Unfair trade

Doing business in the UK: ending the employment relationship

Termination of the employment relationship in the UK works differently from terminations in the United States. Except in certain cases of collective redundancies, or as provided for in an employment contract or collective agreement, unlike the situation in the UK, US law does not impose a formal “notice period” for …

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Highlights from the Trump Rally in North Carolina

Former President Donald Trump rallied in North Carolina on September 23, seeking to build support for the candidates he backed while denouncing the “radical left” Democratic policies he said were driving America to ruin. Trump spoke for about 90 minutes at the Wilmington rally, urging North Carolinians to vote Republican …

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Maryland AG Frosh settles with Kushner-owned company over housing terms

A property management company owned by the family of former President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has agreed to pay a $3,250,000 civil fine and restitution to settle a 2019 lawsuit filed by the attorney general of Maryland, Brian E. Frosh (D), who alleged the company was charging tenants illegal …

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Nobody Asked Me But… (September 21, 2022)

By DR. LARRY MOSES No one asked me but… I believe the November election is right around the corner and all Americans should stop listening to campaign ads and think for themselves. Stripping out the personalities, let’s look at the things accomplished between 2016 and 2020. The unemployment rate fell …

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British trade marks and unfair advantage

Monday, September 19, 2022 The UK High Court has dismissed an appeal filed by Monster Energy to register its ‘RED DAWG’ trademark. The court found that he could take unfair advantage of the trademark of the famous brand of energy drinks “RED BULL”. The case (Monster Energy Company v Red …

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Court rules in favor of Texas social media regulation law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday in favor of a Texas law targeting big social media companies like Facebook and Twitter in a victory for Republicans who accuse the platforms of censoring the conservative discourse. But the ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals …

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Alex Jones Could Owe Millions More To Parents Of Sandy Hook Victims: Here’s Why He’s On Trial Again

Topline Alex Jones and his company Infowars are set to pay millions to parents of students killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in a defamation lawsuit that opens in Connecticut on Tuesday, more than a month after jury in Texas ordered Infowars host to pay nearly $50. million …

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Irdai eyes independent SFIO-like agency to investigate insurance fraud cases

The insurance regulator is currently reviewing the proposal, an official said Dear reader, Business Standard has always endeavored to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that matter to you and that have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your constant encouragement and feedback on …

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Midterm vote in the United States could affect the fate of the Indo-Pacific economic framework

With the US-led Indo-Pacific economic framework evolving as a loose economic cooperation initiative, President Joe Biden appears to have managed to avoid politicizing trade at home ahead of November’s midterm elections. But depending on the outcome of the election, when congressional control hangs in the balance, the Democratic president could …

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KCR’s daughter hits back at Telangana governor

HYDERABAD: In response to Telangana Governor, Tamilisai Soundararajan, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter, K. Kavitha, on Thursday alleged that the governor’s office had turned into a political stage to defame the state government and the chief minister. “Telangana governorship has become a political arena bent on defaming the TRS …

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US maintains Trump-era Chinese tariffs as review continues

The U.S. government has said it will continue to impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of Chinese goods on Sept. 2, while continuing the statutory review of those tariffs initiated under the Trump administration. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) said in a federal advisory …

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Amendment of consumer complaint to class action cannot be allowed without following Order 1, Rule 8(4): Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court has recently ruled that in the case of a class action consumer complaint, amendments to the complaint cannot be allowed without following the warrant under Ordinance 1, Rule 8(4) of the CPC . Allowing the motion against an order of the National Consumer Dispute Redress Commission …

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“Countering” China Would Set the Stage for Global Depression – Analysis – Eurasia Review

In its pursuit of unipolar primacy, the Biden administration is jeopardizing the economic stability of China, the West, emerging Asia, and the future of the Global South. Before the global pandemic, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced that China had replaced the United States as the engine of the world …

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Branding the Future: Advertising, Metaverse and NFT Law – Part 1

In his 1992 sci-fi thriller Snowfall, author Neal Stephenson allowed his characters to escape dystopian Los Angeles into a completely virtual realm he called the Metaverse. Thirty years later, in the age of the Internet, apps and social networks, the fantasy has come true. Companies are introducing new technologies such …

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NOTICE | EU rules on SA citrus are punitive and unfair, with only a brief reprieve

The EU accounted for 41% of Southern African citrus exports by value in 2021, and in the same year citrus locally accounted for a quarter of South Africa’s total agricultural exports. The new regulations are devastating, write the authors. In mid-July 2022, the European Union imposed new restrictions on South …

