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Judge says Occupy DC demonstrators must get notice before any eviction; feds ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

Mayor Vincent Gray and DC health officials have expressed concern about a rat infestation at McPherson Square and other sanitation problems, with the mayor suggesting that the demonstrators relocate to Freedom Plaza, another federal space that's been ...more »

Dallas-based Breast Cancer Group Drops Support of Planned Parenthood
KUT NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Planned Parenthood clinical assistant Nicki Bailey discusses the new abortion laws with a patient in Austin. Photo by Eric Schlegel, Texas Tribune by Emily Ramshaw, The Texas Tribune The Dallas-based breast cancer prevention group Susan G. Komen for ...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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NBC bets on 'Smash' to start turnaround
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 3, 2012

Take the network's Sunday night football franchise out of the equation and it only has one show -- "Harry's Law" -- among the top 50 most watched programs. In the 18-49 demographic category, the most sought after by advertisers, NBC only has two shows ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Unwritten contracts hard to prove
Edmond SunFebruary 11, 2012

For example, when one person knows his promise may induce another person to take certain action, and the action is taken, the person who made the promise may be bound to keep it even though no actual contract was made. In such cases, laws of equity ...more »

Government Contracts
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State GOP lawmakers vote for ban on public union bargaining
YourWestValley.comFebruary 2, 2012

Rick Murphy, District 9, said taxpayers' costs from public employee contracts negotiated by unions for pay and benefits are a burden on taxpayers. Posted: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 4:53 pm | Updated: 5:05 pm, Wed Feb 1, 2012.more »

Lending Agreements
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Greek Peak's lender goes under
Elmira Star-GazetteFebruary 4, 2012

Eric Raines, a senior ombudsman for the FDIC, said ill-advised specialty lending in niches such as equipment loans, credit linked to insurance premiums, and accounts receivable financing were among the bank's serious problems.more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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If the Buyer fails to comply with the notice to complete
Lawdit Commercial SolicitorsFebruary 4, 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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Collaboration Software aids insurance agent communication.
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release)February 13, 2012

WorkSmart Engage provides independent insurance agencies with secured workspaces to share and collaborate on client and policy documents, and team communications in real-time. WorkSmart Engage is a module of WorkSmart and seamlessly integrates with ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Disgruntled Law School Graduates Sue Schools
City Town Info Education ChannelFebruary 3, 2012

"We believe the only way law schools will take us seriously is if many, many law schools are sued, and many, many graduates make their voices heard," he was quoted as saying by The Chronicle of Higher Education. He told reporters that the goal is "to ...more »

George Kallensee
phillyBurbs.comFebruary 6, 2012

He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, William J. Slater; a brother, William Kallensee; and four sisters, Margaret Johnson, Gladys Kinsey, Gloria Trauger and Ethel Landis. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Thursday, Feb.more »

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