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'Business Connection' features Title Boxing Club
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 1, 2012

The Naperville location is one of 19 franchises across the country. TITLE Boxing Club specializes in boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Pete Gilfillan came on set to promote his business FranChoice. Want to start your own franchise but don't ...more »

Federal judges troubled, baffled with Texas redistricting
San Antonio ExpressFebruary 1, 2012

Also ruled that the Legislature's maps could not be used without prior approval by Justice Department or US District Court in the District of Columbia under the Voting Rights Act. Texas could still appeal any new maps drawn by the federal courts to the ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Bringing back Steel Pier diving horse tops Atlantic City's newly approved ...
Press of Atlantic CityFebruary 2, 2012

Chris Christie to revive the resort beset by competition from nearby gaming markets and the recession. State Sen. Jim Whelan, D-Atlantic, was one of the main proponents of the legislation. “This is beyond my wildest dreams, what we saw today.more »

Franchise Contracts
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Nilgiris climbs out of a tailspin and towards recovery
Business StandardFebruary 6, 2012

... the Company Law Board to stop it. An out-of-court settlement resolved the matter. These disputes had disastrous consequences. “It was really affecting our morale,” said a franchise of this chain who has been with the company for many years.more »

Contract Disputes
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It's date to arbitrate
Boston HeraldFebruary 13, 2012

In 2007, the Astros beat infielder Mark Loretta by arguing that his performance hadn't improved enough to warrant a significant raise from the contract he had signed only one year earlier. But the Red Sox won't be able to make the same claim with Ortiz ...more »

Government Contracts
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Chemerinsky: New Hurdles for Civil Rights Cases
ABA JournalFebruary 1, 2012

In Minneci v. Pollard, the US Supreme Court held Jan. 10 that prison guards at private prisons contracting with the federal government cannot be sued for constitutional violations where state tort law provides a remedy. In 1971's Bivens v.more »

Lending Agreements
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Wells Fargo Announces Details of Agreements with State Attorneys General and ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 9, 2012

Refinance Program: For qualified borrowers with little or negative equity in their home and a loan owned and serviced by Wells Fargo, an expanded first-lien refinance program estimated to provide $900 million of aggregate payment relief over the life ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Contract Specialist Asia
Upstream OnlineFebruary 8, 2012

Assist BD Managers with initial contract preparation using templates (ie service agreements, software licenses, confidentiality agreements, representative agreements preparation). Drafting of contract amendments and modifications to terms and ...more »

Secured Transactions
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Prospect Capital Reports Net Income of $0.59 per Share for December 2011 ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 9, 2012

On November 4, 2011, we made a secured second lien investment of $15.0 million to support the acquisition of Injured Workers Pharmacy LLC, a specialty pharmacy services company, in a private equity backed transaction. -- On November 21, 2011, ...more »

Employment Contracts
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New code of conduct governs WB Twp. employees
Citizens VoiceFebruary 1, 2012

By Bob Kalinowski (Staff Writer) Mark Moran / The Citizens' VOice Wilkes-Barre Township officials aren't saying why they created the code, but weeks ago, Mayor Carl Kuren pledged to create an ethics policy after township Fire Chief John Yuknavich, ...more »

Modern ICT Centre To Commemorate UCC's Anniversary On Course
GhanaFebruary 21, 2012

Agyeman said UCC was established in 1962 with only two faculties but can now boast of eight schools and faculties including a school of medical sciences in its fifth year and a proposed faculty of law. Prof. Opoku Agyemang recounted UCC's achievements ...more »


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