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Florida Becomes Latest State to Propose Anti-ESG Legislation | Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

What do you want to know The Governor of Florida announced a bill that would prevent public fund managers from considering ESG factors when investing public money and prohibit discriminatory practices by financial institutions based on ESG score metrics. ESG social credit. Florida joins a growing list of mostly conservative …

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Ola said to pay ₹95,000 compensation to customer who was wrongly charged

Hyderabad Consumer Court ordered Ola Cabs to pay compensation of ₹95,000 to a customer who was overcharged for an incomplete trip. Claimant Jabez Samuel approached Hyderabad- III District Consumer Dispute Settlement Commission to seek compensation from Ola Cabs in Hyderabad after being forced to pay ₹861 for the ride in …

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18 AG states join Missouri survey of ESG rating firm Morningstar and its subsidiary Sustainalytics

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that 18 other state attorneys general have joined Missouri’s investigation into the investment rating company ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance ) Morningstar Inc. and its subsidiary Sustainalytics for alleged consumer fraud or unfair trade. practices, the first survey of its …

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Antitrust regulator will prioritize reparations for damages caused to victims of unfair commercial acts

SEJONG, Aug. 16 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s antitrust regulator said Tuesday it plans to focus on how to quickly remedy damages to victims of unfair business conduct, rather than punishing companies, to revise its enforcement procedures. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) also said in a policy briefing to Chairman Yoon …

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Twitter agrees to pay $150 million to settle lawsuit for misuse of data resulting from ‘unfair or deceptive acts or practices’ | Console and Associates, PC

Earlier this month, social media giant Twitter agreed to pay $150 million to settle a case the federal government has brought against the company. This marks a relatively quick resolution to the Federal Trade Commission lawsuit filed against Twitter on May 25, 2022 alleging the company engaged in unfair or …

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GLOBAL HERITAGE INC. Management report and analysis of the financial situation and operating results. (Form 10-Q)

The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with the information contained in the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements of Heritage Global Inc. (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, "we", "us", "our" or the "Company") and the related notes thereto for the three and six month periods ended …

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International Trade Commission cracks down on e-commerce counterfeits

With the rise and dominance of e-commerce and internet marketplaces as a sales channel, many US manufacturers face increasing competition from importing counterfeit and cheaper products online. Internet marketplaces have dramatically lowered the barriers to entry for counterfeit products and can quickly lead to lost sales for legitimate manufacturers. Many …

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The giants’ attempt to build on 2021 fails, but not for lack of ambition

Here, take that ladder, San Francisco Giants fans. It will help you look over that huge wall between your team and the playoffs. You might also need a high-powered telescope. A distinct possibility during the All-Star break, “Giants in October” suddenly carries the unsettling vacancy of a chimera. Team president …

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Reps. Kind, Gallagher, and Beyer: Introduce the Bicameral Trade Authority Act of Congress

washington d.c. – Today, Representative Ron Kind (D-WI), Mike Gallagher (R-WI)and Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced the Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act. This bipartisan legislation would require the president to submit to Congress any proposal to adjust imports in the interest of national security under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion …

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‘Hundreds of complaints’: Indian edtech startups fail to regulate themselves

Ankit Brodiya, a 24-year-old technician from New Delhi, enrolled his brother and nephew in an engineering preparation course on Byju’s, paying a registration fee of 15,000 rupees (about $189) on June 8 after having been sued by telesales executives from the world’s largest edtech company for months. “I wasn’t convinced, …

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Deshaun Watson suspended six games: NFL issues ruling on Browns QB on personal conduct policy

Months after trading six draft picks and committing a fully guaranteed $230 million to land Deshaun Watson from the Texans, the Browns have lost their star quarterback for the first six games of the 2022 season, CBS Sports NFL Insider Josina Anderson reports. Former federal judge Sue L. Robinson decided …

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Cryptocurrency winter is chilling sympathy from DC regulators.

Inflicting billions of dollars in losses is a great way to lose the sympathy of politicians. Time is up : It’s too late for the crypto industry to get the kind of regulation it wants. The crypto winter arrived before new laws could be drafted and changed the whole tone …

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New York Yankees top prospect Jasson Dominguez listens to trade deadline rumors

Whenever the trade deadline approaches, baseball’s top prospects often see their names mentioned in the rumor mill. The Martian is no exception. Jasson Domínguez is the Yankees’ third-best prospect, according to MLB.com, but the Dominican native is arguably their most famous farmhand after signing a $5.1 million contract as a …

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Brooklyn’s Weekly Foreclosure Auctions: Who’s Participating and Why?

