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SC Treasurer Sounds Alarm About State Investments
News Channel 7February 1, 2012

He says the legislature doesn't need to pass any new laws regarding the state's investments; the current laws just need to be enforced. So who enforces those laws? "In some cases it's the treasurer; some cases the Budget and Control Board; ...more »

Law Firm Moving to The Colonnade at Station Square in Silver Spring, MD
Citybizlist Real EstateFebruary 1, 2012

The Law Offices of Gary M. Gilbert & Associates, PC has signed a 15440-square-foot lease at 1100 Wayne Ave., a 162834-square-foot building in Silver Spring, MD owned by Bethesda-based Moore & Associates. The Ezra Company Principal/Executive Vice ...more »

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Conroy flags law changes from Optus win
ZDNet AustraliaFebruary 3, 2012

Speaking on the Today Show yesterday, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy — an avid Collingwood football club supporter — said that the government would wait for the appeals process to resolve, but indicated that the government may seek to change ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Hoboken Rejects Snooki and JWoww's Jersey Shore Spinoff
BangstyleFebruary 2, 2012

That has to be a tough blow to the “Jersey Shore” franchise that a city in their namesake state doesn't even want them. Mayor Dawn Zimmer sent letters to Jim Bianco and 495 Productions explaining that she was rejecting their application for a permit, ...more »

Contract Disputes
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ILWU's Militant Defense of West Coast Turf Pays Off With Longview Victory
In These TimesFebruary 3, 2012

EGT and ILWU are expected to negotiate a contract in the coming days to settle the dispute, which would brings to an end one of the most most high-profile and bloody labor disputes in years. The settlement also stops EGT from opening the first nonunion ...more »

Government Contracts
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Harris Wins Major Contract
Zacks.comFebruary 1, 2012

We believe Australian contract is most important for Harris since the defense contractors in the US are facing sales pressure due to gradual reduction of military spending by the US government. The defense Department has decided to squeeze its budget ...more »

Lending Agreements
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TIMELINE-European ministerial meetings in the last year
ReutersFebruary 2, 2012

Following is a timeline of the meetings since early 2011 and the agreements reached: Feb. 4, 2011 - Summit of EU heads of state and government. - Germany and France tried to win backing for a pact to strengthen the euro zone economy, but many other EU ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Kahn: Time to let the roster 'just breathe'
FS NorthFebruary 2, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS — Just a week after his team signed forward Kevin Love to a three-year contract extension worth more than $60 million, Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn finds himself very much in the middle of a ...more »

Secured Transactions
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Jordan- Investors pour $3m into 2 local start-ups
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkFebruary 8, 2012

(MENAFN - Jordan Times) Two Jordanian start-ups have secured over $3 million in investments from local and regional investors, Oasis 500 Chairman Usama Fayyad said Tuesday. Run2Sport and Madfoo3atCom are among dozens of start-ups incubated by Oasis 500 ...more »

Employment Contracts
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24 Hour Fitness Contracts Are Deceptive
Courthouse News ServiceFebruary 2, 2012

Put differently, where one party to an arbitration agreement seeks to invoke arbitration to settle a dispute, if the other party can suddenly change the terms of the agreement to avoid arbitration, then the agreement was illusory from the outset.more »

Nixon Peabody | New York Court of Appeals affirms limited duties for banks in ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)February 6, 2012

It also provides a useful primer on the check deposit/collection/presentment system (“check collections system”) and the limits on banks' duties under Article 4 of New York's Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”). It informs us that since lawyers are in a ...more »


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