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FDA Impersonators Scamming money out of Consumers

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[Best Syndication News] The FDA has issued a warning that there are FDA impersonators posing as special agents and other law enforcement personnel to intimidate consumers that have purchased prescriptions over the internet or telephone into paying fake fines ranging from $100 - $250,000.

The scammers tell the victims usually by telephone that they have violated the law by purchasing prescription drugs online or over the telephone and they must pay a specified fine or they will turn them over to law enforcement and threaten the victim with search of property, arrest, deportation, physical harm and incarceration. The victims often times also have fraudulent credit card transaction that are unrelated to FDA fines scam. The FDA impostors insist that the money be wire transferred to an account that is usually in the Dominican Republic.

Nokia Files Complaint Against Apple Concerning All Of Their Products

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Nokia Technology - source: Nokia

(Best Syndication News) Nokia filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) claiming Apple has infringed on seven of their patents. Nokia, the Finish mobile phone manufacture, claims that Apple used features in “virtually all of its mobile phones, portable music players, and computers” that were patented by Nokia.

In a statement the company said the key features include the interface, the camera, antenna, and power management technologies. An Apple Spokesperson has not been reached yet, but this is just the latest in a series of ongoing patent disputes with the company. Back in October Nokia filed suit claiming Apple infringed on 10 of its patents.

David Goldman Close To Brining Son Home From Brazil

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David and his son Sean - source: Foundation Website

(Best Syndication News) The Goldman custody battle has been on the backburner for five years with little notice by the media, but the ordeal may be coming to a close soon with this final decision by the Brazilian courts. Yesterday Brazil’s Chief Justice ruled Sean Goldman must be returned to custody of David Goldman’s.

This is a relief to Goldman and others involved in the battle. Congressman Chris Smith of New Jersey said in a written statement that the boy should be home by the end of the week, barring another last minute deal. “He should be on a plane back to his home in the United States on Friday,” the 30 year member of the House of Representatives said.

Balloon Boy Hoax Parents Sentenced To Jail And Probation – Richard Heene Gets 90 Days

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Richard Heene (right) Today - See Video Below

(Best Syndication News) The balloonboy stunt was too much for the judge to ignore, and the Heene parents were sentenced to jail time. Last October 15th eyes were glued to television screens all across America as a large balloon flew through the Utah skies. There were reports that a young boy might be on board (read more about the fines below).

Richard Heene broke-down in court today and began to cry saying he was “very very sorry”, but the judge wanted to make an example of the 49 year old. Judge Stephen Schapanski ordered Heene to 90 days in jail and 4 years probation. The judge also sentenced his wife, 48 year old Muyumi Heene, to 20 days in jail.

But Richard Heene may not be required to spend his entire sentence in jail.

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Microsoft Loses Court Battle With Canadian Company For Patent Infringement

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Microsoft 2007

(Best Syndication News) Microsoft has lost its appeal with i4i of Toronto Canada, which patented a feature that showed up in MS Word (Read what Microsoft said below). This case, along with others, raises questions about patent law; you don’t need to patent the code, but the idea. The Toronto company had placed a patent on a method of interacting with XML (Extensible Markup Language).

Microsoft lost the appeal. The D.C.-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit agreed with the Honorable Leonard Davis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division. At that hearing i4i was awarded $290 million for infringement. The company also received a “permanent” injunction against Microsoft Corporation for “custom XML” in Word 2003 and Word 2007.

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