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He legally hacks criminal minds
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

The cyber law in India is good, but police need to be trained adequately for these laws to be implemented. I've introduced a course at the National Police Academy in Hyderabad, and am getting top cops acquainted with cyber crime.more »

Attorney general opinion clarifies Harbor Police authority
Houma CourierFebruary 1, 2012

The Louisiana Attorney General's office has clarified a 2011 decision which suggested the authority of Port Fourchon's Harbor Police Department is not recognized by the state. The confusion began last year, when the port's private Harbor Police...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Brazil Airports Privatization To Be Test Of Financing Ability
Fox BusinessFebruary 3, 2012

"Brazil's banking system isn't structured for these kinds of projects," said Kleber Zanchim, a partner at SABZ Advogados law firm in Sao Paulo. "There are some alternatives, with some infrastructure investment funds and interest from overseas investors ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Snap-on Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

KENOSHA, Wis., Feb 02, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Snap-on Incorporated /quotes/zigman/241124/quotes/nls/sna SNA +0.97% , a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for ...more »

Contract Disputes
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HFPA's Expert Witness Disputes Golden Globes Contract Language
Deadline.comFebruary 3, 2012

“In my twenty-seven years in television,” Tenzer wrote in his report on the case, “I can recall no contract between a producer or network, on the one hand, and a rights holder, on the other, in an arms-length relationship that granted perpetual options ...more »

Government Contracts
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Iraq's Energy Law May Be Delayed for Rest of Year, Ghadhban Says
BloombergFebruary 2, 2012

Iraq's proposed energy law, intended to spur foreign investment in the world's fifth-largest oil producer, will be delayed for the rest of this year due to political divisions, the prime minister's top adviser said. The draft law, held up since 2005, ...more »

Lending Agreements
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ECB Text: Bank Lending Survey - Ad Hoc Questions
MNI NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Banks also reported that vulnerabilities to risks stemming from the sovereign crisis have significantly contributed to the tightening of credit standards, although some parts of the banking system were in a position to shield their lending policies ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Draft National Water Policy (2012) Released for Comments
VAdvert Press Center (press release)February 4, 2012

The draft NWP, 2012 proposes setting aside a suitable percentage of the costs of infrastructure development, which along with collected water charges, may be utilized for repair and maintenance. Contract for construction of projects should have inbuilt ...more »

Secured Transactions
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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Releases U.S. CMBS Multi-Borrower Rating Methodology
SunHerald.comFebruary 24, 2012

It will typically be used for transactions with at least 30 loans that are secured by properties that are diverse relative to the geographic location, property type and sponsor. KBRA developed the criteria with several guiding principles, ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Law schools face lawsuits over job-placement claims
msnbc.comFebruary 2, 2012

The 12 lawsuits mark the latest round of litigation against law schools for allegedly misrepresenting their employment data. Last year, similar lawsuits were filed against New York Law School, Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Thomas Jefferson School of ...more »

Leagle.comFebruary 1, 2012

The following constitutes the Court's findings of facts and conclusions of law pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7052. For the reasons stated below, the plaintiff's motion is granted, in part, and the defendant's motion is denied. Unless specifically noted ...more »


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