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Judge in the dock to defend himself over Franco investigation
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

"When people disappear, it is a permanent crime, which no amnesty law can affect." Outside the court hundreds of supporters of the judge, including British historian Ian Gibson – who has investigated the murder of poet Federico Garcia Lorca by Franco's ...more »

Letter: Strict gun laws make citizens safer
Knoxville News SentinelFebruary 1, 2012

If the writer is interested in facts, then he would have to admit that New York City's strict gun laws have actually kept the city's residents safer than in places with laxer regulations. New York and neighboring New Jersey have among the lowest rates ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Judge Declares a Mistrial in 'Sting' Case on Bribery
Wall Street JournalFebruary 1, 2012

The defendants, owners and executives of small military-equipment companies, were charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which bars US companies and individuals from paying bribes to foreign officials to gain a business advantage.more »

Franchise Contracts
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Travelscene franchisee referred to police
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 10, 2012

Unlike every other Australia jurisdiction, travel agents in the Northern Territory are not required by law to be members of the Travel Compensation Fund (TCF), which monitors the financial solvency of companies. The TCF pays compensation to customers ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Labour disputes are the law of the land
The Tri-City NewsFebruary 7, 2012

The courts deemed that it was illegal for the BC Public School Employers Association to unilaterally remove class size and composition language from the contract. But even now, after the courts have twice (once on appeal) found BCPSEA's action illegal, ...more »

Government Contracts
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Controversy Over Maritime Security Contract
AllAfrica.comFebruary 6, 2012

A maritime security contract awaiting the government's final approval to provide security for the country's territorial waters has sparked off controversy in the industry. The contract is for the provision of maritime security in the nation's ...more »

Lending Agreements
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Geithner: Financial Reform is Helping Consumers
Business InsiderFebruary 6, 2012

The CFPB has been operating with full regulatory power since July, and has worked to develop disclosure forms for mortgage and credit card lending agreements that are easier for consumers to understand.more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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The Consequences of Serving a Notice to Complete
Lawdit Commercial SolicitorsFebruary 3, 2012

This article continues the series looking at the various legal and drafting aspects of notices to complete that are served under contracts for the sale of commercial property, which incorporate the Standard Commercial Property Conditions (Second ...more »

Secured Transactions
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CT Lien Solutions Launches Its Recurring Search System
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

CT Lien Solutions is a pioneer in lien lifecycle management processes, enabling more secured transactions than any other company in the United States. CT Lien Solutions delivers unmatched industry expertise, a full spectrum of products and outsourced ...more »

Employment Contracts
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When entitlement to leave lapses under EU law – a neverending story?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

Under German law, the statutory minimum entitlement to leave is four weeks per year. However, six weeks' paid annual leave is often agreed under collective bargaining agreements or in employment contracts. For example, if an employee is unable to work ...more »

SOMMERVILLE v. RAUSENBERGER
Leagle.comFebruary 14, 2012

On appeal, petitioners argue that the circuit court erred in granting summary judgment below without consideration of defenses to a negotiable promissory note, as provided by the Uniform Commercial Code ("UCC"). Petitioners argue that, as adopted in ...more »

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