Photo-Illustration: Curbed/Getty Images At Brooklyn’s weekly foreclosure auctions, decades are undone in minutes. There is a house in Crown Heights, a Dutch revival built in 1889 and owned by the same family for over half a century. In 1969, the previous owner sold it for $10 and “other valuable consideration,” …

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Urban Company asked to refund money for poor paint job

Observing that it had overlooked its consumer’s grievances, a consumer commission in Bandra ordered Urban Clap, now Urban Company, to repay approximately Rs. 33,000 with interest for a paint job at an apartment in Bhandup after the paint started peeling within a month of the job. Prakash Dahatonde, a resident …

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When the Court Shrinks the Administrative State, Congress Loses Power

Comment this story Comment It’s been a good month for West Virginia in its fight to keep the planet ablaze. The Supreme Court, in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, prevented the EPA from doing more to push the country out of coal. The court held that it was up …

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US demands talks on Mexican energy policies it calls unfair

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is pressuring Mexico over energy policies that Washington says unfairly favor Mexican state-owned electric and oil companies over U.S. competitors and clean energy providers. The United States is demanding talks to resolve the dispute, beginning a process on Wednesday that could lead to trade …

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NADA challenges FTC dealer rules as unwarranted and sloppy

Execution of the FTC’s proposal was botched, according to Metrey. He said agencies don’t typically jump straight to a rulemaking notice like the FTC did in this case. The industry has also received no notice of the FTC’s biannual regulatory agenda, which outlines actions the agency plans to take in …

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Construction Co. says ex-regional chief stole trade secrets

By Ryan Harroff (July 12, 2022, 4:57 p.m. EDT) – The U.S. subsidiary of Australian building materials company Doka accuses one of its former regional managers in Connecticut federal court of breaching his employment contract and for sharing trade secrets with his new employer. In its complaint on Monday, Doka …

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Uber Files: Leaked documents reveal bare-knuckle expansion tactics

A leaked cache of confidential files from ride-hailing company Uber illustrates ethically questionable and potentially illegal tactics it has used to fuel its frenetic global expansion that began nearly a decade ago, a joint investigation by the United States revealed on Sunday. media. Dubbed the ‘Uber Files’, the investigation involving …

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mutual funds: insider trading rules may apply to mutual fund trading

Mumbai: Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has proposed to introduce the buying and selling of mutual fund units under insider trading rules. Currently, these are specifically excluded from the regulations on the prohibition of insider trading (ITP). “The need has therefore arisen to harmonize the provisions …

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In Brief: The Legal Framework for Private Antitrust Litigation in Japan

Legislation and jurisdiction Development of antitrust litigation How would you summarize the evolution of private antitrust litigation in your jurisdiction? In 1998, there was a sea change in the development of private antitrust litigation in Japan. Previously, there were almost no cases in Japan where plaintiffs seeking damages or injunction …

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NBA World reacts to Jordan Poole trade rumors

MEMPHIS, TN – MAY 3: Jordan Poole #3 of the Golden State Warriors warms up before the game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals on May 3, 2022 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees …

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Cheney, Hageman trade barbs on 2020 election, Jan. 6 during first debate

OYoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney and Trump-endorsed candidate Harriet Hageman traded barbs during the 2020 election and Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill during a debate Thursday night. On the debate stage featuring Cheney and his four main Cheyenne opponents, the political scion — who has come under fire from …

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How to overturn unfair parking fines: more than half of appeals are successful

More motorists need to keep their cool and appeal unfair parking charges. Money Mail analysis shows that few people challenge their parking tickets. Yet they have over a 50% chance of success if they do. Keeping up the fight is more important than ever since the government temporarily withdrew vital …

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Ford Saarlouis works council and union force plant closure

As the immediate grief and anger over the planned closure of Ford’s historic Saarlouis plant wanes, it is essential to learn from the experiences of the past few years, and the past six months in particular. The jobs are not yet lost, but a fight must be started now. But …

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What diners need to know about service charges | Delhi News

In the past two weeks, after the Department of Consumer Affairs asked hotels and restaurants to stop charging mandatory service charges, the number of people asking for it to be removed from their bills has risen dramatically, restaurant owners say . As confusion continues to reign over whether the service …

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Iipumbu files metrology bill to support trade

For Namibia to trade locally, regionally and globally, it is mandatory that the products produced or manufactured in the country are of high quality and that the quantity and packaging standards meet international requirements. Thus, the Minister of Commerce, Lucia Iipumbu, last week tabled the new metrology bill for consideration …

