Contracts Involving State & Minicipality. Legal news and articles for April 30 - 30, 2017

West Michigan ammunition equipment maker sues UAE-held firm in contract disputeSuperior Court issues decision in CCFD contracts caseTRUMP'S FIRST 100 DAYS: What the number of laws he signed really means compared to Obama, Bush, and ClintonYears of Upheaval Shaped Jackson Before Business Law CareerYears of Upheaval Shaped Jackson Before Business Law CareerYears of Upheaval Shaped Jackson Before Business Law CareerEDITORIAL: Texas Legislature needs to probe 'cozy' firms and government contractsMore than $100M in taxpayer money spent on public worker lawsuits each yearBabylon Village didn't disclose $190G in unbudgeted raises, records showShooting range contract sent to AGIn Chicago, law firms cultivate new pot-specific practicesArea schools shine in business leaders competitionBusiness BeatLack of evaluations could protect principals' jobsTexans must act now to protect their right to know how their tax dollars are being spent

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Snyder Signs Law Shielding Records until Contract Announced
WDIO-TVApril 3, 2017

Snyder Signs Law Shielding Records until Contract Announced. A law signed by Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Michigan) prevents information on bids for state government contracts from being publicly released until after the winner is announced. | Photo: State of ...more »

ACCC losing patience over small business contracts
The AustralianApril 2, 2017

I jest, but seriously, the big legal firms used some of their best minds to devise devilish standardised contract clauses for small business and those clauses are now void when the contract is renewed. A complete culture change is required in the big ...more »

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West Michigan ammunition equipment maker sues UAE-held firm in contract dispute
MiBizApril 30, 2017

HASTINGS — A West Michigan ammunition equipment manufacturer wants an arms maker owned by the United Arab Emirates to pay up. In late January, BCN Technical Services Inc. of Hastings filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District ...more »

Superior Court issues decision in CCFD contracts case
Ricentral.comApril 30, 2017

The decision indicates that the agreements were in fact valid and noted that because of their charter, specifically Section 3(b) which states that valid CBAs must be funded by tax payers through the taxpayer-approved budget, he agreed that the ...more »

TRUMP'S FIRST 100 DAYS: What the number of laws he signed really means compared to Obama, Bush, and Clinton
Business InsiderApril 30, 2017

"It helps to keep in mind that neither Trump nor Obama wrote the laws they signed," Josh Tauberer, founder of the legislative database GovTrack, told Business Insider. "They can only sign the bills that Congress gives them, and although presidents like ...more »

Years of Upheaval Shaped Jackson Before Business Law Career
Daily Business Review (registration)April 30, 2017

Fifteen-year-old Ronnie Zamora shot and killed his 83-year-old neighbor in her home, stole her car and $415, and went on a weekend spree at Walt Disney World. His flamboyantly creative attorney, Ellis Rubin, blamed "TV intoxication." "That was ...more »

Years of Upheaval Shaped Jackson Before Business Law Career
Daily Business Review (registration)April 30, 2017

Fifteen-year-old Ronnie Zamora shot and killed his 83-year-old neighbor in her home, stole her car and $415, and went on a weekend spree at Walt Disney World. His flamboyantly creative attorney, Ellis Rubin, blamed "TV intoxication." "That was ...more »

Years of Upheaval Shaped Jackson Before Business Law Career
Daily Business Review (registration)April 30, 2017

Fifteen-year-old Ronnie Zamora shot and killed his 83-year-old neighbor in her home, stole her car and $415, and went on a weekend spree at Walt Disney World. His flamboyantly creative attorney, Ellis Rubin, blamed "TV intoxication." "That was ...more »

EDITORIAL: Texas Legislature needs to probe 'cozy' firms and government contracts
MonitorApril 30, 2017

While the raids may have provided Garcia with an opportunity to exit negotiations with Dannenbaum — which during recent public meetings have been contentious over management of the construction of the $141 million county courthouse — we believe he ...more »

More than $100M in taxpayer money spent on public worker lawsuits each year
NJ.comApril 30, 2017

Because the MEL insures just 50 percent of municipal workers -- it does not, for example, insure the state, large cities, counties and most school boards -- Grubb said it a reasonable assumption that public-worker lawsuits are costing taxpayers as much ...more »

Babylon Village didn't disclose $190G in unbudgeted raises, records show
NewsdayApril 30, 2017

The village board approved about half of the raises — for unionized employees — by adopting a new collective bargaining agreement at a public meeting in May 2016. ... Robert J. Freeman, the executive director of the state's Committee on Open ...more »

Shooting range contract sent to AG
Manhattan Mercury (subscription)April 30, 2017

The commissioners had the option to have both parties sign the contract then send it to the attorney general for formal review and signature, or send it to the attorney general for informal review before it's signed. Holeman told commissioners last ...more »

In Chicago, law firms cultivate new pot-specific practices
Herald and NewsApril 30, 2017

“A cannabis business needs not just a cannabis-focused lawyer but also one that really understands litigation and corporate law and intellectual property law and all these different types of practices,” said Morgan, who was the first coordinator of ...more »

Area schools shine in business leaders competition
Herald and NewsApril 30, 2017

The Mazama students were Tristen Mengis in accounting II, Matt Volpe in business law and Trevor Arino and Zulema Hernandez in local business report and the Lost River students were Jessica Cobian and Madison Carleton in business ethics. Numerous ...more »

Business Beat
The Spokesman-ReviewApril 30, 2017

Washington State University has named seven faculty members to the second cohort faculty fellows for the university's Honors College. The cohort, who will begin their three year appointments in May, are: Phyllis Erdman, an associate dean in the College ...more »

Lack of evaluations could protect principals' jobs
The Decatur DailyApril 30, 2017

As for the six principals whose three-year contracts would've ended June 30, state law required the school board to vote by April 1 if the district wasn't going to give them contract extensions. The problem for the district was Decatur had no ...more »

Texans must act now to protect their right to know how their tax dollars are being spent
Bryan-College Station EagleApril 30, 2017

That's illegal, but because of the loophole, the law goes largely unenforced. The bill puts teeth in ... But these three important bills met stiff opposition at a hearing in the House Government Transparency and Operation Committee on Monday, and now ...more »

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