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Are Payday Lenders Regulated?

1/29/2011 The Mississippi Center for Justice, which is a public interest law firm and is considered as non-profit, has asked leaders in the city to join them in campaigning for stricter laws concerning payday lending. Officials standing for payday lenders
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Many are Capitalizing on the Marijuana Industry

1/28/2011 The marijuana industry is on the rise. Many are in favor of legalizing medicinal, as well as recreational marijuana. In California, small doses have already been legalized, but to be entirely acceptable all throughout the country is still a
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OUTLAWED? Sale of Wine and Strong Beer in Grocery Stores

1/28/2011 The agency in Oklahoma enforcing alcohol laws is casting doubts on the sale of wind and strong beer in grocery stores. According to John Maisch, the Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission (ABLEC) general counsel, “The more accessible you make
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Fear – Sown by Debt Collection Litigations Among Consumers

1/27/2011 Recently, news coming from various parts of the country have reported on alarming irregularities in the debt collection industry in the United States. It has also been reported that there is now a widespread use of litigation, making it
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Foreclosures and Poverty Force Brooklyn Homeowners to Represent Themselves in Court

1/27/2011 One could see the list of cases on foreclosures posted right outside the Brooklyn Civil Supreme Court. The plaintiffs are mostly banks like JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Citigroup, and of course the defendants are those homeowners whose properties
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Merrill Corporation Expands Legal Document Review Facilities In New York City

12/30/2010 A principal provider of technology-enabled services, Merrill Corporation, announced today the momentous expansion of its legal document review facilities in the city of New York. These facilities form part of the company’s nationwide network of document review sites, which
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Popular Internet File-Sharing Service to Shut Down by December 31

12/8/2010 One of the world’s largest file sharing network will be shutting down by the end of 2010. Limewire, whose platform allowed people around the globe to share music and movies over the internet for free, said that it would
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New Trade Group for Medical Pot Industry Surfaces in Washington

12/8/2010 The Washington Cannabis Association, a new trade organization for the medical pot industry opened for business a couple of weeks ago. It now has around two dozen dues-paying members comprised of individual growers, dispensaries, as well as patient cooperatives.
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12/8/2010 Rambus filed lawsuits against six semiconductor firms for allegedly copying their technology. The multiple suits were filed late Wednesday in a Northern District of California court. The respondents of the lawsuits were Broadcom, Freescale, LSI, MediaTek, NVIDIA, and STMicro.
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Probe Unlikely to Change the Rules Investors Follow When Researching Stocks

12/7/2010 An investigation on insider trading is causing confusion among a number of investors and is also disrupting the “expert network” industry. For their part, securities lawyers, as well as law professors, say that such investigation is unlikely to modify
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