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Court of appeals rules on ship construction contract dispute
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

"in the Brazilian legal framework there is no legal rule determining that the registration of the vessel construction contract with the respective Maritime Registration Office is a requirement for the validity thereof. The effect of its registration is ...more »

'Misleadingly exaggerated': Rachel Weisz advert banned after L'Oreal admits to ...
Daily MailFebruary 1, 2012

The British actress is not the first renowned beauty to have her image digitally enhanced to give a false impression of the benefits of using popular beauty products. An advertisement for an Olay anti-aging product featuring Twiggy was banned in 2009.more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Confusion tables $500000 contract for law firm
Tampa Bay Business JournalFebruary 2, 2012

Two law firms will have to wait until next month to see which one wins a contract worth up to $500000 for providing bond counsel services at Tampa International Airport . Nabors Giblin & Nickerson PA edged Holland & Knight LLP by two points in staff ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Court date approaches for notorious Call of Duty lawsuit
Globe and Mail (blog)February 1, 2012

At the beginning of March 2010 the big story on most gamers' minds was the sudden departure of founders Vince Zampella and Jason West from Infinity Ward, the studio that gave birth to the blockbuster Call of Duty franchise. Activision, the company that ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Alex Neil: Procurement policy needs social contract with Scottish firms
Scotland on SundayFebruary 19, 2012

This irresponsibility is nothing new from Labour, but let's be clear that the consequence of following Ms Lamont's advice would be to sign Scotland up to a second Edinburgh Trams saga of delayed construction works, legal disputes, court cases and ...more »

Government Contracts
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Conmed Healthcare Management, Inc. Acquires Panhandle Correctional Care, Inc.
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

The contracts include most notably the Randall County Jail, a 450-bed facility in Amarillo Texas. "This strategic acquisition expands our Texas footprint beyond Galveston to the state's panhandle," said Richard Turner, Chairman and Chief Executive ...more »

Lending Agreements
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Credit unions push deeper into mortgage market
Jamaica GleanerFebruary 5, 2012

The Jamaica Cooperative Credit Union League (JCCUL) has relaunched its mortgage programme which assigns matching funds to the community lenders for on-lending to individuals who want to purchase real estate. With the resuscitation of the facility last ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Vikings 2012 Free Agency Profile: WR Vincent Jackson
Yahoo! SportsFebruary 4, 2012

If the Vikings don't end up drafting someone like Justin Blackmon or Kendall Wright in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, they'll need to set their sights on landing a true No. 1 wide receiver via free agency. The Vikings would love to have a ...more »

Secured Transactions
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New face of convenience banking
The NationFebruary 5, 2012

All financial transactions on U-Mobile are secured by pin and password that guarantee security of transactions. UBA already have most of the common billers on U-Mobile, making it very easy for customers to renew their satellite television subscription, ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Employment Gains as US Health Care Eclipses Manufacturing
BusinessWeekFebruary 1, 2012

The US Supreme Court will hear arguments in late March on President Barack Obama's health-care law, including the requirement that Americans either buy insurance or pay a penalty. Republicans competing for the White House have all said they'll get rid ...more »

Mortgages and the UCC
Lexology (registration)February 15, 2012

While you might expect that these questions would have a different answer in each state, the Permanent Editorial Board (PEB) for the Uniform Commercial Code sought to answer these questions for the nation as a whole in a report it issued on November 14 ...more »


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