dead people, a group that favors “net neutrality” rules said in a letter.more »

Credit Repair
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State ColumnMay 10, 2017

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