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Black & Decker sues to protect colors of DeWalt tools

By Greg Lamm (June 15, 2022, 7:02 p.m. EDT) — Stanley Black & Decker Inc. filed a trademark infringement lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Illinois to stop a rival British company from manufacturing and selling power tools with Stanley DeWalt’s distinctive yellow and black color combination. The complaint accuses …

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The Formula Blame Game

Economics and politics are never predictable. Sure, things like gas and wars tend to drive the narrative, but there are always tertiary issues that crop up that are hard to predict. Take the latest formula crisis. Who could have predicted a year ago that Americans would not only face a …

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Why New Zealand is right to challenge Canada on its dairy industry

When it comes to dairy products and free trade, Canada wants to have it both ways. The dairy dispute between New Zealand and Canada reveals ongoing tensions within Canada’s trade agenda. On May 12, New Zealand requested consultations with Canada on its administration of tariff quotas for dairy products, known …

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Chandigarh resident harassed due to faulty air conditioning granted refund, relief of ₹25,000

Noting the harassment caused to a resident of Sector 7 and his family due to a faulty air conditioner, the Chandigarh District Consumer Dispute Redress Commission ordered Hitachi Home and Live Solutions India Limited to reimburse the cost of the machine and Pay ₹25,000 as compensation. The plaintiff, Jatin Sharma, …

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First to File and Scope of Broader Claims – Trademark

Expanded Scope of Claims and First-to-File Rule: What Happens Next? Booze Pops, LLC (“Booze Pops”), Booze Pops Corporate, LLC (“Booze Corporate”) and Booze Pops Distribution, LLC (“Booze Distribution”, collectively “Booze Pop”) manufacture and sell alcohol (“AIP”) on ice cream trucks and other moving vehicles. RE Flipz, LLC (“Flipz”), does business …

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With Full List of Commissioners, FTC Ready to Tackle President’s Ambitious Antitrust Enforcement Agenda | Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

With the confirmation of Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya on May 16, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission finally has a 3-2 Democratic majority and can move forward with Chair Lina Khan’s ambitious agenda. The Commission’s majority has significant ramifications for many industries, which will likely see the FTC flex its regulatory muscles …

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Neither illegal nor unfair: restaurants should not be isolated because service charges exist in all sectors

Union Trade, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal has done a wonderful job on turbo exports, but a critical segment of India’s consumer services sector has reason enough to wonder why he became the chosen one to get a raw deal. Following a meeting between the Department of Consumer …

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Ireo Waterfront: Panel issues land seizure warrant against project developer : The Tribune India

Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, June 3 Ireo Waterfront Private Limited, a Delhi-Gurgaon-based developer with a mega housing project, Ireo Waterfront, on Sidhwan Canal Road here, has more trouble due to unfair business practices and fraudulent property buyers. After bank accounts were seized and orders to auction off part of his land …

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The temporary seizure of bank accounts is politically motivated: PFI

The temporary seizure of bank accounts is politically motivated: PFI Vartha Bharati | 02-06-2022 | 21:18:00 IST Bangalore, June 2: Condemning the “provisional seizure” of its bank accounts by the Directorate of Execution (ED), the Popular Front for India (PFI) affirmed on Thursday that its “intransigent position” against the “policy …

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Twitter fined $150 million for breach of privacy; Email and phone for “account security” used in targeted advertising without user knowledge

Twitter is sometimes lauded for using contextual advertising rather than collecting personal user information for targeted advertising, basing the ads it displays on what the user has already engaged within the walls of the platform. Turns out that picture wasn’t quite accurate, though. The social media platform is fined $150 …

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Right to an Invoice – Latest News from Jammu and Kashmir | Tourism

Rasleen KourIt has become a norm in society that consumers do not get and they do not even ask for an invoice, hereafter the invoice, from the sellers for the goods sold to them. This is a rampant scenario, especially in local “kirayana” stores, and the same has been normalized.Sometimes …

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Sebi imposes Rs 25 lakh fine on 2 entities for fraudulent trading

Market regulator Sebi on Friday imposed penalties totaling Rs 25 lakh on two entities for engaging in manipulative trading activities in shares of Ponni Sugars Erode Ltd (PSEL). A fine of Rs 15 lakh was imposed on Gandiv Investment Pvt Ltd and Rs 10 lakh on Pat Financial Consultants …

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Cement manufacturers warned to adhere to fair trading practices to protect industry

