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Medicare program's enrollment up, premiums down
USA TODAYFebruary 1, 2012

That continues a trend for the Medicare Advantage program that counters the negative predictions of opponents of the 2010 health care law, who said enrollment would drop and premiums would rise. "Premiums are down on average, enrollment is up, ...more »

The US Treasury is Aiming to Lower the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)February 1, 2012

Ideal Tax Solution is amongst these companies broadening their horizons to assists all Americans tax problems. The US Treasury discussed a few months ago, possibly working with the FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) to lower the standards on it ...more »

Contracts News and Stories

Commercial Contracts
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Dr. Clarisse von Wunschheim On Arbitrating Your China Disputes, Part I. The ...
China Law Blog (blog)February 2, 2012

And the way I judge international contracts is by heading straight to the dispute resolution provision. The well crafted provision is, above all else, unambiguous. If it calls for litigation, it says where it will be and what law will apply.more »

Franchise Contracts
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The Strange Career Of Voter Suppression
New York Times (blog)February 13, 2012

While the franchise expanded during some moments and in some places, it contracted in others, depriving Americans of a right they had once held. Between 1790 and 1850 — the period when property requirements were being dropped — four Northern states ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Senior Legal Line Q&A
Brainerd Daily DispatchFebruary 14, 2012

Any estate or interest in lands, other than leases for a term not exceeding one year, nor any trust or power over or concerning lands (real estate) including selling, giving, or otherwise transferring real estate. Please note: Many other things are ...more »

Government Contracts
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More major IT contracts up for grabs in SA
DelimiterFebruary 6, 2012

news The South Australian State Government today revealed that it would shortly be kicking off a huge new round of IT purchasing initiatives which would affect a string of major whole of government contracts, as part of its long-running Future ICT ...more »

Lending Agreements
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Lawsuit: Chase And Wells Fargo Overcharged Homeowners As Much As 300% On ...
Business InsiderFebruary 13, 2012

Late fees are run-of-the-mill in the lending sector, but the suit says some consumers were overcharged by as much as 300 percent. "Loan agreements require that default-related services must be reasonable and appropriate," said attorney Roland Tellis.more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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'Hone negotiating skills to seal robust contracts'
Hindu Business LineFebruary 5, 2012

This requires constant updating of knowledge and exposure to various international standards in contract drafting and execution, says Mr R. Suresh Mohan, chartered accountant and a leading management consultant. Flawed contract maintenance and ...more »

Secured Transactions
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Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. Announces Pricing of $275 Million of Senior ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

The proceeds from the Notes, together with cash on hand, are expected to be used to refinance all amounts outstanding under the Company's existing first lien credit agreement due June 10, 2012, and to pay the transaction costs related to the offering.more »

Employment Contracts
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REFILE-FEATURE-Law grads go to court for bankruptcy protection
ReutersFebruary 4, 2012

Shortly before graduating from the University of Maryland School of Law, the 26-year-old Valle, burdened with $150000 in student debt and with no immediate job prospects, filed for Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy protection. "I was really thinking it ...more »

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Perfection by Control of Deposit Accounts and ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)February 1, 2012

A working group of the Personal Property Security Law Sub-Committee of the Ontario Bar Association's Business Law Section has developed a proposal for amendments to the Ontario Personal Property Security Act to provide for perfection by control of ...more »

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