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Counterfeit Money
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Counterfeit Money

May 20, 2013 by

Of all items that are counterfeited, money is the most common. Despite the myriad protections against counterfeiting found on U.S. currency, many people believe they can get away with passing fraudulent bills. Counterfeiting money is a form of fraud that is prosecuted aggressively by the government. Having fake money in the supply cuts into the integrity of authentic bills and purchases made with them...

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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and Its Advantages
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Also known as a wage-earner’s plan, Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows debtors with reliable or steady incomes to draft a plan on how he or she can and will make installment payments that will settle all or a portion of his or her debts to creditors over a period of three to five years. This specific chapter of the bankruptcy law is a personal debt-adjustment...

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Portland Bicyclist Seeking $10,000 in Fall Lawsuit
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A Portland cyclist who suffered injuries after her bicycle tire was caught in a gap in the roadway next to a train track is suing Oregon Pacific Railroad Co. for up to $10,000 in damages. The cyclist fell and suffered a concussion as well as scrapes and bruises up and down her body. The lawsuit claims the gap was unmarked and dangerous. The owner...

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The Dangers of Toxic Food Containers
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Forget about avoiding food that gives you high cholesterol and cancer for a minute and consider what your water and healthy salads are packaged in. There’s a good chance that they are in plastic bottles, cling wrap or reusable containers, but environmentally-friendly materials does not necessarily mean human-friendly. You could be ingesting harmful toxins mixed in with your low-fat salad dressing or in your...

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Redefining Informed Consent in Wisconsin Medical Malpractice
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A 2012 Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling may possibly expand the definition of informed consent to include treatments and tests that physicians may not consider advisable or necessary. This would have implications for medical malpractice as well as the cost of public health. Wisconsin Medical Malpractice Case Study A 43-year-old patient Thomas Jandre was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy when a CT scan showed he was...

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