Dr. George Dawson-Ahmoah, Executive Secretary of COCMAG The Chamber of Cement Manufacturers of Ghana (COCMAG) has warned cement manufacturers and producers in the country to adhere to fair trading practices to promote the cement industry. With intense competition within the cement industry, COCMAG stressed the importance of maintaining integrity rather …

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Last Call for 5/23/22 – A prime-time read of what’s happening in Florida politics

Last Call – A prime-time reading of what’s happening in Florida politics. First attempt Attorney General Ashley Moody announced on Monday that his office had won a $20 million judgment and lifetime ban against a consortium of shady moving companies. All of the companies involved in the settlement were owned …

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Two petrol pumps seized for delivering shorter quantity in Srinagar

Two petrol pumps seized for delivering shorter quantity in Srinagar The legal metrology service seized and registered lawsuits on Saturday against two petrol pumps for delivering a shorter amount of fuel to consumers. posted on May 21, 2022 | Author RK Online Office The legal metrology service seized …

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Council assesses Sebi penalty of Rs 1 crore, says Fortis Healthcare

In response to market regulator Sebi’s May 18 order regarding the alleged embezzlement of funds by former Fortis Healthcare (FHL) promoters, the company said the board is currently evaluating the order in detail. , in consultation with legal advisers. Fortis also noted that the order relates to …

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Unprecedented approaches to trial wave in opioid crisis litigation

Landmark verdicts and settlements have already occurred in sweeping opioid litigation against big pharma. This trend continues as these companies prepare for a massive new wave of trials in the coming weeks. Calendars from March to May in some of the nation’s most prominent courts are filled with six opioid …

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UK chicken import check delays anger vets

The UK government’s announcement to abandon the planned introduction of import controls for animals and animal products from July 1 and to develop a “new import control regime” by end of 2023 infuriated the British Veterinary Association (BVA). The BVA has repeatedly warned that delaying checks, which have already been …

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Analysis: Boris Johnson picks a Brexit fight at a very risky time

Yet the UK government has spent much of this week discussing the possibility of overriding a key part of the Brexit deal that Johnson himself brokered and signed with the bloc in 2019. The issue in question is the Northern Ireland Protocol, a safeguard that has been put in place …

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US inflation may have peaked, but the pain lingers

WASHINGTON As soaring prices undermine wage gains and hurt American families, US President Joe Biden has said tackling inflation is his top priority, but he may have limited tools to tackle the problem. class=”cf”> Biden, whose popularity has taken a hit amid the highest inflation in four decades, spoke on …

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Tanzania aims for increased job creation with multi-billion dollar Chinese investment

The huge investments in Tanzanian industries is another profitable sector that is expected to transform the Tanzanian economy exponentially. China is one of Tanzania’s main trading partners Tanzania’s industrial economy has grown over the past decade Tanzania secured $3 billion investment from Chinese firm Investing in Tanzania changes the labor …

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Consumer forum orders handbag maker to cough up ₹38,000 to charge ₹20 for company-branded carrier bag

A district consumer forum in Bandra has ordered handbag manufacturer ESBEDA to pay more than Rs. 38,000 for engaging in unfair business practices after it charged a woman Rs 20 for carrying a bag with her advertisement on it. ESBEDA (Intouch Leather House Pvt Ltd) was ordered to pay Rs …

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33 minutes with Dr. Jana Robinson – Summary of economic and financial dimensions of space security

By Viktoria Urban Jana Robinson; Photo courtesy of her Our Space Cafe WebTalk “33 minutes with Dr. Jana Robinson – Economic and Financial Dimensions of Space Security” took place on Tuesday 3 May. Dr. Jana Robinson became Director General of the Institute for Security Studies in Prague in April 2020. …

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FL consumers to receive $10.3 million refund from TurboTax settlement

FLORIDA – Thousands of Florida consumers who were unfairly charged by TurboTax, Intuit Inc. will receive restitution, according to the Florida Attorney General’s Office. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced on Wednesday a settlement which includes more than $10.3 million in compensation from TurboTax owner Intuit Inc. for misleading Florida …

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Religare denies the insurance claim; Cancer patient wins ₹6.7 Lakh compensation

Bengaluru cancer patient won ₹6.7 lakh after he sued insurance company Religare for denying him medical insurance for his treatment, according to a report by Hindustan Times, Livemint’s sister publication. According to the daily, the 60-year-old cancer patient was denied medical insurance for his cancer treatment on the grounds that …

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Give investors access to reliable data on

Lugano, April 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Despite this, many retail investors have missed out on this opportunity as it has become increasingly difficult to bring the signal out of the noise in the industry due to fragmentation of market data. On the other hand, we have seen whales reaping …

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Chinese mobile phone maker accused of unfair trade via online stores, maker blames chip shortage

A group of cellphone retailers have accused Chinese smartphone maker Oppo of engaging in “unfair business practices by limiting a product” to online platforms and “failing to honor its commitment to support proper distribution” at outlets. physical sales outlets, an official said. The Chinese mobile phone maker, however, blamed a …

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Restraint will be impossible without critical mineral independence

To maintain a strategic advantage in the 21st century, the United States is going to need minerals, and lots of them. Where these minerals come from will have a dramatic effect on the kind of foreign policy Washington can reasonably pursue. Emerging technologies in sectors important to national security will …

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‘Misleading’ denial and contradictory policy formulation cost Philadelphia compensation in court

The insurer first said it would pay to repair a covered walkway at a student housing complex that partially collapsed during a student party on Saturday night. Then he said he wouldn’t and sent the policyholder a ‘confusing’ and ‘misleading’ denial letter that didn’t explain his change of course and …

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Wells Fargo beats lawsuit after stock owner judge’s recusal

By Emilie Ruscoe (April 18, 2022, 7:37 p.m. EDT) — Wells Fargo will not face resurrected allegations that it unfairly attempted to collect money from a Colorado landlord after the original judge of the case revealed that he unknowingly owned shares in the bank when he was presiding over the …

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Liberal budget signals shift to soon let labor groups launch trade challenges – Williams Lake Tribune

One of the country’s largest labor unions says a small change promised in the federal budget could have a big impact on efforts to prevent Canada from being flooded with cheap goods that threaten domestic industries. Once legislative changes are made, labor groups like the United Steelworkers union can launch …

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First to close, last to reopen: Bar trade denounces discrimination in Covid rules

The city’s beleaguered bar trade has cried foul over what it calls the government’s double standard in tackling the Covid pandemic, with the industry left out in the latest relaxation of social distancing measures. Ben Leung Lap-yan, founding president of Hong Kong’s Licensed Bar and Club Association, called …

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Treasury Secretary Delivers Keynote Address on Digital Asset Regulation – Three Takeaways | Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Janet Yellen, Secretary of the Treasury and former Chair of the Federal Reserve, gave a speech on digital asset policy, innovation and regulation late last week. His remarks focused on President Biden’s March Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets (Executive Order) and the broader development of U.S. …

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Jackson, COVID and a moderate’s retirement point the partisan way of Congress

The rancor intensified in early 2016. McConnell, then the majority leader, prevented the Senate from even considering President Barack Obama’s choice of Merrick Garland to replace the late Scalia. McConnell cited the presidential election nearly nine months away, infuriating Democrats. Donald Trump was elected and eventually filled three vacancies in …

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Momofuku sues Japanese restaurant for TM violation

By Joyce Hanson (April 7, 2022, 7:51 p.m. EDT) – A brand unit of the Momofuku Group has sued a restaurant in New York federal court for claiming it illegally used the iconic “Lucky Peach” design used by the famous food and beverage company founded by top chef David Chang. …

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Idaho Subscription Law Signed by Governor – Consumer Protection

United States: Idaho Subscription Law Signed by Governor 06 April 2022 Klein Moynihan Turco LLP To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. On March 23, Governor Brad Little signed into law the Idaho Subscription Bill …

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FTC Announces Settlement with Multistate Automobile Dealership and Chief Executive Over Alleged Unauthorized Fees for Optional Products and Discrimination Against Black Applicants | Hudson Cook, LLP

STRONG POINTS: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), in conjunction with Illinois, announced a $10 million resolution to allegations that a group of multistate auto dealers and the CEO violated the FTC Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Truth in Lending Act, and State law in relation to the sale and …

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Westport Fill-Up: it’s a gas

Last month, Governor Lamont signed emergency legislation — passed unanimously by the state Senate and House — suspending Connecticut’s excise tax on gasoline from April 1 through June 30. The state collected 25 cents per gallon. The legislation states that failure by retailers to reduce the price of gasoline per …

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Nearly half of all Indians are stuck with high-value products that have inherent flaws, survey finds

New Delhi: About 46% of Indian consumers are stuck with one or more high-value products with inherent flaws, according to a survey by community platform xyz (please check how we call it) LocalCircles. The survey also revealed that 94% of consumers want the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) to take …

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Eagles made ‘competitive offer’ for S Marcus Williams; Latest news on WR, QB Pursuits

The Eagles have signed a top defender Haason Reddick and wide receiver pascal pascal this offseason and otherwise has been mostly quiet in terms of adding outside talent. But it’s not for lack of trying. As ESPN.com’s Tim McManus (subscription required) writes, Philadelphia made an effort to sign the former …

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Sebi bars promoters of DCHL and 2 others from the securities market for up to 2 years

Capital markets regulator, Sebi, banned the promoters of Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd (DCHL) from accessing the securities market for a period ranging from one to two years and imposed sanctions totaling 8.20 crores of rupees for various violations. The directives passed against them by order on Tuesday …

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Impact of signing Carlos Correa with the Minnesota Twins

Thomas Shea – USA TODAY SportsThe Minnesota Twins delivered one of MLB’s biggest free agency strikes in the early hours of Saturday morning, signing All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa to a three-year contract worth $100. $105.3 million. Correa, MLB’s top free agent available in 2022, entered the offseason seeking a multi-year …

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Consumer Rights and Responsibilities Every Indian Should Know

WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY 2022: March 15 is celebrated annually as World Consumer Rights Day. This global day is observed to raise awareness of consumer rights and needs. In India, the government passed the Consumer Protection Act 1986 which spells out some basic consumer rights. On the occasion of World …

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‘Unfair’ trading system leaves East Java farmers weak against Big Tobacco – Community

Nurika Manan, Multatuli Project (The Jakarta Post) PREMIUM Lumajang, East Java ● Sun, March 13, 2022 Business relations between big tobacco companies and farmers in East Java are officially referred to as “partnerships”, but farmers say they are deeply imbalanced. Tobacco farmer Sojo couldn’t hold back his anger that day …

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SEBI fines ₹25 lakh on 5 entities

Capital markets regulator SEBI today imposed a ₹5 entities fined 25 lakh for engaging in “inauthentic trading” in stock options on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). By issuing five separate orders, SEBI slapped ₹5 lakh fine each on Dhanwantri Suppliers Pvt Ltd, Dayanidhi Mercantile Pvt Ltd, Sanjay Agarwal HUF, Radhika …

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Laws Protect Against Certain Debt Collection Tactics

March 9, 2022 (Anchorage, AK) – Collection agents can use a variety of ways to engage with consumers to collect a debt, though Alaskans should be aware of the types of tactics that are illegal under federal and state laws. The Federal Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and Alaska’s Unfair …

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Linux distros fix kernel escalation flaw • The Register

In short A Linux local privilege escalation flaw called Dirty Pipe has been discovered and disclosed with proof-of-concept exploit code. The flaw, CVE-2022-0847, was introduced in kernel version 5.8 and patched in versions 5.16.11, 5.15.25, and 5.10.102. It can be exploited by a normal logged in user or a running …

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FOCUS ON SPRINGS | Carver leads bill to crack down on online sale of stolen goods | Legislature

A Colorado Springs lawmaker is championing legislation that seeks to crack down on stolen and counterfeit products being sold anonymously on online marketplaces like eBay and Facebook. If passed, House Bill 1099 would require certain third-party sellers to provide identifying information to the online marketplace they use and the person …

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Couple claim they were blindsided by vacation club fees – WFTV

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – A New Smyrna Beach couple claimed a vacation club promised a free plane ticket, then failed to deliver, and they were billed thousands of dollars more than they they thought they had to pay. Cameron Setters said it started with a random sales call informing …

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Massachusetts auto lender agrees to pay $5.5 million to resolve claims it failed to provide compliant deficiency notices

Another auto lender recently agreed to pay millions of dollars to resolve allegations by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office that it failed to provide compliant notices of deficiency following auto repossessions by Commonwealth consumers. A copy of the Termination Insurance entered into by Santander Consumer USA Inc. can be found …

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Derek Carr closely monitoring Raiders’ free agency plans

Article Highlights: Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has high hopes for the 2022 offseason The three-time Pro Bowl selection told reporters he was already considering signing a contract extension and the Silver and Black could add in free agency. If the Raiders are wise, they will extend Carr and …

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Lloyd’s wins judgment in death of nutritional supplement

A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit brought against Lloyd’s of London in the case of a man whose death was attributed to ingesting a dietary supplement banned by the Federal Drug Administration. The FDA had already banned DMAA, an amphetamine derivative marketed in athletic performance …

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How China is Using Tax Policies to Defend Its Rare Earth Monopoly — Quartz

China’s dominance in the global rare earth industry is formidable. It accounts for nearly 60% of the world’s total critical element mining production, controls about 85% of global processing capacity, and manufactures nearly 90% of all rare-earth permanent magnets. A key factor that has helped China establish and maintain dominance …

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A warning to franchisors? FTC Reporting Tool Adds Franchise-Specific Complaint Section – Corporate/Commercial Law

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale United States: A warning to franchisors? FTC Reporting Tool Adds Franchise-Specific Complaint Section February 21, 2022 Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. Franchisors beware: …

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Is NSE run like a private club for the benefit of a privileged few?

All of this was done under the instructions of an unknown yogi, as related in the SEBI order. Chitra Ramkrishna, the former CEO and Managing Director of NSE, was guided by a yogi residing in the Himalayas for the nomination of Anand Subramanian. Ramkrishna referred to the unknown yogi as …

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How the BOC can win the war on smuggling

A proven anti-smuggling structure (it reduced the smuggling rate by 25% and 32% at the time – twice, to be exact – it was operational) must be reinstated immediately. With the expected ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which will allow more subsidized agricultural products to enter our …

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Trump news today: Ex-president’s first statement since accountant cut ties blames ‘vicious bullying tactics’

Stormy Daniels obliquely denies writing a statement on the Trump case Former President Donald Trump has released his first statement since his accounting firm Mazars USA severed ties. The former president’s longtime accounting firm dropped him as a client, writing in a court filing that a decade of Donald Trump’s …

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Upset bride to get Rs 50,000 refund from wedding photo company

Six months before her wedding date, Nerul resident Neha Karangutkar had hired the services of a wedding photography company for the wedding and haldi ceremonies which were to take place in March 2019. She had even rented a private yacht at India Gate for her planned pre-wedding shoot at an …

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QB-Needy teams should wait for 2023 draft, not play on first-round prospects now | Launderer’s report

Sportswire/Getty Images icon In the big B/R chart heading into the 2022 NFL Draft, there are seven quarterbacks in the top 150. That’s exactly as many as there were in 2021. The big difference? Last year, four quarterbacks were ranked in the top 10 and had ratings of 8.7 (immediate …

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10th Cir. Ruling bolsters dismissal of climate suit, Connecticut says

By Clark Mindock (February 10, 2022, 8:43 PM EST) – An appeals court ruling that remanded a Colorado weather liability lawsuit to state court is expected to guide Second Circuit decision-making for a case similarly filed by Connecticut, the state argued. Connecticut on Wednesday pointed to the recent Tenth Circuit …

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The cost of living crisis is hitting household confidence; UK trade with Germany plummets – business live | Business

Hello and welcome to our ongoing coverage of the global economy, financial markets, eurozone and business. British businesses missed a rebound in trade with Germany last year as Brexit friction and the pandemic continue to weigh on the economy. New data from the Federal Statistical Office show that UK imports …

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Warning from a retailer about deleting customer reviews

By Anne Marie Estevez, Ezra Church and Emily Kimmelman (February 7, 2022, 4:54 PM EST) – In the first announcement of its kind, the Federal Trade Commission said on January 25 that it had settled charges against Fashion Nova LLC in under FTC Section 5(a) for failing to post negative …

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Equity in “fair” trade today

A rules-based system may have increased the volume of trade, but not everyone has. The growing and diverse trade that has taken place across borders under the aegis of the World Trade Organization (WTO) since its inception in 1995 has been widely seen as desirable. Strict adherence to its fundamental …

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Protection of the innocent needed | Kuensel online

Lately, social and mainstream media have been flooded with discussions about online digital businesses. While some netizens objected, warning them of possible scams, professionals defended it as legitimate like any other business. It is feared that the company is a pyramid scheme disguised as a multi-level marketing scheme where old …

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Dark Grounds: A New Legal Norm or Just a Catchy Name? (First part) | Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

State and federal regulators have definitely put a new emphasis on tackling so-called “dark patterns” — a term attributed in 2010 to user experience expert Harry Brignull, who runs the darkpatterns.org website. Consider some of the actions of 2021: In April, the FTC held a workshop dedicated to dark patterns. …

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Trade associations call for restoration of gas supply to all industries

KARACHI: Karachi’s trade and industry associations united on Monday against what they called discrimination in gas supply, which has remained suspended for 100 days to the city’s industrial areas, and demanded that supplies be restored of all industries. The associations, at a joint press conference at the Karachi Chamber of …

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